GT Report: Slicks In The Rain

Three months on from his unforgettable win in the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring, Connor De Phillippi returned to victory lane at the Nordschleife. This time there was no last-minute drama, no thriller comeback. Instead, a commanding display of power by the Land Motorsport team led the way to victory.

While Robin Frijns stole the limelight in the later stages of VLN’s 40. RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen, it was his teammate De Phillippi who set the stage for the push into the lead. In the wet and slippery opening hour, he held on and slowed down, waiting for the second stint to strike and bring the car right up to the leaders.

De Phillippi: “I Really Thought Our Race Was Over”

Nürburgring 24 Hours winner Connor De Phillippi believed any chance of a victory was scuppered after his Audi Sport Team Land machine had to make an unscheduled pit call in Hour 22.

De Phillippi, Kelvin van der Linde, Markus Winkelhock and Christopher Mies led a race-high 126 laps, but came unstuck with a sensor problem to its No. 29 Audi R8 LMS following the last handover from De Philippi to van der Linde.

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RACER – Nurburgring 24 win a career high

In what was his second N24 start, De Phillippi was tasked with driving both of Audi Sport Team Land’s R8 LMS GT3s. It made his experience of the grueling 24 hours even tougher, but the victory even sweeter.

“The race was dry, and usually people usually fly off the circuit in the wet, but there were a lot of incidents,” he said when explaining how difficult his time in the cockpit was. “Inside our car (the No. 29, which he drove for all but one of his stints) it was extremely hot, too, and therefore mentally draining.

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Connor De Phillippi: Stellar performance remains unrewarded

One of the stories of the 42. DMV 4-Stunden-Rennen was Land Motorsport’s rise and fall. Connor De Phillippi did everything right in the opening hours of the second VLN race of the season. Having started from 21st on the grid after a little set-back in qualifying, the American drove the Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 all the way up to seventh place before handing over the steering wheel to Christopher Mies. Just when victory in VLN2 looked inevitable, Mies suddenly lost speed in the final kilometers, dashing a near-certain win.

OC Register Interviews Connor

One of the four drivers on a European racing team that rose out of nowhere to place second in the grueling Rolex 24 Daytona endurance race on Jan. 28 is not from Europe. Connor De Phillippi, 24, is an Orange County product, from San Clemente. He recently sat down with the OC Register for an interview. Read it now by clicking here.

De Phillippi relishing being “under the radar” at Daytona

A partnership forged on the Nürburgring Nordschleife and the ADAC GT Masters circuit, Connor de Phillippi and Land Motorsport head into the Daytona 24 Hours as one of the dark horse picks in a stacked GTD field. James Newbold weighs up their prospects in the biggest race on the US endurance racing calendar.

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American Connor De Phillippi reaches title promised land in Europe

For several years on the Mazda Road to Indy, Connor De Phillippi was among the star open-wheel prospects-in-waiting. The driver out of San Clemente, Calif. had the theoretical package of combining great talent, speed, marketability, partner relationships and looks in hand – similar to a Josef Newgarden, another past Team USA Scholarship recipient.

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VLN-Tabelle: Connor De Phillippi krönt sich zum erfolgreichsten Fahrer

Land Motorsport garnierte seine erfolgreiche GT-Saison beim Münsterlandpokal mit einem weiteren Tagessieg. Damit krönte sich Connor De Phillippi zugleich zum erfolgreichsten VLN-Fahrer der diesjährigen Saison – und belegt Platz eins in der hypothetischen Tabelle der Langstreckenmeisterschaft.

Am vergangenen Wochenende hat Land Motorsport seine diesjährige Saison mit dem dritten VLN-Erfolg gekrönt. Nach dem Titelgewinn im ADAC GT Masters reklamierte die Audi-Equipe somit auch die Speed-Trophäe der Langstreckenmeisterschaft für sich. Und: Stammfahrer Connor De Phillippi hievte sich somit als erfolgreichster Fahrer im Gesamtklassement an die Stirn der hypothetischen Tabelle.

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Land siegt bei furiosem VLN-Finale

Mit einem furiosen Finale verabschiedet sich die VLN-Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring am Ende ihrer 40. Saison in die Winterpause. Bei anfangs schwierigen Witterungsbedingungen gestartet, empfing im Ziel eine strahlende Herbstsonne die Sieger des 41. DMV Münsterlandpokals, Christopher Mies und Connor De Phillippi: Im Audi R8 LMS von Land wurden sie nach 4:06:25.800 Stunden mit einem Vorsprung von 2:44.418 Minuten vor Jörg Müller und Nico Menzel im BMW M6 GT3 des BMW-Teams RBM abgewinkt.

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Audi zurück im Titel-Kampf

Audi triumphiert beim ADAC GT Masters am Nürburgring gleich doppelt. Die Lauf-Sieger Connor De Phillippi und Christopher Mies melden sich im Titelkampf zurück.

Die beiden Audi-Piloten Connor De Phillippi und Christopher Mies haben sich beim zweiten Lauf des ADAC GT Masters am Nürburgring den ersten Sieg ihres Teams bei den Supersportwagen gesichert.

De Phillippi zeigte sich nach dem Rennen überglücklich: “Christopher hat die Reifen nicht kaputt gefahren, daher war meine Aufgabe nicht mehr so schwer. Unser erster Sieg, ich kann meine Freude noch gar nicht in Worte fassen.”

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