Manthey Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (#18) continues to lead

Nerves are on edge now as we enter the final 4 hours of the 2011 ADAC 24 Rennen on the Nürburgring. Manthey are still leading with their #18 RSR, but we just had a big demonstration of how frail one's place in the race can be, as the Porsche Hybrid crashed out at Schwedenkreuz.

Edit: There was misinformation there, circulated by Audi_sport on twitter - the hybrid was tagged and spun just before SX, but encountered no damage, and continued to lap, eventually finishing 28th overall, due to the two delays due to the differential flange replacement.


Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 


In second place last year's winner continues to lurk just a few minutes behind - the BMW Motorsport #1 M3 GT, along with the 3rd placed #32 Heico Mercedes SLS, and the #14 Audi R8 LMS.

Many cars are now showing battle scars from the night!


Top 10 after 20 hours:


1: #18 Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (Lieb/Bernhard/Dumas/Luhr)
2: #1 BMW Motorsport BMW M3 GT (Müller/Farfus/Alzen/Lamy)
3: #32 Heico Motorsport Mercedes SLS AMG (Arnold/Margartis/Brück/Frankenhout)
4: #15 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ( Stippler/Hennerici/Haase/Winkelhock)
5: #14 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS (Basseng/Fässler/Piccini/Stippler)
6: #16 ABT Sports Line Audi R8 LMS ( Ekström/Scheider/Werner/Abt)
7: #22 Black Falcon Mercedes SLS AMG ( Heyer/Jäger/Bleekmolen/Seyffarth)
8: #8 Haribo Team Manthey Porsche GT3 R (Westbrook/Menzel/Sturgsberg/Riegel)
9: #12 Wochenspiegel Team Manthey Porsche 911 GT3 MR ( Weiss/Kainz/Jacobs/Krumbach)
10: #26 Frikadelli Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R (Abbelen/Schmitz/Kentenich/Bergmeister)