As of this Saturday (28 September), two new teams will make their presence felt in the TMG GT86 Cup, the one-make series for the GT86 CS-V3 race car produced by TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG).
The seventh race of the VLN (45. ADAC Barbarossapreis), within which the TMG GT86 Cup takes place, promises more excitement at the Nordschleife and even more intriguing developments in the overall standings. Current TMG GT86 Cup leaders are Jutta Beisiegel and Alexander Kudrass (Leutheuser Racing&Events), level on points but with a slight edge on Wolfgang Kudrass (2nd, Leutheuser Racing&Events) and Arne Hoffmeister (3rd, Dörr Motorsport GmbH).
And as if the fight for the Cup wasn’t exciting enough, two new teams will enter the mix, with with Holvoet Racing and WH-Motorsport making their debut. While the four new drivers, Wolfgang and Kevin Hönscheid (WH-Motorsport, Hennef, Germany) and Olivier Muytjens and Brody (Holvoet Racing, Belgium), will not be able to win the championship, they will be looking to score big points. But who are they?
Olivier Muytjens and Brody (Holvoet Racing) have successfully worked together since 2006. Combined, the two Belgians have 28 years of motorsport experience and this year have already shown what they are capable of at the Bathurst 12 Hours in Australia.
Olivier Muytjens: “Brody and I wanted to participate in a one-make cup. Given that the same conditions apply to all of us, any team can win. The TMG GT86 CS-V3 is not only a dependable racer, but also fun to drive. It has a convincing potential. Therefore we opted for the TMG GT86 Cup.”
Wolfgang and Kevin Hönscheid (WH-Motorsport) are also a successful duo. And no wonder, since this father-son combination has often shared a racing car. Wolfgang Hönscheid in particular is a real Nürburgring pro; the 49-year-old has been racing on the Nordschleife for 30 years now. Motorsport is running in the Hönscheid family. Gaby, the mother, supports the two at every race and is always there with them. So it goes without saying that next weekend she will again be there at the Nordschleife. “Motorsport is our reason to live,” she says.
Kevin Hönscheid: “We wanted to be featured as a father-son team at a renowned motorsports event and the TMG GT86 Cup was the best option. The TMG GT86 CS-V3 is a superb vehicle: a very sound and fast car that private teams can afford. What we particularly like is that there is never an odds-on favourite in this cup. So the championship promises to be open next season as well. Driving skills alone are the decisive factor, not the financial means at a team’s disposal.”