Georg Gruber wins 3rd NRL race in class – C-Spec crashes violently

nrls1r3_2_webThe third race of this season started off on pretty cold and foggy conditions on the famous Nordschleife. The TFR C-Spec drivers Lars Moldenhauer and Sascha Lamp were really confident to get a good result this time after a desastrous second race in the series. However, even the smallest mistakes may cause a lot of damage to the car on this long and demanding track.

Lars qualified the car in 5th with a 8:26.974 and was able to hold that position during his first stint before he gave the car to Sascha. After 5 laps, Sascha clipped the grass in the Kesselchen section and lost the car in a spectacular way. The damage could be fixed within 25 minutes, but the team lost around 5-10 seconds. Being in 8th position after the stop, Lars and Sascha could pass the cars of Proper Backfire Racing and Online-SimRacing.de to finish in 6th.

nrls1r3_3_webAn error of Kraut Racing, who is registered for the Jetta, gave Georg Gruber in the MX-5 a competitor and a fight for a class win this time. However, Georg, still racing for Race Hawks, crashed in lap 1 and saw his chance for the win already gone before the Kraut Racing driver Thomas Facklam lost the car and crashed heavily after 4 laps. With only 9 laps driven and a lot of repair breaks during those laps, Georg was once again the man on top of the list in the Mazda class.

The team AXXESS.IT BELGIUM with Robert Fráguas won the race and the GT3 class. Tommy Vandergucht and Christian Challiner won the C-Spec class after they started from 8th in class. Challiner had the fastest car in the entire C-Spec field and brought the car home with 14 seconds ahead of McGarvey Racing. Reddit Racing won in the Jetta class.

Current standings: http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/downloadAttach/2422242.page