Subaru WRX STI at the start for the sixth time
Twice around the clock
The 24 hours through the “Green Hell”, as many pilots also call the legendary Nordschleife of the Nürburgring. On this long Whitsun weekend, as in previous years, around 200.000 fans came again to accompany the classic in the Eifel with great commitment. You will see a top-class starter field that faces the ultimate challenges of the longest permanent racetrack in the world with a total of 25.359 kilometers.
Right in the middle of the Subaru WRX STI.
Built by Subaru Tecnica International (STI), the car features a typical 2,0 liter (1994 ccm) DOHC 16 valve boxer engine and permanent four-wheel drive.
Great attention is paid to the engineers in preparation for weight reduction. The aim is not only to achieve the minimum of 1200 kilograms prescribed by the regulations, but to further support the design-related advantage of the low center of gravity of the boxer engine. Thus, the all-wheel drive can bring its dynamics even better, especially on the 20,832 kilometers long uphill and downhill of the Nordschleife (around 300 meter height difference), with its 73 curves even better.
The VLN race At the Nürburgring in mid-April, which was used for further test drives and for a closer tuning of the vehicle, the WRX STI already performed very well.
The team is highly motivated.
Subaru will be joined by last year's drivers Toshihiro Yoshida (J), Kota Sasaki (J) and Carlo van Dam (NL). The quartet is completed by Marcel Lasée (D) - a childhood friend of Marcel Engels, who lost his life in a motorcycle accident shortly after his contribution to last year's Subaru class victory in the 24-hour race. Lasée deeply regrets the loss of his good friend and wants to do his best in the race to honor him and his family.
The Subaru drivers know the Nürburgring Nordschleife from countless laps with many sporty production and racing cars. Together with the whole team they have an ambitious goal:
Objective: To repeat the class victories of 2011 and 2012.
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source: subaru germany / base text