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It was a bit cold on May 28, 1983, when Stefan Bellof competed for the qualifying of the ADAC 1000-kilometer race at the Nürburgring as part of the sports car world championship.

His car: The Porsche 956 K with the chassis number 007; first equipped with 13-inch wide rims on the front axle. More camber and modified steering levers ensure better steering behavior.
A distance of 20.835 kilometers per lap was to be mastered at that time. Less than 2 km shorter than usual. Due to the new construction of the Grand Prix circuit and the pit system, a connector with a short pit lane behind grandstand T13 was created.
No one guessed that on that weekend a record would be set, which would stand more than 35 years later.
After becoming World Champion of Drivers in 1959 and 60, at the wheel of the revolutionaries Cooper-Climax, Jack Brabham joined with his countryman, engineer and race cars designer Ron Tauranac, to found, in 1960, the Motor Racing Developments Ltd.
The MRD presented its first car, a Formula Junior, in the next summer, and quickly evolved to become a great builder of competition cars for customers.

In 1962 Jack Brabham left Cooper to drive his team's cars and MRD presented its first F1, BT3 (BT from Brabham-Tauranac). Ron designed the cars and Jack drived and developed them.

The former Formula 1 driver Jochen Mass ends his qualifying with a time of 6:16.850 min, as one of the last drivers Stefan Bellof starts on his lap.
Bellof does the unthinkable in a Werksporsche, a fabulous time of 6:11.13 min, 5 sec faster than teammate Mass. The reigning Formula One World Champion Keke Rosberg, even takes half a minute longer on his tour of the Green Hell.
Bellof was at an average speed of 202 km / h - faster than any racer before. Despite two small mistakes, as he would then say, typically relaxed.
In 1966 Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme, participated in 19 races, 10 of which were of the F1 World Championship, having won 6 and allowed Jack Brabham to win, in 1966, his third Drivers' Championship and the first title of Constructors for the brand.
Jack Brabham was also, and until today, the only driver to win a race and a F1 World Championship at the wheel of a car with his name.

RECORD LAP NORDSCHLEIFE:
6: 11,13 MIN


Date: May 28, 1983
Driver: Stefan Bellof
Vehicle: Porsche 956K chassis no. 007
Lap length: 20.832 km
Lap time: 6:11,13 min
Average speed: 202 km / h
BRABHAM BT24

Races: 21
Wins: 3
Podiums: 12
Poles: 0
Fastest Laps: 1
Constructors Championship: 1 (1967)
Drivers Championships: 1 (1967) Denny Hulme
In the race on Sunday, the second Werksporsche with Jacky Ickx and Jochen Mass crossed the finish line as the winner.

Stefan Bellof had to park his Porsche in the section Pflanzgarten after an
accident in lap 19. He made a looping and his car came to rest at what is called the Bellof-S since 2013..

Since this record, the history of Stefan Bellof and the history of the Nordschleife are inseparable.
In 1967 Brabham introduced the BT24, which was more compact and lighter than its predecessors. It was powered by a new and lighter Repco engine, with a block manufactured by the brand and with the exhaust pipes positioned centrally, which allowed the engine to reach 330CV, and left more space for the rear suspension.
Taking advantage of the youth problems of the also new Lotus 49, Jack Brabham and Denny Hulme won 3 races and, for the brand, the World Championship, with Hulme overtaking his colleague and boss to win his only driver.
Bellof´s record stood for 35 years until the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo broke it.
But the 6:11.13 is still the fastest laptime driven in an official event.

Can you beat Bellof´s time?
The Brabham BT24 never drove at Fonteny, but we chose the car because despite winning the titles in 1967, it is chanceless in the GPL mod and therefore mostly ignored.

Will you master the car/track combination best?

