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Re: ESPN, Stuck, and Lotus

On Tuesday, 3 Oct 1995 STEADIRIC@aol.com wrote:

> 9:30 Central Beer in hand I sit down to watch "The Secrets of Speed". 
> Instead I'm asulted with a Supercar race.  

Cool!  Were the Lotuses there?

"Jesus Christ!  Now what I have done!"  -Hans Stuck

Was there another AUDI promotional film called "The Unfair Advantage"?
Or did I get my Hans Stuck quote from "The Secrets of Speed" and just 
forget the title?  Anyway, here is the story as it appeared in the film:

I can't remember what kind of race, but I think it was IMSA.  Stuck was 
talking to the camera about a move he was forced to make.  Here is my 
paraphrase.  The only part that is word-for-word is the quote above, as I 
made a point to remember it!

"I am coming over a rise while passing cars on my right.  There is smooth 
grass on the right of the track and Armco on the left.  All of a sudden 
there is a car stopped on the left side of the track.  There is no room 
to brake, so I move to the right, forcing another car onto the grass.  
And I say to myself, 'Jesus Christ!  Now what I have done!'"

BTW, why is his name not "Hans Stuck, Jr." or 'Hans Stuck II"?  
Is that "just not done" in Germany?

Phil "While my wife's Syncro could blow away H Stock, I still get a kick 
out of losing A Prepared in my Lotus" Ethier