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Ghosty
05-22-2008, 07:03 PM
The race is in 2 days, any favorites?

Official site:
http://adac.24h-rennen.de/en

Live video stream from the site:
http://adac.24h-rennen.de/en/streaming.html

List of cars:
http://adac.24h-rennen.de/uploads/media/Starterliste_24h_vorlaeufig_08-05-08_01.pdf

Does anyone know what TV networks (if any) are going to broadcast the race?



EDIT: Just read up some more and found out that Toyota is fielding a Lexus LFA supercar. The team is called "Team LF-A." The car number is 14, and it's in class SP 8. Whatever SP 8 is. Here's some autoblog info (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/lexus+lf-a/) about the LFA. Apparently designers were intrigued by the Top Secret V12 turbo supra.

Also of note, Volkswagen is fielding 3 Sciroccos, 116, 117, and 118. One of the four drivers for 117 is none other than Carlos Sainz. Here's some autoblog info about the scirocco (http://www.autoblog.com/tag/scirocco/), it's a pretty neat car with a cult following.

Ghosty
05-25-2008, 08:50 PM
A Porsche 911 GT3 (Car #1) took the race... Austin Martin V8 Vantage did very good (1, 2, 3 in class), and so did the VW Scirrocos (1, 2, 4). The best performing Scirroco had Carlos Sainz as one of the drivers -- pretty cool.

The Toyota on the other hand, did not fare so well. About one hour into the race, she done blow'd up. Transmission troubles.

end results
http://blogs.automobilemag.com/6249878/motorsports/the-2008-nurburgring-24-is-over/index.html

under the hood of the LF-A
http://blogs.automobilemag.com/6249872/future-cars/lexus-lf-a-engine-shot/index.html

the LF-A has early problems
http://blogs.automobilemag.com/6249866/motorsports/lexus-lf-a-has-early-problems/index.html

LF-A in the pits
http://blogs.automobilemag.com/6247576/future-cars/lexus-lf-a-at-nurburgring-24/index.html