24H Nurburgring: Final hour notes

News and quotes 15.00 -- 16.00 h The team led by Olaf Manthey didn't take any risks in the final hour of the race: with less than 15 minutes to go before the 24 hour mark, the two Porsches turned into the pit box for a final routine check before...

News and quotes 15.00 -- 16.00 h

The team led by Olaf Manthey didn't take any risks in the final hour of the race: with less than 15 minutes to go before the 24 hour mark, the two Porsches turned into the pit box for a final routine check before taking on the final kilometres together a couple of minutes later. The drivers of the Audi R8 LMS cars, Abt Sportsline and Phoenix Racing each having entered two, thanked the fans around the legendary Nurburgring-Nordschleife with a farewell-lap in closed formation. At 16.08 h, the winning Porsche 911 GT3 RSR with starting number 1 took the chequered flag as the winner of the 37th ADAC Zurich 24h race. For Olaf Manthey, it was the fourth overall win in a row. Marcel Tiemann claimed his fifth win, which makes him the solemn record winner. The Abt Sportsline Audi R8 LMS (# 97) came second, Manthey's Cup S-Porsche completed the podium.

# 1 (Bernhard / Lieb / Dumas / Tiemann) Porsche 911 GT3-RSR
15:47 h: Starting number 1 into the pit box for a quick check-up.
15:47 h: Both cars head back onto the race track together.

# 2 (Collard / Henzler / Lietz / Werner) Porsche 911 GT3 Cup S
15:35 h: Starting number 2 into the pit box for a quick check-up.
15:47 h: Both cars head back onto the race track together.

# 26 (Bovensiepen / Wirth / Engstler / Bernhardt) BMW Alpina B6 GT3
15:53 h: The Alpina BMW goes out on the track again for a farewell-lap.

# 44 (Rose / Leenhuis / Alford / ) Holdon Commodore
15:06 h: Having been in the pits for twelve hours, the Holden goes out again.

-credit: adac.24h

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Series Endurance
Drivers Marcel Tiemann , Olaf Manthey
Teams Phoenix Racing