8th TMG GT86 Cup race: Youngsters like TMG one-make series

After the Six hours chase through the “Green Hell” recently, the eigth TMG GT86 Cup race, as always part of the VLN endurance championship, will again be a Four hours race. The antepenultimate race this season, on 3 October, will be driven to score, both in the cup and in the VLN as such. The leaders in the TMG GT86 Cup, Arne Hoffmeister and Fabian Wrabetz (Dörr Motorsport), are third in the VLN table, 1.01 points behind the VLN frontrunners, Tim and Dirk Groneck.

But this is not what Adrian Pretzsch and Nils-Hendrik Jung’s are after. Both are new to TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH’s attractive brand cup this season and drive two of the Dörr TMG GT86 CS-V3 racers. And in the last race Adrian Pretzsch certainly experienced both pleasure and pain: “I did really well at first and thought this was my best race in the cup thus far before an accident in the Klostertal stretch put paid to my hopes.“ But this first knock-out in the law student’s young motorsports career did not leave him despondent: “I got better and better from race to race, getting ever closer to experienced cup drivers’ times,“ says Adrian. And: “I really enjoy the races and learn a lot. I can only confirm that the TMG GT86 Cup is really great, also for motorsports newcomers.”

The second Dörr youngster, Nils-Hendrik Jung, also had to end the race prematurely after an accident by his teammate Thomas Bolz. Jung’s highlight in his first VLN season has been his third place in the second race of the TMG GT86 Cup. But the mechanical engineering student stays realistic: “My personal goal, a lap in less than 10 minutes, is still long in coming, but I hope I will get there this season.“ Perhaps even in the next, the eigth race, which Jung will again take part in together with the VLN-experienced Florian Wolf and Thomas Bolz.

Very satisfied with his “new” team members is Dörr’s team manager, Uwe Isert. “Their learning curve is still pointing upward. To be sure, their performance is a bit inconsistent, but it’s not too early to say that the season really hasn’t been going bad.“ And it may well be possible that Pretzsch and Jung will make use of their experiences in the TMG GT86 Cup 2016 season as well. “We haven’t made up our minds yet, of course, but both know that another year in the TMG GT86 Cup will benefit them before they then go any higher.“

Interested teams and drivers will find detailed information on the TMG GT86 Cup, including the latestrules and regulations, at www.gt86-cup.com. Royalty-free high-resolution images of the TMG GT86 CS-V3 and the TMG GT86 Cup can be found at: www.toyota-motorsport-photos.com