The #911 Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3R has lost its Nurburgring 24 Hours podium finish almost two weeks after the race was completed. Race organisers found in technical inspections following the event that the engine’s power output exceeded the 494hp allowed under the Balance of Performance (including a 4% tolerance level).
At the request of the team, the test was re-conducted with a different method but the car once again exceeded the allowable power output.
Race Stewards have thus decided to disqualify the car from the final finishing order.
The revised podium positions are now:
1st place: Audi Sport Team Phoenix (Pierre Kaffer, Frank Stippler, Frédéric Vervisch and Dries Vanthoor) Audi R8 LMS
2nd place: Mercedes-AMG Team Black Falcon (Maxi Buhk, Hubert Haupt, Thomas Jäger and Luca Stolz) Mercedes-AMG GT3
3rd place: Audi Sport Team Car Collection (Markus Winkelhock, Christopher Haase, Marcel Fässler and René Rast) Audi R8 LMS
Team Manthey Racing has the opportunity to appeal against the decision of the stewards. In the written procedure of the stewards, this appeal would have to be filed 96 hours after receipt of the decision by post. Until then, the result remains subject to appeal.