ANDY Meyrick impressed when taking on the challenge of one of the longest and most daunting tracks in the world.

The 26-year-old, of Delamere, finished second in class and 28th overall on his VLN Endurance Racing Championship debut on the infamous Nordschleife circuit set among the Eifel mountains at the Nürburgring, Germany.

Meyrick, who teamed up with Nürburgring specialists Wolfgang Schuhbauer and Jürgen Stumpf in an Aston Martin Vantage G4 for the four-hour race, said: “It’s an amazing championship. There are big works teams and blokes with trailers all mixed up together.

“I managed to get up to speed with the track and feel comfortable with it quite quickly and ‘Smurf’, our Aston Martin’s nickname, did us proud.

“It did everything you wanted it to do and was really quick and reliable.

“We all drove well and made no mistakes so it was a good result for Aston Martin and the three of us.”

Former Chester King’s School student Meyrick has entered the championship view a view to participating in the 24-hour race at the same track next June.

He added: “We achieved all our objectives for the weekend and I’ve now got one VLN finish under my belt.

“My next race will be at the end of October, with Wolfgang and Jürgen again in ‘Smurf’, and I’m really looking forward to it.”