24H Nurburgring: Hour 23 update

News and quotes 13.00 to 15.00 h With one hour to go, the positions seem set. After 23 hours, the Manthey Porsche maintained its dominating lead. A little less than five minutes down, the Abt-Audi ( ...

News and quotes 13.00 to 15.00 h

With one hour to go, the positions seem set. After 23 hours, the Manthey Porsche maintained its dominating lead. A little less than five minutes down, the Abt-Audi (# 97) remains within striking distance of the leaders. Both teams backed off a little bit, lapping around nine minutes. One hour before the end, the third-placed GT3-Manthey-Porsche (# 2) is two laps down on second place. Even though it is almost impossible for Uwe Alzen's team to make it on the podium themselves, the team still held on to fourth place. The Audi R8 LMS that had been in the lead for a long time made it up into sixth place again behind the Porsche with Frank Kraling, Marc Gindorf, Peter Scharmach and Marco Holzer.

# 1 (Bernhard / Lieb / Dumas / Tiemann) Porsche 911 GT3-RSR
13:16 h: Romain Dumas gets out, Marcel Tiemann gets in. Dumas: "We are trying to keep the Audi at bay. The car is running very well."

# 18 (Alzen / Bert / Arnold / Mies) Porsche 997 GT3 Cup
Uwe Alzen: "Making it up into fourth place is great. Our race has been perfect, now we are keeping our fingers crossed to drive this result home. A lit of things can still happen. I will take over from Christopher Mies for the final stint."

# 97 (Abt / Hemroulle / Kaffer / Luhr) Audi R8 LMS
13:59 h: Christian Abt is taking over from Jean-Francois Hemroulle.

# 99 (Basseng / Fassler / Rockenfeller / Stippler) Audi R8 LMS
13:28 h: During the pit stop, the air intake on the B-pillar at the passenger's side is being widened and a bigger hole is being cut.

-credit: adac.24h

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Series Endurance
Drivers Marcel Tiemann , Uwe Alzen , Christian Abt , Romain Dumas , Marco Holzer , Jean-François Hemroulle , Frank Kraling , Marc Gindorf , Christopher Mies