Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hamburg 24 Hours: Frank Biela part of the race winning Audi R8 LMS ultra team

By Johan Laubscher

The Hamburg 24 Hours was held this weekend. It is an annual twenty-four hour slot car event held as part of the rallye racing Carrera Cup (RCCO).

A number of Audi and Joest personnel took part, including former Audi factory driver and five-time Le Mans winner, Frank Biela, who used an Audi R8 LMS ultra. 

Biela was part of the race winning driver team this weekend, which included Frank Biela, Thomas Voigt and Helmut Schmid. This was Frank Biela's fifth consecutive victory in this annual slot car event, each time at the controls of an Audi slot car. They won the race after completing 5,362 laps, finishing ahead of the field with a 153 lap lead.

Race winners: Thomas Voigt, Helmut Schmid and Frank Biela

The Joest team, which included Ralf J├╝ttner, finished their first twenty-four hour slot car race in third place, behind the Volkswagen Polo WRC team and the race winning R8 LMS ultra team. The Joest team was using a Bentley Continental slot car.

Third placed team: the Bentley Boys from Team Joest

The 2013 Hamburg 24 Hours was yet again a fun filled event for all of the participants and highlighted by another victory for the Audi R8 LMS ultra.