Race weekend started off with great weather and one major issuee. Tires! It turns out AVON was not able to deliver our size of tire so all weekend long I had to be very kind to my tires to make them last. We did quite well as during the race I was still able to move up in the leaderboard. I was running a comfortable 2nd in class when my good fortune ran out. I lost 3rd gear two laps from the end and so ended my weekend with a DNF. We still had a great time and once again my car performed exceptionally well until the gearbox failed.
Le Mans classic 24 hours 2023
Having missed both Dijon and SPA events due to the engine rebuild taking longer than planned, the Le Mans Classic 24hr was next on the schedule. This time I did not run in the official 24 hour event, rather only the Porsche Classic race commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Le Mans Race track.
A total of 85 cars were entered for this landmark event. A huge representation of Porsches starting with the 2.0l 911's and ending with 935s, 930 RSR Turbos as well as an armada of 11 Porsche RSR 3.0l and 5 RSR 2.8ls'.
Running my very own Porsche 911 RSR 2.8l we had two very good qualifying sessions ending in P15 overall.
The race on Saturday was great fun as the car ran flawlessly and I managed P8 overall and P1 of the 2.8ls, and ahead of all of the RSR 3.0l Porsches!!!
Join me below for a lap around the Legendary Le Mans race track!
First race of the year with Peter Auto in Mugello for the Mugello Classic driving my homebuilt 1973 Porsche 911 2.8L RSR for the 2nd year
in a row. For 2023 we have incorporated gen 2 Suspension elements as was the case with the original 2.8L factory cars. Handling was much improved however unfortunately half way through the race we suffered a significant engine issue causing our first DNF in a long while!!
First race of the year with Peter Auto in Dijon for the Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or driving my homebuilt 1973 Porsche 911 2.8L RSR.
P3 in GT1. Performed flawlessly out of the box in it's first race!!
2nd race of the season at the Le Mans Classic 24 hours with a fabulous 3.0CSL BMW 'Batmobile'. This event is awesome b y nature of the Le Mans track , the number of participants (over 600 entries) and the number of spectators (230'000 visitors!).
Third race of the year was at the Circuit du Paul ricard for the Dix Milles tours again with my 2.8L RSR. P5 in class GT1 and P2 of the 2.8L Porsche RSRs!
First race of the year 2021 Dubai 24 hrs with Leipert Motorsport. P1 and 13th overall with a 620 HP Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo EVO
2nd Race of the Year at Le Mans Bugatti Circuit
P2 with a Chevron B21
Daytona 24 Hour Classic with Team Atlantic racing running a '71 Chevron B16 with A Rotary engine
Climb on board for a lap at Daytona with the rotary powered Chevron B16!
Peter auto 2019 with a 240HP '69 chevron B8 weighing in at 500kg
Barcelona - SPA - Dijon - SPA - Monza - Paul Ricard
Le Mans 24 Hour Classic with Team Atlantic racing running a '69 Chevron B8
Huge success at the first running of the Tour Auto Optic 2018. Driving a race prepared Porsche 911 2.5l ST Kurt managed 1st in class and 7th overall out of 115 competitors in the competition class. Read all about it in the race report ....!
2016 Podium finish at the first running of the 24 Hours of Silverstone with a 3rd place for our Nr. 203 car and 14th overall!!!
Having started the race basically at the end of the pack due to issues during qualifying there was nothing in the cards that indicated we would enjoy the coming weekend of racing!! In fact as we tried to settle into a good pace we had significnat issues early on in the race.
July 2015 Kurt tests an F1 at the French GP race track in Magny Cours
Sma2015 Dubai 24 hours
The Dubai 24 H 2015 edition started with a bang! car was great as we ws the extended team. We qualified 7th overall!! and after an uneventful start quickly worked our way up the field ending up 1st in class as we entered dusk. Everything was running as planned around 1 AM when all of a sudden our destiny took another turn. Read on.....
540HP and 1050kgs!
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