Nick Catsburg, Philipp Eng, iRacing

VLN: Comeback for legendary “Eifelblitz”.

A legend returns: The legendary 2009 version of the BMW M3 GTR S will be returning to the Nordschleife this coming weekend, at the fifth race of the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring. At the wheel: Johannes Scheid.

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The former champion and Scheid Motorsport team principal will be appearing behind the wheel of the legendary car to complete a demo lap on the Nordschleife at the ROWE 6 Hours ADAC Ruhr-Pokal race. The “Eifelblitz” will compete for the FEV Racing team, which has owned the car with cult status since 2012. Together with Scheid Motorsport, the team celebrated two overall wins in the VLN, four class wins and a fifth place at the Nürburgring 24-hour race between 2003 and 2009. “It is a lovely gesture from FEV to allow me to drive a demo lap in the car to mark my 50 years of involvement in motorsport,” said Scheid. “I was involved in constructing this car from scratch, every single part. The steering and the entire front axle were adjusted to the conditions on the Nordschleife, and we also had to modify the transmission and the exhaust. But after all this time, I will have to check again to see where the buttons and everything are. Of course, I won't be driving at race speed.”

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