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Successfull VLN 6h Race for Muehlner Motorsport

After a six week break the German Endurance Championship VLN returned to the Nuerburgring Nordschleife for this years highlight, the 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen.

Muehlner Motorsport, supported by H&R Special Springs and Mabanol Premium Motor Oil, brought their two pairs of Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and Porsche Cayman GT4 CS to the Eifel Mountains.

The 911 GT3 Cup cars were entered in the Carrera Cup class Cup 2:
#123: Marcel Hoppe / Moritz Kranz / Tim Scheerbarth
#124: Jean-Louis Hertenstein / Michael Heimrich / Alex Schula
Both Porsche Cayman GT4 CS were entered in the Porsche Cayman GT4 Trophy class Cup 3 but #979 was completely destroyed in a heavy accident in a free practice session on Friday and had to be withdrawn from the race:I

#969: Moritz Kranz / Michael Rebhan / Felix Günther / Timo Mölig

GT3 Cup

In qualification the #123 supported by H&R Special Springs secured the Pole Position, while the #124 car started from P4 into the highlight race of this years VLN season.

Right from the beginning the #123 car lead the CUP 2 field and was able to build up a gap of nearly 3 mins after the second stint. From the third stint onwards it was a controlled drive into victory lane for Tim Scheerbarth, Marcel Hoppe and Moritz Kranz who crossed the finish line in P10 overall and P1 in Cup 2 class after 6 hours.

The second GT3 Cup car, driven by Jean-Louis Hertenstein, Michael Heimrich and Alex Schula showed a perfect and faultless drive which secured them P2 in the GT3 Cup class, bringing a one / two finish to Muehlner Motorsport.

GT4 Trophy

The big accident in a free practice session on Friday afternoon meant that the #979 GT4 Cayman, was not able to participate in the event. So only the #969 supported by MABANOL Premium Motor Oil and H&R with Moritz Kranz, Michael Rebhan, Felix Günther and Timo Mölig behind the wheel raced.

The qualification ended very successful with the fourth pole position in the fifth race which brought an extra point. In the first two stints the car was fighting in the leading group until fuel issues stopped the car on the Nordschleife. The driver managed to bring the car back to the pits and the mechanics fixed the problem. After nearly 40 minutes the car was back on track but 4 laps behind the leader. So there was nothing else to do than scoring also the extra point for the fastest race lap in order to minimize the loss of points.

In the end the car finished P6 in the Porsche Cayman GT4 Trophy class and is still 2nd in the Championship, now 12 points behind the leaders. With 88 points still available in the 4 remaining races, there is a realistic chance to defend the 2017 Title.

Source. Muehlner Motorsport


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