2012 N24h Australia/NZ update: Hour 8

2012 Nurburgring 24 hour race

It’s around midnight in Germany now, which means the teams are negotiating the difficult night session for the Nürburgring 24 hour race.

Here’s our update for the Australian and New Zealand drivers in the race. We’ll check in again sometime around mid-race. Remember you can keep an eye on the placings via the official live timing feed.

Car #14 – Porsche 911 GT3 Cup // Class SP 7
25th outright // 4th in class (45 laps)
Frank Kräling (GER), Marco Schelp (GER), Marc Gindorf (MCO),
Peter Scharmach (NZ)

Car #24 – Audi R8 LMS ultra // Class SP 9
38th outright // 22nd in class (43 laps)
Florien Gruber (GER), Alexander Yoong Loong (MAS), Warren Luff (AUS),
Luca Cappellari (MCO)

Car #70 – BMW M3 GT4 // Class SP 10
43rd outright // 4th in class (42 laps)
Damien Flack (AUS), Silvester Wolf (GER), Emin Akata (GER), Mario Merten (GER)

Car #85 – Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 // Class SP 8
45th outright // 3rd in class (42 laps)
Jürgen Stumpf (GER), Mal Rose (AUS), Rob Thomson (AUS), Peter Cate (GB)

Car #99 – BMW M3 // Class SP 6
67th outright // 2nd in class (42 laps)
Roberto Feccio (ITA), Dario Paletto (ITA), Richard Purtscher (GER),
Paul Stubber (AUS)

Car #103 – BMW M3 // Class SP 5
130th outright // 5th in class (33 laps)* -7 laps on class leader
Richard Gartner (AUS), Garth Duffy (AUS), Allan Shephard (AUS)

Car #117 – Subaru Impreza WRX // Class SP 3T
84th outright // 5th in class (39 laps)
Martin Bailey (AUS), Mike Reedy (AUS), Ross Lilly (AUS)

Car #130 – Seat Leon Supercopa // Class SP 3T
126th outright // 10th in class (34 laps)* -10 laps on class leader
Malcom Niall (AUS), Brett Niall (AUS), Clint Harvey (AUS), Mark Pilatti (AUS)

Car #202 – BMW 320i // Class SP 3
110th outright // 11th in class (36 laps)
Axel Burghardt (GER), Jürgen Meyer (GER), Guy Stewart (NZ), Toshiya Ito (JPN)

Car #214 – BMW 325i // Class V4
106th outright // 6th in class (37 laps)
Bastian Hüttinger (GER), Peter O’Donnell (NZ), Matthew Hansen (AUS),
Angus Chapel (AUS)

Car #215 – BMW M3 // Class V5
107th outright // 6th in class (37 laps)
Niels Borum (DEN), Maurice O’Reilly (NZ), Wayne Moore (NZ), Michael Eden (NZ)

*Note: Cars #103 and #130 look as though they may have struck trouble of some sort, if you have any word on their progress, please leave a message in the comments section below.