Performance Challenge

TIMO BERNHARD COMMENTS ON HIS LAP

Visitors and fans could compete at the virtual Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring at the RECARO Performance Challenge. To set the fastest lap time skills are needed: on September 20 Le Mans Champion Timo Bernhard gave professional advice. Commenting live on his lap in the race simulator he showed how it’s done.


Setting the fastest lap time at the IAA

RECARO PERFORMANCE CHALLENGE 2017

For over one week visitors of the RECARO Automotive Seating exhibition at the IAA 2017 could experience a virtual race track feeling. At the RECARO Performance Challenge participants could try to set the fastest lap time at the Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring. They could win amazing prices such as a lap in a racing or a drift-taxi. The overall winner can look forward to a drift training session with Team Gusenbauer at the Hockenheimring. 

But not only visitors were pushing their limits in the race simulator: they could count on famous support when Timo Bernhard,  racing pro and this year’s Le Mans Champion, came by for a signing session – he also took a ride in the simulator and commented on his lap time. Also, TV host and racing enthusiast Sidney Hoffmann visited RECARO at the IAA 2017 and of course couldn’t resist taking a virtual ride – addictive driving fun. 


The winners

Overall winner perfomance challenge

Rank 1: Florian Bodin
Lap time: 1:32:968

Rank 2: Marko Pejic
Lap time: 1:33:524

Rank 3: Harun Benli
Lap time: 1:34:529

Rank 4: Rasmus Riegert
Lap time: 1:35:005

Rank 5: Severin Austerschmidt
Lap time: 1:35:227

TOP TEN OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2017

Rank 1: Florian Bodin
Lap time: 1:32:968

Rank 2: Stefan Frankenbach
Lap time: 1:37:638

Rank 3: ––
Lap time: 1:37:727

Rank 4: ––
Lap time: 1:38:423

Rank 5: Paul Keller
Lap time: 1:38:546

Rank 6: Emre Turan
Lap time: 1:40:100

Rank 7: Rasmus Riegert
Lap time: 1:40:532

Rank 8: ––
Lap time: 1:41:001

Rank 9: Eric Rühl
Lap time: 1:41:010 

Rank 10: ––
Lap time: 1:41:209

TOP TEN OF SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

Rank 1: Harun Benli
Lap time: 1:34:529

Rank 2: ––
Lap time: 1:35:633

Rank 3: Maximilian Berg
Lap time: 1:35:668

Rank 4: Tom Vater
Lap time: 1:36:077

Rank 5: Michael Losik
Lap time: 1:37:263

Rank 6: Dominik Weil
Lap time: 1:37:370

Rank 7: Peter Neuhaus
Lap time: 1:38:189

Rank 8: Rasmus Riegert
Lap time: 1:38:922

Rank 9: Marcel Kneschke
Lap time: 1:39:197

Rank 10: Aleksandar Gudojevic
Lap time: 1:43:253

TOP TEN OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Rank 1: Rasmus Riegert
Lap time: 1:35:005

Rank 2: Felix Piechotka
Lap time: 1:35:267

Rank 3: Maximilian Berg
Lap time: 1:36:328

Rank 4: Marco Schley
Lap time: 1:37:121

Rank 5: ––
Lap time: 1:37:714

Rank 6: Dominik Hofmann
Lap time: 1:38:601

Rank 7: Leon Becker
Lap time: 1:43:821

Rank 8: ––
Lap time: 1:44:124

Rank 9: Hannes Hochartz
Lap time: 1:45:769

Rank 10: Daniel Nicklin
Lap time: 1:46:034

TOP TEN OF SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

Rank 1: Severin Austerschmidt
Lap time: 1:35:227

Rank 2: Philipp Arendt
Lap time: 1:36:425

Rank 3: Harun Benli
Lap time: 1:36:650

Rank 4: Benedikt Staneczek
Lap time: 1:38:941

Rank 5: ––
Lap time: 1:40:202

Rank 6: Andreas Kociok
Lap time: 1:40:331

Rank 7: Deniz Yilmazer
Lap time: 1:40:571

Rank 8: Arthur Greb
Lap time: 1:41:497

Rank 9: Janosch Merl
Lap time: 1:42:874

Rank 10: ––
Lap time: 1:43:818

TOP TEN OF SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Rank 1: Philipp Mattern
Lap time: 1:45:161

Rank 2: Jan Bendel
Lap time: 1:47:802

Rank 3: Daniel Petermann
Lap time: 1:48:702

Rank 4: Andreas Kociok
Lap time: 1:48:988

Rank 5: Christopher Peters
Lap time: 1:49:911

Rank 6: Linus Krunke
Lap time: 1:54:515

Rank 7: Alexander Marb
Lap time: 1:55:575

Rank 8: Florian Kolkowski
Lap time: 1:55:964

Rank 9: ––
Lap time: 1:56:430

Rank 10: ––
Lap time: 1:57:363

TOP TEN OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Rank 1: ––
Lap time: 1:38:341

Rank 2: Max Seidenstücker
Lap time: 1:39:873

Rank 3: Sascha Korbas
Lap time: 1:41:201

Rank 4: Tom Gundlach
Lap time: 1:41:901

Rank 5: ––
Lap time: 1:42:780

Rank 6: Tin-shin Hsu
Lap time: 1:43:464

Rank 7: Felix Beringhoff
Lap time: 1:45:415

Rank 8: Lucca Verbuyst
Lap time: 1:45:607

Rank 9: Timo Busse
Lap time: 1:45:83

Rank 10: Alexander Beese
Lap time: 1:48:263

TOP TEN OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Rank 1: Tim Brockmeyer
Lap time: 1:39:504

Rank 2: Sascha Korbas
Lap time: 1:41:508

Rank 3: Tom Gundlach
Lap time: 1:43:419

Rank 4: ––
Lap time: 1:43:642

Rank 5: ––
Lap time: 1:44:586

Rank 6: Steven Kienast
Lap time: 1:46:327

Rank 7: Philipp Berboth
Lap time: 1:46:872

Rank 8: ––
Lap time: 1:48:194

Rank 9: Jonathan Höller
Lap time: 1:52:326

Rank 10: ––
Lap time: 1:53:505

TOP TEN OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

Rank 1: Marko Pejic
Lap time: 1:33:524

Rank 2: Blaz Kuslan
Lap time: 1:36

Rank 3: Tim Vogler
Lap time: 1:38

Rank 4: Dominik Küper
Lap time: 1:39

Rank 5: Xiaonan Huang
Lap time: 1:39

Rank 6: Marcel Enckler
Lap time: 1:41

Rank 7: Dennis Strohmayer
Lap time: 1:43

Rank 8: Daniel Diamante
Lap time: 1:44

Rank 9: Dominik Diamante
Lap time: 1:45

Rank 10: Junaid Chowhan
Lap time: 1:48


An overview of the prices

Monday (September 18), Wednesday (September 20), Friday (September 22):
A drift-taxi ride on RECARO seats with Team Gusenbauer, Hockenheimring.

Tuesday (September 19), Thursday (September 21):
A lap in the racing taxi of Team Sorg in a Porsche Cayman, Nürburgring

Saturday (September 16 and 23):
A lap in the racing taxi of Team Black Falcon in a Porsche 991 with RECARO shells, Nürburgring.

Sunday (September 17 and 24):
A lap in the racing taxi of Team RSR in a Nissan GT-R with RECARO seats, Nürburgring.

The IAA overall winner is then determined from all daily champions. He wins a drift training session with Team Gusenbauer at the Hockenheimring.


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