Bye golden bear: Haribo gets out of motorsport!
The fastest golden bear in the world leaves the race track: The Haribo team will no longer be competing on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 2018.
The Haribo Racing team has announced its retirement from motorsport. After seven years, the Bonn racing team will no longer compete in the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in the 2018 season and will also no longer compete in the VLN long-distance championship races.
“The Haribo Group has decided against further involvement in motorsport,” said Marco Alfter, press spokesman for the Haribo Racing team,”We would like to sincerely thank the entire team, all our partners and our loyal fans for their hard work, a great success story and an inimitable team spirit.
Last year, the team had finished the ninth place of the cult race in the “green hell” and had completed five out of nine VLN races. In the 2016 season, the team achieved a particular success in the 24-hour race with a third place. Before joining Mercedes as a partner team, Haribo had used a Porsche 911 and a Corvette on the Nordschleife.
Drivers such as Nürburgring legend Uwe Alzen and Mercedes drivers such as Maximilian Götz, Lance David Arnold and Renger van der Zande have piloted the car with the fastest golden bear in the world on the bonnet several times with record times over the legendary race track in the Eifel – much to the delight of the numerous fans at the track. This season they will have to do without one of the audience favourites.
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