A quick shout out for Mal Rose who is about to tackle the Green Hell for his tenth Nürburgring 24 hour race in a row. That’s a fine achievement for any racer and even more admirable for the fact Mal travels half way around the world to compete. Here’s a few words Mal shared with [...]
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Following the earlier news about the Subaru Impreza WRX STI here is a behind the scenes look at Subaru’s time at the Nürburgring. The clip runs for just under four minutes and gives a bit more insight into the STI sedan setting a new Nürburgring record for a four-door car.
Subaru Australia brings us news that Tommi Mäkinen has driven an MY11 Impreza WRX STI sedan around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 55 seconds. Which is a new (unofficial) lap record for a four door car, beating the previous best time of the Cadillac CTS-V by four seconds. Speaking after the lap Mäkinen said, [...]
Australian endurance racing stalwart Mal Rose will be back at the Ring for his seventh straight 24 hour race. This time, though, he won’t be behind the familiar Lion badge of his Holden Commodore, but behind the Pleiades stars of a Subaru Impreza WRX STI. Mal will be driving for the Rimmer Motorsport from the [...]
Subaru will be taking an STi factory team to the Nürburgring 24 hour race this year (21-24 May). They will be running a single Impreza WRX STi, to be driven by Kazuo Shimizu, Toshihiro Yoshida, Naoki Hattori and Koji Matsuda. The car will run a few STi suspension and tuning tweaks, but will essentially be [...]
Here’s an old time attack lap from inside a Subaru Impreza WRX STi spec-C. I’m not sure exactly how old the lap is, but judging by the car, it looks to be a 2003 model, with 206kW/394Nm. Regardless of age the lap is a great example of the full commitment required for such a lap—it’s [...]