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28. august 2004

The second-from-last outing in the Alfa Romeo Owner's Club ClubSport championship was run at the Padborg Park race track. BMW, Honda and Subaru OCs participated as well.

Scuderia Into The Red sent two cars; Sterner and Einarsson in their Alfa Romeo road-cars, whereas Søren Bærholm was busy elsewhere and left the Audi 100 at home. Claus Larsen came along for moral support.

The event was somewhat overshadowed by the disqualification of Per Einarsson's Bertone GT due to a too noisy exhaust. The team manager was obviously very disappointed, but - even after some shoestring improvements to the exhaust and another rejection -, kept the impression that the noise measurements were being a bit haphazardly executed.

But Gert Sterner shone in the well-balanced 33 16V and scored a very impressive 2nd place in the 1601-2000cc class. Especially the second timed stint was driven on the very limit of the physical capabilities of the 1.7-litre Alfa.

ITR participants:

Gert Sterner - Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 16V (1991)

Best lap time - 1:19.89 - (15 points)

Per Einarsson - Alfa Romeo 2000 GT veloce (1972)

Disqualified - exceeded noise limit - (0 points)

Claus Larsen - Spectator

(Best time of the day - Subaru Impreza Turbo 4WD - 1:14.66)

(Lap Record - Jan Magnussen - Peugeot 307 2.0 DTC - 1:04.55)

Scuderia Into The Red - Real life entry: Per Einarsson, Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce and Gert Sterner, Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 16V QV
Inside the car; Gert Sterner balances the 33 16V around another bend The ITR streamer couldn't withstand the humongous stress from the speed
Briefing of the drivers; everybody is eager to try the smooth tarmac The "noise expert" is announcing the restrictions
Gert Sterner in his 33 16V at full speed Claus Larsen and Per Einarsson
A race-prepared Alfasud; only 15 100th of a second slower than the fastest car of the day [2:29.66] No comments
Alfa Romeo 75 1.8 Turbo of Søren Nørgård [2:35.75]
Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6 of Jan Melzer [2:32.87]
Alfa Romeo 75 3.0 V6 of Jacob Holbech [2:34.62] Alfa Romeo GTV6 3.0 of Mads Kylling [2:30.82]
An Alfa Romeo GT 3.2 V6 demonstrator from the importer A beautiful BMW 628 coupe [2:54.75]
A Dornier airplane takes-off from the nearby airstrip Gert Sterner returning from a timed stint