A year and season nobody expected to be like it was, is coming to an end. Walkenhorst Motorsport just came back from the 24h of SPA Francorchamps where the team participated with two M6 GT3 cars. In this short period of racing the team managed to be part of many races as possible. After winning the 8h of Indianapolis, Walkenhorst Motorsport prepared for the big 24h race in Belgium. Unfortunately this didn’t end as expected as both cars had to retire due to some unavoidable contact (M6 GT3 #34 – Augusto Farfus, Nicky Catsburg, Philipp Eng & M6 GT3 #35 Martin Tomczyk, Nicholas Yelloly, David Pittard).
Nevertheless, 2020 was not a bad one. The team managed to collect several trophies at the NLS Nürburgring. Walkenhorst Driver David Pittard is the winner of the SP9-Pro (GT3) championship and the team is winning the Rowe-Speed Trophy with the BMW M6 GT3 #34. This trophy is for the best overall results during the whole season, which is a tremendous success and confirms the overall pace of Walkenhorst with the Yokohama driven M6 GT3. These kind of successes are just possible if you have a perfect package created by partners, sponsors and the whole team. With Yokohama and the combination of drivers, Walkenhorst’s performance was on the highest level. This was for both parties a very important goal which makes it possible to strengthen the cooperation even more in the upcoming seasons. Unfortunately the NLS season was ended before being able to attend the last two races due to the current pandemic situation.
Also the debut at the DTM Trophy was a wonderful experience with some incredible results for the team and drivers. This “short” season was filled with many events in which the team proved its professional and competitive skills. The IGTC series has still one race left in 2020 – the 9H Kyalami. The team hopes that this final one will hopefully happen and that the result will be similar to the one from last year (P2).
“We all thought that 2020 is going to be a long year, but to be honest it went so quick. It is crazy how time flies. I also have to say that our weekends were completely covered with races and we were literally jumping from one event to another. But still, I am so proud how we managed to get through a very tough time and achieve amazing successes. I would like to thank the whole crew and all our partners which showed a lot of understanding and passion in the past months. We really hope to be in south Africa for the last iconic race of the IGTC. Let’s see what the next weeks will bring. Hope we all stay healthy” by Niclas Königbauer, Teammanager.