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Netherlands' K&N Sponsored Team Jaronn Equipe Wins at Le Mans Bugatti Circuit

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Lawson says the A310 is difficult to drive, as it was never meant to race on a track, but it is also a lot of fun.
Lawson says the A310 is difficult to drive, as it was never meant to race on a track, but it is also a lot of fun.
The Dutch Youngtimer Touring Car Challenge is widely popular with racing fans throughout Europe, the races are always exciting and highly competitive, and with races at Hockenheim, Zolder, Spa Francorchamps, Le Mans and Zandvoort, drivers get a chance to drive on some of the most popular circuits in Europe. Yet, perhaps even more important to the series' overall popularity is that the racecars are attainable. "This historic race series is for cars from the 1970's and 1990's," explained team Jaronn Equipe founder and driver, Randall Lawson.
The newly rebuilt and repainted 1979 Renault Alpine was the talk of the paddock at the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit.
The newly rebuilt and repainted 1979 Renault Alpine was the talk of the paddock at the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit.


Lawson was born in 1962, in Amsterdam, the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. Like so many racers he got his start racing go-karts. In 2000 Lawson jumped into racing Touring Car where is talent quickly flourished. Lawson has so far collected four Dutch Touring Car Series Championships, including the 2009 Youngtimer Division II Championship.

"We made the decision to race with an unusual car, our Renault Alpine A310 V6, which was not intended as a circuit racer, but as a rally car. We took up the challenge and created a circuit winner," commented Lawson after winning the 2009 Championship.
The pink K&N sponsored Alpine continues to outrun the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Lotus and any other comers in its age bracket.
The pink K&N sponsored Alpine continues to outrun the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Lotus and any other comers in its age bracket.


Today, the Renault Alpine still successfully competes against the Ford Escort MKI and II, Porsche 914, 964 and 911, De Tomaso Panteras, Ferrari, Mini Cooper, Opel Kadett GTE, Opel Commodore, BMW M3 E30 and 325i, Lotus 47 and even a Trabant (once produced by East German automaker VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke).
Team Jaronn Equipe continues to find ways to keep the Alpine in front of the competition.
Team Jaronn Equipe continues to find ways to keep the Alpine in front of the competition.
In fact, only five weeks after a destructive crash at Zolder racetrack in Belgium, the uniquely painted Alpine A310 and Lawson scored yet another victory at Le Mans Bugatti Circuit. Driving a rebuilt car the K&N sponsored driver was once again too fast for the competition in his class.

"Five weeks was not much time, but enough to make a new winner out of it," added Lawson. With its new pink paintjob the car was the talk of the paddock and attracted a big crowd.

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