Team from St. Ingbert heads to the Eifel region with positive expectations after a successful season / BMW works drivers Jesse Krohn and Nick Catsburg in the #99 BMW M6 GT3
ROWE RACING returns to the Nürburgring once more for the grand season finale of the VLN endurance championship and is eager to end a strong Nordschleife season with a sense of achievement. As announced after the season finale of the Blancpain GT Series in Barcelona, the St. Ingbert team will contest the 43rd edition of the DMV Münsterlandpokal on Saturday (20th October).
The #99 BMW M6 GT3 will be back in action, which on its last Nordschleife appearance at the “home event” in the ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr Cup finished in second place, only missing out on a potential win because of tyre damage early in the race. The two BMW works drivers Jesse Krohn and Nick Catsburg will take it in turns to man the cockpit; both drivers have already finished on the podium for ROWE RACING at the “Green Hell” in 2018.
“Flying Finn” Krohn, who finished third for BMW at “Petit Le Mans” in Road Atlanta, USA last weekend, was part of the ROWE RACING crew which celebrated victory with the #99 in the second VLN race at the beginning of April. Eight days later, Dutchman Catsburg was behind the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3 that finished in second place in the 24h qualifying race.
The final VLN race day of the year gets underway with the 90-minute qualifying session at the usual time of 8:30 a.m. CEST, which will determine the starting grid order. Lights out for the race with the traditional VLN distance of four hours will be at 12:00 p.m. CEST.
Hans-Peter Naundorf, Team Principal ROWE RACING: “Our start at the VLN finale on Saturday is, on one hand, a thank you to our loyal fans at the Nürburgring. On the other hand, we would also like to end what has been a positive season overall at the Nordschleife on a high. The fact that we finished on the podium again in the ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr Cup race, but missed out on the possible win due to the bad luck with the tyre damage gives us that extra bit of motivation. On top of that, every race at the ‘Green Hell’ is just so much fun, especially since you can also try out initial ideas for the 2019 season.”