Since 1999, it is hard to imagine motorsport without the involvement of KW automotive GmbH. In the Nürburgring Endurance Series, the company from Fichtenberg supplies around 50 per cent of the field with its suspension applications. And KW remains loyal to the series: the partnership with the VLN was extended by one year.
In the NLS, vehicles of different classes compete against each other. The vehicles range from close-to-production competition touring cars to sophisticated GT3 racers. And the wide range does not stop at the vehicle manufacturers and their models. The unique Nordschleife racing series also offers a popular field of activity for the manufacturers and suppliers of automotive equipment to compete against each other in racing. One of those is KW automotive GmbH which is strongly represented on the Nordschleife with its racing suspension components. Around half of the field of participants relies on products from KW – from ‘Grello’, the spectacular Porsche 911 GT3 R from Manthey Racing, to the iconic Opel Manta.
“It’s great when existing partnerships continue,” says Michel Pathe, Managing Director of VLN VV GmbH & Co. KG. “KW lives competition on the track in the NLS and confirms its commitment to the series with its engagement. A large part of our teams relies on KW’s products and we are grateful for their involvement.”
In the Green Hell, the suspension plays a special role – more than on any other race track. 70 corners and the unique topography are a great challenge. The key here is to always ensure the best possible combination between tyres and asphalt, as only then can propulsion be implemented appropriately. And this is precisely where KW’s competition suspensions play out their advantages.
“There is no other racing series in which you would find so many different vehicles in action together on the track,” says KW automotive Managing Director Jürgen Wohlfarth. “For this reason, the NLS is a perfect field of activity for us. This is where a great part of our product development takes place and we are happy to pass on our know-how to our customers. On the other hand, the insights gained in motorsport also flow directly back into our product development.”
Opportunities to further improve the set-up of the race cars are offered during the test and set-up days at the Nürburgring from 10 to 12 March. One week later – on 18 March – the NLS will start the new season with the 68th ADAC Westfalenfahrt.