24H Nurburgring: Tomas Enge preview

Enge is looking forward to Green Hell Tomas Enge is going to taste the fourth different 24 hours race of his career. He has already under his belt several participations at Le Mans, Spa and Daytona but this time he is going to take the German ...

Enge is looking forward to Green Hell

Tomas Enge is going to taste the fourth different 24 hours race of his career. He has already under his belt several participations at Le Mans, Spa and Daytona but this time he is going to take the German Nurburgring. However, the race does not use the current Grand Prix track but the legendary old Nordschleife which is connected to the current track. The old, over 20 kilometres long track, is called many different names but most often, and perhaps also the best fitting, is the Green hell.

Tomas Enge will share an Aston Martin DBRS9 car with very good drivers. Two of them are colleagues from the factory Aston Martin racing team -- Stefan Mucke and Karl Wendlinger. They will be joined by Robert Lechner who was Tomas's big rival in the F Ford and F3.

The German marathon (www.24h-rennen.de) is specific not only due to the track but also the number of participants is extreme as 230 cars will line up on the grid on Saturday and Friday's qualifying will see almost 280 cars.

Tomas Enge: "I went to Nurburgring straight from the Most race weekend and I must say that I was surprised by the huge number of people camping around the track. I thought that there must have been a race during the weekend. However, it was not the truth. There were fans who were waiting for the 24 hours race. They arrived so early to have the best place around the Norschleife. I like it a lot when fans follow those races so closely. Usually there are 200 000 fans every year and I am looking forward to the atmosphere. Our Aston Martin DBRS9 is built under the FIA GT3 regulations but features several updates like bigger downforce. Te tested at Nurburgring on Monday and everything went well. When i drove there for the first time in the LMN race in April I felt like doing a rally special stage. I think that the nickname Green hell is quite fitting and I am looking forward to it."

-credit: tomas-enge.com

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Series Endurance
Drivers Tomas Enge , Karl Wendlinger , Robert Lechner