Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by John.Persson, Aug 12, 2012.
^^what a great idea, one with gasoline smell would be great to f1 historics
That's was brilliant!!!!
In the '50s North American car companies were looking at nuclear powered cars.
as promised, I translated the report from TIC racings first race of the 2014 VLN season. Feel free to check out some corresponding photos on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TICRacingTeam
GETRAG Focus ST gets a good start into the 2014 VLN season.
During the winter we worked hard to get the GETRAG Focus ST fit for the coming season and were already able to see the results at the “Test- und Einstellfahrten” on the 21st and 22nd of March: After some warm up laps our drivers Stefan Kniesburges (Pulheim) and Karsten Quadder (Solingen) were able to come close to their personal-best times on the 24.4 km long combination of the famous “Nordschleife” and the modern grand prix track. This proofed the clean and robust state of our Focus ST and with no technical problems on the car our team leader Frank Koch announced “ready to race” shortly after the testing days.
The first race was scheduled for the 29th of March and while 12 months ago the first race was cancelled due to snowy conditions, this time the forecasts indicated sunny weather and temperatures up to 20 °C.
On Friday our team used the afternoon training on the full VLN course, to get some last training before the first Qualifying of 2014 on Saturday morning. Even though the Qualifying had much traffic and some yellow-flag phases, our drivers were able to set some good lap times and qualify our #500 Focus ST on pole position within the VT2 class.
At 13 o’clock, with one hour delay due to work on the Armco, it was finally time for the first four hour race of the season - the 60th ADAC Westfalenfahrt. Karsten Quadder had a good start and was able to stay in front of our strongest in-class rival, the #505 VW Scirocco GT-RS of Mathilda Racing. In the following laps Quadder even was able to build up a gap of up to 20 seconds to the Scirocco, while duelling with the brand-new BMW 235i CUP #670 of Scheid-Partl Motorsport.
After our first pit stop, we expected the Scirocco to be far ahead of us, but even in the first lap Quadder reported the Scirocco to be limping along the track with a front-tire puncture. Sadly, this tire problem annihilated mathilda-racing’s chance of winning the VT2-class and left us with a very big lead on the next in-class rival. After 12 laps Quadder handed over the Focus to Kniesburges who managed the lead over the rest of the four hour race. Finishing 1st in class and 59th of overall 165 starters, Kniesburges parked our GETRAG Focus ST in Parc-Fermé.
All the best from TIC racing.
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Picture by Jochen Merkle
Some guy named Nick Johnston going from 21st to 2nd in a Kart race.
Very nice Nick.
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