Spa 24 Hours July 30-31 (no TDIs)

TornadoRed

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Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Location
Saint Paul (ex-San Diego)
TDI
2003 Golf GL 5-spd, red; 2003 Golf GLS 5-spd, indigo blue; 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, Candy White
In the top 10:
Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi R8, Bentley, BMW M6, and McLaren. Porsche and Aston Martin just out of the top 10.

Mercedes AMG were punished for illegal engine mapping, had to start from pit lane, then had to serve a 5-minute stop-and-go penalty. So those six Mercedes AMG competitors are still near the back in the standings. Two other Mercedes in the race were not part of the illegality, were not punished, and are in the middle of the pack.
 

TornadoRed

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Location
Saint Paul (ex-San Diego)
TDI
2003 Golf GL 5-spd, red; 2003 Golf GLS 5-spd, indigo blue; 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, Candy White
What makes this race so interesting is that 65 very similar cars started the race, all GT3-spec, on a track that is only 7 kilometers in length. What distinguishes the teams is that some have all professional drivers and some have a combination of pros and amateurs. Plus the track itself is so challenging, with tricky curves and significant hills.

Note: there are also two Jaguars in the field. So nine different manufacturers.
 
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