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PostSubject: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:49 pm

Is this weekend for anyone who didn't know that already

It looks like there's going to 210 cars for entered for the race

Also there a round of the Porsche supercup, British Porsche carrera cup and many other porsche carrera cups as a support race to the 24 hour, Called the porsche world cup. Which is live on British Eurosport at 9.45 Saturday Morning. Oh and there's over 190 Porsche Cup cars entered.

The race is almost all live on Radio le mans (there planning to stop during the night, but didn't last year), with a video feed somewhere on the vln site. I post that link when I find it.
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:15 am

does anyone fancy a little fansy a little fantasy nurburgring 24 hour

Pick the overall winner and 3 over class winners (any classes you like, except E1XP) and the overall pole and three other class poles (10 points each)

the website with the feed will be http://adac.24h-rennen.de/Live-Streaming-2011.4101.0.html
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:42 am

Thanks for the live streaming, will be watching that.

This has to be the toughest race in the world, 24 hours is always going to be a tough distance, but on the Nordschleife must be the truest test of driver and car.

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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:25 am

The video sytream is in german, you need the radio le mans bit too.

oh and the porsche world cup might only be 110 cars.
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:21 am

Cerca Trova wrote:
The video sytream is in german, you need the radio le mans bit too.

oh and the porsche world cup might only be 110 cars.

Only lol!


I will try and watch this when I can, Due to work, Moto GP etc. I prefer watching these type of cars do 24 hour rather then the prototypes at Le Mans to be honest because these are still cars which are available to buy. (If you know what I mean).
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:41 pm

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Cerca Trova wrote:
The video sytream is in german, you need the radio le mans bit too.

oh and the porsche world cup might only be 110 cars.

Only lol!


I will try and watch this when I can, Due to work, Moto GP etc. I prefer watching these type of cars do 24 hour rather then the prototypes at Le Mans to be honest because these are still cars which are available to buy. (If you know what I mean).

Le mans is le mans and there prototype are the right thing for that. But I'm with on the gt cars, 24 hour races where gt cars are the top classes tend to be great races.
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:20 pm

The Porsche World race on the Nordschleife was fantastic to watch, can a wet Nordschleife get anymore scary?

That must be the first motor race from the Nordschleife on live TV. Cannot remember any others.

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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:52 pm

Mobil 1 wrote:
The Porsche World race on the Nordschleife was fantastic to watch, can a wet Nordschleife get anymore scary?

That must be the first motor race from the Nordschleife on live TV. Cannot remember any others.

In the early 90's i believe dtm races were shown live in germany. As for live and availbe in the uk I don't know. Was the 1976 german grand prix live in the uk. That would be the most recent if it was shown that is.
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:55 am

This is by far my favourite endurance race, watched loads of it this weekend. Even though i have no idea whats happening because i can only find German streams Laughing

One of the reasons why below, the mix of cars is epic haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:18 am

Radio Le Mans had english commentary. So it was a case of opening that and then watching the German stream with the sound down. Laughing

Or just listen to the funny German language, I found another stream which allowed to watch onboard the Audi's. Paul would of loved that, Unfortunate he went to watch F1 instead Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:24 am

great race, felt sorry for the 32 mercedes loosing a podium in the last 30 minutes, but even worse for the car that retired on the last lap.

The 911 might be cricised for engine being in the wrong place, but at that level it's hard to beat. Even 2 factory bmw's coundn't stop Olaf Manthey this year.

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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:05 am

Yeah I agree with Smith, the mix of the cars involved is like no other race. Not sure where you would find a lovely and gorgeous Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3 and a tatty, crappy old Opel Manta. Wink Laughing

My dad used to have an Opel Manta, better not shout that too loud. lol! affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:57 pm

that opel manta is a very popular car affraid and the race would be a lot poorer without it and it's tail.
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:42 pm

Post below is from Stefan Spies taken off the midweek motorsport listens collective (on facebook) he was part of the team running the Volkswagen Golf GTi that went out on the last lap.

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Life in motorsport can be really heartbreaking.

My job within the team is to follow the race by watching laptimes, pitstop times, keeping an eye on the competitors and is purely based on numbers.
Every unscheduled pitstop or situation quickly makes changes in these numbers and you are the first who realizes what that have in result.

We started with two cars.
#156 VW Golf GTI class SP3T
#183 VW Golf TDI class D1T running on the Continental streetlegal tires

Both cars were setup not for maximum speed, because in these classes the old endurance character is more important. It's not a sprint race like the big guns have.
BTW, the Continental tire was perfect for the changing conditions at the beginning.

The GTI was running fine until the gearbox broke.
This was the first big change in my numbers. We don't know what happened. A brand new gearbox, which should easily work with our engine, the power and the torque.
But that's racing. It tooks as around 1h(I still wish we had the changing system of the Le Mans winning Audi R8) and my numbers clearly said, that we now race for the "golden pineapple" (German saying).
Something around 10th position in class.
From that moment the car was again running perfectly. Only fuel, tires and driver change. And by using the numbers, we tried more laps during the night.

Meanwhile we were "double-digit" - a place within the top 100. Sounds funny, but you after a throwback you look for new goals, like within top 100,
3rd page of the leaderboard, within top 10 of the class and so on - and had a good chance to catch two or maybe three competitors.
Next stop was schedules for 14:24 - 1:36h or 96min before the end of the race.
We could do fast 8 laps with one tank of fuel, normal 9 laps, 10 with fuelsaving pace, but 11 only during the night -a really wide range and also depends on the driver.
Remeber one lap are around 25km! Reason for the big differences is our mapping, which needs some deeper investigation.

