Horst von Saurma

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Horst von Saurma-Jeltsch (born Horst Vieselmann, 28 August 1954 in Detmold) was the chief editor of the German automobile magazine Sport auto until February 2013. He also had a brief racing career[1] but is best known for skillful driving at the Nürburgring.

He participated in the 1985 TT-F1 race on the Isle Of Man and finished in 25th position.[2]


A well-known feature of Sport Auto is the "Supertest", wherein Saurma tests sports cars at their limit on the track (using fully road-legal trim) and their resulting lap times at the Nürburgring and the Hockenheimring are compared. In 2004, Saurma set the Nürburgring lap record for a production car by taking the Porsche Carrera GT around in 7 minutes 32 seconds.[3] Saurma's laps for Sport Auto are often taken as benchmark times for their respective vehicles. Saurma continues the "Supertests" as a freelance author, after having resigned as chief editor.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/drivers/9920/ Horst von Saurma at Driver Database, accessed 6-10-08
  2. ^ Rider profile at iomtt.com
  3. ^ http://www.classicdriver.com/uk/magazine/3300.asp?id=12186 Carrera GT fastest car at the 'Ring, accessed 6-10-08

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