Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing holds TCE lead after five hours

News | November 29, 2020

-       Title contender earns one-lap lead heading into tomorrow’s restart.

-       NKPP Racing by Bas Koeten Racing splits an Autorama 1-3.

-       TCE polesitter JR Motorsport slips back in the pack but retains TCX class lead.

MUGELLO (13 November, 2020) – The Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR (#112, Miklas Born / Roberto Ferri / Yannick Mettler / Alberto Vescov) currently holds the TCE lead at the 2020 Hankook 12H MUGELLO after the opening five hours, moving one step closer to securing the 24H SERIES Continents Overall TCE Teams’ title.

 

The #112 Volkswagen, having started from the front row of the TCE grid, has run comfortably among the frontrunners since the early going and has now completed 136 laps of the 5.245km Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello. Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing currently holds a one-point advantage in the 24H SERIES Continents standings, and, significantly, will take tomorrow’s restart one lap ahead of its nearest rivals.

 

The team’s closest championship rival, the AC Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS (#188, Stéphane Perrin / Mathieu Detry / James Kaye), was in the lead heading into the closing stages but has now dropped back to 5th in the TCE division after making a late-race splash and dash for fuel.   

Despite qualifying last of the TCR runners and losing time to a spin immediately after its final pit stop, the NKPP Racing by Bas Koeten Racing CUPRA TCR (#175, Harry Hilders / Gijs Bessem) will line-up on the TCE front row tomorrow morning, just ahead of the second Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing Volkswagen (#1, Constantin Kletzer / Jasmin Preisig / Philipp Hagnauer / Stefan Tanner / Yannick Mettler) and the TOPCAR Sport CUPRA TCR (#131, Fabian Danz / Kari-Pekka Laaksonen / Adrian Spescha).

 

The JR Motorsport BMW M3 E92 (#703, Ted van Vliet / Oscar Graper), having secured its second consecutive TCE pole position in the 24H SERIES, held the lead during the opening stages of the race, but lost time in the pits during the second Code 60 caution period. The Dutch team and has now dropped to 6th in the TCE division but continues to hold the TCX class lead.

After a commanding opening stint by Guillame Roman, and despite a spin at turn nine early on, the Nordschleife Racing Ligier JS2 R (#226, Guillaume Roman / Daniel Waszczinski / Mathieu Sentis) lies 2nd in the TCX class and 7th overall in the TCE division.

 

Early podium contender Red Camel-Jordans.nl meanwhile (#101, Ivo Breukers / Luc Breukers) lost more than 45 minutes to a broken wheel strut and the CUPRA TCR has now dropped to the tail of the field.

 

The 2020 Hankook 12H MUGELLO will restart tomorrow morning at 10.45 hrs local time, and the race will run uninterrupted until 17.00 hrs. Live streaming of the race in HD quality will be available on our official website and the 24H SERIES YouTube channel. Regular updates will be published on Twitter (@24HSeries), Facebook (24H Series) and Instagram (24H Series). Further information can be found HERE.

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