Porsche dominates six-hour Nurburgring GTWCE event

The trio started second on the grid following Saturday’s evening qualifying but made the most of a chaotic opening lap in which the polesitting GPX Porsche of Dennis Olsen was taken out of contention by Albert Costa’s Emil Frey Lamborghini at turn one.

Dinamic’s closest rivals came in the form of AKKA ASP Mercedes with Raffaele Marciello, Timur Boguslavskiy and Felipe Fraga on board, but they finished some 14.849 seconds adrift by the flag.

HRT’s Maro Engel, Luca Stolz and Vincent Abril completed the podium in third after staving off a late charge by Dries Vanthoor’s WRT Audi, who eventually lost out to team-mates Mirko Bortolotti, Kelvin van der Linde and Rolf Ineichen on the last lap.

GPX Racing’s Romain Dumas, Thomas Preining and Dennis Olsen topped Saturday evening’s qualifying but their victory chances were all but extinguished following contact with Costa’s Lamborghini at turn one. The ensuing melee also forced off AF Corse’s James Calado at the same spot after hitting his fellow Ferrari of SMP’s Miguel Molina.

Engelhart inherited the lead and built a healthy margin of over 13 seconds over Boguslavskiy before the first round of pitstops. Teammate Cairoli extended this nearly half a minute as the second hour came to a close.

Two full course yellow periods followed over the…

Read The Full Article