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Cor Euser wins at Zolder Prototype Challenge with Praga R1!

Two races – two wins!

Cor Euser is unbeatable in a Praga R1 during the Prototype Challenge at Zolder.

Race 1 story (in Dutch) here: http://www.supercarchallenge.nl/…/ruime_overwinning_voor_sm…

 

Victory at 24H Nurburgring!

See the video here!

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Silverstone 24H – what a rollercoaster!

DNF and “only” P3 after leading most of the race!

Full race report here…

Cor Euser in the VLN!

Successful preparation for Nurburgring 24H!

The first VLN in 2017 took place on 25 March in perfect weather for the season, and Cor Euser shared Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport’s #669 BMW M235i Racing Cup with Simon Trummer (Switzerland) in the 4 hour race.

Cor had put the #669 on P18 of 22 in the class, P111 of 188 total, and although it was 4 years since Cor was last driving the Nordschleife, it says quite a bit about the level of competition in this series! Cor took the start and could stay out of trouble and work his way up the rankings to P9 in class during his 8 laps while many accidents caused Code 60 and difficult driving conditions.

Simon (simontrummer.ch) took over the car as planned and started off in P13 and could also climb in the rankings to P11, but a radio misunderstanding forced him to pit two laps early and Cor had to rush to get ready for his second stint, but fortunately no time was lost and he was still P11 after his outlap. The track was now almost free from accidents so he could find a better rhythm and set the car’s fastest race lap at 9:28 and advanced to P9 in class. Having started the stint too early, it was clear that he had to come in for fuel before the end so after 7 laps he did the splash and dash with 3 laps to go.

 

The race result of P9 in class and P72 overall must be seen as very respectable, but most importantly Cor got 18 VLN race laps and a top 75% class finish which is a significant milestone on the way to being qualified for the 24H race in May!

For more details, please see the Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport race report.

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)