Manthey Porsche Fastest in Q1: Nurburgring 24-Hour

The number 11 Porsche 911 GT3 R of Manthey Racing took top spot in last night’s qualifying 1 session at the 2012 Nurburgring 24-Hour. Three 911s finished in the top ten.

Drivers Lieb, Luhr, Dumas and Lietz managed an 8:27 in night qualifying, over two seconds faster than the Mamerow Racing Audi.

The top ten in Q1 is a real mix: Porsche, Audi, Audi, BMW Z4, Aston, Audi, Aston, then the second Manthey GT3, a McLaren and Sabine Schmitz in another 997. Less than six seconds seperates the top ten cars, so it’s super-tight. The number 8 Haribo Porsche (above) finished just outside the top ten in P11.

Weather here looks cloudy but dry. That said, I am an hour away from the track in Bonn, so it could be flogging rain out there!

Qualifying 2 is just about to start, and then Top 40 Quali later this evening. More news later.

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