Finish for Aussies in German 24-Hour classic

THE Australian team of Ross Palmer, Peter Floyd and Maher Algadri, with Alfried Hilger of Germany, has finished 49th outright in a field of 210 cars in the 29th ADAC 24-Hour race on Germany's Nurburgring circuit. Driving a BMW M3, the team ...

THE Australian team of Ross Palmer, Peter Floyd and Maher Algadri, with Alfried Hilger of Germany, has finished 49th outright in a field of 210 cars in the 29th ADAC 24-Hour race on Germany's Nurburgring circuit.

Driving a BMW M3, the team completed 118 laps of the famous 25 km Eifel Mountains course to also claim fourth place in their class.

The race was won by Pedro Lamy, of Portugal, and Peter Zakowski and Michael Bartels, of Germany, who covered 147 laps in a Chrysler Viper GTS-R.

Palmer, from Brisbane, and Floyd and Algadri, from Melbourne, are regular competitors in the Century Batteries Australian GT Production Car Championship and Megamantis.com Australian Nations Cup Championship.

Maher will race a Ferrari 360 Challenge and Floyd a Holden Commodore HSV GTS300i at the GMC400 meeting in Canberra on 8-10 June.

The team were the top-performing Australian drivers in the race, which featured a wide variety of production-based sedans, coupes and sports cars.

This also was the best result yet for Palmer, who has competed four times. He finished 81st outright and fifth in class last year with Hilger and two other Australian drivers.

<pre> RESULTS - ADAC 24-Hour Race, Nurburgring, Germany

Place Car Drivers Laps

1   Chrysler Viper GTS-R  P. Zakowski, M. Bartels, P. Lamy     147
49  BMW M3                R. Palmer (Aus.), P. Floyd (Aus.), M.Algadri (Aus./Indon.), A. Hilger 118
97  Alfa Romeo 156        L. Reithmuller (Aus.), M. Rossi, P. Petrelli, M. Vinicio 109
137 Nissan Sunny GTi      I. Green (Aus.), G. Flentje, J. Guthmann, H. Gail 92
163 Nissan Skyline GT-R   G. Atkinson (Aus.), T. Atkinson (Aus.), C. Unterhuber, P. Krober 67
181 BMW M3                D. Cribbin (Aus.), J. Wyatt, A. Schulz 43

-Chris Nixon

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Series Road racing
Drivers Pedro Lamy , Michael Bartels , Peter Floyd , Algadri Maher