Assen 5 hour – another overall victory!

Success for Cor Euser and Cees Lubbers in Assen!

Often competitors fighting for the podium places, this time sharing Cees’ BMW E46 M3 GTR and running away from the competition – winning with 2 laps lead after 5 hours.

The car ran like clockwork and with Cees improving his fastest laptime at Assen with 3 seconds to 1:56, Cor set the fastest laptime during the race with 1:53.3 and running steady at 1:54 pace, the victory could not be taken from them.

 

Dutch Winter Endurance Championship – Final 4

Wow – what a race – and Cor Euser wins again!

Together with Henk Thuis in the Pumaxs RT, expectations were high for a repeat of the overall win in the first race of the Dutch Winter Endurance Championship (Zandvoort 500) in November, and they did not disappoint! But this was far from a start to finish victory, on the contrary, three cars were fighting it out lap by lap, changing positions both on track and by different pit stop strategies. The last 45 minutes could not have been more of thriller if it had been scripted; Cor Euser had lost the lead once more to the BMW M4 Silhouette of Ward Sluys and Bas Schouten at his last pitstop, but the M4 was hurting from a broken rear spoiler and Cor was 2-5 seconds faster per lap, but would it be enough? With one minute left of the race, the spectators could see the Pumaxs overtake the M4 across the start/finish line and leading into the Tarzan corner – job done!

Having qualified P2 on a wet Zandvoort, only beaten by Danny van Dongen’s brilliant last lap in the Mercedes SLS GT3, Cor and almost all the other top teams started on rain tyres. The one exception was the BMW M4 Silhouette with Bas Schouten that started on slicks; a high risk gamble, but it paid off! The two Porsches on P3 and P5 could jump the start and took the lead into the first lap, but when the cars returned to the start/finish straight, Cor had already taken over the lead and could pull away only followed reasonably well by the Mercedes. However, when everybody had to come in for slicks after ca. 20 minutes, the M4 could continue full speed and immediately got a healthy lead. The first regular pit stop was done during a Code-60 after 70 minutes, but all top cars came in so the only difference was that the Mercedes could continue in P2 as the Pumaxs pit stop took ca. 40 sec longer. The next hour saw the Mercedes lapping fastest and getting closer to the M4 while the Pumaxs remained ca 1m20s behind. With 80 minutes left, Cor took over the Pumaxs for the last stint and was 2 minutes behind the other two. Then drama for the Mercedes; it came to a halt out on track and after having been pulled into the pits they had to retire the car due to a drive train issue. Then not much later, drama for the M4; it pitted with the rear spoiler out of position! After a makeshift repair with generous application of tie-wraps, it was sent back out, but it was soon clear that it no longer could make the same lap times as before – the message went to Cor: If you can do 1:44 laps from now, we have a chance! Well, the rest is history – what a race!!!

Dutch Winter Endurance Championship – Zandvoort 500

Overall victory for Cor Euser!

Pole position, fastest race lap, overall victory – that is the ultimate result for Cor Euser that together with Henk Thuis (NLD) drove the Team Intrax’s Pumaxs RT perfectly in very difficult conditions. Challengers in Division I were a number of Porsche GT3, but none could match the pace of Cor in the Pumaxs.

Solid performance by Einar Thorsen and Johan Jansen saw them secure a fine 3rd place in Division IV where the 318ti could not match the speed of the many E30 325’s.

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ACNN Meppen 15-16 October 2016

Success during ACNN 2016 Season Finals in Meppen!

Cor Euser, Willem Meijer and Peter Willemse scored podium finishes in all three races, driving the BMW 120d (Willem) and BMW 318ti (Peter/Cor) in the DTC 2 class.

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Race 1:
1. Willem Meijer
2. Johan Hoogenwerff
3. Peter Willemse

Race 2:
1. Cor Euser
2. Johan Hoogerwerff
3. Willem Meijer

Race 3:
1. Cor Euser
2. Willem Meijer
3. Johan Hoogerwerff

DRDO Assen 25 September 2016

Fastest race laps and Race win; success!

Cor Euser and Willem Meyer (NLD) participated in the DRDO races at Assen 25 September with the BMW E46 M3. Only beaten by a very quick BMW M3 GTR to the pole position, starting from P2 in Race one Cor could quickly take over the lead and drive away from the rest of the field setting the fastest laptime of the race. After the driver change, Willem, first time in this car, held the position perfectly until a slow puncture put an end to the good run. Race two saw Cor advance from P6 to the lead with another fastest race laptime and with no bad luck this time, Willem crossed the finish line as the winner of the race!

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12H Zandvoort 18 September 2016

We dusted off old Herbie – and won!

It is old and it is not very fast, but never think it cannot win races! Cor Euser, Pieter Euser and Willem Meyer drove a perfect strategy race with the little BMW 120d and could after 12 hours just snatch the victory 12 seconds in front of a much faster Renault Clio!

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24H Zolder 20-21 August 2016

Cor Euser in BMW Clubsport (E90 325i) by JJ Motorsport!

Together with Jim Briody (USA), Johan Lambregs (BEL), Kenny Herremanns (BEL) and Florian Boehnisch (GER), they secured a fine P4 in a field of 11 cars in class.

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1000km Palanga 20-23 July 2016

From Disaster to Success in Palanga!

