BMW leads Porsche with nine hours to go in the 2015 Nurburgring 24 Hours with the #25 of BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS leading the race from the Falken Motorsports entry by nearly two minutes.
The hours leading up to 7am local time brought the race back into daylight, a welcome relief after the trials and tribulations suffered by many during the hours of darkness.
While the BMW and Porsche were first and second after 15 hours it was the Audi Sport Team WRT with who the BMW swapped the lead as each team pursued their own pitstop schedules.
Thankfully there was little in the way accident and incident as dawn broke, the track and weather conditions combined allowing the drivers to push on for fastest sector and lap times. There were incidents still to clear up that had happened earlier, Stefan Mucke explaining that he – and several other drivers – found an oil slick on track that pitched the #7 car into the barriers. The car once recovered back to the pits was quickly returned to the race, though with any hope of a strong result long gone.
Both the Toyota Team Gazoo Racing Lexus LFA Code X, leading the SP-Pro class and the SP3T class leader – the Subaru Tecnica International entry – were inside the top 20 overall.
2015 ADAC Nurburging 24 Hours overall standings after 15 hours:
1 – #25 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS
2 – #44 Falken Motorsport
3 – #28 Audi Sport Team WRT
4 – #26 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS
5 – #5 Black Falcon
Selected Class leaders
SP-Pro – #53 Toyota Team Gazoo Racing
SP10 – #87 Team Mathol Racing
SP8 – #50 Aston Martin Test Centre
SP7 – #61 Black Falcon Team TMD Friction
SP4T – #110 AC 1927 Mayen e.V. im ADAC
SP3 – #146 Kissling Motorsport
SP3T – #114 Subaru Tecnica International