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Pittard claims outright pole at the Nurburgring in only 3rd GT3 outing

Pittard claims outright pole at the Nurburgring in only 3rd GT3 outing


Walkenhorst Motorsport driver David Pittard claimed his maiden VLN pole position and the teams first in 2years for VLN6 at the Nurburgring Nordschleife aboard the teams Total Lubricants supported BMW M6 GT3 car.

In the 26year olds 3rd outing in a GT3 car at the menacing 25km Nurburgring, he topped the time sheets ahead of many established manufacture drivers and factory supported teams in his BMW M6 GT3 Car in the final 10mins of qualifying to set the grid for the 4hour race.

David, having proved his pace and potential at VLN4, his first ever time in a GT3 car, was given the opportunity to qualify the Car in the final 10mins of the session and duly delivered on his 1st of 2 laps to achieve his aim of going sub 8, as well as going P1 by 3tenths!

“A lot of time, effort and prep has gone into that lap. I’m hugely thankful that Walkenhorst trusted me to qualify the car and I was prepared enough to make the most of the clear track at the end of the session and deliver the time. All I wanted to do was go Sub8 and was over the moon to achieve it, but when the team said it was p1 I didn’t believe them! Even on the inlap I was speechless!”

“There are a lot of drivers that I look upto and aspire to be on the VLN entry, and to have them in my rear view mirror on the grid was a strange but amazing feeling! This is why we came to the VLN to be compared to the best GT drivers in the world on the hardest track on the world, to prove my ability, which I have already. A huge thank you to everyone that has helped give me this opportunity!”

David would start the race running in the top 4, with Nurburgring specialists Falken Motorsports and 2017 N24hr winners Land Motorsport. However qualifying would be the highlight of the day, as an engine issue would halt the car out on track after 10laps while David was running P4.

DPM