When the Marcos was crashed badly in Free Practice, things looked pretty grim for drivers Cor Euser, Jim Briody and Stasys Brundza, but the team had an ace up their sleeve! Tucked away in the race trailer was the old BMW E36 318ti – let’s race with that! With the help of a flexible organiser and a slight adjustment of the roll-cage, the #70 was moved from the wrecked Marcos to the Compact. Still racing in the X1 class with the likes of an Aquila CR1, the odds were not high, but as always – we’re in it to win it!

Steady does it; outpaced by all but two other cars in the entire 40 car field, the little Compact made its laps, again and again, while many other cars needed extra pitstops for repairs or simply eliminated themselves, the Compact kept going. In fact, so well that in the end we came P2 in class only beaten by the Aquila who also came P2 overall!

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Technical gremlins spoiled 24H Oschersleben for Cor Euser Racing

Good old trustworthy BMW 120D did not want to do 24H Oschersleben!

Cor Euser (NLD), Hal Prewitt (USA), Jim Briody (USA), Dirk Schultz (DEU) and David Hannewijk (NLD) spent most of the first 5 hours of the race hoping that the team would be able to replace the engine that gave up in lap 2. Of course the team succeeded, they never give up, and the drivers could set off to try and avoid the very last place in the field. In the end it held to 6th place (of 9) in the Sport class (28th of 36 overall).

Read the full race report in the press release published by Hal Prewitt.

No podium at 24H Zolder, but fans loved the underdog car and the two-driver team challenge!

Heroic effort in 24H Zolder by two-man team Euser and Prewitt!

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Team owner and racing legend Cor Euser with racing ace Hal Prewitt drove 3-hour stints as the only two-driver team and completed the race in a fine 5th place (of 8) in the very tough T3 class (32nd of 61 overall).

Read the full race report in the press release published by Hal Prewitt.

1000km Palanga success for Cor Euser Racing with BMW 120D

From 38th on the grid to 15th overall and P2 in class!

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For the number lovers: funny statistics from this year ENEOS 1000 km race1000km Palanga BMW

Number of teams: 44

Number of drivers: 149

Number of countries, presented: 13 (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Byelorussia, Russia, Australia, USA and UK)

Youngest driver: Ignas Brusokas (“Siuskpigiau.lt-Zaibelis” team, “Honda Integra”) – 18 years

Oldest driver: Dirk Shultz (“Cor Euser Racing” team, BMW 120D) – 74 years, oldest in “ENEOS 1000 km” race history

Most popular manufacturer: BMW – 20 cars

Most successful manufacturer in the history: Porsche – 9 victories

Most successful driver in the history: Jonas Gelzinis – 5 victories

Best lap: (1 min 11,490 sek.) made by Jeroen Bleekemolen (“General Financing-Autopaslauga by Pitlane” team, “Porsche 991 GT3 Cup“) on 3rd lap of the race.

Cumulative distance, covered by all teams: 27716 km

Fuel burned during the race weekend: 15733 liters (1994 liters of diesel, the rest is petrol)

Double podium at Silverstone 24HR!

Cor Euser Racing takes 3rd overall and 2nd in class!

16647388654_f131d32218_oHere is how Hal Prewitt summarized the event:

Raced at the Silverstone Circuit in the 24 hours of Silverstone and drove the Lotus Evora GT4 for Marcos Racing International. Other drivers were Sam Alpass, Dirk Schulz, Alistair MacKinnon and Jim Briody. The No. 37 Drink Florida Orange Juice finished 3rd overall and 2nd in class. In 2011, our team was on the podium with the same result. This time we finished 5 laps from 2nd and 10 from 1st overall. Car ran trouble free. I drove about +5 hours in 3 stints and finished the race. Event was a mix of wet and dry conditions. Rain started Sat just after dark and the track did not dry out until Sunday morning near 8 am. This year our lap times were about 2 seconds lower (reduced power to save fuel) or about mid pack with 17 cars able to turn faster laps. Qualified with a 2:18.549 and started 16th overall. 14 cars finished out of 28 starts. We completed 519 laps with most about 2:24 and the quickest at 2:18.581 by Sam. Photo can be found at Gary Harman’s website. Special thanks go to the crew and sponsors.

24H Silverstone

Britcar Dunlop 24HR at Silverstone 24 – 26th April 2015

Cor Euser Racing’s driver line-up for this epic event has been confirmed:TFA-24hr-Dunlop-nodate-blac

  • Hal Prewitt (USA)
  • Jim Briody (USA)
  • Sam Allpass (GBR)
  • Alistair MacKinnon (GBR)
  • Dirk Schulz (NLD)

With the highly competitive Lotus Evora GT4 and these very experienced endurance racers, the Cor Euser Racing entry is a strong podium candidate in this year’s race.

 

35 Years in Motorsport – and still going strong!

The 2015 season is already at full throttle.

It is Cor Euser’s 35th anniversary as professional race car driver, but there is no slowing down!!!

 

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The currently planned highlights of the season include:

European GT4 Championship
24H Series
Britcar 24H Silverstone

Following the successful formula from former years of teaming up with experienced endurance racers, every race entry has but one objective, to win!

Do you want to win with us?

There are still seats available for some races – contact us for conditions and details.

 

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