Owens makes VLN return
Raoul Owens will remain in the VLN series for the 2018 season, after signing a deal to again compete with Walkenhorst Motorsport. For the new campaign, which begins at the Nürburgring-Nordschelife this coming Saturday, 23-year-old Owens will step-up from the BMW 235i to brand new BMW M4 GT4.
“I’m really looking forward to this season”, Owens commented, “Last year ended very well and I really enjoyed racing at the Nurburgring in the VLN series. Walkenhorst gave me a good package to work with and I’m excited to work with them again in 2018. It will be nice to get into a quicker car and present myself with a new challenge in the BMW M4 GT4. With the first race so close, it will be good to get the season under way after a decent break from the car and the track. Hopefully we can build on last year during the new season and get some very strong results in, what should be, a highly competitive class.”
Looking ahead to the weekend’s opening race of the nine-event VLN endurance series, practice is scheduled to begin at 10.45 (local time) on Friday, 23rd March, with the race to follow on Saturday, 24th March.