Congratulations to all the Aussies and Kiwis who took part in the 2015 NÃ¼rburgring 24 Hour race and especially to those who were there at hour 24.
Peter Scharmach (NZL), part of the #91 Porsche 911 GT3 MR team, was the first antipodean across the line, finishing 25th outright.
Mal Rose (AUS) and Peter Leemhuis (AUS), in the #49 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, finished first in class (SP8).
AUSringers supporter Wayne Moore (NZ) came home second in his class (SP8T) at the wheel of the #51 BMW 335i.
It’s a great effort for all of our “local” drivers to keep going back to the Ring with ever increasing demands on qualification for the race. We hope to see solid contributions from you all in years to come.
Car #91 â€“ Porsche 911 GT3 Cup MR // Class SP7
25th outright // 6th in class // 140 laps
Scharmach, Peter (NZL), Schmidtmann, Dieter (GER), Ziegler, Andreas (GER), Schelp, Marco (GER)
Car #62 â€“ Porsche 911 GT3 Cup // Class SP7
42nd outright // 11th in class // 135 laps
Thomson, Rob (AUS), Perlini, Andrea (ITA), Bravetti, Nicola (SUI), Fuchs, Holger Peter (GER)
Car #88 â€“ Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 // Class SP10 GT4
45th outright // 2nd in class // 129 laps
Thomson, Robert (AUS), Duffy, Garth (AUS), Preacher, Scott (USA), Lungstrass, Markus (GER)
Car #49 â€“ Aston Martin V8 Vantage // Class SP8
58th outright // 1st in class // 123 laps
Rose, Mal (AUS), Leemhuis, Peter (AUS), Dr. Bez, Ulrich (GER), Dr. BÃ¤nziger, Andreas (SUI)
Car #51 â€“ BMW E92 335i // Class SP8T
69th outright // 2nd in class // 120 laps
Moore, Wayne (NZL), O’Reilly, Maurice (NZL), Eden, Michael (NZL), Borum, Niels (DEN)
Car #312 â€“ BMW M235i Racing // Class Cup 5
85th outright // 8th in class // 116 laps
Stewart, Guy (NZL), Seya, Ryu (JPN), Shimojima, Yosuke (JPN), Meyer, JuÌˆrgen (GER)
Car #48 â€“ Aston Martin GT12 // Class SP8
DNF // 3rd in class// 95 laps
Talbot, Liam (AUS), Kamelger, Florian (SUI), Katsura, Shinichi (JPN), Schuhbauer, Wolfgang (GER)
Car #6 â€“ Aston Martin Vantage GT3 // Class SP9 GT3
DNF // 18th in class // 94 laps
Stanaway, Richie (NZL), Adam, Jonny (GBR), Lauda, Matthias (AUT), MuÌˆcke, Stefan (GER)
Car #79 â€“ Porsche Cayman R // Class SP6
DNF // 7th in class // 49 laps
Gartner, Richard (AUS), Bauer, Klaus (SUI), Kranz, Moritz (GER), Patzelt, Andreas (GER)
Car #109 â€“ Audi TT RS // Class SP4T
DNF // 4th in class // 33 laps
Richards, Tony (NZL), Holland, Robb (USA), Thilenius, David (USA), Chilton, Thomas (GBR)