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Posted: 10 Mar 2014
Felix Baumgartner is driving in the Nurburgring 24 Hours
Seriously, what the hell, Baumgartner? You've broken the sound barrier in some Nasa pyjamas, and now you're entering an Audi R8 LMS in this year's gruelling Nurburgring 24 Hours. AND YOU'VE NEVER EVEN RACED BEFORE.
Audi says Baumgartner will obtain the racing licence he needs in time for the event on June 21, before putting him in one of the company's R8 LMS enduro-things. The Austrian balloonatic will compete as a guest entrant, partnering with five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela, three-time Le Mans winner Marco Werner and GT racer Pierre Kaffer
Baumgartner says, " I'm basically starting from scratch because this sport is new for me."
Then again, so was 'jumping off a balloon from space', and he seemed to do that pretty well.