24h Nürburgring: Porsche tackles Nürburgring 24-hour competition from third on a grid

Posted on 22. Jun, 2019 by in Porsche Canada


With this, Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and his teammates Earl Bamber (New Zealand), Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Kévin Estre (France) have cumulative a unequivocally good starting baseline to tackle a race. 

The 28 fastest cars headed off into a particular time trials during ten-second intervals to try dual discerning laps on a Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife combination. Mathieu Jaminet was a initial Porsche motorist to tackle a wilful qualifier. The Frenchman, who shares a cockpit with Matt Campbell (Australia), Romain Dumas (France) and Sven Müller (Germany), clocked a fifth fastest time with his No. 31 500+hp nine-eleven from Weissach on fifth place. This finished Frikadelli Racing a second best patron group during a Top Qualifying on a Nürburgring.

Frédéric Makowiecki (France) scored a seventh fastest time in a cockpit of Manthey-Racing’s title-defending Porsche 911 GT3 R with a starting array 1. With this grid spot, a gifted patrol from Meuspath, with Richard Lietz (Austria), Patrick Pilet (France) and Nick Tandy (Great Britain), has a best chances of repeating final year’s triumph. The third Porsche 911 GT3 R run by Manthey-Racing with Matteo Cairoli (Italy) and Dennis Olsen (Norway) as good as a dual German drivers Otto Klohs and Lars Kern takes adult a Eifel classical on Saturday from twelfth. Klaus Bachler, Martin Ragginger (both Austria), Jörg Bergmeister and Dirk Werner (both Germany) conduct into a Nürburgring 24-hour foe for Falken Motorsports from P18 in their Porsche 911 GT3 R (#44). The IronForce by Ring Police patrol with drivers Lucas Luhr (Germany), Jan-Erik Slooten (Germany), Steve Jans (Luxembourg) and Adrien de Leener (Belgium) resolved a subordinate on 24th with a No. 8 Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Quotes from a Top Qualifying

Sebastian Golz (Project Manager Porsche 911 GT3 R): “As expected, a outcome of a subordinate was unequivocally close. The opening between a frontrunners is tight. I’m unequivocally gratified with position 3 and also with a performances of a other Porsche 911 GT3 R. Hopefully we’ll fist out a final remaining bit in a race.”

Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “My second path was a small improved than my first. But unfortunately we finished a teenager mistake and that busted my chances of a improved time. Still, third place is a unequivocally good starting position for such a race. The automobile is flexible and unequivocally good balanced. I’m unequivocally looking brazen to a race. However, as we’ve gifted mostly enough, anything can occur here during a Nürburgring.”

Mathieu Jaminet (Porsche 911 GT3 R #31): “My path was indeed utterly good. Maybe we could have finished a small improved in a initial drifting path on uninformed tyres, though a fifth and second best Porsche is flattering good. we was indeed during a extent in all sectors and we took utterly a risk. The vigour was enormous, though we had a lot of fun. We’re starting from a front of a field, that primarily means not a lot of traffic. But a foe is prolonged and a lot can happen.”

Frédéric Makowiecki (Porsche 911 GT3 R #1): “The setup we chose wasn’t utterly right for a conditions compared to a prior sessions. We now have to consider a reason for this. The doing in a right and left-hand corners was unequivocally different. Of course, a subordinate isn’t a many critical thing, though we’ll work on a automobile setup again in time for a race.” 

Matteo Cairoli (Porsche 911 GT3 R #12): “At a finish of a day, I’m unequivocally satisfied. we pushed hard, though we encountered a yellow dwindle during my quick path and we had to delayed down. Twelfth on a grid for a 24-hour foe is positively okay. Anything can occur during a race. We have a quick automobile and we’re streamer into a foe with a good feeling.”

Klaus Bachler (Porsche 911 GT3 R #44): “It’s indeed crazy to get such a giveaway run on a Nordschleife. That happens usually once a year during a Top Qualifying. My path was flattering good, though we didn’t conduct to fibre all a sectors together perfectly. Still, we can live with P18. I’m unequivocally looking brazen to a race.”

