Manthey Porsche GT3 R which spun at Weirseifen


As the half way point approached, attrition resulted in more retirements - the #76 Schubert z4, succumbing to accident damage after a collision in pflanzgarten with an SLS, eliminating it from the running.

Further back the Farnbacher Ferrari had begun its slow climb back toward the front, reaching first in class (SP8) by 2am, but still down in 20th odd place.

Heico Mercedes SLS AMG running well


Mercedes were being affected a little too - with the highly fancied Mamerow SLS crashing out on the gong of midnight.

Manthey Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is leading after 12 hours


At the front though, by a few minutes, the Manthey Porsche 911 GT3 RSR was establishing itself as the leader, and seemed to have enough in reserve to combat the pace threat from Audi, Mercedes and BMW.

Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS is up to 2nd


Top 10 overall after 12 hours (half way point):

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