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Re: Audi at Seibring

In a message dated 2/10/99 12:56:01 PM Pacific Standard Time,
dave.eaton@minedu.govt.nz writes:

<< btw, the bmw which will be raced has nothing to do with r&s.  it's a
williams-designed and developed tub, radically different from last years (also
williams developed) car.  notable features are a f3000-style roll-over hoop (a
loophole in the rules), and a very different aerodynamic solution to the r8.

Somehow I knew Dave would be able to add to this thread ;-)

The R&S chassis BMW is a US effort. It has the factory blessings, sponsorships
(fina), and drivers (Hans Stuck and Steve Soper to name a couple). It won it's
very first race (Laguna Seca SportsCar WSC race last October). I had thought
with that success combined with the relative failure of the Williams designed
car they would opt for the R&S chassis...we shall see I suppose. One thing for
certain, Audi is fully aware of this car and knows it is what they will have
to beat (along with the dominant Dysen Racing R&S Fords) to win here in the US
Le Mans series. They do plan to run this series, maybe not this year, but
certainly next.

It will be interesting. As always, please pass along what you hear Dave.

Mike Veglia
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