Posted by: porschebahn | June 26, 2011

24-Hour Race Nürburgring – Interim Report for 9 hours: Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in the lead

Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in the lead

Stuttgart. The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR of Manthey Racing has taken over the 24-hour Nürburgring race lead. After nine hours and 59 laps on the Eifel circuit are the Porsche works driver Marc Lieb, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Lucas Luhr are 2:05 minutes ahead of their competition.

The Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid had to pit again on the other hand. Again it was a broken flange in the differential, forcing the race car with the innovative drive concept in for a good seven hours to the second repair stop. This time it was 40 minute stop. With ten laps behind the leaders, the 911 GT3 R hybrid came out in 105th position. They have now moved up to 71st.

In the top 10 are two Porsche 911 GT3 R: The Weekly Mirror Manthey with George Weiss, Oliver Kainz, Michael Jacobs and Jochen Krumbach are in eighth place. Tenth, the Haribo Manthey with Richard Westbrook, Christian Menzel, Mike Stursberg and Hans Guido bars.

Quotes from the drivers

Marc Lieb (No. 18 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Manthey Racing): “I was now nearly three hours in the car. It has just begun to drizzle again anyway, two-thirds of the Nordschleife dry. Our car is running smoothly. ”

Jörg Bergmeister (No. 9, Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid, Porsche Manthey): “The car is now running again without problems. There are very many accidents on the Nordschleife and the many yellow flags have slowed down the lap times considerably. I look forward to a great comeback.”


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