WEC-H+1: the #18 Porsche alone in the lead

Neel Jani opened up a gap on his opponents in the first hour of the race at the Nürburgring at the wheel of the No. 18 Porsche. The #51 Ferrari saw its race destroyed by mechanical problems.

Published on 30/08/2015 à 13:57

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WEC-H+1: the #18 Porsche alone in the lead

Neel jani retained the pole advantage of the Porsche n°18 and has already gained a lead of more than half a minute over its closest competitors at the end of the first hour of racing at the Nürburgring (Germany). Marc lieb took the wheel for the 2nd stint.

The sister car #17 is in more difficulty and is fighting with the Audis. Timo Bernhard returned to the pits to change a damaged front splitter and left his place to Mark Webber. The R18 e-tron quattro n°7 Marcel Fassler refueled at the same time. THE Toyota cannot keep up with the pace of the other hybrid LMP1s and follows the duel between the German manufacturers at a good distance. Both Rebellions encountered mechanical problems.

Nick tandy retained the lead in LMP2 at the wheel of the KCMG Oreca 05 and precedes the two Ligier JS P2s of G-Drive Racing, the 26 of Sam bird ahead of No. 28 Luis Philip Derani. Nelson Panciatici resists in 4th position on theAlpine A450b against the Strakka Racing Gibson 015S driven by Johnny Kane.

The GTE Pro may have experienced a turning point of the season since the Ferrari n ° 51 of Gianna Bruni, leading the category with his teammate Tony Wilander, stopped on the track following mechanical problems. AF Corse's F458 Italia came back several laps from the lead of the race and remains disrupted by electrical problems.

This is Porsche No. 91 Michael Christensen which occupies first place in front of theAston Martin n ° 95 of Mark Sorensen and the #71 Ferrari of James Calado. Frederic Makowiecki had to observe a drive-through following an early departure on the #911 92 RSR.

Patrick Long takes the lead in GTE Am in the Dempsey – Proton Racing Porsche.

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