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24H of Nurburgring

After our VLN Race a few weeks ago we were very good prepared for this years 24h challenge of the Ring. It didn't start to great for us though in qualifying as because of a penalty our fastest laps were canceled and we could not make the top 30 shoot out. So P31 it was. Nevertheless the grid position at this long race is not that important and wouldn't in the end influence the final result.

We had a solid race and managed to get the car to the finish line in P9 without any extra trouble. That was the first time for me and it felt really nice. The night stint was very tough for everyone. Suddenly there was rain falling at some parts of the circuit only. On top of that there were parts with rivers of water and just damp parts. It was impossible to know which tire to chose. I had to pit twice just because nothing seemed to fit those conditions. That was also the time when there were so many accidents at the circuit and I remember having laps with as much as 5 Code 60 zones. (speed limit 60 kph).

But we made it through the tough night and chased down P9 in the end in a very close and exciting finish. So a big thank you to the RJN team and my teammates Alex Buncombe, Lucas Ordonez and Kazuki Hoshino for a great job.

Next up is the Le Mans Test day in the LMP1 car. I can't wait to see how that goes in 2 weeks time!


ニュルブルクリンク 24時間レース



しかし、僕たちは厳しい夜を切り抜け、最終的には9位を追いかけ、エキサイティングなフィニッシュでした。RJNチームと素晴らしい走行をしたチームメイトのAlex Buncombe, Lucas Ordonez そして Kazuki Hoshinoに感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです。




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