24 Stunden Nürburgring 17-20 May 2012 + VLN races

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  1. tomgt

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    2011 edition http://youtu.be/aZYqRoLe6ZM

    Hopefully we will see some nice endurance racing with

    - P4/5C M
    - 458 GT3 "Pinocchio"
    - Z4 GT3
    - SLS GT3
    - GT3 RSR
    - B6 GT3
    - 458 GT2????
    - V12 Zagato
    - ..........
    - ..........

    I will be present at 24H and some other VLN races.
     
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    #2 tomgt, Mar 23, 2012
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    ...

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  5. Napolis

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    #5 Napolis, Mar 23, 2012
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    When the KERS kicks in you have to hold on...
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  6. Papa G

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    Holy poop!!

    That's some grunt!!
     
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    P4/5C lookin' good Jim! :D

    and that McLaren is used up. :eek: what happened?
     
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    Are there any laptimes from the test?
     
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    One of the best and frankly the only great race left on the planet. I cannot wait for this event. It is so much fun to attend and watch at home or at the track!

    Good luck Napolis!
     
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    We're just testing. Lap times will come next week when we start to run hard.
     
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    Got the tire fixed already! Good news!
     
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    #12 Napolis, Mar 24, 2012
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    We're back out. Someone hit us in front giving us a flat and learned what happens when a low downforce car hits a high downforce car. We got a flat but no other damage at all but they flipped and were destroyed. We checked alignment and continued back out.

    We have to remake all our shocks due to the KERS adding rear weight and our new suspension and new tires have much more mechanical grip which will take till next week. We haven't fired up KERS yet but will on Monday. Development engine is MUCH stronger we've re engineered everything but the block. We'll have more VMAX even with more downforce. BY the race next weekend we'll should be running pretty well. This thing is Monster. We worked all night in Torino rebuilding new shock towers as we're jumping twice as far as last year on the fugleplatz and broke both yesterday. The midnight express drove through the night and we had the parts at 8 am.
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    Obviously no entry list released yet, but is it reasonable to assume that anybody at the test is planning to run in the 24h?
     
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    Usually yes but you won't know unlit the 24. There will be an interesting mix of cars including a lot of Factory entries.
     
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    How many times do you need to change the floor / undertray............. :)

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    #29 tomgt, Mar 27, 2012
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    #30 tomgt, Mar 27, 2012
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    #31 tomgt, Mar 28, 2012
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    :)
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  34. Nurburgringer

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    A "Z4" won :O
    Only a Manthey GT3 did a faster lap,must have spent more time in the pits.

    Real good time Jim!
    How did the KERS work out?

    Who else was in your class?
     
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    In a statement of Farnbacher in february they told the 458 GT2 is being prepared for the 24H 2012!

    So hopefully will see three Ferrari's racing at the 24H

    :)
     
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    ......but look in side mirror at start........:) Knock knock who's there?

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  39. tomgt

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    hahaha "based on a 430 GT2" (german voice over)
    Well we know its a 430 Scuderia

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    new color scheme
    VLN race 2.

    photo by Norbert Kratz
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    Was there yesterday, first VLN race for me, loved it!

    Hugo
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  42. Napolis

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    How did the 458 Ferrari do?
     
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    Any idea when the full entry will be released? Should be soon.
     
  45. PCA Hack

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    Probably the wrong place to post this video but its worth a look. The first half of the video with the Atom translates the speed around the Ring better than anything I've seen. Fantastic stuff.

    FYI - the "Drive" Youtube channel is fantastic.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jvHqB4ZxbU[/ame]
     
  46. Napolis

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    That video shows just how hard the Ring is and how much design you need to go fast there.

    The Atom is actually very slow around the Ring. With about the same HP and twice the weight we're 2:30 seconds a lap faster.
     
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    The McLaren is a surprising amount faster than the 458. Were both of these guys in the same class?
     
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    No different

    mcl pro drivers
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    Fantastic car it is an makes me miss my shifter kart.
     
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    what a list!

    lots of (works) Z4 GT3's, P GT3s, SLS GT3, Vantage GT3s, R8 LMS's etc
    Works Vantage Zagato!! and two Fs and THE ULTIMATE P EXP :)

    Marc VDS
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