Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R Takes on the Nurburgring in VLN Series

Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R Takes on the Nurburgring in VLN Series

The new Callaway C7 GT3 will make its debut this weekend in the German-based VLN series, which is unique because its only circuit for competition is the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife.

The Callaway is being entered Saturday in the fourth round of the VLN series by Leingarten-based team Callaway Competition, which is being backed by American company Whelen Engineering, specialists in audio and visual warning equipment for automotive, aviation, and other industries.

Since this is the first time the Callaway C7 GT3 has competed on the Nurburgring, the team hopes to gain experience that would be helpful for a potential entry in the 2017 Nurburgring 24 Hours.

Experienced Callaway drivers Daniel Keilwitz, a double GT3 champion, and ADAC GT teammate Patrick Assenheimer, along with American driver Boris Said, will be behind the wheel.

“I’m very excited to join the next VLN race with Callaway and the new C7 GT3,” Keilwitz says. “To be a part of the first race with this car on the Nordschleife will be a special feeling.

Whenever a new car comes to this track, the whole world watches closely with how well it will perform.”

So far the world has seen the Callaway C7 perform well at other tracks with two victories and four podium positions in its first six races.

Since the team is new to this circuit, Assenheimer says they are approaching the event cautiously with the goal of gaining valuable data for the future.

“But for sure, if we get the chance to challenge for the podium, we will certainly fight for it!” Assenheimer said.

They’ll see what they can do on the Nurburgring on Saturday, June 25 at 0830-10 for Qualifying and later at 12:00 local time for the 4 Hours event.


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