Lucas Luhr (Porsche 911 GT3 R #8): “My army was okay, though we could have pushed a small some-more during certain points in my initial lap. The opening to a tip dual is unequivocally big, though a cards will be reshuffled in a race.”

Result Top Qualifying

1. Christodoulou/Engel/Metzger/Müller (GB/D/D/D), Mercedes-AMG GT3, 8:10.910 minutes
2. Hohenadel/Arnold/Marciello/Götz (D/D/I/D), Mercedes-AMG GT3, + 0.137 seconds
3. Bamber/Christensen/Estre/Vanthoor (NZ/DK/F/B), Porsche 911 GT3 R, + 0.657 seconds
5. Dumas/Campbell/Müller/Jaminet) (F/AUS/D/F), Porsche 911 GT3 R, + 1.871 seconds
7. Lietz/Makowiecki/Pilet/Tandy (A/F/F/GB), Porsche 911 GT3 R, + 2.678 seconds
12. Klohs/Kern/Olsen/Cairoli (D/D/N/I), Porsche 911 GT3 R, + 4.023 seconds
18. Bachler/Bergmeister/Ragginger/Werner (A/D/A/D), Porsche 911 GT3 R, + 5.800 seconds
24. Slooten/Luhr/De Leener/Jans) (D/D/B/L), Porsche 911 GT3 R, + 8.381 seconds


In a tip SP9 difficulty for GT3 cars, 7 Porsche 911 GT3 R vehicles have been entered underneath a 4 patron teams Manthey-Racing, Frikadelli Racing, IronForce by Ring Police and Falken Motorsport. A sum of 45 foe cars from Porsche are on a entrance list. 

Five of a 7 Porsche 911 GT3 R paint a latest era of a GT3 automobile from Weissach, that was denounced during final year’s 24-hour foe during a Nürburgring. The idea for a patron foe racer, that has already underlined a good intensity during a Nürburgring long-distance championship (VLN), a North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a Blancpain GT Series and a ADAC GT Masters, is to build on a successes of a prior indication during a “Green Hell” classic. 

“Defending a pretension is on this year’s agenda. This charge began on a unequivocally same day we clinched feat in 2018,” says Sebastian Golz, Project Manager Porsche 911 GT3 R. “To date, a new GT3 automobile has clocked adult some-more than 25,000 kilometres on a Nordschleife. The strength of a Porsche 911 GT3 R lies in a coherence over prolonged stints. Our patron teams Frikadelli Racing, Falken Motorsport, Ring Police and Manthey-Racing have contributed significantly to creation a altogether package competitive. We now wish to spin that into a tip outcome during a 24-hour race.” 

Porsche 911 GT3 R, Frikadelli Racing Team #31, Romain Dumas (F), Sven Müller (D), Mathieu Jaminet (F), Matt Campbell (AUS), 2019, Porsche AG
Porsche 911 GT3 R, Frikadelli Racing Team

The ADAC TOTAL 24-hour foe will be contested on a 25.378-kilometre multiple of a Grand Prix circuit and a Nordschleife northern loop. “It’s like a circuitous nation road. But as against to highway traffic, extent speed is available on a Nordschleife – it’s outrageous fun,” says pretension defender Richard Lietz (Austria). “The many unusual thing is that we have to in. your approach closer to a extent any singular lap. The conditions mostly change in a opposite lane sectors, a trade is unpredictable, and a fuel expenditure alone changes a poise of a automobile on any lap,” explains Frédéric Makowiecki (France).

Christensen: “There can be usually one goal: initial place!”

The winners of a 2018 24-hour foe will take adult a plea in a Porsche 911 GT3 R with a starting array 1. Porsche works drivers Earl Bamber (New Zealand), Michael Christensen (Denmark), Kévin Estre (France) and Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) share a cockpit of Manthey’s matching No. 911 sister car. “This foe is one large adventure,” says Michael Christensen. “The continue always plays a vital role, and a trade conditions is mostly tricky. It’s a outrageous plea that we adore to take on. When we expostulate for Manthey-Racing, there can be usually one goal: initial place!”

