Many Dutch success at 24h Nürburgring

Posted on 17.11.2017 in Общая категория by

Audi R8 LMS

Oh yeah, there was also this weekend ...

Sometimes you have those weekends that as a car lover have no idea where to look. In addition to a street race on the Cote d'Azur and a prestigious auction just down was there too the finish of the 24 Hours Nürburgring. Just like the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year was the devil it in its tail.

For a long time it seemed the Audi R8 LMS # 29 among others Dutchman Robin Frijns got the win. An electronic problem threw a spanner in the works, because the R8 LMS lost a lot of speed. The problem could be solved in the pits, but the car lost a lot of time. Eventually the R8 finished third again on the track.

Just before the finish, the weather gods decided it was time to rain a lot. This hit the top three still a bit unsettled. Eventually pulled the team of Winckelhock, Philippi, and Mies van der Linde (despite the Dutch-sounding name, this is not a Dutchman but a South African) the best of it. Special mention to the Amersfoort born Nick Catsburg. He was twice this weekend on the podium. Not only after the Nürburgring 24 Hours, but also in the WTCC (in a Volvo S60 TC1). That was the weekend too.

The top 10 (! 5 Dutch) is as follows:

1. Audi R8 LMS # 29
Winkelhock, Philippi, Mies, van der Linde
158 laps / 21 pitstops

2. BMW M6 GT3 # 98
Westbrook, Palttala, CATS BURG Sims
158 laps / 21 pitstops

3. Audi R8 LMS # 9
FRIJNS, Fassler, Rast, Müller
158 laps / 21 pitstops

4. BMW M6 GT3 # 42
Farfus, Wittmann Blomqvist, Tomczyk
158 laps / 22 pitstops

5. Mercedes-AMG GT3 # 1
Engel, Christodoulou, NEIGHBOR, Metzger
158 laps / 21 pitstops

6. Porsche 911 GT3 R # 31
Christensen, Siedler
157 laps / 20 pit stops

7. Ferrari 488 GT3 # 22
Krumbach, Keilwitz, Weiss, Kainz
157 laps / 20 pit stops

8. BMW M6 GT3 # 33
Seefried, Imperatori, DUSSELDORP, Dumbreck
157 laps / 21 pit stops

9. A Mercedes-AMG GT3 # 8
Van der Zande, Götz, Lance-David, Alzen
157 laps / 21 pit stops

10. BMW M6 GT3 # 99
Martin, Basseng, Eng, Sims
157 laps / 20 pit stops

The other Dutch ended:
P15 (Dontje, Mercedes-AMG GT3)
P51 (Schothorst, Hyundai i30 N)
P63 (Jensen, BMW 235i)
P73 (Van Dam, Subaru WRX STI)
P141 (From Ramshorst, BMW 325i (E90))