The Netherlands has a new, national motorsport organisation. Well-known drivers, race instructors and entrepreneurs Danny van Dongen and Dillon Koster will take on a new challenge and introduce three race classes this season under the name Dutch Race Driver Organisation (DRDO).
Lots of driving time, lots of fun and affordable
Participants should be able to enjoy racing and competition, while at the same time keeping costs relatively low. That racing costs money is not an issue', according to Dillon Koster. He adds: 'What's more, we saw a gap in the market with racing after working hours'.
Danny van Dongen is clear about DRDO's objective: 'We want to be a one stop shop. In line with the successful racing course and business club, organizing races is now a logical next step. We focus on a broad target group, who can drive a lot and have fun in motorsport through this format. A new project is planned later this year, but more about that later...'.
Gentlemen drivers in the M3 Cup
For so-called 'gentlemen drivers', for whom participating has priority over winning, the M3 Cup has been created. The M3 Cup is meant to make a lot of kilometres with an attractive car. The BMW E46, prepared by Koopman Racing, is therefore a success in advance; a starting field of twenty M3's is expected for the 2013 season.
Wide audience in the Special Class
The third series is the Special Class in which many different cars can be raced MITS the sound is no more than 85db! We work in this class, by the way in all classes, with success (penalty) seconds so that every competitor can enter the podium with for example a BMW but also with a Suzuki Swift or Renault 5.
All events consist of a free practice session, qualification of 50 minutes in total and two races of 50 min each, with a mandatory pit stop during each race, so that drivers can be changed. This offers the possibility to register two drivers per car and share the costs per team.
With seven events on three circuits, DRDO immediately presents a fully-fledged calendar. Five of these will take place on Wednesday evening at Circuit Park Zandvoort, where all classes will be in action. In addition, DRDO will make another trip to the TT Circuit Assen and Circuit Zolder with the M3 Cup.
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