On Saturday October 15, Piet de Gier, Eric Sliphorst and Arjan Oudejans drove the last DNRT 8hr endurance race of the season together at the beautiful Zandvoort F1 track. A good result in class could mean also winning the 2022 championship, as prior to the start we were leading the ranks in the SuperSport class from previously finishing 2nd and 1st respectively.
Conditions varied throughout the day, with a wet, slippery track from the start. This caused a lot of collisions, resulting in frequent code 60’s (today better known as ‘virtual safety car’). Our experienced team managed to turn those events into an advantage by performing many pit stops while cars were driving slowly on the track. Despite the varying weather conditions, our drivers kept putting in solid lap times versus the competition, resulting in another first place in the SuperSport class (6th overall) and thereby also winning of the 2022 championship. A phenomenal result which the other drivers in the previous races, Mick de Jonge and Thijs Raaijmakers, have contributed to also. Thanks to the team, thanks to the sponsors, and thanks to our loyal supporters. Team MTB-Motorsport. For a nice storyline on the entire day have a look here: Abma Motorsport | Facebook
On Saturday July23rd the MTB-Motorsport team – Eric Sliphorst, Thijs Raaijmakers and Arjan Oudejans – celebrated victory in the DNRT SuperSports 8hr Endurance race at the Zandvoort track. Overall we finished in 4th place, marking a successful race day and another great result with our Cup Clio.
On Saturday May 21st, Eric Sliphort, Mick de Jonge and Arjan Oudejans delivered another great result by finishing 2nd in their SuperSports class in the 8hr Endurance race at the Zandvoort formula one track. Great team, great results!
Team MTB Motorsport (Arjan & Mick) & Abma Motosport (Eric Sliphorst) took the class win in the DNRT 8hr endurance at Zandvoort on October 2nd (last race of season ’21). The part wet race was challenging, but with consistent driving and great crew support during the pitstops, we managed to come across the finish line leading the class and 3 laps ahead of the runner-up. More info and videos can be found on the Abma Motorsport Facebook channel Abma Motorsport – Startpagina | Facebook
On Saturday July 3rd the MTB-Motorsport team (represented by Mick de Jonge and Arjan Oudejans) teamed up with the Abma Motorsport (Eric Sliphorst) and Kool Racing (Martijn Kool) teams.
Together we enjoyed a very successful race with solid results for the team, finishing the first endurance race in tour new Clio IV cup car. With a few elements left to fine tune we will get ourselves ready for the last 8hr endurance of this season on Saturday October 2nd.
We had a promising (running 1st in class!!) but unfortunate debut race with the new Clio IV on May 8th. Contact with another car, after 2.5 hrs of racing, caused damage to the rear axle. This resulted in early retirement. The MTB-Motorsport & Abma Motorsport teams will return to the track on July 3rd to compete in another 8hr endurance race at the Zandvoort F1 Track in The Netherlands. We hope & expect spectators will be allowed again for this race!
Both Mick de Jonge and Arjan Oudejans are set to join forces with Eric Sliphorst and Carlo Izelaar in the upcoming Dutch National Racing Team (DNRT) 8hr endurance race at the Zandvoort/NL track on May 8th, 2021 in the Renault Clio IV.
The 2021 DNRT endurance cup has a calendar that consists of three 8 hour races, on May 8th, July 3rd and Oct 2nd.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 regulations, no spectators will be allowed on the track for the first event.
Ben Colburn converted pole position into a composed lights-to-flag victory in the opening Michelin Clio Cup Series race at Zandvoort, with plenty of drama behind. Colburn, back in the category as a guest entry, led away from the start and managed a safety car restart to perfection, retaining the lead and then putting in a series of fastest laps in quick succession to stretch out a 1.6-second lead to the chequered flag. “A lights to flag victory on my return to the championship – it can’t really get much better than that, what a fantastic job the team at Westbourne Motorsport have done,” said Colburn. “It was quite a different experience racing over here in the Netherlands compared to the UK, but it was good to see some different rules. I’m looking forward now to the final two races tomorrow, the aim is to win them both!” The battle for second position nearly changed hands on track, with championship leader Simon Freeman initially getting a run on Pearson, but the Scottish racer fended him off. The complexion of that battle completely shifted, however, after five drivers were handed 10-second time penalties mid race for being adjudged to be out of position at the start. Whilst Colburn celebrated a second career victory around the 2.64-mile Dutch circuit, Freeman duly moved up into second and Pearson dropped to fourth behind Arjan Oudejans in the final reckoning, the latter taking silverware on his debut in the category. James Colburn recovered from his penalty to extend his winning streak in the Sport Series to five races on the spin, with MRM’s Tyler Lidsey similarly bouncing back to reclaim second from Filip Uyttendaele and continue his run of podiums in the fourth-generation RS Clio 220. Nic Harrison took the Road Series honours as the sole surviving car, with Richard Colburn forced to pit early on. James Joannou, Thujs Raaijmakers and Paul Bell were also non-classified, the latter two coming together on the opening lap in dramatic fashion to trigger the early safety car
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