Welcome to day two of the Nürburgring 24 hours. The sun is out and the field is set for the Top 40 Shoot-out later tonight. The World Touring Car Championship has also taken to the track this morning. And if you thought that Jaap van Lagen has been out of a WTCC car for too long to be still competitive, you’re wrong: the Dutchman finished the wet first practice on top of the scoring board.
Porsche took the somewhat slow moving Friday afternoon as a chance to unveiled their new 991 GT3R racer. The car is still being tested and tried and various parts have found their way into competition via mules, but today the Stuttgart based manufacturer was ready to show it to the public. The debut won’t be until the Daytona 24 hours in January next year, though.
We also got some bad news overnight: one of the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003c’s sustained unrepairable damaged after a crash in yesterday’s night qualifying and is out for the rest of the weekend.