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KELVIN TO DEFEND 2017 24H NURBURGRING TITLE

KELVIN TO DEFEND 2017 24H NURBURGRING TITLE

Audi Sport customer racing has set ambitious aims for the Nürburgring 24 Hours. From May 10 to 13, the Audi R8 LMS is supposed to battle for its fifth victory in the iconic endurance race. Audi Sport customer racing is supporting four official teams this […]

First 2018 Podium in Brazilian Stock Car Guest Race

First 2018 Podium in Brazilian Stock Car Guest Race

After showing great form earlier this year at Daytona and Bathurst, Kelvin finally got his first podium finish for the 2018 season under his belt. The first round of the Brazilian Stock car Championship at Interlagos in Sao Paulo was a special one, featuring many […]

VDL Brothers join forces for GT Masters season!

VDL Brothers join forces for GT Masters season!

After many months of speculation which arose from their once off outing at Sachsenring last year, it is finally official that Kelvin and Sheldon will share a car in 2018!

The two brothers from South Africa will share the #28 Audi R8 LMS by Land Motorsport in Germany’s most hotly contested GT Championship.

With a combined age of just 39, they will also be the youngest line-up on the start grid in 2018!

Having already shared a car in Daytona earlier this year, both Kelvin and Sheldon are well acquainted with the R8 and will be ready to start fighting for podiums from early on in the season.

Kelvin had the following to say about his 2018 prospects, “We have been dreaming of driving together for many years, and to be honest neither of us expected it to happen so soon. I have the tools I need to go for a Championship charge for the first time since 2014 and I strongly believe that we can achieve a lot together in 2018.”

Sheldon was similarly upbeat about the new season, “I am really thankful to Montaplast and Land Motorsport for making this possible. Its always a special feeling to drive with your brother in a professional environment. The goals we have are clear and we will be working hard to make sure we deliver on the expectations from the team and all of our supporters.”

Bank Loans, Rejection & how I achieved my Motorsport Dream.

Bank Loans, Rejection & how I achieved my Motorsport Dream.

“How do I become a professional racing driver like all my heroes that I watched on TV?” A question I asked myself for many years. This blog post is a brief story of how I achieved my dreams in Motorsport. 1. Dedication & Persistence. After […]

Kelvin joins Bathurst 1000 Winner Garth Tander and Frederic Vervisch for Liqui Moly Bathurst 12H

Kelvin joins Bathurst 1000 Winner Garth Tander and Frederic Vervisch for Liqui Moly Bathurst 12H

VALVOLINE Jamec Pem Racing has confirmed a second all-professional driving squad for the 2018 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, doubling their chances at outright victory this February 2-4. Supercars champion and triple Bathurst 1000 winner Garth Tander will be joined by factory Audi Sport stars Kelvin […]

Van der Linde Brothers set to make history

Van der Linde Brothers set to make history

The South African racing brothers Kelvin and Sheldon van der Linde are set to make history this month when they share driving duties in an Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the 2018 24 Hours of Daytona (now known as the Rolex 24 at Daytona), scheduled for the weekend of 27-28 January.

The brothers, who over the last three years have set European, American and Australian race tracks alight, will share a car entered by the German team Montaplast by Land Motorsport with Christopher Mies from Germany and Swiss driver Jeffrey Schmidt in the GT Daytona (GTD) class.


As far as could be ascertain, this will be the first time two South African brothers will share a car in a post-war internationally sanctioned motorsport event for sports and touring cars.

While many SA siblings have over the years raced overseas, some during the same period (The Scheckter brothers, Jody and Ian, in Formula 1, and Shaun and Etienne van der Linde – father and uncle of Kelvin and Sheldon – in touring cars and single seaters respectively) none of them ever shared a car in the same race.

Article Credit: Ferdi de Vos (Wheels 24)

VDL Brothers visit EKS in Cape Town

VDL Brothers visit EKS in Cape Town

Brothers Kelvin and Sheldon van der Linde paid a visit to Audi and EKS during the World Rallycross Championship season finale in Cape Town. The two South Africans from Johannesburg are currently stationed in the metropolis not far from the Cape of Good Hope for […]

One-two result for Audi in California 8 Hours

One-two result for Audi in California 8 Hours

Audi Sport celebrated a one-two win at the first U.S. event of the Intercontinental GT Challenge. At the California 8 Hours, Pierre Kaffer, Kelvin van der Linde and Markus Winkelhock in the Audi R8 LMS from Audi Sport Team Magnus crossed the finish line with […]

Audi travels to California as leader of the standings

Audi travels to California as leader of the standings

Premiere in California: From October 14 to 15, the California 8 Hours at Laguna Seca are on the calendar of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, the only global GT racing series, for the first time. Following its victory at the 24 Hours of Spa in July with Christopher Haase, Audi is traveling to America as the leader of the standings.

Unlucky end to dream GT Masters season for Kelvin in Hockenheim

Unlucky end to dream GT Masters season for Kelvin in Hockenheim

Going into the final GT Masters race weekend of the year at Hockenheim, Kelvin van der Linde still had a realistic chance of securing his second GT Masters crown at just 21 years of age. The South African born and German resident, together with team […]