Top 10 result for the KONDO Racing Nissan GT-R at the 24h Race Nürburgring 2019
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Full spectator areas on the Nürburgring GP track and countless campers around the Nordschleife at the season highlight in the Eifel. The 47th edition of the ADAC TOTAL 24h Race at the Nürburgring offered exciting motorsport at sunny conditions. The GTronix360 team mccchip-dkr started with the Fivestar Fitness Porsche Cayman 981 and served as a support team for the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 used by KONDO Racing. The Fivestar Fitness Porsche Cayman 981 with the start number 144 took the ADAC TOTAL 24h Race from fifth on the grid in class V5 and mixed with the top group in its class right from the start. After scheduled pit stops, the Porsche Cayman with the driver quartet Kohei Fukuda, Thomas D. Hetzer, Ben Bünnagel and Markus Diederich was at the top of the class after a quarter of the race distance. A collision in the section Mercedes-Arena on the GP track led to a 13-minute forced stop. The car went back to the track after changing a bent tie rod. Until morning, the Fivestar Fitness Porsche Cayman worked its way up to rank 2 in the class. After 19 hours of racing followed a sobering message. Accident in the area Aremberg - the end for the starting number 144. Fortunately, driver Ben Bünnagel came away without any injuries. The Porsche Cayman was unfortunately badly damaged and it is not clear if the car can be rebuilt again. Until the accident, driver and team made a perfect job. The objective for the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, which was managed in cooperation with the Japanese team KONDO Racing, was clearly defined: arrive. The Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 with start number 45 entered the race from 25th on the grid and fought in the course of the race always on the way to the top ten. While many of its favored GT3 teams were affected by accidents and technical defects, the Nissan GT-R drivers Tsugio Matsuda, Mitsunori Takaboshi, Tomonobu Fuji and Tom Coronel held back. Apart from a few small scratches, the race for the Japanese GT3 vehicle went smoothly. After 154 driven laps, the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 crossed the finish line in 10th overall behind the Glickenhaus SCG003C, exceeding expectations. As a support team, the GTronix360 Team mcchip-dkr is happy and proud with the good ranking. The cooperation with the KONDO Racing team was characterized by a very positive team spirit. A big thanks for the trust. In the VLN, the Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 will unfortunately not compete this year.