If you missed all the action, or even just some of the action, from this year’s NÃ¼rburgring 24 hour race, fear not. The Radio Le Mans website has their commentary of the race on archive, just follow the links to NÃ¼rburgring 24. You can also read a summary of events on the official race website, and links with some teaser text are included below:
1500-1600 update (race start)
During the first hour of racing it was the favourites in the battle for overall victory who were hardest hit by early setbacks.
The Wochenspiegel-Porsche was forced into the pits following an accident and tumbled down the order, leaving the HISAQ squad in car number 22 to assume the race lead.
The #1 Manthey Racing Porsche broke into the top ten, and last yearâ€™s winners are racking up some sensational lap times, as much as 20 seconds per lap quicker than its competitors.
The start of the 42nd lap (21.30 hrs) brought with it a head-to-head battle for the lead.
“There were yellow flags or accidents all over the circuit. You had to constantly take care not to overtake under yellow.”
The bouts of dramatic wheel-to-wheel racing at the head of the field continued unabated, sending the main protagonists through a rollercoaster of emotions.
â€œWeâ€™re not taking any risks now and are not pushing quite as hard. After all, our aim is to win the race. We just have to see how things are going hour-by-hour now.â€
Manthey completes the hat-trick
â€œThis hat-trick of victories is the crowning glory of my career as a team boss,â€ beamed Olaf Manthey