TMG GT86 Cup race 8: Crunch time for Cup contenders

The battle for the TMG GT86 Cup is reaching a climax, with the fight for honours resuming this weekend with eighth race of the season, taking place within the framework of the VLN championship at the Nürburgring.

Following a six-hour race last time out in August, this weekend’s race, the eight of 10 this season, returns to the standard four-hour distance when the action gets underway on Saturday at midday.

With the season finale in October looming, the battle for overall victory in the Cup has come to a head with each of the two last races has seen a new leader in the standings.

Currently Dörr Motorsport with the TMG GT86 CS-V3 #534 and drivers Maciej Dreszer, Arne Hoffmeister and Fabian Wrabetz lead the way after their success in race seven.

Former leaders Jutta Beisiegel, Ralf Goral and Pawel Ledwon, of Leutheuser Racing & Events, fell back to third overall last time out when they finished sixth in the six-hour race.

But Leutheuser Racing & Events have two chances at glory, with Alexander and Wolfgang Kudrass and Martin Tschornia currently second overall. With positions changing on a race-by-race basis, the Cup title is very much open heading into the final races.

Nico Ehlert, Principal Engineer Customer Motorsport: “In our second season, our Cup is really showing how exciting motorsport can be. With our GT86 CS-V3, all competitors have the same equipment and are equally able to fight at the front. We have seen this already this season and a look at the overall ranking shows how close the competition is. The race for the Cup is still completely open which is exactly how it should be in a series with identical cars.”

Interested teams and drivers will find detailed information on the TMG GT86 Cup, including the latest rules 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