10 hour race update from the Nürburgring
The night has settled in, but it’s not in the least calm at the Nürburgring. As updated earlier, Toyota Swiss Racing Team sadly lost one of their GT86′s following an accident with a Porsche. GAZOO has had some niggles tonight (actually, it would be last night now, as it is 02:00 CET). When the Lexus LFA was scheduled to pit, the driver radioed in to say that there might not be enough fuel to get back. Luckily it managed to coast in and get refuelled in short order. However, not long after the stop – which saw some rush front end repairs – the LFA had to come back for a full front bumper replacement. It lost a little bit of time, so now need to catch up again. In the mean time, the remaining Toyota Swiss GT86 had a small part change to improve airflow into the engine. Not much time lost. Full results, pictures and videos after the break.
Latest results versus qualifying positions
|Lexus LFA||#83||1st (SP8)||27th||Up 5 places|
|Toyota GT86||#165||2nd (SP3)||83rd||Up 56 places|
|Toyota GT86||#166||5th (SP3)||71st||Up 46 places|
Toyota Swiss Racing
|Toyota GT86||#200||1st (V3)||111st||Up 44 places|
Here’s a video of a totally silent Lexus LFA coming in to refuel after being slightly short on the way in for a scheduled stop.
Photo Gallery (note: some from earlier when there was still daylight…)