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Old 12 Apr 2009, 17:40 (Ref:2439376)   #1
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The Nordschleife classic is just over a month away so I was wondering what sort of information is already available on who's going, interesting cars to look out for.

We've already hear about Audi's new GT3 R8 LMS car they're bringing along. They'll be there with Audi's customer teams Abt Sportsline, Argo Racing, Oreca, Phoenix Racing and Rosberg.

http://www.endurance-info.com/versio...rance-851.html reports that Schubert Racing will enter an Official GT4 BMW M3 for Jorg Muller and Andy Priaulx, if my French doesn't fail me.

Last year there were some interesting looking cars, namely the Alzen Hankook Porsches and the Aston Martin Vantages.
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 19:31 (Ref:2439421)   #2
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Well, you can find the entry list & results of the 1st round of VLN (which is basically the same as the 'ring 24) here:

http://www.vln.de/rennen.gb.php?id=2009-04-04

3 new classes of car which you might expect at the front:
SP9 = GT3
SP10 = GT4
Cup 3 = Porsche Cup

Don't expect the Opel Astra DTM car to show up for the '24, but any of the others are possible.

Will Radio Le Mans cover the race again this year?
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 21:07 (Ref:2439468)   #3
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I don't think the Rover Mini is eligable any more

Is the Fiat 500 Abarth Turbo eligable? (I don't recall the exact name)

Is VW returning with the Scirocco's after last year's great debut?
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 22:16 (Ref:2439502)   #4
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I don't think the Rover Mini is eligable any more
It isn't

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Is the Fiat 500 Abarth Turbo eligable? (I don't recall the exact name)
The new one? I can't see why it wouldn't be

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Is VW returning with the Scirocco's after last year's great debut?
Yes - but I don't think they'll have the same quality of drivers this time.
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 22:30 (Ref:2439509)   #5
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Don't expect a maxed out grid this year as the economy has hit Germany too. The first round of the VLN attracted around 170 cars instead of the usual maxed out grid.

And many VLN teams fear the costs of the 24h race so I wouldn't be surprised if we end up with 150something competitors.

Still, pretty respectable. Too bad BMW won't be bringing the M3, looks like Audi will win themselves another 24h race this year.
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Old 12 Apr 2009, 23:02 (Ref:2439526)   #6
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Yes - but I don't think they'll have the same quality of drivers this time.
COOL!! That is an awesome car.

Robert, the VW owner.

Oh, and only 150 cars.....send 25 to the States muy pronto please!
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Don't expect a maxed out grid this year as the economy has hit Germany too. The first round of the VLN attracted around 170 cars instead of the usual maxed out grid.

And many VLN teams fear the costs of the 24h race so I wouldn't be surprised if we end up with 150something competitors.

Still, pretty respectable. Too bad BMW won't be bringing the M3, looks like Audi will win themselves another 24h race this year.
I wouldn't bet against Manthey or Zakspeed...
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Zakspeed Viper CC coud it fight for the overall victory against the Manthey RSR and the Audi camp ?
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I expect Manthey to win again. Despite the start problems they dominated last year.
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Zakspeed Viper CC coud it fight for the overall victory against the Manthey RSR and the Audi camp ?
The Zakspeed Dodge was very quick in VLN. But what about it reliability ?
Manthey is very experienced, has a reliable car and a very good line up so...

I think we will have a very interesting race !

About Scirocco, I think that Vanina Ickx will be at the wheel ;-)
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Zakspeed Viper CC coud it fight for the overall victory against the Manthey RSR and the Audi camp ?
GT3s are suppossed to be competitive for overall victories this year, so they should have the speed. Reliability and - probably most important in that race - luck? I don't know, but I sure hope so.
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Old 13 Apr 2009, 14:51 (Ref:2439821)   #12
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Yes, they have fiddled with the rules to such an extreme, that the 997 RSR is now actually about 16Km/h slower than the 997 Cup S on top speed.
The RSR is still slightly quicker around the track , due to higher downforce.
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I think they want to move away from the expensive RSRs in the long term and make full-on GT3 their top class, as it is cheaper and allows for much more variety than the usual "Porsche-Cup" that we had on top of the field for the last decade or so. It also allows teams from other GT3-series to compete in the 24hrs.
I think it would be kinda cool, if the 24hrs became to GT3 and GT4 what Le Mans is for LMPs and GT2s, i.e. the race everybody wants to race at and where the best meet.
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Old 14 Apr 2009, 05:49 (Ref:2440180)   #14
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That may be true, but then why not simply ban the GT2 cars?
There is something perverted (IMO) in fiddling with rules so that they greatly distort reality; A GT2 should never be slower than a GT3 car in a straight line. That's just my opinion.
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That may be true, but then why not simply ban the GT2 cars?
There is something perverted (IMO) in fiddling with rules so that they greatly distort reality; A GT2 should never be slower than a GT3 car in a straight line. That's just my opinion.
I think it's just fair to give the GT2s a chance to run for a few more years. After all a lot of the VLN-teams are relatively small privateer-outfits and an RSR is a massive investment.
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