The fourth round of the German Championship took place in Nürnberg Germany on April 26th and 27th 2008. The XRAY Team drivers in attendance were Dirk Wischnewski, Thomas Günsel and Michael Heinrich, supported by Bertram Kessler.
XRAY drivers Thomas and Dirk (click to enlarge)
From the beginning, Dirk and Thomas dominated the event with fast and smooth driving. However, in the end it was Thomas Günsel who took TQ, setting a new lap record. After the lower finals were completed, five XRAY NT1's had made it into the Final main!!!
Thomas XRAY NT1 (click to enlarge)
When the final started, Thomas and Dirk both had trouble holding their positions due to engine problems. Dirk ended up having to quit with a failed glow plug and Thomas found himself in 5th position after an engine flame out. More than two laps behind the leader, Thomas Günsel drove fantastically towards the front. With seven minutes to go, Thomas had positioned himself behind the leader and in an breath taking move he took the lead and never looked back again. Engine "guru" and XRAY Team driver Michael Heinrich overtook the early leader as well and finished second with a mistake free race.
1. Thomas Günsel XRAY NT1
2. Michael Heinrich XRAY NT1
3. Christoph Pietsch 4. Eder Sebastian XRAY NT1
5. Thalheimer Mirco
6. Drachsler Ralf
7. Kanabe Nobuhiro
8. Stammler Dirk 9. Ring Florian XRAY NT1
10. Dirk Wischnewski XRAY NT1