The Herberth Motorsport Porsche 991 GT3 R of Daniel Allemann, Robert Renauer and Alfred Renauer cruised to victory in the 2017 12H Red Bull Ring, the third round of the 2017 24H Series season.
After 415 laps on the 4.318 kilometre circuit, equaling a distance of 1.792,38 kilometres, Daniel Allemann crossed the line to take the team’s second victory of the season by five laps, after dominating the latter stages of the race.
Second place overall went to the winning A6-Am crew – the GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracán GT3 of Milos Pavlovic, Christoph Lenz, Mark Ineichen and Roberto Pampanini – at their home track. One lap down, the #27 GP Extreme Renault RS01 FGT3 finished in third overall and second in the A6-Am class.
Fourth spot overall went to the third A6-Am team, the Hofor-Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 from the Forch Racing powered by Olimp Porsche 991 GT3 R that finished second in A6-Pro. Third in A6-Pro was the SPS automotive performance Mercedes-AMG GT3 (#24, Alexandre Coigny/David Iradj Alexander/Richard Feller) with seventh overall.
The A6-Pro entered #964 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracán GT3 looked to challenge Herberth to the end, finishing first in the first part of the split-race on Saturday. Christian Engelhart, Rolf Ineichen and Mark Ineichen’s dreams of scoring the victory though, came to an end early after the team was forced into retirement with an engine failure shortly after the halfway point.
Herberth’s other main rival in the race – the Scuderia Praha Ferrari 488 GT3 – also fell by the wayside, brake issues causing causing the car to have an off into the barriers at Remus corner.
Of the other class winners, the #85 PROsport Performance Porsche 991 Cup of Charles Putman, Charles Espenlaub and Joe Foster won the 911 division by four laps and the Besaplast Racing Audi TTRS took the SP3-GT4 honours.
The fourth round of the 24H Series is the 24 Hours of Paul Ricard, which is is set to run from 5-7 of May.