TMG United finishes VLN race second in V3 class

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TMG United enjoyed a successful weekend with a podium finish at the Nürburgring in the VLN endurance championship’s second race. Dominik Greb, Christian Scherer and Charlotte Wilking drove together for the first time and took their TMG GT86 CS-V3 to second in the V3 class.

The team is made up of TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) staff who compete in their spare time, using one of the company’s popular GT86 CS-V3 race cars. The team has competed since 2013, although most team members change from year to year.

The weekend’s race marked the first time TMG United has used three drivers in a VLN race. Next to regular driver Charlotte Wilking, the new drivers Christian Scherer and Dominik Greb, selected in March, debuted in the CS-V3. “All three did really good work. Unfortunately, we didn’t win, but there is definitely potential here,” said team manager Martin Duke.

TMG United’s CS-V3 is a right-hand drive car but that did not hinder Christian Scherer, who set the fastest qualifying time in the V3 class. “I got used to the right-hand drive quite quickly,” said Scherer, who was also the first to drive in the race and enjoyed dry conditions most of the time. “The car showed excellent performance. It was a very smooth race for me.”

For the second stretch, Charlotte Wilking, the selected driver in 2014, took the wheel. “Sadly, I had a bit of bad luck. I was just past the pit entrance when it started raining heavily and I was on dry tyres. It’s not a pleasant feeling, I can tell you. I was very happy when the car was back in the pit for a tyre change.”

Dominik Greb drove the final stretch, bringing the car across the finish line in second. “We are really happy with our second place. It’s a good result for our first race. I look forward to more,” said the automotive mechatronics engineer from Wülfrath. TMG United has the chance to achieve more at the third VLN race on 20 June.