NKHTGT season start Hockenheimring April 16th, 17th and 18th cancelled

Unfortunately, we have had to make the hard decision to cancel the NKHTGT season start at the Hockenheimring on 16 – 18 April 2021. At the moment, travel through Germany is only permitted for necessary purposes and, moreover, there is a quarantine obligation in Germany as well as upon return to the Netherlands, in addition to mandatory COVID-19 tests. Despite our attempts it will not be possible to obtain an exemption for NKHTGT participants, as participation in historic car races is not considered as a necessary travel goal.

We take this decision now because we don’t want our participants to prepare for an event that is to be cancelled. It is highly unlikely that the corona measures will be relaxed on either side of the border before April 15th, allowing travel in Germany without corona restrictions. Package deal subscribers that have paid the registration fee will receive a refund for this event shortly.

We remain optimistic that measures will become less stringent and that the further events on our calendar can go ahead as planned, so at this moment we are hopeful that we can start the NKHTGT season at Zandvoort on June 4th and 5th with two 61 minute races.

Please note that the ‘Zolder Superprix ‘ event at the Omloop van Terlaemen in Zolder has been moved forward by one week. So adjust your schedules, the event it is now to be held on July 16th, 17th and 18th.

The mandatory Dunlop L and M section tires are available as usual and the prices of our partner HP Tires Ltd (www.hptyres.com, telephone +44 (0) 1327 301887, email office@hptyres.com) have remained almost the same as. You do have to take into account delays at customs as a result of Brexit. So don’t wait until the last moment before ordering. You can also obtain Dunlop tires through Cees ‘Klapband’ Kamphorst of GT Race Tire Service in Soest, Netherlands.

The NK HTGT regulations for 2021 have been approved by the KNAF and can be found on our website: https://www.nkhtgt.nl/en/competitors-information/

In memoriam René Wallner

A sad tiding: our Austrian racing friend René Wallner has left us. In 2018 he joined the NK HTGT with his Lotus Cortina, a car he had already been running for many years. His racing experience was clear to see, as he was immediately up to speed, scoring 4 class wins that year. Unfortunately, from time to time his health forced René to miss a race. However when he was with us, he gave it 100% on the track. At Dijon in 2019 he again showed everyone a clean pair of heels and took home a couple of 1st place trophies. Of course 2020 was a lost season for everyone, but we were really looking forward to having René with us again in 2021. Alas, it is not to be. René was an extremely friendly and sympathetic man, he will be very much missed in the paddock. Rest in peace René.