Terting Takes on the 24 Hours of Nürburgring
New Volkswagen Golf24 Challenges “The Green Hell”
NURBURG, Germany, June 24, 2011–Sportscar ace Peter Terting is set to take part in the legendary 24-hour race at the Nurburgring this weekend as part of the development process of the all new Volkswagen Golf24.
Widely acknowledged as one the preeminent development drivers for his ability to rapidly bring a new car up to speed, Terting will have two cycles around-the-clock to provide critical feedback in the maturation process of the car.
In preparation for this renowned and grueling event, Terting and his team completed a successful test at the Nürburgring in March-and the Volkswagen Golf24 saw its first race action at the demanding circuit in a 4 hour event in April. Despite a tire puncture, Terting and the Golf24 team was able to recover for a 20th place overall finish out of a field of 200 entries.
24 hour endurance races are always a challenge for both man and machine, perhaps none more so than the legendary Nürburgring 24. The course itself is over twelve miles long and has evolved-since its inception in 1927-into what is considered one of the toughest and most difficult circuits in the world.
A combination of both public highway and purpose built racecourse and built within a picturesque forest setting, the Nürburgring’s Nordschlieffe circuit was appropriately dubbed “Green Hell” by Formula 1 World Champion Jackie Stewart for both its challenge and setting.
In 2011, Terting will be teamed with fellow Volkswagen factory pilot René Rast, as well as former Formula 1 stars Johnny Herbert and Mark Blundell. Rounding out the lineup is DTM veteran Edoardo Mortara.
Follow Peter Terting and the Golf24 team’s progress in the 2011 24 hours of the Nurburgring at the event’s official website, and stay tuned as Terting continues to pursue opportunities to bring his speed and experience to an elite road racing series in the United States.
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