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 […]

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. “That’s where we turned our season around and when the results started getting better, so hopefully we can repeat that. “We were also on the podium for the first time there last year so with a little luck we can repeat that as I really enjoy driving at the ‘Ring.

“We have been struggling a bit of late – we do not have the budget to test as often as we would like, but we are working hard with the Audi Sport engineers to get all the help we can to get our car up front. “Nurburgring is not too technical a track to set the car up for, so that will also help us versus the big budget teams that have an advantage through better infrastructure, more testing and the like, so let’s see what happens this weekend…”

Race fans can follow Kelvin and Spanish teammate Isaac Tutumlu’s progress through the Nurburgring weekend through live streaming via the ADAC GT Masters website www.adac-gt-masters.de/uk, where the weekend program and live timing can also be found.

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 […]

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 Isaac Tutumlu both showed excellent pace for the fledgling team, but decent results escaped them through what proved a tough race meeting.

“It was another frustrating weekend,” Kelvin admitted. “But for sure there were many promising moments – I was very happy with my second race, while Isaac was the quickest of the Audis in Race 1, so definitely we are moving in the right direction.”

 The first race was one Kelvin wants to forget beyond teammate Tutumlu’s newfound pace. “I resorted to comfort food to get over my  disappointment,” Kelvin confided. “I was much happier with my second race though — I boxed hard to jump from thirteenth to seventh in my stint before the pitstop,” van der Linde explained of a stint where he and fellow Audi driver Markus Winklehock rose through the field together.
“Unfortunately my teammate Isaac had contact with another car and we did not finish, but I’m happy with my performance and purple sector times and after a weekend like this, we can only try and find the positives. “Looking ahead, right now, podiums are not yet within reach, so we need to optimise the package and put everything together,.

“I’m sure that we will be able to fight for the top three towards the end of the season — we are on the right track – I’m excited for the rest of the year, so let’s see what happens…”

The ADAC GT Masters now pauses for its winter break before heading to Austria’s Red Bull Ring at the end of July, by when Kelvin’s Car Collection team hopes to be that much closer to its podium promise…
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 […]

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 […]

KELVIN RETURNS TO HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS

KELVIN RETURNS TO HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS

Van der Linde relishing racing at his happy hunting ground in the ADAC GT Masters.

South Africa’s Kelvin van der Linde is ready to race at one of his favourite racetracks as the German ADAC GT Masters series heads to its second round at the Sachsenring over the Mayday weekend. 2014 series champion Kelvin has enjoyed an excellent record at the track located between the German towns of Zwickau and Chemnitz.

“Sachsenring is a happy hunting ground for me,” Kelvin pointed out. “I have a 75 percent win rate having won on three of my four ADAC starts there over the last two years, so I’m really looking forward to it.

“Car Collection is however a brand new team in the Audi racing family and we are still building up momentum. “We need to work on a number of little aspects while we also learn the nuances of the car and the ADAC GT series together, so its up to my Audi factory teammate and me to guide the team and our customer drivers forward,” van der Linde explained. “We’re working hard on all the little things, but it shouldn’t be too long before we start chasing podiums and wins.”

Kelvin and his Spanish co-driver Isaac Tutumlu-Lopez endured a difficult first race at the season-opening Oschersleben round but bounced back to end tenth in the second race. The objective is to keep on improving over the Sachsenring weekend where Qualifying 1 and race 1 happen Saturday 30 April and Quali 2 and race 2 on Sunday 1 May. The races will be live streamed with live timing also available via http://www.adac-gt-masters.de/uk/.

Hard weekend comes Good for Kelvin

Hard weekend comes Good for Kelvin

Top ten finish for Kelvin van der Linde despite a trying ADAC GT Masters weekend Despite showing great pace, South African GT race star Kelvin van der Linde found the going tough as he started his third year of racing in the German ADAC GT […]