Nürburgring seasons 2018 and 2019
In April 2018 Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus returned to the Nürburgring and took the SPX class win with their #705 SCG003C, delivering an excellent fourth position overall, supported by Podium Advanced Technologies, official supplier of racing services.
91 starters lined up at the Nürburgring circuit for the 6 hours Nürburgring ADAC Qualifying Race 24H, with five different car makes – Audi, Porsche, SCG, BMW and Mercedes-AMG – packed in the first three start lines. The third qualifying session, the Top 30, placed #705 on the second row of the grid, in third position, while the previous two-part qualifying results guaranteed a place in the Top 30 Qualifying lot for the 24 Hours. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus entered the #705 SCG003C in the SPX class, featuring Thomas Mutsch, Franck Mailleux, Andreas Simonsen and Jeff Westphal as the drivers. The race went on pretty smoothly, with the SCG003C battling hard in the top 10 for most of the 6 hours, and finishing fourth overall at just 24 seconds from the winner.
Later in May the SCG003C won its class and came home inside the Top 20, after it had run as high as fourth overall during the hours of darkness and battled in the Top 10 for more than half the race. With 147 cars sunbathing at the start, a deluge just around the corner, and only 106 cars having made it to the end, unpredictability remains the name of the game up in the Eiffel Mountains for the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, and it was the same this time around. An incredible comeback in the very first laps brought the SCG003C – that had started from the 27th place – to 10th position after 10 laps and up to 5th position after 15 laps.
As the race moved into the night, it started raining quite effectively on the circuit. The SCG team devised the right strategy for tires, but could not avoid a couple of crashes while pushing very hard to try and gain further positions even with the wet track. In spite of that, at 8 am on Sunday morning, 16 hours into the race, the SCG003C had been consistently running in the top 10 for the last 10 hours. Due to heavy fog and rain the SCG003C lost some of the positions that were earned and finished 19th, proving once again its reliability and potential.
In May 2019, the SCG003C finishes the race as the first car overall not made by a German manufacturer after running as high as second overall. In a field of 170 cars that was filled with models from Porsche, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and various other marques, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus stood tall as it finished in eighth place overall at the end of the 2019 24 Hours of Nürburgring. As the lone SP-X-class entry, SCG also claimed the class win for finishing the race.
The SCG003C was the only American brand to finish in the top 50, and most importantly, in a field that was supported by major manufacturers, SCG was the only privateer manufacturer in the top 50.