Porsche Score Class Win And Top Ten At Nurburgring 24

A wet and foggy Nurburgring 24 Hours provided a tough challenge for the drivers, with the highest Porsche customer car finishing in seventh overall.

The Team Manthey Racing 911 GT3 RSR of Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb and Lucas Luhr also claimed the SP7 class win as well as the top-ten result, while team-mates Jorg Bergmeister, Marco Holzer, Richard Lietz and Nick Tandy came through to finish in eleventh overall.

As the race was halted under a red-flag for the bad weather, the two Manthey machines were running in second and third overall, with drivers having to wait over nine hours for the race to restart.

Three hours after the race had restarted, the second Manthey 911 was called in to the pits to stop for minor transmission repairs, ending any hopes for a result as strong as their class-winning team-mates.

“The 911 GT3 R of our customer teams have shown a very good performance overall. The vehicle of Manthey Racing unfortunately had a small problem with the gearbox and lost almost three laps because of this,” said Porsche Head of Motorsport Hartmut Kristen.

“With the 911 GT3 RSR in the SP7 class, the set-up did not work particularly well in the changeable weather conditions.”