Kelvin to make Australian GT debut in Adelaide

Kelvin to make Australian GT debut in Adelaide

The Australian GT Championship will kick off its season with a 27-car grid as both Audi and McLaren enter factory drivers for the Clipsal 500 weekend. After Christopher Mies spearheaded Audi’s attack down under for the last two seasons, his factory slot will be taken up […]

Successful DTM Debut for Kelvin

Successful DTM Debut for Kelvin

During the last week, Audi GT3 driver, Kelvin van der Linde got his first real taste of the professional DTM environment.  Spread out over 4 days, Audi gave four young drivers the chance to test the latest version of the Audi RS5 DTM at the […]

Kelvin to run in DTM Young Driver test in Jerez

Kelvin to run in DTM Young Driver test in Jerez

2014 ADAC GT Masters Champion and current Factory Audi GT3 driver, Kelvin van der Linde will run in the DTM Young driver test in Jerez next week.

Following a number of outings in the Audi RS5 DTM taxi car, Kelvin will complete his first official DTM test next week at the famous Jerez circuit in Spain.

“It was such a great feeling to get the call from Audi confirming that I will run in the test. I have done a few outings in the DTM taxi, but this is the real deal with the full support from the Audi engineers and mechanics. I can’t wait!”

The DTM test will also be Kelvin’s first visit to the Jerez circuit, so there will be a lot to learn for the young South African

“For sure its a new track for me and just adds to the already existing challenge, but I’m a professional now and this should not be an issue. I have done the required prep in my home simulator, so it should all be OK.”

Testing will start on Monday, 28 November through Friday, 2 December. With 2 Audi DTM cars at the test, one car will be dedicated to 2017 development testing to be done by Mattias Ekstrom and Jamie Green, with the other car dedicated to the Young Driver test. Kelvin is due to run on Friday 2 December.

Successful Debut for RS3 LMS on the Green Hell

Successful Debut for RS3 LMS on the Green Hell

Audi’s new TCR contender has made a successful competition debut in Saturday’s VLN race, with the pair of RS 3 LMS cars finishing 18th and 22nd overall in a field of 140 cars. Jordi Gene and Kelvin van der Linde took the Phoenix Racing-entered No. […]

Kelvin wants to repeat recent Nurburgring Success

Kelvin wants to repeat recent Nurburgring Success

South Africa’s 2014 ADAC GT Masters champion Kelvin van der Linde heads to the Nurburgring’s fifth round of the ADAC German GT season 9-10 August looking to keep on improving his Car Collection Audi R8. “Nurburgring was our happy hunting ground last year,” Kelvin pointed out. […]

Kelvin feeling refreshed for second half of GT Masters season

Kelvin feeling refreshed for second half of GT Masters season

Van der Linde all set to start second half of ADAC GT masters charge in Austria
 
South African Audi ADAC GT Masters charger Kelvin van der Linde is raring to get back into action as the series heads to Austria to commence the second half of the German GT season at the Red Bull Ring following the summer break over the weekend of 23-24 July. 2014 ADAC GT champion Kelvin is however cautious ahead of the Spielberg round.
“Red Bull Ring is historically one of Audi’s less successful racetracks on the calendar, although we did score a podium there in 2014,” Kelvin warned. “2016 will be interesting though, thanks to the wide range of new GT3 cars on the grid, so it is still a bit unknown how each manufacturer will perform.
“We were limited within our team for testing during the break, which is not optimal but I still believe that we will be in with a fighting chance as always,” van der Linde who races for Car Collection Audi Motorsport alongside Spanish teammate Isaac Tutumlu explained. “On the plus side, my mental batteries are once again fully charged after spending a week with family and friends in South Africa,  so I’m really looking forward to the second half of the season — bring it on!”
Race fans should remember how the Red Bull Ring challenged Formula 1’s finest at the Austrian Grand Prix there two weeks back, so the ADAC GT Masters should prove just as explosive at that demanding and undulating circuit in the scenic Austrian pre-Alps. Find the weekend program and follow Kelvin’s progress live via streaming and live timing at http://www.adac-gt-masters.de/uk/.
Kelvin revels in a wet Green Hell

Kelvin revels in a wet Green Hell

This past Saturday, the 4th round of the 2016 VLN Championship took place at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and in typical nature the entire race was run in treacherous rain conditions where visibility was minimal. Kelvin, competing for the very first time in the Audi R8 […]

Promising race turns to frustration for Kelvin

Promising race turns to frustration for Kelvin

While the Lausitzring Eurospeedway’s German ADAC GT Masters weekend may have been a tough pill to swallow, Kelvin van der Linde was able to take a good few positives home. The South African 2014 ADAC GT champion and his Spanish Car Collection Audi Motorsport teammate […]

Kelvin revels in Euro Speedway Challenge on DTM weekend!

Kelvin revels in Euro Speedway Challenge on DTM weekend!

Kelvin van der Linde is intent to turn his recent great German ADAC GT Masters pace into solid results at Lausitzring 4-5 June when the German GT Championship returns to racing alongside the DTM. 2014 series champion Van der Linde has regularly shown great speed this year, but results have not been forthcoming and that is something the South African intends to turn around at the Eurospeedway.
“We have been a little unlucky,” Kelvin explained. “Our Car Collection team is brand new, so we are also on a steep learning curve, but we are all working hard to deliver the results we know we are very well capable of. “Hopefully this weekend will signal that upturn of fortunes all of us are craving…”
The challenging Lausitzring Eurospeedway offers a broad range of challenges to car and driver with high speed sections mixed with tight, twisty corners and a fair number of medium-pace aspects. Follow Kelvin’s progress live via streaming and live timing at http://www.adac-gt-masters.de/uk/.
Van der Linde quick but unlucky at Sachsenring ADAC GT Masters

Van der Linde quick but unlucky at Sachsenring ADAC GT Masters

Kelvin van der Linde showed great pace through the weekend’s Sachsenring German ADAC GT Masters racing, only to lose out on the promise of good points positions, none of which issues were of his own doing. Van der Linde’s first race was compromised by the Safety […]