Nurburgring 24H: hour 18 update
Updated: Jun 23, 2019
The sun has risen again on the legendary Nordschleife, as the ADAC Total 24 hours of Nurburgring is six hours from the chequered flag. Let's take a look at the ladies' drivers standings so far.
With 18 hours down and six to go, the 2019 Nurburgring 24 Hours has just past its three quarters. Let's quickly recap significant positions for the ladies driving this incredibly tough endurance race.
As the sun reappeared on the legendary racetrack, the #911 Porsche still leads in the hands of Vanthoor. Raffaele Marciello in the #48 Mercedes is second, while the #31 Porsche has kept third position.
The first crew featuring a female driver is the #17 GetSpeed Performance Mercedes, with Janine Hill currently on driving duty. They are currently running P20 overall.
In 29th overall place and leading the SP8 class is the #148 Audi R8 LMS currently driven by Frank Schmickler, with Rahel Frey waiting to get back in the car after an outstanding recovery yesterday.
A relatively trouble-free race so far for the BMW #71 of Schrey-Fischer-Jager-Hürtgen, still going strong in 28th overall and second in class.
British superstar Jamie Chadwick completed a remarkable night shift in the #37 Aston Martin Vantage GT4, bringing the works car up to 42nd position after early drama had relegated her team at the back of the field in the early hours. The #37 now sits 37th overall and first in the SP 8T class after they inherited the lead from the sister car yesterday evening. Alex Brundle is currently behind the wheel.
It was an incredibly disappointing outcome for the #111 KTM X-Bow GT4 crew of Laura Kraihamer, as they were disqualified when steadily leading the Cup-X class for being "too loud".
But the amazing news of the past night surely was the comeback of the #89 VW Golf, as the all-female team of Preisig-Schreiner-Assmann incredibly made it out on track after more than 13 hours of repair work from the heroic female mechanics. The #89 hit trouble after merely 4 laps and the engine had to be completely replaced. ADAC GT Masters driver Carrie Schreiner is currently taken the wheel and is classifies P146 so far.
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