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VLN Race Team2018-11-20T17:14:20+00:00

It doesn’t get any tougher than this.

Germany’s most successful motorsport-series has featured a wide range of cars and exciting races, since 1977. Today 28 classes and over 200 cars regularly compete for class rankings and of course the overall victory. The long-distance race format demands the ultimate concentration from both the drivers and teams. Four to six hours, man and machine are forced to perform at their best.

It’s not surprising that the track is known as the Green Holle, The Green Hell!

Purple Dot have our own VLN race team, racing two cars, a BMW M235i, and a BMW M4.

With it’s impressive performance figures, the BMW M235i Racing – a production-based coupé – meets all the basic requirements of a successful entry-level racing car. The M235i competes in the VLN Championship and the iconic Nürburgring 24 Hours.

The amazing BMW M4 is new for 2018 and has already shown itself to be super competitive on the world GT4 stage.

Technical Data BMW M235i Racing

  • Max. width: 1,862mm (without mirrors)

  • Wheelbase: 2,691mm

  • Height: 1,380mm (without antenna)

  • Max. track: 1,608mm

  • Engine: six-cylinder in-line

  • Capacity: 2,979ccm

  • Output: 333hp (245kW)

With the impressive performance figures, the BMW M235i Racing – a production-based coupé – meets all the basic requirements of a successful entry-level racing car.

       For 2018 we also have a brand new BMW M4 GT4. In a new but up and coming class in VLN we have great expectations with this car.

The Purple Dot BMW is run by Walkenhorst Racing, a family-run business with years of experience in the VLN Championship. Walkenhorst are a factory supported team, running test and race programmes on behalf of BMW. They prepare the BMW 235,  two of the amazing M6 Cars in the top SP9 category and the BMW GT4.

The team regularly have factory contracted drivers, driving both types of car. This makes sure the BMW factory engineers are always working closely with us, and of course means anyone in our Purple Dot car gets to have an excellent comparison with the factory drivers.

Purple Dot at the Nürburgring

The structure of the team is excellent as you would expect, the Purple Dot car has a full-time engineer, and two dedicated technicians who maintain the car during the events. The Walkenhorst team has an overall team manager who oversees the car alongside our team mates.

Of course, one major benefit to Walkenhorst and its BMW links is that any driver who impresses in the Purple Dot car can easily attract the attention of Walkenhorst for their other M6 and Blancpain Endurance programmes.

Purple Dot – Walkenhorst Racing – BMW

Truly a winning team.

The provisional dates for the 2019 season are:

24 Mar 2019 VLN race 1
13 Apr 2019 VLN race 2
27 April 2019 VLN race 3
18/19 May 2019 6 Hour DMSB qualyfying race
22/23 Jun 2018 24 Hour DMSB race
13 Jul 2019 VLN race 4
3 Aug 2019 VLN race 5
8 Sep 2019 VLN race 6
28 Sep 2019 VLN race 7
12 Oct 2019 VLN race 8
26 Oct 2019 VLN race 9

Its possible for anyone with a race licence to buy a race or the whole season in our Purple Dot BMW, with a one off drive in a 4 Hour VLN Race available for €6,500. And if you don’t have a race licence Purple Dot can help you get one!

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