The new Nordschleife record was enough to play to the competitive nature of Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, who himself crashed at the Nurburgring while trying to set a lap record in 2009, but he admitted there was no budget in place to adapt an F1 auto for a record attempt. Now freed from the restrictions of the WEC, Porsche could maximize the potential of this auto. Time to beat? 6 minutes and 11.13 seconds.
Bernhard lapped the 20.8-kilometre circuit in 5:19.55, beating the 35-year old record by nearly a minute.
First time out the five-time N24 victor posted a time of 5min 31sec, breaking the record by 40sec. In an ideal scenario, a 4:51 time could be within reach.
Bernhard took on the challenge of beating the time, set by his childhood hero in the Porsche 919 Evo and after a quick warm up lap returned to the pits to get ready for a proper run.
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Even if 5:19 is the best Porsche can do for the time being, it's still a mighty impressive achievement taking into account it improves the old record by a whopping 52 seconds.
We'll keep you posted once the record lap time is officially official.
Two-time Le Mans victor Timo Bernhard was behind the wheel of the specially modified LMP1 racer and shaved almost a full minute off the 6m11.13s time achieved by Bellof at the Nurburgring 1000 km in 1983.
Driving the record-setting race vehicle was Timo Bernhard, a veteran endurance racer with a whopping five victories at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring to his name from behind the wheel of a Porsche 997 GT3-RSR.
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