A difficult return to the Green Hell yesterday at latest round of the NLS

Sunday, April 02, 2023


Two basic principles of motor racing were again confirmed yesterday at the second running of the Nurburgring Langstrecken Serie as the infamous ‘Green Hell’ again proved that motor racing can indeed be a cruel mistress and that to win it – first you have to be in it!!

The latter was sadly the case for the much-publicised Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3 entry within the series SP9 Pro class for the #24 Doer Motorsport team with Phil Dorr being joined this time around by AMR factory driver Darren Turner.

In their preparation to this year’s N24 event, the #24 Doer car incurred accident damage during Fridays private testing from which the team were unable to make suitable trackside repairs for it to take part within Saturday’s Qualifying and four-hour race. That will have to wait until the forthcoming N24 Qualifying race next time around.

The Doer team also entered their Vantage GT4 car for Ben Dorr and Theo Nouet again in this round but again, there was no good news for this new pairing as whilst the #150 SP8T classed car did take the chequered flag, it was already 6 laps down to its only other rival in class.

Good news however came from the locally based Prosport Racing team as their #17 Vantage GT3 of Maxime Dumarey and Christoph Breuer again took top honours in their SP9 Am class entry whilst their two Vantage GT4 runners also had a mixed back in SP10.

A class P2 finish for the #175 car of Guillaume Dumarey and Mike David Ortmann proved warranted whilst technical issues and an additional step blighted the efforts of the #176 car of Guido Dumarey and Yevgen Sokolovskiy two laps down in P6.

Photo credits – Social media / Group C Photography / E Metzner
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