The 7th round of the TMG GT86 Cup at the Nürburgring
The 7th round Toyota GT86 cup was held at Nurburgring as always, its part of an VLN series, during 57th ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennens race. At the race day morning was quite misty but before the start of the race the sun came up and it was a great and warm day. Atmosphere at the track was fantastic, fans were amazing - most of them spending their day in tents and trailers right on parking lots of Nordschleife.
VLN series is one of the only endurance series that is held at legendary Nordschleife, one of the oldest, longest and most dangerous racing tracks in the world.
The 7th edition of VLN was 4 hour race, but it was red flagged 25 minutes before the end because of a big crash, driver was unharmed but track was impassable.
It was not the best finish for one-make cup championship leading Toyota Swiss Racing Team, because they where only 5th before ending of the race. So the Belgian Team Pit Lane - AMC Sankt Vith, with its cars, with the starting numbers 531 and 532 had a double victory. Rank three went equally surprising to the team AM Motorsport.
The previous a long time, the race's dominant team of the Toyota Swiss Racing Team and Milltek Racing had fallen at the time of abandonment due to long pit stops because of technical problems and finished the race, ultimately, on the ranks four and five.
The fight for the overall victory in the TOYOTA brand Cup stays unchanged by this surprising result. Top Milltek Racing held this weekend at fifth place (10 points) and the Pole Position (2 points) as well as twelve counter similar to the Toyota Swiss Racing Team for rank four. In Addition Milltek Racing defended with 115 points to his lead of nine points, ahead of the Swiss team (now 106 points).
The last two races of this seasons looks to be full of close battles between these two teams.
Article and photography: Andrejs Guscins