2013 N24h Australia/NZ update: Hour 10

2013 Nurburgring 24 hour race

Darkness has descended on the Eifel region and with it came heavy fog and rain. The worst area affected is the drop into the Fuchsröhre and it’s been bad enough to force the race into a temporary red flag.

The red flag was first waved around three hours ago and race organisers say there’ll be as much as two hours notice before racing resumes. It’s around 2:30am German time and we can’t really see anything happening until after sunrise.

There was some confusion as to the race order but we can tell you the #007 Aston Martin is leading the race, with 32 laps completed, from the #18 and #50 Manthey Racing Porsches.

Updated placings for our Aussie/Kiwi drivers can be seen below. There’s good news, too, Wayne Moore and his team have managed to get back out and have posted 13 laps. No doubt the extended break will allow them to ensure their repairs remain in good working order.

Car #27 – Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S // Class SP9 GT3
33rd outright // 23rd in class (30 laps)

Paul Stubber (AUS), Roberto Fecchio (ITA), Dario Paletto (ITA), Marco Mapelli (ITA)

Car #6 – Aston Martin Vantage V8 // Class SP8
65th outright // 6th in class (27 laps)

Mal Rose (AUS), Peter Leemhuis (AUS), Joachim Kern (GER), Egon Allgäuer (SUI)

Car #177 – BMW E36 // Class V6
70th outright // 6th in class (27 laps)

Angus Chapel (AUS), Garth Duffy (AUS), Dominique Bastien (USA), Michael Clemens (GER)

Car #102 – Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 // Class SP3T
79th outright // 6th in class (27 laps)

Gregory Spark (NZL), Olaf Schley (GER), Andres Serrano (ECU), Yasuyoshi Yamamoto (JPN)

Car #42 – Porsche 997 // Class SP7
75th outright // 16th in class (27 laps)

Clint Harvey (AUS), Brett Niall (AUS), Malcolm Niall (AUS), Mark Pilatti (AUS)

Car #89 – BMW Z4 Coupé // Class SP6
87th outright // 4th in class (26 laps)

Rob Thomson (AUS), Stefan Aust (GER), Frank Weishar (GER), Andreas Weishaupt (GER)

Car #153 – Seat Leon TDI // Class D1T
126th outright // 2nd in class (26 laps)

Martin Bailey (AUS), Ivo Breukers (NED), Sjaco Griffroen (NED), Henk Thijssen (NED)

Car #144 – Renault Clio Cup // Class SP3
127th outright // 8th in class (24 laps)

Christopher Gleeson (AUS), Hugh Buckley (GBR), Volker Kühn (GER), Bashar Mardini (UAE)

Car #72 – Aston Martin Vantage V8 // Class SP8
137th outright // 8th in class (23 laps)

Ric Shaw (AUS), Kim Hauschild (GER), Tom Moran (GER), Dieter Svepes (AUT)

Car #190 – BMW E36 M3 // Class V5
159th outright // 6th in class (13 laps)
Michael Eden (NZL), Wayne Moore (NZL), Maurice O’Reilly (NZL), Niels Borum (GER)

Car #90 – BMW E36 M3 // Class SP5
Retired (accident) // 3 laps

Tony Alford (AUS), Kean Booker (AUS), Richard Gartner (AUS), Peter O’Donnell (NZL)