2013 N24h Australia/NZ update: Hour 24

2013 Nurburgring 24 hour race

The 41st Nürburgring 24 hour race has been run and won. And even though we lost around nine hours due to poor weather the race delivered plenty of drama and excitement.

Final placings for the Australian and New Zealand drivers has been compiled below. Special mentions to Paul Stubber (first Aussie across the line); Rob Thomson (winner of Class SP6); Mal Rose and Peter Leemhuis (third in class SP8); and, finally, Wayne Moore, Michael Eden and Maurice O’Reilly the Kiwi trio who overcame adversity to finish a race that was lost inside the first hour.

It was fantastic to see Wayne’s car flying the NZ flag in the closing stages!

Once again, well done to all who made the long trek from down under. Your efforts are certainly appreciated by AUSringers and we wish you well for the future.

Car #27 – Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S // Class SP9 GT3
35th outright // 19th in class (79 laps)

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

Car #42 – Porsche 997 // Class SP7
54th outright // 12th in class (74 laps)

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

Car #89 – BMW Z4 Coupé // Class SP6
61st outright // 1st in class (73 laps)

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

Car #102 – Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 // Class SP3T
66th outright // 5th in class (73 laps)

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

Car #6 – Aston Martin Vantage V8 // Class SP8
76th outright // 3rd in class (71 laps)

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

Car #177 – BMW E36 // Class V6
78th outright // 6th in class (71 laps)

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

Car #153 – Seat Leon TDI // Class D1T
125th outright // 2nd in class (55 laps)

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

Car #190 – BMW E36 M3 // Class V5
127th outright // 6th in class (54 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 (AUS)