RCN Champions!

RCN Champions

The Jacos Paddock team from Barweiler achieved numerous successes in the RCN 2021 and secured class titles.

The Dutchman, Jaco Velders, has been running the Jacos Paddock racing team in Barweiler, close to the legendary Nürburgring, for many years. He mainly offers racing cars for rent for track days and tourist trips, gives driver training courses on various racing tracks, and competes in the Nürburgring circuit challenge and the Nürburgring long-distance series. After the RCN’s annual award ceremony, Velders can look back on a successful season despite the pandemic.

Up to five BMWs in striking orange started in V4 and VT2 classes and secured the championship title and the title in the team classification L in both classes. Second place in the V4 also went to Jaco’s Paddock. The drivers also took top positions in the overall standings, with Jakub Glasse from Poland finishing sixth in the drivers’s standings and his compatriot Bartosz Palusko finishing eighth.

The drivers Tassilo Zumpe and Andreas Ecker became RCN champions in VT2 class, in which production cars with turbo engines up to 2000ccm competed. The duo took 21st place in the driver’s position after a bumpy start to the season with problems, and they then fought their way up the rankings in the following runs. The class champions of V4, Glasse and Palusko, contested an almost flawless season in the BMW 325i and were rewarded with the V4 title.

Team boss Jaco Velders looks back on the year: “Corona made it another difficult season for us as a car rental company, so I’m all the more happy about the great successes. My thanks go to the whole team, of which I am very proud of their great achievements. I would like to thank the drivers for the trust they have placed in us to contest the championship. I am of course very grateful to all sponsors, partners and supporters for their loyalty under the given circumstances.”

Jacos Paddock is already planning for the next season. Velders says: “Some of our previous drivers will switch to the NLS with us, but in 2022 we will continue to compete with three to five vehicles in the RCN. I hope that traveling will be easier again for our international drivers by then. Our goal is of course to defend the titles that we have now won several times. But the competition is not sleeping either, we will do our homework accordingly over the winter, prepare our racing cars as best as possible and are already looking forward to competitions on the most beautiful racetrack in the world, the Nordschleife.”