After the long summer break, the Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie (NLS) will start the second half of the season with the 12h race, which will be held for the first time. Once again, the two Zimmermann Porsches entered by Mathol Racing will be part of the action.
The Zimmermann Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, which competes in the one-make cup "Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring" and has already scored numerous top placings, will be driven this time by Arne Hoffmeister, Hendrik Still and Austrian Reinhard Kofler. Frenchman Dorian Boccolacci, Zimmermann's regular driver, is unable to attend as he is contesting the Porsche Supercup in Monza (Italy).
This time, the Zimmermann Porsche 718 Cayman S will be driven by Erik Braun, the Argentines Marcos Adolfo Vazquez and Roberto Falcone as well as DTM driver Mikalel Grenier (Canada) and Matthias Trinius.
The 12h Nürburgring will feature a sporting novelty. The race will be run in two sections of six hours each - Saturday (start at 2:30 p.m.) and Sunday (start at 10:00 a.m.). The cars will return to the track on Sunday morning in the intervals as they were waved off on Saturday evening. Code-60 will be in effect throughout the course until all cars are on the track. The procedure is comparable to the pursuit race in the biathlon.
Team boss Matthias Holle: "Our first aim is to reach the finish line. Beyond that, we want another class win and a top result."