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Slow cars in fast races.
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Penman



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:36 pm    Post subject: Slow cars in fast races. Reply with quote

Back in the day the Mille Miglia used to feature locals in Fiat 500s or even Topolinos.
Is this the modern equivalent?
A 13:30 lap in this weekend's Nurburgring 24, in a Dacia Logan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srKL5fjdzpk
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He only got up to about 110 mph!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Le Mans Classic groups cars by age, just like the Course l'Index had Renault 4's racing against Jaguars in the day. A few years back the late 50's class had a 750cc DB Panhard in the same race as the D-types, which had a qualifying time of 4 minutes 30 seconds. The Panhard had a time of 17 minutes. He was lapped three times before finishing his first lap.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Wiki about this years Ring 24 hr.

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The race was the shortest-ever in terms of both laps and run time, with the winner only completing fifty-nine laps in less than 10 hours of green- and yellow-flag running as a result of torrential rain and heavy fog. It included a large number of different classes of car, varying in speed from Group GT3 sport cars to a Dacia Logan. Of the 121 cars that started the race, ninety-nine finished.

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