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Nuremberg Norisring at the last weekend in June 1976 was one of these famous races the "German Monaco" circuit has been notorious for. 35° C was a true challenge for drivers and cars alike. The heavy braking for the two hairpins had always stressed the brakes over the years but with the temperatures of that weekend engineers were really in trouble with fading brake performances or total failure. So most cars were equipped with water cooling for the brakes. But this technical device was strictly forbidden by FIA regulations! Now race director Gernot Leistner was up the creek without a paddle. Seen from today his solution is simple but perfect: all teams that used water cooled brakes were punished with a fine of ... 1 Deutsch Mark! So the danger of bad accidents was banned and regulations were observed.
Earlier on Sunday the division I race of the Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft had already seen a fierce battle between Toine Hezemans in the Gelo Porsche 934 and Bob Wollek in the well known turquoise Vaillant Kremer Porsche 934 Turbo. Battling hard for the lead from the very beginning it was a race for the history books with Bob Wollek winning the race in the end. The same day brought the revenge when both drivers raced their Porsche 934 Turbo cars again in the 3rd round of the European Championship for GT cars. To be on the safe side Kremer Racing had brought a second car for Bob Wollek which carried the white version of the famous Vaillant design and meant the Frenchman could use a fresh car for the second race of this hot summer day. As before it was Toine Hezemans in the Gelo car who gave Bob Wollek a hard time in this race and again the huge crowd was delighted. The battle was over when Bob Wollek lost 4th gear and finally had to retire the white Vaillant car. A kind of compensatory justice in the eyes of Gelo Racing. Still the white Vaillant 934 Turbo stands for one of the famous heat battles on the Nuremberg Norisring circuit called the "German Monaco".