Zandvoort – Milan Dontje

Milan Dontje

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Milan dreamt to become a professional race driver ever since he was young. And he succeeded. As European GT4 champion he leaves his marks in the racing world. Get inspired by this striking editorial with Milan Dontje at Circuit Zandvoort or read the complete interview.

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‘It has always been my childhood dream to win the 24-hour of Le Mans!’

What is the highlight of your career?

‘’That must be the year I became European champion in GT4, the second-highest class for touring cars. It was a remarkable milestone. I consider every opportunity I got throughout the last few years as a reward for all the hard work. Aside from being a European champion, I’m also still very proud of winning the national king class of karting.’’

How do you prepare for a race?

“I would say I’m one of the few drivers who values complete relaxation in the run-up to a race. My preparations are similar to those of legendary driver James Hunt; to have a laugh with the team while enjoying a soothing cigarette. That might not sound very professional, but it helps me to relax, clear my mind and unleash my full potential.’’

What is your ultimate career goal?

‘’It has always been my childhood dream to join and win the 24-hours of Spa and the 24-hours of Le Mans. These are considered to be two of the most competitive and challenging tournaments in the GT3 and require endurance and precision. This year, I will participate in the 24-hours of Spa, so hopefully I’ll be able to cross that one off soon.''

Photography by Marilyn Bartman

Circuit Zandvoort

Milan Dontje

Milan dreamt to become a professional race driver ever since he was young. And he succeeded. As European GT4 champion he leaves his marks in the racing world. Get inspired by this striking editorial with Milan Dontje at Circuit Zandvoort or read the complete interview.

‘It has always been my childhood dream to win the 24-hour of Le Mans!’

What is the highlight of your career?

“Dat jaar werd ik Europees kampioen GT4, de een na hoogste klasse in de toerwagens. Dit was echt een geweldig hoogtepunt. Ik zie alle mogelijkheden die ik vorig jaar heb gekregen als een beloning voor al het harde werk. Een andere hoogtepunt waar ik nog steeds heel trots op ben is het Nederlands Kampioenschap in de koningsklasse van de karting.'

How do you prepare for a race?

“I would say I’m one of the few drivers who values complete relaxation in the run-up to a race. My preparations are similar to those of legendary driver James Hunt; to have a laugh with the team while enjoying a soothing cigarette. That might not sound very professional, but it helps me to relax, clear my mind and unleash my full potential.’’

What is your ultimate career goal?

‘’It has always been my childhood dream to join and win the 24-hours of Spa and the 24-hours of Le Mans. These are considered to be two of the most competitive and challenging tournaments in the GT3 and require endurance and precision. This year, I will participate in the 24-hours of Spa, so hopefully I’ll be able to cross that one off soon.''