At the sixth event of the Rundstrecken-Challenge Nürburgring (RCN), Mathol Racing also fielded the reliable Zimmermann-Porsche Cayman S. The RCN performance test on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife took place in difficult external conditions - in the morning it rained heavily at first, in the afternoon rain and dry phases alternated.
The Zimmermann Porsche Cayman S (starting number 352) was again driven in the V6 class by Patrick Steinmetz and Thomas Ruppert, who want to make their Nordschleife Permit this year. In their second appearance in the Eifel, the duo once again put in a strong performance, although both driver and team boss agreed that they made a mistake in the choice of tires in the early stages. The strong one from the morning had stopped, but recurring short showers made for dangerous mixed conditions. The pair then drove consistently fast lap times to fourth place in class.
Team boss Matthias Holle: "We showed a solid performance. This year, the RCN events are based on the premise of offering interested drivers the opportunity to earn their permit on the Nordschleife. Really good, on the other hand, were the lap times and especially the error- and accident-free driving of our pilots."
RCN 07 "Rhein-Ruhr“
The weather was mixed at the seventh event of the Rundstrecken-Challenge Nürburgring 2021. At run one in the morning - the RCN event was again held in two separate runs - there was still drizzle and low-hanging clouds, making driving on the Nordschleife once again a real challenge. In the second run in the early afternoon, the conditions were much better. Wind had dispersed the clouds and dried the track.
In race one, the Zimmermann Porsche Cayman S (starting number 352) started in the V6 class. Patrick Steinmetz and Thomas Ruppert clinched the Nordschleife permit they were aiming for with another finish. The duo impressed at their third appearance in the Eifel with consistently fast laps and, in some cases, good times. In the end, third place was enough for the first podium finish in the class.
Team boss Matthias Holle: "Another top performance by our drivers. We can be very satisfied with our performance."