Manthey Racing's #912 Porsche wins the Nürburgring 24 Hours
Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy and Fred Makowiecki are the winners of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring at the iconic Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit. The quartet in the #912 Porsche 911 GT3 R give the sixth victory at the world’s greatest endurance race to Manthey Racing, the team owned by Olaf Manthey. The team’s previous win was in 2011.
The #912 car completed 135 laps on the 24-km long combination of Nordschleife and Grand Prix Circuit. The race was red-flagged due to fog for a couple of hours on Sunday morning.
Black Falcon’s Adam Christodoulou, Maro Engel, Manuel Metzger and Dirk Muller finished in the second place in the #4 Mercedes-AMG GT3, just 26 seconds behind the winners. Black Falcon celebrated a double podium as their #5 Mercedes finished in the third place, driven by Yelmer Buurman, Thomas Jager, Jan Seyffarth and Luca Stolz.
Aston Martin Racing’s crew in the #7 Vantage GT3 finished in the fourth place, one lap behind race winners. The drivers were Nicki Thiim, Maxime Martin, Darren Turner and Marco Sorensen.
Black Falcon has one more car among the top 5, with Hubert Haupt, Abdulaziz Al Faisal, Erik Johansson and Gabriele Piana finishing fifth in the #6 Mercedes.
148 crew participated in the race with more than 500 drivers.