JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
12/17/19 12:36 p.m.

Story and Photography by J.G. Pasterjak

 

ADAC Total 24 Hours Nürburgring

WHERE: Nürburgring, Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

WHEN: June 22–23

 

These days, the sports car event calendar has more twice-around-theclock races than you can shake a stick at, but the 24 Hours Nürburgring remains unique–and not just for its historic venue, which combines the Nürburgring GP circuit and the Nordschleife itself. Sharing the track for this contest are more than 150 …

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NGTD
NGTD UberDork
12/19/19 2:07 p.m.

Came in looking to see a race-ready Pontiac - I am disappoint

Other cool cars though!!

NorseDave
NorseDave Reader
12/19/19 10:06 p.m.

10. The battle for the race lead was a 24-hour-long game of musical chairs, with many swaps coming not on passes but after the leader suffered incidents, pit mistakes or penalties. The most dramatic was the final major lead change, when the No. 911 Manthey Porsche incurred a 5-plus-minute penalty for speeding in a yellow flag zone, handing the eventual win to the No. 4 Phoenix Performance Audi R8. The Porsche was subsequently disqualified from its second-place spot after failing a post-race dyno test--or, more precisely, after succeeding too hard at a post-race dyno test.

Ok, gonna have to take issue with this.  It may have not been for the final lead change, but without question the most dramatic lead change was Kevin Estra's pass ON THE GRASS at 170mph.  The English commentary during and following that pass was almost as epic and just as memorable.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
12/19/19 11:11 p.m.
NorseDave said:

10. The battle for the race lead was a 24-hour-long game of musical chairs, with many swaps coming not on passes but after the leader suffered incidents, pit mistakes or penalties. The most dramatic was the final major lead change, when the No. 911 Manthey Porsche incurred a 5-plus-minute penalty for speeding in a yellow flag zone, handing the eventual win to the No. 4 Phoenix Performance Audi R8. The Porsche was subsequently disqualified from its second-place spot after failing a post-race dyno test--or, more precisely, after succeeding too hard at a post-race dyno test.

Ok, gonna have to take issue with this.  It may have not been for the final lead change, but without question the most dramatic lead change was Kevin Estra's pass ON THE GRASS at 170mph.  The English commentary during and following that pass was almost as epic and just as memorable.

You're not wrong here, but this kind of shows the danger of having a limited perspective on the ground. I probably wrote this before I had a chance to go back and look through the race highlights for stuff I missed from the coverage when I was away from the press room. The place is just so bloody big that when I go out to shoot photos or troll the pits, it's easy to lose track of what's going on with the race. 

wspohn
wspohn Dork
12/20/19 4:46 p.m.
NGTD said:

Came in looking to see a race-ready Pontiac - I am disappoint

 

Me too.

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