THere will only be fight between four major brands, when VLN4 will be run tomorrow, Saturday.
There isn’t any Audi on the start list in the SP9 category, which is the category for the fast GT3 cars. Instead there will be a total of five BMWs, four Porsches, a single Ferrari, and a sole Mercedes. But having said that, it won’t be an easy 4-hours race. Great battles are always secured between the cars.
Last time we saw the only Prancing Horse beating all the German machinery, so that’s probably why BMW and Porsche have called their big guns.
Jörg Müller and Step Dusseldorp will drive Falken Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 #3, while Romain Dumas and Richard Lietz will pilot Porsche 911 GT3 R #911 for Manthey Racing.
A total of 149 cars have entered, where V4 and Cup 5 are the two biggest categories. V4 is filled by BMW 325 in both e46 and e90 along with one 328. The Cup5 category is the one for BMW M235i Racing Cup cars, with a total of 15 cars going neck to neck.
The SP9 cars could potentially be overtaken by the Renault R.S. 01 #55 in the SPX category, who came home third on the road a VLN3, but due to a time penalty, fell back to P7.
The race can be followed on Radiolemans.com where the a live video stream, with English language commentators. If you are more into the original German commentators, they can be found on their own live video stream on VLN.de