IN THE MOMENT: RIDING THE RING AT T-1
PMay 19, 2013
There’s less than one hour to go before the 2013 Nürburgring 24 Hours, and Speedhunters have just had the ride
PMay 19, 2013
Heat Treatments Limited Racing – the New Zealand team behind the world’s quickest Skyline GT-R – have rewritten the record books once again. At Willowbank Raceway in Queensland, Australia on Saturday, driver Reece McGregor pointed the HTL Racing BNR32 to a 7.455 at 193.27mph (311km/h) pass before going 7.412 at the same trap speed. It’s been exactly a year since the legendary GT-R set its last PB – that run was a 7.531 at 185.26mph (298.14km/h) at the very same Willowbank Sportsman pre-FUCHS Winternationals meet – so cracking into the 7.40s (and very nearly the 7.30s!) is a great accomplishment. We can’t wait to see what the team can do at the 2013 Winternats in a few weeks time! In the meantime, check out some video of the 7.45 and 7.41 passes from the guys at DragImportMedia.
Frank Stippler has put the Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra on pole for the 2013 ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24 Hours race. The running order for the Top 40 qualifying session was drawn by lottery after the combined field of 176 cars had completed six hours out on track. The cars were sent out at short intervals to make their two qualifying runs. Stippler crossed the line to post a lap time of 8m17.212s to blitz pole, while the second placed Aston Martin Vantage GT3 was over a second back in the hands of ex-F1 driver Pedro Lamy. The 24-hour-long race is due to begin at 5.00pm Sunday Nürburg time (Sunday 11.00am PST).
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