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VLN First Run - 2019

Zimmermann-Porsche Cayman in der VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft 2019

Successful Season Opener at Nürburgring

The Zimmermann Porsche Cayman S had a strong start to the season at the VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring 2019. The vehicle, used by Mathol Racing and driving in class V6, scored a podium finish at the premiere with a new design and driver trio. Head of Team: Mattias Holle: "A very satisfying start. For the next races, we are working diligently on silver or gold. "

At the first VLN race, the 65th ADAC Westfalenfahrt, the Porsche Cayman S competed in a new design that was immediately well received. The successful technical partnership between the traditional German brake components manufacturer Zimmermann and Mathol Racing enters its fifth season with the season 2019. Analogous to the competence in the production of brake discs, pads and more recently, calipers the joint project has been continuously optimized in detail. During the winter break, not only a complete disassembly and inspection of the vehicle taked place, but also the complete rebuild. In addition there was a successful re-design and a new driver trio with great international experience on the one hand, but also youthful hunger for victory.

Wolfgang Weber is the experienced professional in the team and not only convinces with consistently fast and faultless laps, but he is also the specialist for the optimal suspension tuning. Roberto Falcon will travel from far away Argentina for each race and has meanwhile found his second home in the Eifel. He impresses with consistently fast lap times and South American charm. Alex Fielenbach is the junior in the team and now strives for further success in the VLN after winning the championship title in the Nürburgring circuit challenge.

At the season's premiere, the changes were already noticeable. In shortened qualifying - due to fog, the event had a good four hours late, the race distance had to be shortened - the Zimmermann Cayman powered by Mathol Racing narrowly missed the pole position in the class. In the race it was then optimally. In the fourth lap, the Cayman took the lead in the class, at the end number 435 crossed the finish line in third place, with a slight gap to second place. Head of team Matthias Holle: "The team showed a strong performance. The unusual race distance of only 165 minutes led us to a daring strategy action. With only 2 instead of the usual 3 refueling stops we have high poker and unfortunately lost the possible victory by dropouts in each of the last rounds. But next time it will certainly be better. "