2013 N24h Australia/NZ update: Hour 20

2013 Nurburgring 24 hour race

Things have settled into a nice rhythm at the Nürburgring 24 hour race now. Although the leaders are mixing things up a bit with pit stops at the like. Currently leading is the #23 Rowe Racing Mercedes SLS AMG GT3.

Mercedes is yet to win the Nürburgring endurance classic so they’ll have all their fingers crossed that they have a car in with a chance in the final hour.

Mal Rose and his buddies in the #006 Aston Martin have fought back into the top 100 after their incident, let’s hope they can keep going strong to the flag.

Similarly, Wayne Moore’s #190 BMW M3 is slowly building up its number of laps. They’re still right down the bottom of the field, but at least they’re getting some decent track time.

Updated positions for the Aussies and Kiwis with just four hours left to the end of the race can be seen below.

Car #27 – Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S // Class SP9 GT3
39th outright // 19th in class (54 laps)

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

Car #42 – Porsche 997 // Class SP7
71st outright // 15th in class (50 laps)

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

Car #89 – BMW Z4 Coupé // Class SP6
74th outright // 3rd in class (50 laps)

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

Car #102 – Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 // Class SP3T
78th outright // 6th in class (50 laps)

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

Car #177 – BMW E36 // Class V6
80th outright // 6th in class (44 laps)

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

Car #6 – Aston Martin Vantage V8 // Class SP8
99th outright // 3rd in class (48 laps)

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

Car #144 – Renault Clio Cup // Class SP3
137th outright // 8th in class (40 laps)

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

Car #153 – Seat Leon TDI // Class D1T
146th outright // 2nd in class (37 laps)

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

Car #190 – BMW E36 M3 // Class V5
148th outright // 6th in class (34 laps)
Michael Eden (NZL), Wayne Moore (NZL), Maurice O’Reilly (NZL), Niels Borum (GER)

Car #72 – Aston Martin Vantage V8 // Class SP8
Retired—accident (23 laps)

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

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

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