Subaru frequently uses the 15.8-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife course in Germany to test its new performance vehicles. The 24-hour race in June is any car's ultimate test, and Subaru Tecnica International has entered the contest a number of times.
This year, on June 25, its WRX STI tS started 6th in class. In wet conditions, the team moved into 1st in class by the end of the first hour. Drivers Toshihiro Yoshida, Carlo van Dam, Marcel Engels, and Kouta Sasaki held on after the track dried for the class win (21st overall), covering 2,239.2 miles in the 24-hour period.
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Introduced at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, the Subaru BRZ Concept Study - STI - is scheduled for display November 18-27. Find more information with this article at www.driveperformance.subaru.com.
Congratulations to Travis and Terry Hanson, who drove their #523 2007 Impreza WRX STI to the Rally America National Championship Super Production title for 2011.
Starting with their overall win in Round 1 - the Sno*Drift Rally in Michigan - they were tops in points in the Super Production class throughout the season. Even more notable was their run at the overall championship, in which they finally placed 3rd.
Find more about the Hansons at http://t-hanson-motorsports.blogspot.com/ and at www.rally-america.com.