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Saturday, September 17, 2011
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Rydquist. Porsche. Barcelona.

On Sept 24-25 racedriver Carl Rydquist will race on the Spanish Formula 1 track, Circuit de Catalunya, against drivers from all over the world. His team is ranked 6th out of 77 teams ahead of this 24 hour race and without severe mechanical problems or race incidents, the team has a good chance to win the race.

- This is my 4th 24 hour race in the last ten months, Carl says. - I'm racing, as I did at the Nuerburgring in June, for the German team Steam Racing in their Carrera Cup Porsche GT3. The driver lineup consists of very fast and experienced Porsche drivers, Michael Schratz (Germany), Ercan Osman (Greece) and myself. The team crew is great so if we stay out of trouble we'll definitely be in the running for a podium finish.

The greatest difference between the Nuerburgring and Circuit de Catalunya is that the infamous Nuerburgring north loop is a mighty opponent in itself - narrow, uneven surface and with no margins for errors or mechanical problems, something Steam Racing had to experience in 2011 when one of Rydquist's co-drivers got hit and ended up in a guardrail. No injuries sustained but the car didn't make it to the finish.

- Barcelona is the direct opposite, Rydquist explains. - It's a top modern Formula 1 track where everything is about speed and endurance versus the other teams. It will be really fun for a change.

- There's also another dimension that makes this race a bit special to me, Rydquist says. - I will race against driver aces such as Le Mans drivers Tom Coronel and Jan Lammers, these guys I competed against the for first time in 2005, in the Zandvoort 500 which was my first international race. I won that race and I will always remember that sweet feeling. Therefore meeting some of those drivers again will be almost a bit nostalgic!

Live timing from the race will be provided through www.24hoursbarcelona.com and frequent updates and photos directly from the pits will be posted by Carl on www.carlrydquist.com.

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Fast Facts

Name: Carl Rydquist
Age: 37
Home: Redondo Beach, CA
Web: CarlRydquist.com
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Highlights: Winner of Zandvoort 500 (2005), Winner of Swedish Endurance 3h GT Racing Championship (2004), Winner of Swedish Endurance 8/12h GT Racing Championship (2001), Winner of Eurosport Super Racing Weekend Challenge (2001), Winner Super Lap Battle Lim RWD (2011), Winner Redline Time Attack Mod RWD (2010). 24 Hours of Nurburgring (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011). 24 Hours of Barcelona (2011). 25 Hours of Thunderhill (2010).
Memberships: FIA (intl racing license), SAG Stunt Driver (Screen Actors Guild), Formula D, Performance Two Stunt & Precision Driving Team (Hollywood, CA).
Teams: Road Race Engineering, Berk Technology, Always Evolving, Steam Racing.
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