16 November 2015
World championship in FIA Alternative Energies Cup with Neste NEXBTL renewable diesel
NEXBTL-based R33 fuel took the Tuning Akademie team's Audi A4 V6 3.0TDI Quattro to victory in the FIA's 2015 Alternative Energies Cup.
Performance tested in challenging conditions
The weather conditions for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in May were very challenging. It began to rain at the beginning of the race, and the rain continued for three hours, making the track extremely slippery. Nevertheless, the Tuning Akademie team drivers Markku Honkanen, Michael Eichhorn, Michael Kühne, Bastian Goercke and Thomas Hanisch managed to cross the finish line first after approximately 114 laps and 2,900 kilometers without technical problems.
An LPG-powered Chrysler Viper took second place, while a BMW 135D powered also by NEXBTL-based R33 fuel ranked third.
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Read more about the race from Tuning Akademie team's German website.