Team Schubert and Abdulaziz Turki Alfaisal left Round 6 of the 2013 VLN Endurance Championship with pride as they scored a superb second-place overall and in the SP9 class; the team and drivers converted 6th place on the grid into a podium spot on race day after putting on a great performance. Check out some cool pictures from the event right below.
Spectators gather at the pits complex to get a good view of the start of the race.
It’s green! #2 H&R BMW leads the way into turn 1.
A flock of different Audi TTs; the one up front is Raeder Motorsport’s TT RS 2.0.
Toyota GT86 taking the inside of a Mazda MX-5 into turn 1.
Porsche 911s are an everlasting presence in endurance races.
Tyres: an integral part of racing.
Opel Astra OPC fending off Bonk Motorsport’s BMW 320si.
This is Scuderia Colonia’s #333 Audi TTS.
The sole Volkswagen Corrado taking part in the event.
On-track incident forces yellow flags to be waved.
The race cars bunch up behind the safety car, a Ford Focus.
Adrenalin Motorsport’s BMW Z4 being pushed above its limits.
And it’s green again! Barely visible is a Mercedes-Benz 190E followed by a BMW 3 Series.
Opel Astra OPC making way for the much faster BMW Z4 GT3 and Audi R8 GT3.
Another shot of the #2 H&R BMW Z4 GT3.
#67 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup which retired from the race.
Aston Martin customer teams were also present; several V8 Vantages were seen on track.
#777 Ford GT, the only one in the event.
Abdulaziz Turki Alfaisal in full focus prior to his stint in Team Schubert’s BMW Z4 GT3.
The #30 Porsche 911 GT3 R takes the overall win ahead of Team Schubert’s BMW Z4 GT3. Abdulaziz Alfaisal and his team-mates denied Porsche a possible 1-2.
Drives celebrate their podium success after a long race.
Happy faces at the end of the race.
Spectators leave the track with souvenirs.