April 24, 2010

Röhrl dops out of the Nürburgring 24 Hours

"Uncle" Walter can't make the party.

In this year's 24 hour Rennen at the 'Ring, Porsche will be running what they say is a stock 997 GT3 RS. OK, it's stripped, with a different springs, slick tires, a cage and modified electronics, but never mind all that, the cool thing was going to be the return of Walter Röhrl to a major racing event.
Sadly he had to drop out. No official reason given but it is said that after the recent VLN shakedown race, it was realized he was just too exhausted by his stint. Time waits for no one, even legends like Röhrl.

Cheers from all of us Walter, you still are the patron saint of tracktards the world over!

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  1. A few days ago I read an interview with Walter, and he said he was troubled over his back because of a 'slipped disc' (if google translate is correct).

  2. Bummer! Really wanted to see the master go for it once more.
    I had a really hard time figuring out which section of the Nring was it until finalized realized he was driving clockwise! Looks much tighter that way!


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