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    Walter Röhrl competes in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race - GT3RS

    Porsche ambassador and test driver Walter Röhrl (62) will contest the Nürburgring 24 hour race in May 2010. The double world rally champion pilots a standard Porsche 911 GT3 RS. This marks the first time since 1993 that Röhrl competes in Germany’s largest automobile race.

    Since 1993, Röhrl has conducted tests in every standard Porsche vehicle on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. “Right from the word go, the new 911 GT3 RS reminded me of race vehicle,” says Röhrl. “No other road-going 911 has ever been as close to a race car as this current GT3 RS. That’s why I’m thrilled to be able to prove that this sports car is up to the challenge of the 24 hour race.”

    The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS is powered by a 450 hp, 3.8-litre, six-cylinder boxer engine. The high-revving unit reaches a specific output of over 118 hp per litre. Developed in the motorsport department at Weissach, the 911 GT3 RS is fitted with a particularly short transmission ratio for racing purposes as a standard feature. The dynamic engine mounts featured as standard contribute to improved driving dynamics. Depending on the driving situation, the mounts change in their stiffness and damping effect, improving the connection between the engine and body when driving under racing conditions. The aerodynamics is consequently designed for downforce - another forte for track racing.

    “In the last years, Porsche racing vehicles have performed brilliantly at the 24 hour race on the Nürburgring with their speed and extraordinary reliability,” says Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport. “Four times straight, it was the Porsche GT3 RSR that was the vehicle to dominate the overall classification. I’m very pleased to see one of our Weissach-developed road-going vehicles competing parallel to the thoroughbred racers and proving its suitability for long distance competition.”

    The 38th running of the Nürburgring 24 hour race takes place from 15 to 16 May 2010. Every year, this event attracts far more than 200,000 spectators to the Nordschleife.

    Editor note: apparently one of the co-drivers of this car will be Horst v. Saurma, Editor-in-Chief of well known german sportscar magazine Sport Auto.

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    2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS...

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     Thanks. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (03/2010), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


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    I can only wish to be that sharp at 62


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    FFaust:

    I can only wish to be that sharp at 62

     +1 Smiley


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    FFaust:

    I can only wish to be that sharp at 62

     

    What astonishes me most is how much enthusiasm WR still has for his job. When I met him during the GT3 presentation, he wouldn't stop talking about cars and motorsports, it was really incredible. This guy really has fuel in his blood. Smiley


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    What astonishes me most is how much enthusiasm WR still has for his job. When I met him during the GT3 presentation, he wouldn't stop talking about cars and motorsports, it was really incredible. This guy really has fuel in his blood. Smiley


    I have been lucky enough to have spent time with a few individuals whom despite their positions/accomplishments have treated me as if we were friends. This enthusiasm that you speak of is what seperates those of us with real passion from those who just don't get it. It must have been great to have spoken to him.

    Smiley


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    Walter Röhrl puts his awesome driving skills to work in a 911 Rally car...

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    RC:
    FFaust:

    I can only wish to be that sharp at 62

     

    What astonishes me most is how much enthusiasm WR still has for his job. When I met him during the GT3 presentation, he wouldn't stop talking about cars and motorsports, it was really incredible.  Smiley

    If you want to see him get really enthusiastic, ask him about his pet cat.   Smiley


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    FFaust:

    I can only wish to be that sharp at 62

    I doublt I will be living at 62... Smiley Walter!


     


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    Re: Walter Röhrl competes in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race - GT3RS

    Porsche legend Walter Röhrl and Horst von Saurma (Sport Auto) will be joined by Chris Harris (Evo magazine) in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS at the 2010 Nurburgring 24 hour...

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    Wow, wow, wow!!! I can't wait to see this one! Smiley


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    Looking forward to the coverage of Walter's team in the 911 GT3 RS at the 2010 Nurburgring 24 hours!

    Here's a reminder of Walter Röhrl in his rally days...

    ...with some seriously impressive footwork!

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    So, who is going..?


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    "Here's a reminder of Walter Röhrl in his rally days..."

    Those spectators are CRAZY!


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    Slow In, Fast Out


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    Now that seems to be great fun.

    Does anybody has an idea, whether/which TV program will broadcast this race live in Europe?

    Thanks!


    Re: Walter Röhrl competes in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race - GT3RS

    DSF (Deutsches Sport Fernsehen) does usually cover the event.


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    We can finally put to rest on how much quicker Walter is than HvS at the Ring.  I wonder if there is a live stream I can watch for this race!


    Re: Walter Röhrl competes in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race - GT3RS

    Any other TV station? Eurosport perhaps? I want to watch this one Smiley


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    Walther Rohrl drives the Audi Quattro up the Col de Turini...

