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Sport NLS4: BMW victory through Rowe duo Nick Catsburg / Stef Dusseldorp

22:07  01 august  2020
22:07  01 august  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Nick Catsburg & Stef Dusseldorp sind die Sieger des vierten NLS-Laufs 2020 © VLN / Jan Brucke Nick Catsburg & Stef Dusseldorp are the winners of the fourth NLS round 2020

Nick Catsburg and Stef Dusseldorp won the team's BMW M6 GT3 Rowe with starting number 99 won the 43rd RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen, fourth round of the Nürburgring endurance series (NLS, formerly VLN) 2020, on Saturday, thus ensuring BMW's second win of the season.

After four hours or 27 laps of race distance on the combination of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife and the sprint section of the Grand Prix circuit, the two Dutch had a 21.877-second lead over the Walkenhorst BMW # 34 (Christian Krognes / David Pittard / Mikkel Jensen). Third place went to the HRT-Mercedes # 6 (Patrick Assenheimer / Dominik Baumann / Dirk Müller, +24.327 seconds).

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"Stef did a great job," says Catsburg. "He gave me the car in the lead and I just had to defend it. The second half of the race was easy and a lot of fun."

wet track at the start of the race

fourth place went to the KCMG-Porsche # 18 (Dumas / Olsen / Imperatori), fifth place went to the Phoenix-Audi # 20 (Vervisch / Drudi / Winkelhock) before the second KCMG-Porsche # 18 (Liberati / Burdon / Olsen).

The Firkadelli-Porsche # 30 (Bleekemolen / Martin), the CarCollection-Audi # 44 (Dontje / Ortmann / Winkelhock), the Huber-Porsche # 25 (Holzer / Rocco Di Torrepadula / Kolb) and the GetSpeed-Mercedes # 23 ( Schiller / Hill / Shoffner) completed the top 10.

After it had rained during qualifying in the morning, the track was still wet at the start of the race. With the exception of the Walkenhorst BMW # 34, however, all cars from the top group entered the race on slicks.

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Thrilling duel between Schiller and Olsen

In retrospect, Jensen was not very happy about the tire choice after the race. "We stopped early because we started on the cut slick. We certainly lost a bit of time in the stint, even if David was able to make up some positions in the first laps," he says. The eventual race winner, Catsburg, interjected: "The choice of tires was very difficult because it was still wet. I just wanted to keep it on the track."

The starting phase was marked by an exciting duel between GetSpeed-Mercedes # 23, which started from pole position, and KCMG-Porsche # 19. Fabian Schiller and Dennis Olsen fought a thrilling duel, in which the leadership switched back and forth several times. Especially on the Döttinger Höhe, slipstream battles occurred repeatedly, at which Schiller got a warning because he had changed lanes several times.

Since both vehicles were unevenly filled and Schiller and Olsen were by far the fastest pilots on the respective cars, both teams fell behind in the further course of the race and could not intervene in the fight for victory.

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Relaxed second half of the race for Rowe

Then the Walkenhorst-BMW # 34 and the HRT-Mercedes # 6 fought for the top. However, both cars had already driven into the pits for the first time after four laps and therefore drove in a different rhythm. Adjusted for pit stops, the Rowe-BMW # 99 was already in front at this point.

"Nick did a great job at the start," said Dusseldorp, who drove the second stint. "When I drove out, I was close to the Porsche and Mercedes and with a bit of luck I was able to overtake on the first lap. Then I opened a small hole, and that was it. The car was great, the tires were good."

The lead defended the car even after the last pit stop 30 minutes before the end of the race, so that Catsburg only had to drive the victory to the finish. In the fight for second place, Müller caught up at the wheel of the HRT Mercedes in the final phase to the Walkenhorst BMW, which was no longer in perfect condition at this point.

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"We had a small braking problem and had to take care not to overburden the brakes in the last hour and a half," reports Jensen, who ultimately finished second.

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The Konrad-Lamborghini # 7 (Jefferies / Di Martino) was once again not happy about racing. On course for a top 5 result, Michele Di Martino lost the rear of the car in lap 11 in Breidscheid and hit the concrete wall backwards. The Schnitzer BMW # 42 (Tomczyk / Farfus) had to retire before the race day after an accident during the test on Friday.

The Nürburgring long-distance series continues on August 29. Then the season highlight of the NLS is on the program with the 6-hour Ruhr Cup race.


Gallery: Formula 1 drivers who won with over 40 (Formel1.de)

  NLS4: BMW-Sieg durch Rowe-Duo Nick Catsburg/Stef Dusseldorp

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