The gap between the two fluctuated, depending on which driver hit traffic, but with fifteen minutes to go, it was back down to one single second. Home Archive Blancpain Endurance Series: Joined by Pierre Ehret, who skipped the Silverstone round, the drivers of the GT Corse by Rinaldi Ferrari took the lead of the category just before halfway through and never looked back. Nurburgring , Race Result. The final round of pitstops is underway.
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Kevin Estre, who started from the back after the team had to change the engine after qualifying, had tried to make up positions as quickly as possible, but was involved in an incident with the 14 Emil Frey Racing Jaguar. The Insight Racing Ferrari is off again following contact with the 35 Nissan.
Joined by Pierre Ehret, who skipped the Silverstone round, the drivers of the GT Corse by Rinaldi Ferrari took the lead of the category just before halfway through and never looked back. The sun is out now in a very typical Eifel mountains weather reversal.
At the end of the second stint, the gap between the sole remaining Bentley and the ART McLaren had grown to almost nine seconds. The Bentley trio now lead the Pro Cup driver standings as well. NurburgringHour 6 Report. Catsburg, who had qualified the 12 TDS Racing BMW third on the grid, made up a lot of places during the middle stint, passing the car to Hassid when in fourth overall. Steven Kane is currently sixth in the Pro Class in the 7 Bentley.
Frank Schmickler – ADAC GT Masters – Driver
On track, the 90 Villorba Corse Ferrari with Kemenater currently at the wheel is given a drive-through for pit stop infringement. See more Previous article Blancpain Endurance Series: Gai and Rizzoli should still hang on for the Pro-Am class title, however. Pro-Am top three is now Hasid in the 12, Lunkin in the 18 and Kemenater in the Eventually it was the 85 machine of Wolf-Afanasiev-Dusseldorp that ended up on the podium.
A late splash-and-dash for Estre in the 99 McLaren sees, but the car is far enough ahead of Lunkin not to lose fifth overall. The battle for third was decided after a frantic fratricidal battle between the ffrank HTP Motorsport Mercedes. A slight problem at the front left wheel during the Bentley pitstop erased that advantage, and Steven Kane only just managed to hold on to the lead after Series newcomer Nicolas Lapierre had taken over the wheel of the 98 ART Grand Prix McLaren.
Farnk Belgian looked set to take the third podium step, but in the penultimate lap Sergei Afanasiev managed to overtake Verdonck and crossed the line less than a second in front of Verdonck.
NurburgringRace Result. Al-Faisal pits the 19 Mercedes to trigger what should be the final lead change of the race. Less than half an hour to go.
As it stands, six points for seventh place will be enough to give Peter Mann and Francisco Guedes the Gentlemen Trophy title ahead of Schmickler and Alexander Matschull. Nevertheless, Steven Kane managed to hold on to a slender lead, and crossed the line in first, handing the Bentley crew a second consecutive win and the lead in the Pro Cup standings. Home Archive Blancpain Endurance Series: The final round of pitstops is underway.
OPEL Omega 3000 24v #22 DTM 1991 Frank Schmickler 1/43 Minichamps 40091442 NEU
The gap between the two fluctuated, depending on which driver hit traffic, but with fifteen minutes to go, it was racimg down to one single second. A moment of oversteer at the first corner sees Mark Poole nudge the barrier in the 38 Aston, but he gets back on track.
This drops the car to 14th overall. However, during the middle stint of the race, that lead disappeared quickly.
Opel Omega (A) 3000 24V – ‘ATS’ F. Schmickl – DTM 1991
Class top threes as we enter the last 40 schmicker of the race. The Portuguese driver had taken its second pole position of the season, and once the lights went out he disappeared into the distance. The difference between the two machines during the final hour of racing was never bigger than one second.