Thank you for hosting! You definitely had me on the edge of my seat, and it was a pleasure to compete in Group 4 3000. Congratulations on your class victory and 7th overall, AirJordan, as well as to the overall victors!
I never got to post my car before the race, so I think now is a good time to do that…
This Zacspeed ONE may not look as you remember. When we heard the Nürburgring’s call for race cars, it was clear we needed our best outfits. The car was no exception. Out are the curves and in come the edges. Its large eyes are gone in favor of a firm face. It even pinched some bits from its prototype brethren - the 875 and 408. Take off the suit, and aside from the familiar, all-aluminum flat-six sitting forward of the rear axle, many of the components present are borrowed and adapted from the usual ONE.
These alone would not help. Even within its class, some cars brought an additional 50 horsepower, leading to times 20 seconds faster than ours. Through the combined efforts of Dan Miles, Nelson Barbosa, and Carl Schubert, we clawed our way from fifth in class to second in class, leaving the second smallest gap between first and second in class: 7:16. Starting 21st overall, we progressed 12 positions to 9th overall - a top 10 finish dominated by cars packing 100 more horsepower.
Hopefully we can clean it up in time for the bonus race.
The Zacspeed ONE GTO.
Car #52 fielded by Zacspeed Racing, driven by:
Dan Miles - Trans-Am and Sportscar driver
Nelson Barbosa - BTCC 1968 champion
Carl Schubert - Karting and Formula 3 driver