The returning Holmgaard Motorsport is seeking drivers for the Hankook 24H BARCELONA on 3-4-5 September.
Denmark’s Holmgaard Motorsport is looking to complete its driver line-up for its return to the 24H SERIES at this year’s Hankook 24H BARCELONA on 3-4-5 September.
Kim Holmgaard’s eponymous outfit last competed in the 24H SERIES, fittingly, at the 2019 Hankook 24H BARCELONA, Roy Edland, Rowan Shepherd, Michael Carlsen, and brothers Jonas and Magnus Holmgaard securing 6th in the TCR class with its Volkswagen Golf GTI. Jonas Rasmussen and Magnus Holmgaard have already confirmed their spots for this year’s event at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and the team is now looking to fill the final two (or three) spots aboard the #102 Volkswagen.
“We are well-prepared and the car is serviced according to VW Motorsport's regulations,” Holmgaard confirms in a team statement. “We have never [retired from] a race, we have always completed, and are always at the best end of the table. We bring a very large spare parts package in case something goes wrong. We have a very well-functioning team of 15 men.
“The team has a very nice and inviting hospitality [area], where we are ready to receive your guests and possibly sponsors who will have a VIP experience. We have one of the nicest set-ups in the pits: we bring our own truck, which during the race acts as a living room / place for the drivers to relax and recharge for the race. The trailer is also equipped with air conditioning.”
Holmgaard Motorsport has been a semi-regular competitor in the 24H SERIES since its debut at the Hankook 24H SILVERSTONE in 2017. Bookending its season at the TCE-only Hankook 12H SPA with a SEAT León Cup Racer, the Danish team then switched to a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR for a part-campaign in 2018. A marked improvement in form followed: though the team couldn’t quite secure its first TCR-class podium, a brace of 4th and 5th place finishes followed at Silverstone, Imola and Spa-Francorchamps in 2018, and Mugello in 2019. Jonas and Magnus Holmgaard also secured the Junior Cup in the 24H SERIES Europe in 2019.
Team owner Kim Holmgaard meanwhile, with whom CREVENTIC spoke ahead of the 2019 Hankook 12H BRNO, is a long-time competitor in the 24H SERIES, having made his first series start at the Dubai Autodrome in 2013 – and his second in 2014 – aboard the Perfection Racing Europe Aston Martin Vantage. Following a one-time start in the HRT Performance Porsche 997 GT3 Cup, Kim then switched his attention to the A3T-class in 2015 with Team Altran Peugeot, taking his first category win that year in Zandvoort and a follow-up podium in Barcelona. In 2016, Kim Holmgaard took A3-class wins in all three of his starts with Team Altran (Dubai, Zandvoort, and Barcelona), and emulated that with three more in 2017 (Dubai, the Red Bull Ring, and Portimão) en-route to the Overall Touring Car Drivers’ title with teammate Thierry Blaise.
Alongside his team owner duties, Kim Holmgaard continues to compete in the 24H SERIES, his most recent outing coming at the 2020 Hankook 24H DUBAI with reigning Overall TCE Teams’ champion, Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing.
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