Congratulations to Mal Rose and his team for bringing their VY Commodore V8 Supercar home in the 2008 NÃ¼rburgring 24 hour race. The Mal Rose Racing Commodore finished 31st outright from the 230 entries and was the highest placed of the Australian entries. A few facts and figures from their race follow. The team’s best qualifying lap, completed over the 25.378km course, was 9 minutes 43 seconds. During the actual race they completed 131 laps (over 3300 kilometres). Top speed was 282km/h. Over the entire weekend, including qualifying, the V8 Supercar completed 3825 kilometres and consumed 2500 litres of fuelâ€”at a price of AU$8750! Amazingly for such a big and relatively heavy car, they used only eight tyres (Toyo RS1 18″) and, even more amazing, used just a single set of brake pads. A great effort by Mal and his team, who have been NÃ¼rburgring trailblazers, providing a taste of this greulling race for numerous Australians. For 2009 Mal plans to upgrade his Supercar to a 6.0 litre V8, pumping out 655bhp. Nice!
See below for more pics, with thanks to Mal Rose and NÃ¼rburgring specialist photographer, Jochen from frozenspeed.