First day with the 422 km long prolog
Today, Thursday, at 09:00 am it was finally time: the Ennstal-Classic 2019 was started officially in Gröbming. With number 1 Alexander Schaufler and his co-driver Alexandra Borodi started on a Ballo 3/8 LC Grand Prix from 1920 and opened the prolog. The 107 HP strong car won for example the GP of Italy in 1921.null
Driving in the last paradise
The 234 participants drive 403 km on Thursday and finish the leg at 07:00 pm in Schladming. Leg villages are Bad Mitterndorf, Pürgg, Oberwölz and Aich. A regulartiy test is driven on the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.
The international starting field is interlared by prominent people and well-known names from politics and business, like Michael Krammer, Dieter Böhmdorfer, Wolfgang Brandstetter, Christian Clerici and Peter Kraus. The same length has the list of participating racing legends:
Derek Bell, Arturo Merzario (Friday and Saturday), Dieter Quester, Jochen Mass, Daniele Audetto, Rauno Aaltonen and Rudi Stohl.
One of the many highlights is without a doubt the well-known “threesquare scraper” from 1963, driven by racing legend Hans-Joachim “Strietzel” Stuck. Only two pieces of this Gran Turismo racer were built – based on the Porsche 356B Carrera 2. Frequenter at the Ennstal-Classic is long distance world-champion Mark Webber. This year he drives a Porsche 356 Speedster 1600 S on Thursday.