Sachsenring results

"D1 ADAC SUPER-TOUREN-WAGEN CUP '96" - ROUND 4 AT SACHSENRING Sachsenring is situated in East Germany. A new circuit was built on the area of the old street course from 1927. Only the old start/finish straight was taken for the new track....

"D1 ADAC SUPER-TOUREN-WAGEN CUP '96" - ROUND 4 AT SACHSENRING

Sachsenring is situated in East Germany. A new circuit was built on the area of the old street course from 1927. Only the old start/finish straight was taken for the new track. And only a few hundred metres of the 3.7 km long track are part of a public road now. The reopening was on June 1 this year with a motorbike race. The STW-Cup this weekend was the first international race on this new circuit, which reminds in its structure to the old Nurburgring or Spa-Francorchamps.

Weather: cloudy/rainy 13 deg.C Spectators: 75,000

STW-Sprint 16 laps: Wet race; Werner(Opel), Maassen(Nissan) and Burgstaller(BMW) starting with Intermediates. Start: Philipp Peter takes the lead from Tamara Vidali and Emanuele Pirro.(all Audi) Gindorf(BMW) kicks Burgstaller off the track. Warren Hughes suddenly turns to the right and crashes with 200 kph hard into the barriers. The Mondeo is catapulted back, gets airborne, two metres up and rotating over 360 degrees before landing on the track again. After a first medical supply, Hughes was taken to hospital by Helicopter. He suffered a serious concussion of the brain, bruises and contusions. Restart after almost 1 1/2 hours for 13 laps. lap01: Peter, Vidali, Pirro, 07: Joerg Mueller(BMW) is pushed off the track by Kris Nissen(Audi), but can continue. 09: Christian Abt takes 3rd from Karl Wendlinger.(both Audi) 10: Nissen out. 11: Tamara Vidali has an excursion through the gravel. 12: Wolfgang Treml(Ford) into pits with broken steering - out. 13: Joerg Mueller slides into the gravel - end. 1.Peter, 2.Abt, 3.Pirro

--------------------------Results STW-Sprint---------------------------- Pos Driver Team/Car Time ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Philipp Peter/A ROC-Competition/A.Z.K.-Audi A4 21:45.390 2 Christian Abt/D ABT Sportsline-Audi A4 + 6.709 3 Emanuele Pirro/I ROC-Competition/A.Z.K.-Audi A4 9.881 4 Karl Wendlinger/A ROC-Competition/A.Z.K.-Audi A4 13.521 5 Steve Soper/GB BMW-Team Bigazzi-BMW 320i 17.676 6 Tamara Vidali/I ROC-Competition/A.Z.K.-Audi A4 19.527 7 Alexander Burgstaller/D BMW-Team Bigazzi-BMW 320i 25.634 8 Marco Werner/D Team Holzer-Opel Vectra 27.649 9 Laurent Aiello/F Peugeot Esso-Peugeot 406 32.801 10 Ralf Kalaschek/D MIG Austria-Audi A4 43.294 11 Franz Engstler/D Alfa Team Engstler-Alfa Romeo 155 47.695 12 Roland Asch/D Team Schuebel-Ford Mondeo 1:02.474 13 Claudia Huertgen/D Flash Power-Ford Mondeo 1:07.806 14 Altfrid Heger/D Peugeot Esso-Peugeot 406 1:37.734 15 Armin Hahne/D Honda Team Linder-Honda Accord 1:43.043 16 Marc Gindorf/D PMC Sports-BMW 320i 1:44.825 17 Sascha Maassen/D Nissan Racing-Nissan Primera 1:49.023 18 Joerg Mueller/D BMW-Team Bigazzi-BMW 320i -1 lap 19 Peter Mamerow/D Mamerow Autom.-Techn.-Audi80 Comp. 1 20 Anthony Reid/GB Nissan Racing-Nissan Primera 3 21 Wolfgang Treml/D Flash Power-Ford Mondeo 3 22 Patrick Ulrich/CH Ulrich Motorsport-BMW 318iS/4 3 23 Kris Nissen/DK ABT Sportsline-Audi A4 4

FL: Steve Soper/GB 1:37.650 (=129.66 kph)

Not qualified: Alexander Gaggl/A Lauderbach Motorsport-BMW 320i

STW-Race 29 laps: DNS: Kris Nissen - suspension broken Start: Peter takes the lead, 2nd Pirro, 3rd Soper. Anthony Reid slides off the track but can continue. lap02: Pirro takes the lead. 11: Soper gets past Peter. 16: Armin Hahne(Honda) spins into the gravel, out. 20: Gindorf spins but stays on the track. 23: Peter into pits with a blocking wheel, out. 25: Abt overtakes Vidali and snatches 3rd position from Wendlinger. 27: Marc Gindorf losing his right rear wheel, out. Finish: Pirro, Soper, Abt

----------------------------Results STW-Race---------------------------- Pos Driver Team/Car Time ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 Emanuele Pirro/I ROC-Competition/A.Z.K.-Audi A4 45:51.578 2 Steve Soper/GB BMW-Team Bigazzi-BMW 320i + 4.465 3 Christian Abt/D ABT Sportsline-Audi A4 23.480 4 Karl Wendlinger/A ROC-Competition/A.Z.K.-Audi A4 29.138 5 Tamara Vidali/I ROC-Competition/A.Z.K.-Audi A4 34.962 6 Laurent Aiello/F Peugeot Esso-Peugeot 406 37.634 7 Marco Werner/D Team Holzer-Opel Vectra 38.575 8 Alexander Burgstaller/D BMW-Team Bigazzi-BMW 320i 38.879 9 Joerg Mueller/D BMW-Team Bigazzi-BMW 320i 39.895 10 Ralf Kalaschek/D MIG Austria-Audi A4 44.953 11 Altfrid Heger/D Peugeot Esso-Peugeot 406 55.088 12 Sascha Maassen/D Nissan Racing-Nissan Primera 1:03.903 13 Claudia Huertgen/D Flash Power-Ford Mondeo -1 lap 14 Roland Asch/D Team Schuebel-Ford Mondeo 1 15 Franz Engstler/D Alfa Team Engstler-Alfa Romeo 155 1 16 Peter Mamerow/D Mamerow Autom.-Techn.-Audi80 Comp. 1 17 Anthony Reid/GB Nissan Racing-Nissan Primera 1 18 Patrick Ulrich/CH Ulrich Motorsport-BMW 318iS/4 1 19 Philipp Peter/A ROC-Competition/A.Z.K.-Audi A4 7

FL: Emanuele Pirro/I 1:33.908 (=134.83 kph)

Not classified: Marc Gindorf/D PMC Sports-BMW 318i Armin Hahne/D Honda Team Linder-Honda Accord

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Drivers Karl Wendlinger , Laurent Aiello , Anthony Reid , Sascha Maassen , Christian Abt , Warren Hughes , Marco Werner , Franz Engstler , Steve Soper , Altfrid Heger , Armin Hahne , Philipp Peter , Kris Nissen , Marc Gindorf , Roland Asch , Peter Mamerow , Joerg Mueller , Emanuele Pirro