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EU-GT4: DVB Racing Spa summary

DVB Racing clinches a brilliant podium in front of home crowd KEERBERGEN. This last weekend the second meeting of the GT4 European Cup took place in Spa and as such for DVB Racing a European race in front of a home crowd. The great looking...

DVB Racing clinches a brilliant podium in front of home crowd

KEERBERGEN. This last weekend the second meeting of the GT4 European Cup took place in Spa and as such for DVB Racing a European race in front of a home crowd. The great looking BMW M3 GT4 of the team based in Keerbergen, with Menno Kuus the Limburg driver at the wheel, after an excellent drive on Saturday morning crossed the finishing line in second place, the team's best result to date since starting out in this European Cup. "All we now need is a victory, seeing we came third in Silverstone and now second, and in Paul Ricard in a few weeks time I want to carry this progression on through", a highly delighted Menno Kuus commented on the podium. Later in the day the two DVB Racing Renault Clios were on the grid for the start of the 12 Hours of Spa, the main event of the Belgian Touring Car Series.

Following on from Silverstone the GT4 European Cup was now in its second of six meetings in Spa, and after its debut in Silverstone at the beginning of May it was pretty clear that Dimitri Van Beneden's team were on the right track, but that on the performance front the BMW M3 had to give way to the Aston Martin.

Frank Thuriaux: "Normally all cars in the GT4 European Cup should be on an equal footing, taking into account their 'Balance of Performance' which sets all cars on an equal par, but this wasn't the case in Silverstone. In Spa this weekend there was quite clearly still a gap, but Menno Kuus and the whole team put in a brilliant performance in this second race, with a podium place as reward. Menno has now climbed up into fourth place in the championship, the same position DVB Racing holds in the teams' intermediate rankings."

The first race could also have ended with a place up front, "were it not for the fact that I left too soon during the mandatory pitstop for which I was penalised with a drive-through", Menno Kuus honestly admits. "My own fault and after that I set out hell for leather, but couldn't achieve anything better than an eighth place and scoring one point. A great pity because after some difficult test sessions the car was performing well and a top-5 was on the books. But there's no use in crying over spilled milk and I got my revenge during this second race, with an excellent result."

The following races of the GT4 European Cup are being held at Paul Ricard on 2nd, 3rd and 4th July.

-source: dvb racing

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Drivers Menno Kuus