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24 Hours of Nurburgring 2015

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  1. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Very emotional finish. We lost alternator belt for third time 15 minutes before the end and had to run last lap on battery only. We lost over 2 hours in pit and without that would have been much higher. Ran as low as 9th. Alternator issue is already figured out. With a another year's development we'll be much better and we will be back next year. Our customer car will be rebuilt and it and possibly 2 others will be with us in 16.

    Car has huge potential and Bosch and Dunlop have only just begun .

    Car finished the N24 yesterday is being road converted and will drive to and enter Villa d'Este next sunday.

    Not sure a car has ever done that before.
     
  2. rdefabri

    rdefabri Three Time F1 World Champ
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    I think it's an amazing story - congrats and continued luck for the future!
     
  3. DriveAfterDark

    DriveAfterDark F1 Veteran

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    +1
     
  4. bundas

    bundas F1 Veteran
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    Trip to Italy.
     
  5. NürScud

    NürScud F1 Veteran

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    Congratulations! Have a safe return.
     
  6. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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  7. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Now that is truly badass.
     
  8. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    #258 BigTex, May 18, 2015
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    Great adventure, Mr. G.

    Well done!
    The streaming feed was easy enough, despite the radiolemans.com feed not being sync'd.

    I'd like to see the interviews, if anyone has them with audio.
    Enjoy Villa de Este!

    If you purchased the book of Jim's car, they pledged to have your name on it, for the N24 race...

    Here's the pictures, I love Sal's expression as they interrupt his weekend.
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  9. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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  10. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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  11. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    +1.

    The nightime feed I was watching only had the Pit Road camera on, thru the night.

    I was having trouble using an iPhone as a hot spot, so at that point caught some rest for the next morning (here) to see the finish!
     
  12. TheSaint111

    TheSaint111 Karting

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    Awesome job SCG, can't wait for next year. Would be epic if you could race with up to 4 cars. The speed looked really good, without the problems and time penalties it would have been a Top10 finish surely. Although judging from laptimes you were a bit behind the leading Audis and BMWs in ultimate pace, maybe 10s a lap. But I am sure you guys will find that time till next year :).

    It will be interesting to see how this whole GT3 class / speedlimit zone thing will be handeled for next year. To be honest it worked better than expected.

    I am desperatly looking for the scene where the pit crew pushes the car to start it for the last lap (with audio). So far I can only find the ADAC Stream which missed the scene because of an interview... The official feed/stream had it in full with everybody clapping in the pit lane and you could even hear the crowd cheering if I am not mistaken ;-)! They even showed a replay of the Audi box with everything applauding... Such an awesome scene and showing what endurance racing is all about.
     
  13. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    The ADAC stream did show it, pushing and starting, but the commentary would have been in German...they showed it as a replay, a few seconds after the car rejoined in the race.
     
  14. Mr. Francesco

    Mr. Francesco F1 Rookie

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    This is exciting. Godspeed.
     
  15. Gran Drewismo

    Gran Drewismo F1 Rookie

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    Myself and a couple other Fchatters were there. It's an amazing place and race. If you can get something together, I highly encourage it!
     
  16. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    What's the plan for this year Jimmy?

    You gonna run the 24hr of the green hell?
     
  17. Nurburgringer

    Nurburgringer F1 World Champ

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  18. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    As the photos show, Alan Ruud's car has been restored from last year's incident.

    Jim still has his....the plans all along were to try to sell TWO more......

    I am answering as his father passed away last weekend, at 102.
    Services are pending, I would imagine this weekend, in upstate New York.

    RIP Seth Glickenhaus, 102.
    At the office the day he passed away, peacefully in his sleep.

    Thoughts and prayers for the Glickenhaus family.
     
  19. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    It's the whole series, leading UP to the 24 hour event.

    I still have the link loaded on the computer from the old posts......
     

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