26/05/2024

Mark Borg Tenth at Youngtimer Trophy Season Opener at Hockenheim Ring

Local driver Mark Borg took to the track at Hockenheim Ring for the season opener of the highly anticipated Youngtimer Trophy Racing series.

The Youngtimer Trophy, renowned for its historical racing series boasting nearly 200 registered drivers, offers fans a nostalgic journey through the golden eras of motorsport from the 70s and 80s. From the iconic NSU TT to the formidable Opel Kadett GT/E and Ford Escort RS 2000, competitors engage in fierce battles for class supremacy on every corner.

Among the contenders was Mark Borg, piloting the Alfa Boxer 33 under the banner of the Reiner Köppen Racing Team in class 1. Despite challenging conditions that saw free practice sessions and a wet qualifying session, Borg showcased steadily went faster in the second dry qualifying improving his position throughout the day. Ultimately, he secured a commendable 6th place on the grid for the hour-long race as the track continued to dry.

Borg faced formidable competition and encountered several incidents on the challenging circuit. However, navigated through the obstacles and crossed the finish line in 10th position in his class. Notably, Borg’s performance placed him among the top contenders in a field of 36 cars representing various classes, making his achievement all the more impressive.

Next round of the Youngtimer Trophy is set to take place at the legendary Nürburgring on the 24th and 25th of May.

Mark Borg Tenth at Youngtimer Trophy Season Opener at Hockenheim Ring

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