Fastest Porsche 911 GT3 R on eighth grid spot

Nürburgring 24-hour race – Top 30 Qualifying

The fastest Porsche 911 GT3 R takes up the long-distance classic in Germany’s hilly Eifel region from position eight. In the Top 30 Qualifying, Sven Müller started as 19th and achieved his best time in his second lap clocking a time of 8:18.110 minutes. For Sunday’s race, the German from the town Bingen shares the cockpit of his #59 Porsche fielded by Manthey Racing with Hari Prozcyk, Randy Walls and Steve Smith.

2017 Nurburgring 24h - 911 GT3 R (59), Manthey Racing- Sven Müller, Hari Proczyk, Randy Walls, Steve Smith-2
911 GT3 R (59), Manthey Racing: Sven Müller, Hari Proczyk, Randy Walls, Steve Smith

With a 2.999-second gap to the leaders in the individual time trials, his team colleague Mathieu Jaminet (Matteo Cairoli/Otto Klohs/Robert Renauer) planted his 500 hp #12 nine-eleven on P11. Behind him, Frédéric Makowiecki (also Manthey Racing) posted 16th with the #911 car (Romain Dumas/Patrick Pilet/Richard Lietz) and Martin Ragginger from Falken Motorsports (Jörg Bergmeister/Laurens Vanthoor/Dirk Werner) on position 25 with the number 44 vehicle.

2017 Nurburgring 24h - 911 GT3 R (12), Manthey Racing- Matteo Cairoli, Mathieu Jaminet, Otto Klohs, Robert Renauer
911 GT3 R (12), Manthey Racing: Matteo Cairoli, Mathieu Jaminet, Otto Klohs, Robert Renauer

Over 600 drivers in more than 160 cars take up the Nürburgring 24-hour race on Sunday at 15.30 hours. With a record number of 44 vehicles competing, Porsche has the largest contingent at one of the world’s largest motorsport events, to which more than 200,000 spectators are expected.

RTL Nitro broadcasts the race live starting from 15.00 hrs on Saturday, 27 May. The entire Eifel marathon can also be watched on the Internet under the link: featured.de/n24h.

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