Steve Jans will be joining Phoenix Racing for the 2019 VLN season. The Luxembourg driver is set to switch to Ernst Moser’s team from GetSpeed Performance and will continue to race in the SP9 class in the coming season.
“Steve is a highly experienced driver in the VLN”, Team Principal Ernst Moser said. “He knows the Nordschleife like the back of his hand and has enjoyed great success here in the past. We can certainly benefit from his experience this season.”
There’s good reason why Jans is considered a Nordschleife specialist. The 30-year-old has competed in countless VLN races and began competing in the series all the way back in 2011. Jans spent four seasons from 2013 racing a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup before switching to the SP9 category in 2019. In his maiden season in the class, Jans took three class victories and five podiums in total. That brings his total of class victories to 25.
After major success with Porsche and a number of races with Mercedes, the Luxembourg driver will now be racing an Audi R8 LMS GT3 in 2019. Jans is looking forward to the challenge: “Racing for Phoenix Racing this season is a great new challenge for me. The team has such a prestigious history and has enjoyed a great deal of success at the Nordschleife. I am sure that we will form a strong team and be able to compete at the front of the field.”