MONZA (10 July, 2020) – Heavy rain and zero visibility on-track at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza has forced a temporary suspension of the Hankook 12H MONZA after 7.5 hours of running.
Temperatures had been soaring during the opening four hours of the event on Friday 10th July, and the first three hours of the restarted race this afternoon. However, with a little over 4.5 hours of the race left to run, a deluge quickly overwhelmed the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, vast portions of which were quickly under water. After several laps of Code 60 running, event organisers have now taken the decision to temporarily suspend the Hankook 12H MONZA until both visibility and track conditions improve. Further details regarding the race restart will follow in due course.
At the seven-hour mark, the Herberth Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Rs had moved into 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions, with the #91 car (Daniel Allemann / Ralf Bohn / Robert Renauer / Alfred Renauer) leading its sister #92 (Jürgen Häring / Taki Konstantinou / Alfred Renauer) and #93 (Steffen Görig / Stefan Aust / Klaus Bachler) entries respectively.
The ARC Bratislava Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo (#707, Miro Konopka / Mato Konopka / Mato Homola), running 5th before the stoppage, is our current leader in the GTX class, while the Speed Lover Porsche 991-II Cup (#978, Dominique Bastien / Gavin Pickering), now 7th overall, heads the 991 class. The MDM Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 (#450, Tom Coronel / Tim Coronel / Jan Jaap van Roon) is the highest placed GT4 entry.
The Brutal Fish by KCMG Honda Civic FK7 TCR (#122, Martin Ryba / Daniel Lloyd / Josep Oriola Vila), the NKPP Racing by Bas Koeten Racing CUPRA TCR (#175, Harry Hilders / Gijs Bessem), and the Red Camel-Jordans.nl CUPRA TCR (#101, Ivo Breukers / Luc Breukers) are currently our top three runners in the TCE division. Interestingly, the trio also round out the overall top 10 thus far at the Hankook 12H MONZA. In TCX, the WEC Motorsport BMW E46 M3 (#339, David Cox / Jason Cox / George Haynes) holds an ever-decreasing four lap advantage over Autorama Motorsport SEAT Leon Cup Racer V1 (#211, Luigi Stanco / Armando Stanco / Dario Stanco).
*UPDATE. Racing has resumed at the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza as of 16.30 hrs local time.