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On Saturday the 15th of December 2018 we had our first THR race.
This means that THR will be 4 years old in a few days and we have experienced a lot in these four years:

First Race

Our first race was held with the GPL Mod at Silverstone and we had 4 Racers on track. Our race format in the first weeks was to run as many 20-minute races in a row as we were able to.
Our first regular driver was Ben Barson. Thanks a lot for showing that the community idea was not that bad.

Our AC server

The first races were hosted on Duderei's home server.
But we quickly moved to a professional hoster.
The first entry in our STracker Database is from 2018-12-25.
After that we changed the hoster 2 times until we moved to a rented LinuxMachine (thanks franglais) which runs the ServerManager and 5 AC-Servers.
In the next weeks we plan to move to new more powerful server to (hopefully) get rid of the LagSpikes we experienced in the last weeks.

Races in THR

Over the 4 years, 974 different drivers have raced on our servers.
We have driven tens of thousands of laps and countless kilometers.

We had around 180 official events, 58 weekday races and many fun races.
We have completed 19 championships and the next upcoming are already planned.
Our former champions can be seen on the Wall of Champions.

Discord

The Discord Server has been set up on 2018-12-07.
Our first member besides Dude and me joined on 2018-12-14.
Currently we have 1,562 Members. Some of them are very quiet or bots, but no matter what time of day, there are always more than 200 members online.
What I find crazy is that I have written nearly 23,000 messages in our THR Discord. The number of PMs are also high, but I can´t count them.

Website

The Website followed a little later. The first entry is from 2019-01-17.
It contains 200 pages and 290 news and I wrote more than 88,000 Words.
Funfact: You will need nearly 6 hours to read them all.

To represent our races we have made 183 posters.
Our Website has more than 130,000 visits and more than 492,000 views.

The most successfull page ist the news page with 59,000 views, followed by the tracks page, the GPL Mod page, and the AC Legends page.

Youtube

Nearly 1 year after our foundation we started our Youtube-Channel on 2019-02-17.
At first we started with a short PromoVideo which was made by Bo Stamper.
Another year later we started to stream our races and with the help of Klopstick and Ted we produced another brilliant PromoVideo which has been watched 1.285 times since then.
To celebrate the start of our fifth GPL championship, Greg produced another stunning video which has been watched 590 times until today.

In 2022 Evgeny showed up and produced an awesome Cintematic about our THR GTC 60s championship, which was viewed 2,908 times.

The channel contains more than 319 videos/streams and has 398 followers.
It was visited 31,656 times and more than 2.800 hours of our videos were viewed.

Social Media

Besides of the above we have a Facebook site, which get not much attention from our side, but has 344 followers, cause of the website news which get posted on Facebook automatically.
Also an unused Twitch Channel, an equally unused Instagram Account and some other cool things which I might have forgotten.

Shop

We opened our own THR shop on 12/21/2022.
The idea behind the store was to send prizes to our championship winners / participants.

Since the opening we have donated 27 prices to our members and on top of that sold around 25 products.
It doesn't sound like much 😉 but those who have ordered are very satisfied with the quality of the products.

If you plan to buy something and need help with it:
https://thracing.de/thr-shop-help/

Special Thanks

I want to send out a very special thank you to the members of the Orga - Group.
margar, Flashor, Flow, franglais and Valentin.
I appreciate our meetings and the decisions we make.
You take work from me and you also support in balancing, track testing and many other things.
You are a great help for me!!!

I would also like to thank the members of THR Race Control. For many members it is not visible how much time you invest, but I can assure you that it is many hours.
It's great that you guys take the job so seriously!

A special thanks also to Evgeny for creating such great THR videos last year.
I have watched the cinematic a dozen times and I am really looking forward to the cinematic about the F1 1991 championship!

And I bet I forgot to mention other supporters.
Therefore, I thank everyone who has supported THR's work.


The most important part of THR > YOU

But the most important thing is the community that has grown up around THR.

Thank you all for being members of THR and for making THR what it is!

It is also nice to see, that you help each other in Discord and that you respect each other.
I appreciate that very much!

