|High speed Alfa Romeo 145 Q races in the Netherlands
Gert Sterner was the only ITR member participating in the annual Spettacolo Sportivo held by the Dutch Alfa Romeo Owner's Club. The track is used a lot for MC races but is also very popular for car events.
|Sterner in the black Thunderbolt zips through a tight chicane|
|Supercar of the olden days meets supercar of the present day|
|Both saturday and sunday saw uninterupted track-driving, so the sound of accelerating cars was always accompanying everybody anywhere they went among the parked cars. Most owners had prepared their cars especially for the event and you could really feel a proudness for the marque. Alfa Romeo is no common car manufacturer.
'The track was all flat and looked a bit boring from the maps I saw before going', said Gert Sterner, 'but after actually driving it, I changed my opinion'. It is indeed flat, but also exciting and difficult. 'I drive fast and have to use all my experience and concentration to get the car balanced right for a chicane or a bend after a straight, and trying to brake late, makes it even harder'.