Subaru celebrated a huge success at the Nurburgring 24-hour race (16 and 17 May) with the racing version of the current Subaru WRX STI. In addition to winning the SP 3T class, the Subaru Tecnica International racing team also secured an unexpected 18. Place in the overall standings. With this, Subaru not only tied to the class successes of the years 2011 and 2012, but STI also scored his personal record at 143 rounds since his first participation in the race.
With experienced pilots Carlo van Dam, Marcel Lasée, Tim Schrick and Hideki Yamauchi, the WRX STI dominated its class competition from the start and gradually extended its lead over the runners-up in the SP 3T to 12 rounds. Apart from minor incidents, the team was able to stay out of the numerous accidents throughout the race and lay the foundation for the class victory. Technical failures and tough position battles in the lead group spilled the Subaru Tecnica International team into the top 20 of the standings at night, where they could hold to the end of the race.
This triumph of the Eifel classic is not only the result of the teamwork on site, but also the proof of the world's largest manufacturer of all-wheel-drive cars, with the Subaru WRX STI to have set the right vehicle.
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