Peugeot RCZ Nokia Wins At 2011 VLN Series

May 5, 2011 at 6:21 pm

The Kumho-shod RCZ 2.0 HDi Sport Coupes belonging to Peugeot RCZ Nokia team started the 2011 VLN Series on a high note gaining podium finish with a dominant 1st and 2nd in class in round two at the Nürburgring last weekend.

The magnificent RCZ Diesel in the hand of German Michael Bohrer scored pole for the category with a best lap of 9:55.224 minutes, and he and his team mates Stéphane Caillet and Jürgen Nett who achieved the victory – averaging 137.777 kph (circa 86.1 mph) over the four hours of the event. The second-placed Peugeot No.546 of Alexandre Premat, Olivier Perez and Guillaume Roman was just over three minutes adrift at the end of the race.

Peugeot RCZ Nokia Wins At 2011 VLN Series Peugeot RCZ Nokia

The team is now preparing for the big race, the 39th Nürburgring 24 Hour event in June, where they expect another class win for the RCZ. Peugeot is trying to create a good motorsport portfolio fro the little RCZ, seeing as it classifies as a sports coupe and racing pedigree would help its sales!

Said Kumho’s European Motorsport Manager Steve Thompson, “This team is clearly fully into its stride already and it’s very encouraging to learn how well our tyres our working and how well the cars handle on them.”

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