I would also like to thank those who have made a donation via Paypal or started to be a Patreon of THR!
That's phenomenal!


Your [THR] pitman

We plan to celebrate the 4th anniversary with a full length GP.

And the upcoming Schedule looks like this.


Fanatec has released this year's Black Friday deals: https://blackfriday.fanatec.com/

If you plan to buy Fanatec products, it would bei great if you can use the THR affiliate link to enter the Fantatec website:

https://www.fanatec.com/?utm_medium=FAP+Banner&utm_source=5ffc5839c979d&utm_campaign=General+Links&a_aid=5ffc5839c979d

Podium - Class A | Race 1 and Race 2

FlashorPete Bondurant
HappyKoyotFlashor
Valentin Knechtelmeisterjäger

Podium - Class B | Race 1 and Race 2

GasklepNat Stevenson
Nat StevensonAlessandro Bezzi
Jorge Vidallucent

Detailed Result - Qualifying
Detailed Result - Race 1
Detailed Result - Race 2

Live stream from the race


Quotes from our members race reports

Congrats to everyone who survived this and congrats to the winners.

meisterjäger

Yeah, we probably all made a couple of mistakes this evening. Coongrats to Pete for holding it all together in the second and most important race.

Steve Hayward

I'm sorry to everyone who got involved in the big crash of race 2, in the village. Due to a small mistake i ruined many peoples race. Congrats to everyone who survived this track.

Flashor

Good fun in race 1 all, particularly the late fight with @Pete Bondurant and @Tyler Van Beek.

Valentin Knechtel

Congrats to the winners and podium finishers of the race!

And many thanks to every participant. It was a pleasure to have you on track!
(There are some open incidents which might inflict the results afterwards.)


The detailed standings (including the given penalties) can be found here:
https://bit.ly/TCL-60s-Championship-II

For more information about the Championship itself follow this link:
60s Touring Car Legends Championship



Podium

Potatohedron
Adamike99
Florian Masse

Qualifying Results
Detailed Race Results

Race Report

6th race of the 1991 F1 season took us to Japan, on the mythical Suzuka circuit. 18 entrants were competing for the win but it was the inevitable Jayden HW who once again took pole position. Followed by Ony and Adamike99, it was a Ligier trio that locked the front grid.

The current choice of tires was split between medium and hards, letting us think that some might think one stop could be faster.

The start went very clean while the most noticeable thing might have been Rolf Biber and Tom Zeeuw gaining several positions in the first corners while Vanderspeed and Tyler Van Beek went into unfortunate spins.
As a good battle was on its way, Adamike99 lost the car in the Spoon curve, then Pitman's visor broke lose and sent him off track in the Snake. It was Florian Masse turn one lap after to hit the wall in the first corner, meaning that 3rd, 4th and 5th drivers on the grid crashed right at the beginning of the race. Potatohedron needed no more to secure his position hight on the board as he went also ahead of Linus Jonsson.
At the back, Evegeny Morozov suffered a difficult start despite a good qualification at P10 and retired early, as well as Gilvil77 and Tyler Van Beek.

Approaching mid race meant that medium started to wear out and the pit stop ball gets underway. Fresh new tires allowed several drivers to climb up the leaderboard until the end that saw a dramatic outcome. A mechanical failure forced Jayden HM to pit, losing his first place to Potatohedron, who had a particularly consistent race while Adamike99 overtook Florian Masse in the last lap for the 2nd position. Race results showed also a very good race from Tom Zeeum, Doenerfan and Pete Bodurant, gaining 12, 6 and 5 positions compared to the starting grid.
Best lap was claimed by Ony and his Ligier.

(Race Report written by Florian Masse)

Live stream from the race


Quotes from our members race reports

florian that was awesome fight at the end

Adamike

game crashed but i at least had a good fight with Tomzee

Jayden HW

Yeah I definitely had some moments, car was very nervous in the slow sections

Potatohedron

That was really cool but you were so fast ! I couldn't do nothing... Anyway I enjoyed every minute of this race. The car was good, the feeling was great and the track is so fun !

