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    Multiple Problems Can't Stop Subaru WRX STI; Wins 5th Nurburgring 24-HR


    Subaru Corporation and its motorsports partner, Subaru Tecnica International (STI), wins the 46th Nurburgring 24-hour race with the 2018 WRX STI in the SP3T class. This was Subaru’s 11th Nurburgring 24-hour race challenge since 2008, their 5th class title and their third win in four years. The grueling race was held at the at the Nurburgring in the Eifel region of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany this past weekend.


    The 2018 Subaru WRX STI ran in the SP3T class for turbocharged vehicles up to 2.0 liters, a class many leading European manufacturers like Audi (Audi TT), Volkswagen (VW Golf 7 TCR) and Opel (Opel Astra) entered this year.


    The 2018 Subaru WRX STI, which is based on the production STI, started the race from the pole position earned in qualifying, then after 1 hour from the start, oil leaked from the hydraulic system of the power steering and the STI had to be brought in for repairs. The team lost 3 laps 48 minutes against the competition from Audi and Volkswagen and slipped to third place.


    The four drivers, Carlo van Dam (Netherlands), Tim Schrick (Germany), Hideki Yamauchi (Japan) and Takuto Iguchi (Japan), pushed the WRX STI hard and closed the gap with the leaders and regained the top position after 10 hours from the start of the race.


    The weather turned worse, with rain and fog, but the WRX STI’s Symmetrical all-wheel drive kept the performance car going strong and even passed upper-class competitors with larger engines. With 4 hours remaining in the race, dense fog interrupted the race, the red flag came out and stopped the event. After 2 hours, officials restarting the race, but there was another problem with the WRX STI.


    The WRX STI NBR race car developed another engine problem and had to return to the pit area an hour before the finish. The six-member tech team fixed the issue and the STI finished the race with a win in SP3T class and took 62nd overall.


    The victory is a testament to the Subaru WRX STI’s all-wheel-drive performance on circuits such as the Nurburgring, also known as the “Green Hell”, which is one of the most challenging and dangerous tracks in the world. Congratulations to Subaru and Subaru Technica International for winning their 5th Nurburgring 24-hour race.






    Some ISDC Members where attending the 24Hr @Nurburgring this weekend and You may have already seen the Trackcars Ireland Facebook live broadcasts ,As always it looked to be a Great event

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    Good post Colm

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    what a place , what a weekend . deffo something to have on your bucket list .
    The cars (carparks, traffic and on track) ,track (GP and the nordyshelf) ,crowds (300k),racing(differnet classes on track at same time ) ,speed(the big boys were ****ing LIT ),,atmosphere(partytime turned up to 9),campsites (through the forest ,WOW,and even the size and amount of campers ) and weather(thunder ,lightning rain and fog ) all played a part in a great weekend .

    think we walked half the track saturday right through the forest as night broke ,then the storm arrived as predicted .back to our (dodgy) acommdation for a couple of hours kip b4 back to the track to catch the end of the race .


    best place on the planet , only thing we missed was to get some laps but some chance of that with the weekend that was in it .


    and steak on the stone in the pistonclause finished off a class weekend with a sound bunch .
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    Them wheels are ridicoulus , but they look class !

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    18 seconds !!
    Them wheels are ridicoulus , but they look class !

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    As macmac said great weekend, absolute motorsport mecca something which really has to be seen to be believed,truly awesome place can't wait to go back already and do some laps next year.

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