Race report after 6 hours at Nürburgring
We’re now 1/4 way through the 40th 24 Hours Nürburgring race. Our teams (GAZOO Racing and Toyota Swiss Racing) are performing well without incident. The race started with several accidents just 5 laps into the race. There’s always the fear of too much debris on the track causing damage to running cars. Right now, GAZOO Racing Lexus LFA #83 is in 20th position overall (1st in SP8 class). GAZOO Racing Toyota GT86 #165 is 92nd (3rd in SP3 class) and #166 is 93rd (4th in SP3 class). Toyota Swiss Racing Team’s Toyota GT86 #200 leads the V3 class and is 109th overall,
while #201 is 159th and 4th in class. It’s completely dark now… Time to settle in for the night shift! More after the break.
Latest results versus qualifying positions
|Lexus LFA||#83||1st (SP8)||20th||Up 12 places|
|Toyota GT86||#165||3rd (SP3)||92nd||Up 47 places|
|Toyota GT86||#166||4th (SP3)||93rd||Up 24 places|
Toyota Swiss Racing
|Toyota GT86||#200||1st (V3)||109th||Up 46 places|
Update 23:30 CET: It appears Toyota Swiss Racing #201 was hit from behind by Porsche GT3 and is now, sadly, out of the race. The car is beyond repair. The team told me that the driver is OK, except a bit shaken. On the positive side of things, GAZOO Racing Lexus LFA is now in 19th position.
Here’s a video I filmed of a speedy pit stop, which nearly resulted in me being run over because I was a little too ambitious and got too close.