10 laps with 10min laptime should work, so we decided to go fuelsaving, shifting 500 rpm ealier and so on.
Enough advance to the cars behind us, but we knew two infront of us had to do an extra stop.

Car in, new tires(which are changed faster than refueling, fuel, Kai, our most experienced driver, in and out he goes.
Our realtime tracking system showed the car after Flugplatz on the way to Schwedenkreuz, when Kai said on the radio light vibrations on the front.
At the Bergwerk section "heavy vibrations, slowing down, will come in".
You already can imagine what happend to the numbers on my pitstand...
"Ich stehe vor der Steilstrecke, kein Vortrieb" (I stay infront of the Steilstrecke, no drive).
A few moments later: "All 4 wheelbolts are broken on the front left"
Suddenly, not a single piece of tiredness, quick cometogether of the team. 80mins to the end of the race.
BEcause I know a lot of trails around the track, I took the quad, my teammate Michael and all stuff we needed and decided to try to repair the car.
We had to see the checkered flag.
20mins of wild driving through/around a long traffic jam (that's why we use a quad and not a car) we arrived at the car.
Big surprise: the fans there had already removed the broken parts, one was cleaning the wheel, two were laying under the car looking for other damages while a fourth one collected the pieces.
Like a pizza delivery service we only had to bring the new parts!
Another 10 minutes later the car was fixed and back on track.

At this point a very, very big thank you to the guys from the Steilstrecke, the Captain Ahab group and who else was involved there.
That was magic!
One of the guys only said: "I keep my parking place clean" - which means that he repaired all stranded cars in this pocket.
I took some pictures of that situation and will post them later on.

The car was back on track, big high five at the Steilstrecke and Michael and I were happy and drove back to the pits.

Kai made another pitstop for a quick car check and a new tire.
The numbers were already unimportant, we only wanted to see the chequered flag.
He left the pits for the final lap.
At Brünnchen, 3/4 of the lap was done, a faster car crashed into him and let the car heavily crash into the barrier.
Out!

Michael and I arrived at the pits, were extremly happy that we managed to bring the car quickly back on track, you feel a bit like a hero and than you see the faces of the teammates.
They are shock frozen, red eyes, tears, ... that's not how heros look like...
Someone said "your car is crashed"
"No, we just fixed it, he is back on track"
"No, he crashed, it is on TV"
I still get goose bumps writing this...

Imagine a deep, deep whole and you fall into it and you fall forever.
People hug each others and a sea of tears is growing in pit #31.

Numbers? what are numbers for? These are emotions. Real emotions. It is one of the hardest, deeply disappointing moment ever.
There is nothing positive you find and immediately questioning all this.
You ask yourselve all the questions words - up and down.

Our second car, the TDI, finished damn good 3rd in class with streetlegal tires!
The car was sick with flywheel problems and we reduced speed 4,5hrs before the end of the race. The drivers did a fantastic job and drove the car home.
THere is nothing bad, nothing to say about it.

But the bad emotions are so overwhelming, that it took long for us to smile about the good result of the diesel.
Sorry to the drivers, you guys did a superb job and you deserve a much happier crew!

So we cleaned at pits up, the stuff into the truck and got our cars back.
After a short dinner, the day was over - after 39hrs awake!

The GTI has to be renewed completly. Broken wheel, brokens suspension, three times broken support frame, all bodyparts underneath the windows are hardly damaged.
Whoever hit Kai, he did a great job.

I hope my english is good enough to give you out there are a little view into racing and that racing can be very tough!
Thank you all for any kind of your support!!

Steffen
RSG Wolfsburg

Now thats a story, all be it with a tragic ending.
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:45 pm

looked a very close race with a gap of 4minutes.

Good to see Audi getting 3rd and 1-2-3 in the SP9 class.


I would of listened to the race but i was away at the GP but will be getting RLM podcast.
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Tue May 15, 2012 6:52 am

Recycling time

Nurby 24 is this weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Tue May 15, 2012 6:54 am

looking forward to it! should be a good one.
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Tue May 15, 2012 7:13 am

the gt3 battle should be pretty fierce to say the least.
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Tue May 15, 2012 9:13 am

battle for the lead will be crazy. BMW z4 is strong. Audi is up there, porsche as well. Going to be crazy
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Wed May 16, 2012 9:17 pm

entry list

http://www.24h-rennen.de/uploads/media/24h_Starterliste_12_05_01.pdf

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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Wed May 16, 2012 9:23 pm

31 GT3 cars

including

Audi's
aston's
BMW's
Mercedes's
Mclaren's
Porsche's
and a Ford GT
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Thu May 17, 2012 4:42 am

what an entry list.

Going to be a great N24.

I hope some Audi TTRS VLN cars i think Raeder might be racing with them they won VLN overall before.? they are good cars.

took hard to pick a winner!
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Thu May 17, 2012 6:05 am



This is car i am talking about!
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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Fri May 18, 2012 6:20 am

In my opinion, this is the best endurance race in the world. Why? There’s no tougher track than the Nordschleife, I can only imagine what 24 straight hours on a car demands. If I manage a lap on GT5 without crashing, I consider that lucky.

Want innovation? What was the first diesel car to win a major international race? Maybe 2006 at Le Mans? Nope, an E46 320d in 1999 at the Nurburgring.

I prefer the cars that enter the Nurburgring 24 Hours too, there is a curious mix that cannot be found anywhere else.

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PostSubject: Re: Nurburgring Nordschleife 24 hour   Fri May 18, 2012 7:35 am

N24 race is awesome. i would like to do the event one year be awesome watching it there.

Radio le mans coverage so far has been brilliant.
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