Dimitri is an enthusiastic driver who has a lot of fun on the race track. With his racing green Porsche 964 from 1989, he likes to participate in the YTCC (Youngtimer Touring Car Challenges), which are held on many circuits at home and abroad.
By: Dirk de Jong
They are all stand-alone competitions in which many brands and types compete in various classes. Racing without sponsors is no longer an option, money continues to play a major role. Fortunately, Colmore has been the main sponsor for years so that the 'gentleman' drivers can continue to pursue their hobby.
The car must meet a number of conditions. When it comes to age, they may not be older than the year 1990. The rules are less strict than, for example, the FIA rules for car racing. This branch of motorsport is growing, in the first place because of the close, but fair driving on the track. It is of course about driving as fast as you can with your car, but according to Dimitri you also feel like a 'happy' driver. And it is more than fun on the track, the togetherness among the drivers, the fun on the paddock and friendships play a major role. But… when the light turns green, they fight with the knife between their teeth. However, they will never force a situation.
Dimitri cannot show the intricacies of car racing in his Porsches, but he can tell more about both his beautiful cars. In addition to the aerodynamic aid on the back, the racing cars have the following special features:
Dimitri: “My red 911 is originally a G model on which a 'back date' - as it is called - was carried out to the F model. This half-wide car is called an ST, a charming yet sporty carriage. There is a 410 HP strong 3,3 liter engine with an original four-speed gearbox. The car is prepared according to 'race specs', but far from original. ”
“My racing green is a 964 on which a Singer body has been made, but in racing livery. This has also become an F model, the Singer company is crazy about long-hoods. There is a 3,6 liter engine with 310 hp and - just like the red Porsche - it is completely empty and completely ready for racing. ”
Dimitri: “The YTCC club has about 170 'petrolheads' and of course not all members participate every time. But we are often the largest field that comes to the start, and that makes it spectacular. We travel all over Europe and do 5 to 6 races. We'll be on the road for almost a week for that. ” Yes, it is clear. Dimitri is an enthusiastic driver.