2013 N24h Australia/NZ update: Hour 22

2013 Nurburgring 24 hour race

At the head of the field Mercedes has three cars in the top four and with only two hours to go can be excused for starting to think about victory. It’s the #9 Black Falcon car out in front as we speak with a pair of Rowe Racing Mercs split by the #25 Team Marc VDS BMW Z4.

The #144 Renault Clio Cup with Australian Christopher Gleeson hasn’t completed any more laps since our last update so we can assume it is out of the race. Alas, we’re not sure why.

Updates on the remaining Aussies and Kiwis after hour 22 can be seen below.

Car #27 – Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S // Class SP9 GT3
42nd outright // 20th in class (67 laps)

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

Car #42 – Porsche 997 // Class SP7
60th outright // 14th in class (63 laps)

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

Car #89 – BMW Z4 Coupé // Class SP6
72nd outright // 3rd in class (61 laps)

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

Car #102 – Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 // Class SP3T
74th outright // 5th in class (61 laps)

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

Car #177 – BMW E36 // Class V6
77th outright // 6th in class (61 laps)

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

Car #6 – Aston Martin Vantage V8 // Class SP8
87th outright // 4th in class (60 laps)

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

Car #153 – Seat Leon TDI // Class D1T
139th outright // 2nd in class (46 laps)

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

Car #190 – BMW E36 M3 // Class V5
142nd outright // 6th in class (45 laps)
Michael Eden (NZL), Wayne Moore (NZL), Maurice O’Reilly (NZL), Niels Borum (GER)

Car #144 – Renault Clio Cup // Class SP3
Retired (40 laps)

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

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)