12 hour model race in Hamburg 19:th February 2005
"Modell Renncenter Hamburg" Germany
I joined a bunch of happy racers and went down to Hamburg to race
in a 12 hour race (really 6 hour per team).
We, Ace of Race, consisted of five racers and when the fifth one couldn't
go I took his place. The team T-shirts were already printed so I was probably
chosen due to the fact that I have the same first name as the original driver
I am so used of driving to races but with today's new airline companies
prices has changed. I realized that the flight to Hamburg/Lübeck and
sharing a rental car was lower than traveling to a race in the south of Sweden.
Thank you Ryanair.
The type of cars used were Pla-Fit, Schöler, Momo and similar
ones. I did not check out the rules since I just drove the car but it looked
to be quite free.
The Body should be a a LeMans type of sports car and motors were hand out
Cars on the grid
There were 10 teams present and teams had between three and five drivers
so with a five lane track the practice runs were not many.
The race started with qualifying and the lane to qualify on was drawn from
a hat so no one could know which lane to occupy during praxes.
White lane, the middle one, lane 3, was drawn.
The qualification determined the which group of five teams you would do your
first three hours with. After three hours, the daylight driving, a new list
is put together so that the top five drive together. The last three hours
are the dark night time driving.
No Limits topped the chart after qualifying 6,814. Fifth team, Felgendreher
had 6,891. Quite close.
We came in sixth with 7,089