With 6 altogether victories, including 4 in a quarrel from 2006 to 2009, Manthey-Racing is a many successful group during a 24-hour classic, that has been contested in a Eifel given 1970. The organisation underneath a brothers Martin and Nicolas Raeder fields a third Porsche 911 GT3 R. Otto Klohs shares pushing duties during a circle of a 2018-spec automobile (No. 12) with a Porsche Young Professionals Dennis Olsen (Norway) and Matteo Cairoli (Italy) as good as growth motorist Lars Kern (Germany).

Porsche assists it long-standing partners with technical support and drivers. The No. 44 automobile campaigned by Falken Motorsport is manned by works drivers Jörg Bergmeister and Dirk Werner (both Germany) as good as a Austrians Martin Ragginger and Klaus Bachler. Joining army in a new Porsche 911 GT3 R run by Frikadelli Racing (No. 31) are a works drivers Romain Dumas (France) and Sven Müller (Germany) as good as a Porsche Young Professionals Mathieu Jaminet (France) and Matt Campbell (Australia). The prior season’s automobile with a array 30 is driven by group owners Klaus Abbelen, Alexander Müller and Robert Renauer (all from Germany) and a Porsche Young Professional from Austria, Thomas Preining. Jan-Erik Sloten (Germany), Steve Jans (Luxembourg), Adrien de Leener (Belgium) and Lucas Luhr (Germany) take adult a foe for IronForce by Ring Police in a No. 8 car. 

Porsche 911 GT3 R, Manthey-Racing #1, Richard Lietz (A), Frédéric Makowiecki (F), Patrick Pilet (F), Nick Tandy (GB), Manthey-Racing #911, Earl Bamber (NZ), Michael Christensen (DK), Kévin Estre (F), Laurens Vanthoor (B), 2019, Porsche AG
Porsche 911 GT3 R, Manthey-Racing #1

An overview of a cockpit crews (SP9 class)

Manthey-Racing (Porsche 911 GT3 R #1)
Richard Lietz, Patrick Pilet, Frédéric Makowiecki, Nick Tandy

Manthey-Racing (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911)
Earl Bamber, Kévin Estre, Michael Christensen, Laurens Vanthoor

Manthey-Racing (Porsche 911 GT3 R #12)
Otto Klohs, Lars Kern, Dennis Olsen, Matteo Cairoli

IronForce by Ring Police (Porsche 911 GT3 R #8)
Jan-Erik Slooten, Lucas Luhr, Steve Jans, Adrien de Leener

Frikadelli Racing Team (Porsche 911 GT3 R #30)
Klaus Abbelen, Alexander Müller, Robert Renauer, Thomas Preining

Frikadelli Racing Team (Porsche 911 GT3 R #31)
Romain Dumas, Sven Müller, Mathieu Jaminet, Matt Campbell

Falken Motorsport (Porsche 911 GT3 R #44)
Jörg Bergmeister, Dirk Werner, Martin Ragginger, Klaus Bachler

The Porsche 911 GT3 R

The 911 GT3 R was newly grown for a 2019 season. Improvements in a areas of aerodynamics and kinematics were evenly implemented from a insights garnered from a many foe outings of a predecessor. The six-cylinder engine in a back of a GT3 patron racer produces over 368 kW (500 hp). The successful prototype automobile has netted many victories in general racing series, including a IMSA SportsCar Championship, a World Challenge, a ADAC GT Masters, a 24- hour foe on a Nürburgring and a Bathurst 12-hour race.

The Schedule

The 24-hour foe during a Nürburgring is one of a largest motorsport events in a world, to that some-more than 200,000 spectators are expected. 158 cars and around 580 drivers will conduct into a Eifel classical during 3.30pm on Saturday.
The free-TV hire RTL Nitro broadcasts a tip subordinate (21 June, 19:00 hours) as good as a whole foe live. The Eifel classical can been noticed free-of-charge around live streaming on a internet website www.24h-Rennen.de as good as on countless motorsport web portals.

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