Florian Masse

Congrats to the winners and podium finishers of the race!

And many thanks to every participant. It was a pleasure to have you on track!
(There are some open incidents which might inflict the results afterwards.)


The detailed standings (including the given penalties) can be found here:
https://bit.ly/F1-1991-Championship

For more information about the Championship itself follow this link:
F1 1991 Championship



Podium - Class A | Race 1 and Race 2

meisterjägermeisterjäger
Valentin KnechtelValentin Knechtel
pitmanDarren O'Mara

Podium - Class B | Race 1 and Race 2

Nik LikarNik Likar
Fabian FabekFabian Fabek
GasklepGasklep

Detailed Result - Qualifying
Detailed Result - Race 1
Detailed Result - Race 2

Live stream from the race


Quotes from our members race reports

Congrats @meisterJäger to the wins! Fully deserved them!

Flashor

No problem so it was very interesting and close last lap.

meisterjäger

Considering my few practice laps, I got two unexpected results today: P3 and P4. Nice results. I am happy and will grab a beer now. Many thanks to my Mustang

pitman

Nice race, a lot of fun

gilvil

Congrats to the winners and podium finishers of the race!

And many thanks to every participant. It was a pleasure to have you on track!
(There are some open incidents which might inflict the results afterwards.)


The detailed standings (including the given penalties) can be found here:
https://bit.ly/TCL-60s-Championship-II

For more information about the Championship itself follow this link:
60s Touring Car Legends Championship



Podium

Jayden HW
Nik Likar
Adamike99

Qualifying Results
Detailed Race Results

Race Report

For this 5th race of the 1991 F1 season, we move to Portugal on the picturesque circuit of Estoril.

Inevitable since we started at Interlagos, Jayden HW qualified on pole, followed on the front row by pitman.
After a clean start, it’s Campbell MacDonald who launches himself the best, climbing from P18 to P14 in one lap. Lap 2, however, is more turbulent, as Florian Masse spin in Curva 3 and fall from P4 to P14, while Vanderspeed crashes at Parabolica Interior and Natan Veksler locks the brakes, making contact with Evgeny Morozov and Technoluddite at Orelha.

The first half of the race shows and incredible pace from Jayden HW, who create a comfortable 20sec gap with his follower, Nik Likar. At halftime, the pack is still grouped from 2nd to 9th place, before the pit stop routine. Indeed, the grid was divided between the choice of Hard and Medium tyres. However, the choice of Hard tyres did not seem to pay off as the race pace on these tyres collapsed earlier than expected.

Anyway, the battle went on until the finish line as Nik Likar and Adamike99 fought it out for 2nd position, while gilvil77 and Linus Jonsson chased Pete Bondurant for 5th. At the end of the race, Jayden HW, Nik Likar and Adamike99 complete the podium. Linus Jonsson takes the best lap in 1.14.8 and Tom Zeeuw makes an impressive recovery, finishing 8th, 13 position higher than his starting position.

Live stream from the race


Quotes from our members race reports

damn this was hardest race of this league so far at least for me

Adamike

no stop wonder > lets go

Jayden HW

I wanted to no stop but the tires just died.

SpeedingRed

Congrats to the winners and podium finishers of the race!

And many thanks to every participant. It was a pleasure to have you on track!
(There are some open incidents which might inflict the results afterwards.)


The detailed standings (including the given penalties) can be found here:
https://bit.ly/F1-1991-Championship

For more information about the Championship itself follow this link:
F1 1991 Championship



Podium - Class A | Race 1 and Race 2

Valentin KnechtelFlorian Masse
Tyler van BeekTyler von Beek
FlashormeisterJäger

Podium - Class B | Race 1 and Race 2

GasklepGeorge
GeorgeAlessandro Bezzi
Mueeslilucent

Detailed Result - Qualifying
Detailed Result - Race 1
Detailed Result - Race 2


Quotes from our members race reports

was so physical

nicohuck

Ho my ! That was exhausting...

