Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Subaru Snatches Class Win in 2018 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race Once More
Subaru’s motorsport subsidiary Subaru Tecnica International (STI) took the class win once more at the 2018 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race held in Germany held last weekend with the Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge 2018, a purpose-built racecar based on the WRX STI mass-production model.
Although the team started the race from pole position in the SP3T class, they experienced mechanical trouble in the early stage of the race. However, the team of mechanics, chosen from Subaru dealers across Japan, solved the problem and the car was able to return to the race.
Since then, the four drivers, Carlo van Dam (Netherlands), Tim Schrick (Germany), Hideki Yamauchi (Japan), and Takuto Iguchi (Japan), closed the gap with the lead and regained the top position around
10th hour from the start of the race.
As the weather turned worse, the WRX STI’s Symmetrical AWD system enabled it to pass other cars a class or two higher.
Just an hour before the finish, the car once again entered into engine trouble, but it returned and crossed the line first in the SP3T class and 62nd overall.