Nürburgring 24-hour: Six Porsche Class Wins
Porsche’s customer teams managed to secure a number of successes at the Nürburgring 24-hour race, with six class wins. In total 160 vehicles and more than 600 drivers tackled the 45th running of the long-distance classic, the best placed 911 GT3 R finished sixth.
Manthey Racing won the SP7 class with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR. The Black Falcon TMD Friction squad beat the opposition in the SP10 and V6 classes with the Cayman GT4 and the Porsche Carrera. The Care for Climate team associated with the German rapper ‘Smudo’ won the AT class with the Cayman GT4.
Teichmann Racing proved unbeatable in the Cup 3 class with the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, as did the Cayman of PROsport Performance in the V5 category. The #150 GT4 Clubsport also performed well in the SP-X class, finishing second after a mostly trouble-free race, only beaten to first place by the pole-setting SCG003C.
But the best 911 GT3 R in the overall classification was the number 31 car. Starting 29th on the grid, Michael Christensen, Klaus Bachler, Lucas Luhr and Norbert Siedler (driving for Frikadelli Racing Team) made their way up the field to finish in sixth spot. Their teammates in the number 30 entry put in a spirited drive to finish in 17th position.
Four other 911 GT3 R entries didn’t make it to the chequered flag. Two of Manthey Racing’s cars (No.59 and No.12) were sidelined with technical issues. The No.911 car was retired following a shunt, so too was the Falken Motorsports’ 911 R (No.44).