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Old 02-19-2019, 06:56 AM
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Cage is in place - now it is just to put the car together and race



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Old 02-19-2019, 10:29 AM
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:36 AM
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Heinz Hennerici - a true legend.

"In 1979, at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, an American team entered for the first time in the race's history with a pair of hastily-homologated AMC Spirits, along with a famous actor, an auto journalist, the man who would eventually invent the HANS device, the only woman in open-wheel racing, and a one-armed WWII veteran who knew all 14 miles like the back of his other hand.

But their secret weapon was a racing veteran named Heinz Hennerici, who had multiple Nürburgring victories to his name. At the time, he held the standing group record. Along with his brother Günther, they had launched a Formula One team called Eifelland that entered eight races and enlisted Rolf Stommelen before Günther's famously abrasive temperament pissed him off. And during World War II, Heinz had served as a tank captain in a Panzer division, losing his left arm in the process—which didn't slow his shifting or driving down one bit. "The small, weathered man who popped in early next morning hardly looked the 'Ring-meister role," says Witzenburg, "and he spoke no English. And we no German beyond ja, nein, danke shoen, and biergarten. He proved purely amazing."

Heinz proved to be an incredible instructor, as evident by the documentary above—narrated by the other actor-turned-driver of noted repute: James Brolin, who had just come off from winning the Toyota Pro/Celebrity race the year earlier. (Son Josh won it in 2000.) The team qualified 20th and 21st.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsp...-a-amc-spirit/


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Old 02-26-2019, 04:45 AM
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The end of the N24 2012 could have been better for Romain Dumas and the Wochenspiegel Team Manthey:

As I get it: Rolling over the finish line too soon with no fuel before the full 24H was done, being hit from behind by a Renault Clio.




"Romain Dumas fought off attacks from the trailing Mercedes. Just before the finish line he had to brake because he was several seconds off the 24 hours and he did not have enough fuel onboard to drive another fast race lap. After crossing the finish line, the engine died and could not be restarted immediately. Unfortunately, another driver did not see the 911 standing on the side of the track and hit the rear at high speed. This meant that the Wochenspiegel 911 could not complete the last lap and hence was not classified."
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:27 AM
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Tarmac update:

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Old 02-26-2019, 10:30 AM
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^^ I don't know why they did that?
Its like smoothing Sebring?
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TRAKCAR View Post
^^ I don't know why they did that?
Its like smoothing Sebring?
+1 I'm not too happy about it either but maybe it is fot the better - we will know soon
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Looks like typical great job per German road standards - are you thinking too smooth?
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by GrantG View Post
Looks like typical great job per German road standards - are you thinking too smooth?
It looks too good

When they removed the two bumps (first was a jump) from Flugplatz it initially was totally weird driving there as the body expected the bumps to be there. I wonder how the jump/bump at Schwedenkreutz will be now.

Of course smaller bumps and stuff get removed when doing resurfacing which makes the track easier to drive.
After a couple of year some of these bumps probably will re-appear.
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:59 AM
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That’s such a scary corner for me, that I can’t imagine it ever becoming boring

I understand about losing character though...
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by GrantG View Post
That’s such a scary corner for me, that I can’t imagine it ever becoming boring
If it becomes boring then just go faster

The problem will probably manifest itself with more cars in the Aremberg gravel trap. The braking after the fast left hander can be sketchy.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:21 AM
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Just found this picture: Trying to catch Trakcar. Looking forward to meet you again

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Old 02-27-2019, 07:06 AM
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^^^ Pfff trying to catch.. Right..

Good times! My first lap ever there was a 9 minute BTG following you with Live Kobalt instructions through Bluetooth head set. Still so thankful and will never forget.

Im affraid if forgot more in the last 3 and a half years then I can learn from watching video’s..
4 weeks to go .....

So much to do still. Hopefully shipping some hardware next week unless I can fit it all in luggage. And fit luggage in RS.
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Originally Posted by Kobalt View Post
If it becomes boring then just go faster

The problem will probably manifest itself with more cars in the Aremberg gravel trap. The braking after the fast left hander can be sketchy.
Will feel super weird first time you overtake on the left over the crest at Schweden X. Also very qurios about Hohe Acht new pavement.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:52 AM
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992 GT3 amongst things



Time-index for all cars: 05:27- Porsche 718 Boxster 6 cylinder and at 07:25

06:29- Porsche 992 GT3 and at 08:26

07:29- Porsche 718 Spyder 10:21- Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo 14:31- Porsche 992 Turbo 17:56- Porsche 718 GT4 18:56- Porsche Taycan



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