Nico Verdonck is one of the Belgian references when it comes to Grand Touring car races and more specifically on the prestigious Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, one of the world’s most demanding circuits. All motorsport enthusiasts will recall the outright race lap record the Brussels based driver clocked up last September during a VLN Championship event, driving a Ford GT.
This performance did not go unnoticed, not least in the eyes of the renowned ABT Sportsline team. The latter decided to place their trust in the Belgian to drive one of its Bentley Continental GT3 in 2017. “The objective is to excel in the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring, one of the world’s most important endurance races”, Nico commented. “In order to thoroughly prepare beforehand, three other events are on the programme: the first two rounds of the VLN as also the qualifying race – a 6-hour event – with a view to the 24 Hours.”
Source. Nico Verdonck