Flow

never felt that slow with the Mustang on any track…

Duderei

Amazing 2nd race with the Alfa's that was a serious battles

MackAttack

Crazy races! With a lot of nice fights.

meisterJäger

Congrats to the winners and podium finishers of the race!

And many thanks to every participant. It was a pleasure to have you on track!
(There are some open incidents which might inflict the results afterwards.)


The detailed standings (including the given penalties) can be found here:
https://bit.ly/TCL-60s-Championship-II

For more information about the Championship itself follow this link:
60s Touring Car Legends Championship



Podium

Adamike99
Linus Jonsson
pitman

Qualifying Results
Detailed Race Results

Race Report

This weekend's race was the occasion to gather on the mythical track of Spa-Francorchamps, where 23 drivers took the start under a rare enough to mention, blue sky.

Only 2 drivers started with softs, including Linus Jonsson starting on pole position, while 10 drivers were on hards and 10 on mediums. So tyre choice and pit stop strategy would play an important role during this race.

As the cars rushed down the track, a slowdown at the raidillon caused a pile-up including several cars, while Linus Jonsson and Adamike99 were already opening up a gap.

Then, 8 minutes were sufficient for Adamike99 to overtake in the Combes section and take the lead of the grand-prix, which he will not give up until the finish line. The rest of the race showed that the choice of tyres was crucial, as softs and mediums quickly overheated on this challenging layout, forcing some drivers to pit earlier than expected.
6 drivers suffered from the difficulty of the track and had to retire before the end of the race.

On the finish line, the podium was shared between Adamike99, Linus Jonsson and Pitman while the best lap record went to Linus Jonsson.
Also worth mentioning are the performances of Steve Hayward and Tom Zeeuw, both gaining 13 places to finish 9th and 10th, as well as Technoluddite, who climbed 7 places to enter the top 5.

Live stream from the race


Quotes from our members race reports

I noticed the 2 stop was good in this race, but it failed me because I started on the softs

Linus Jonsson

Totaled the car in the fast left before the bus stop. Complete disaster of a race

Florian Masse

I can’t believe I managed to salvage 6th afer literally being airborne after raidillon

Potatohedron

What a race. Pretty exhausting. […] My first podium since a longer time! Feels good

pitman

Congrats to the winners and podium finishers of the race!

And many thanks to every participant. It was a pleasure to have you on track!
(There are some open incidents which might inflict the results afterwards.)


The detailed standings (including the given penalties) can be found here:
https://bit.ly/F1-1991-Championship

For more information about the Championship itself follow this link:
F1 1991 Championship



Podium - Class A | Race 1 and Race 2

meisterJägerFlashor
FlashorAndi Stangl
Andi StanglTyler van Beek

Podium - Class B | Race 1 and Race 2

Jorge VidalAnthony Ruffat
Nat StevensonGasklep
Alessandro BezziNat Stevenson

Detailed Result - Qualifying
Detailed Result - Race 1
Detailed Result - Race 2

Live Stream from the races


Quotes from our members race reports

very brave move meisterjager, taking the inside line into T1, you held it well on the grass after going wide at the exit

franglais

Sorry lucent, I did not expect you to slow down that significantly and had no chance to avoid contact imo.

Müesli

@Anthony3146 Was that you in the Fairline? Great fight to the finish on race 1 !

MackAttack

Congrats to the winners and podium finishers of the race!

And many thanks to every participant. It was a pleasure to have you on track!
(There are some open incidents which might inflict the results afterwards.)


The detailed standings (including the given penalties) can be found here:
https://bit.ly/TCL-60s-Championship-II

For more information about the Championship itself follow this link:
60s Touring Car Legends Championship