- Thrilling TMG GT86 Cup season opener
- Pit Lane – AMC Sankt Vith celebrate their first win in fourth season
Teams, drivers and fans couldn’t have asked for a more thrilling start into the 2016 season of the TMG GT86 Cup that is held within the framework of the VLN championship at the Nürburgring.
For a long time, newcomers Ring Racing seemed to be on the way to winning their debut race in the Cup but on the final lap, things went haywire and Team Pit Lane – AMC Sankt Vith celebrated their maiden win the fourth Cup season. “I’m virtually over the moon,” beamed Team Principal and driver Olivier Muytjens who alternated behind the wheel with Bruno Barbaro und ‚Brody’.
Ring Racing who came second, had signed last year’s champion Arne Hoffmeister as guest driver to strengthen their regular line up, Nils Jung and Florian Wolf. Indeed, the squad secured the pole and dominated the race for quite a while, but with just 10 minutes to go, vibrations forced them to make an extra pit stop – and this cost them both the lead and the race win in their maiden Cup race.
The podium was completed by Team Leutheuser Racing & Events, making its TMG GT86 Cup comeback after a one-year break.