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    Re: Walter Röhrl competes in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race - GT3RS

    I love watching the maestro at work.

    Thanks!!!


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    2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: "evo at the Ring 24 hours"

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    evo's Chris Harris to race with Walter Rohrl in a GT3 RS at the Nurburgring 24 hours... 

    (11 March 2010)

    Evo’s Chris Harris will be racing at the 2010 Nurburgring 24 hours in May. Not only that, he’ll be doing it alongside Walter Rohrl in Porsche’s new 911 GT3 RS supercar.

    Chris you probably know from the wealth of evo videos he’s produced (including riding in a GT3 RS alongside Francois Delecour), while Walter is a double World Rally Champion and, more recently, a Porsche brand ambassador and professional test driver. He’s taken every production Porsche since 1993 around the Nordschleife, so he should be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to lengthy stints during the 24 hours.

    Alongside Harris and Rohrl in Porsche’s team will be German Touring Car ace Roland Asch (who’s driven a 911 GT3 Cup in the Dubai 24 hours) and Horst von Saurma, a German motoring journalist who’s driven 911s in the Ring 24 hours before, as well as setting a Nordschleife lap record in a Porsche Carrera GT. Our Harris is the baby of the team, and at 35 is little more than half Rohrl’s age.

    Preparation is underway now, and the four of them will contest two VLN races in the GT3 RS to familiarise themselves with both track and car in time for the Ring endurance race on May 15 and 16.

    Needless to say, there’ll be plenty of coverage of the event and Chris’s progress before, during and after the race, so keep your eyes on evo.co.uk for the latest news.

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    Re: Walter Röhrl competes in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race - GT3RS

    Just realized that he is doing the ring the wrong way round. Would love to do that once.


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    Re: Walter Röhrl competes in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race - GT3RS

    Manthay Racing will be providing support for the Walter Rohrl GT3 and the R Hybrid for Porsche. They will be providing the logistic and manpower support, but  will be under Porsche supervision and control (for the 2 works cars)

     

     


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    OAB:

    Just realized that he is doing the ring the wrong way round. Would love to do that once.

     

    The Rallye Köln-Ahrweiler used to go partially around it in the opposite direction. Of course, you could rent the track for a limited time on your own. Smiley


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    Spyderidol:

    Manthay Racing will be providing support for the Walter Rohrl GT3 and the R Hybrid for Porsche. They will be providing the logistic and manpower support, but  will be under Porsche supervision and control (for the 2 works cars)

     

     

    interesting,thanks!


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    Ferdie:
    OAB:

    Just realized that he is doing the ring the wrong way round. Would love to do that once.

     

    The Rallye Köln-Ahrweiler used to go partially around it in the opposite direction. Of course, you could rent the track for a limited time on your own. Smiley

    I think there was an event this winter (at least planned) - on snow and both directions - organised by Jaco's Paddock. That would have been great fun! Could not attend as I was away skiing.
     


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    997 GT2 (GT3 RS on order), 987 Boxster S PDK, Audi S5, KTM Superduke 990


    Re: Walter Röhrl competes in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race - GT3RS

    Chris Harris is at the Nurburgring this weekend for a first test run in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS that he will race with Walter Röhrl at the Nurburgring 24-hour...

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    "So it all begins today. Test starts at 10am. This is the GT3 RS: standard car on slick tyres. VERY EXCITED." -- Chris Harris

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    "It's even got a number plate!" -- Chris Harris

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    "...shares a garage with the Manthay GT3R" -- Chris Harris

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    Re: Walter Röhrl competes in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race - GT3RS

    Chris Harris is at the Nurburgring this weekend for a first test run in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS that he will race with Walter Röhrl at the Nurburgring 24-hour...

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    "GT3 R Hybrid has the most bizarre front camber setting ever. Seems to be very quick too."

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    "Team mate Roland Asch / ex-DTM and all-round legend. He doesn't speak English and my German is pants. We mime a lot."

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    Re: Walter Röhrl competes in the Nürburgring 24 Hour Race - GT3RS

    Chris Harris at the Nurburgring for a first test run in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS that he will race with Walter Röhrl at the Nurburgring 24-hour...

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    "Cracking day yesterday. Mixture of wet and dry running. RS amazing considering it's a street car on slicks." -- Chris Harris

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    "Just to prove that it was driven... Thanks to Jochen at Frozenspeed, as ever!" -- Chris Harris

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    "GT3 R Hybrid has the most bizarre front camber setting ever. Seems to be very quick too..."

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