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TOP 15 QUALIFYING: Pos Driver Nat Car -------------------------------------------------- 1. Kurt Thiim DK Mercedes Benz C180 2. Alessandro Nannini I Alfa Romeo 155 V6 3. Nicola Larini ...

TOP 15 QUALIFYING:

Pos Driver                Nat        Car
--------------------------------------------------
1. Kurt Thiim                DK        Mercedes Benz C180
2. Alessandro Nannini        I        Alfa Romeo 155 V6
3. Nicola Larini        I        Alfa Romeo 155 V6
4. Keke Rosberg                SF        Opel Calibra V6
5. Joerg van Ommen        D        Mercedes Benz C180
6. Manuel Reuter        D        Opel Calibra V6
7. Bernd Schneider        D        Mercedes Benz C180
8. Roland Asch                D        Mercedes Benz C180
9. Kris Nissen                 DK        Alfa Romeo 155 V6
10.Ellen Lohr                D       Mercedes Benz C180
11.Giorgio Francia        I        Alfa Romeo 155 V6
12.Christian Danner        D        Alfa Romeo 155 V6
13.Danny Sullivan        USA        Alfa Romeo 155 V6
14."John Winter"        D       Opel Calibra V6
15.Klaus Ludwig                D        Mercedes Benz C180

RACE 1 25 laps=100,575km no points

lap 1: Thiim, Nannini, Larini, Rosberg beside Larini and Reuter beside Rosberg. 3 cars through a bend = 1 car left. Collision of the 2 Calibras, Reuter into the gravel, Rosberg pits. 3: Ludwig who started 15th is now 8. 6: Thiim, Larini, Nannini, Schneider, Asch, Nissen, Ludwig, Lohr, van Ommen, Francia. 8: Larini tries to overtake Thiim on th left. Thiim shuts the door, but opens the door on his right for Nannini. (good trick) Thiim has got a shock from this and drops back to 5th position. Schneider 3rd. 11: Nannini, Larini, Schneider, Asch, Thiim, Nissen, Ludwig, Lohr, van Ommen, Francia 13: Nannini fastest lap 14: Nissen takes 5th from Tiim, Schneider 2nd from Larini. 15: Thiim now dropping behind Ellen Lohr. (still shocked?) 19: Ellen Lohr passing Ludwig. 23: Ludwig out - mechanical failure

1. Nannini 2. Schneider 3. Larini 4. Asch 5. Nissen 6. Lohr 7. Thiim 8. van Ommen 9. Danner 10.Sullivan

RACE 2

Larini, Ludwig and Rosberg do not start in 2nd race. Unrepairable cars.

lap 2: Nannini, Schneider, Nissen, Asch, Thiim, Lohr, van Ommen, Danner, Sullivan, Winter no changes 8: Ellen Lohr now 5. Schneider fastest lap. Reuter who had to start fron the pit lane is now in 10th position. 10: Reuter fastest lap 12: Lohr out (engine?) 14: Nannini, Schneider , Nissen, Asch, Ommen, Danner, Thiim Sullivan, Reuter, Winter, Francia, Wallace 15: Nannini 3.5 sec --> Schneider 16: Nissen out - gearbox 17: Reuter 6. 18: Reuter 4. 20: Schneider now at Nannini's rear. 23. Asch slowing down (fuel) Reuter 3. Schneider slow (fuel) 24: Asch stalling - Schneider stalling. 25: Nannini slow (fuel), but he is reaching the finish line 1/2 car length in front of Reuter.

1. Nannini * 2. Reuter 3. van Ommen 4. Danner 5. Thiim 6. Sullivan 7. Andy Wallace Alfa Romeo 155 V6 (1993) 8. Uwe Alzen Mecedes Benz ('93) 9. "John Winter" 10.Schneider

* Nannini was disqualified later. The rules say that there must be left 3 liters of fuel after the race for analysis. Probably Schneider will be DQ'd for the same reason.

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