Double American Le Mans Series GT class champion Sascha Maassen recently added another 24-hour endurance success to the first win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans that he secured this year.

Maassen teamed with three others to win the 24 Hours of Hamburg, a slot-car race held every year since 1991 in the German city. Maassen, who drives a Porsche 911 GT3 RS for the Alex Job Racing team in the ALMS, 'drove' a slot-car replica of the car in the race, which he also won in 1997.

Maassen and his three team-mates took two-hour stints in the race, gaining an advantage on competitors who changed drivers every hour. The rules for the race require lane changes every hour and the drivers must stand throughout their stint.

One of Maassen's co-drivers was Thomas Voigt, the public relations representative for Infineon Team Joest on the ALMS. Ralf Juttner, technical director for the Joest team, also competed in the race, but finished fourth with a Peugeot 206 WRC.

The winning team completed 7374 laps on the slot-car track and led 650 laps, winning the race by a margin of 161 laps. Voigt had won the pole position with a lap of 10.648secs and tied for the fastest lap in the race with a time of 10.471secs.



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