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David wins NLS1 on Racings return to the Nordschleife!

David wins NLS1 on Racings return to the Nordschleife!

Walkenhorst Motorsport, David Pittard and Mikkel Jensen have won the opening round of the NLS 2020 season! The pair won ahead of the 2 brand new Mercedes 2020 EVO cars win the first ever NLS race after the VLN was renamed for 2020.

Originally David and regular team mate Christian Krognes were named as the #34 Playstation cars pilots, however Mikkel was announced as the 3rd driver for the 2020 Nurburgring 24hrs for the team so was bought in to gain mileage in the Walkenhorst car and the Yokohama tyre. However due to quaratine travel rules, Christian wasn’t able to make the race meaning David and Mikkel would drive together.

Mikkel qualified the car P5 for the start of the competitive GT3 field as all the teams, cars and drivers were raring to get back on track and prepare for the N24hrs. Impressilvy the NLS championship attracted an entry list of 141 cars on the return to racing in Europe!

David would start the car, and produced a superb opening stint of the season to go from P5 to P2 in only 1.5 laps and produced what some people are calling the “move of the season” already with a ballsy outside overtake at the infamously fast Schwedenkreuz corner all captured Live on the stream! Mikkel would also impress with a solid double middle stint where he further cemented a solid result for the team and pulling away in the lead going into the final hour of the 4hour race!

David would take over again at the end to bring the car home and take the flag!
“YES! What a result! This is what I have been aiming for since coming to the Nurburgring! When Walkenhorst mentioned they wanted to put together a 2driver team with me and Chris I was super excited that we could produce this result! It was a great shame not to have had Chris share this result as he has done so much to develop the package over the past 12months, but its great to have had Mikkel onboard as he has shown himself to be super fast already, which will make our line up for the N24hrs super strong!”

The next NLS race will be another first in the championships history. A double header race weekend with a race taking place on Saturday and Sunday on the 11-12/07.

See David’s Vlog of “Winning the First Race Back After Quarantine!”


DPM