Following on from the exhibition race inside the Toyota GR Supra GT Cup, the Nurburgring World Tour movement turned to greater critical affairs with the Manufacturer Series.
This World Tour’s layout saw every one of the teams’ 3 drivers tackle one race each, with a three-guy race on the quit well worth double-points. Unlike the Paris event, two of the first three races used the slower Gr.4 cars, even though the final race turned into still the familiar showpiece Gr. Three events — accurately on the N24 circuit.
Race 1: Circuit de Sainte-Croix B, Gr.Four
After coming through a difficult pinnacle six shoot-out unscathed, Lexus, in the palms of Kanata Kawakami, scored a lights-to-flag victory inside the Gr.4 vehicles. Kawakami wasn’t significantly challenged from the moment the lighting fixtures became green — but all of the motion took place at the back of him.
Porsche and Adriano Carrazza had a race-lengthy struggle with Toyota’s Rick Kevelham, buying and selling places on a corner-by-way-of-nook basis. Coming to the give-up of lap three, the duo changed into so engrossed of their warfare that neither noticed Bernal Valverde’s Mercedes-Benz SLS, which truly slipped via on the inner. With the GT86 out of function, it soon fell into the percent’ clutches in the seventh vicinity.
They are also making some incredible moves changed into Parker Leach inside the Jaguar F-Type. He’d quietly made up an area a lap earlier than leaping past the Hyundai Genesis of Stephane Jeandenans into fourth. This left him in a great role while the inevitable happened. The Cayman and SLS came together, spearing the Mercedes off into the barrier, coming into the bridge phase.
This left Porsche to stroll to 2d, accompanied by Jaguar and Toyota just off the rostrum in 4th.
Race 2: Sardegna Road Track B, Gr.Four
A new song but acquainted motors, the second drivers took to Gr. Four motors again — and with an acquainted result, at the least at the front. Andrew Brooks carried on from where Kawakami left off, taking an unchallenged lighting fixtures-to-flag victory. Again, the movement changed into a fascination with the second location.
Making an early mission for that changed into Cody Latkovski inside the Mercedes. After a hard end to the preceding race, Latkovski made up three positions by the point the automobiles left the first turn. This placed him at once into the Porsche/Jaguar/Toyota conflict; however, the long straights regarded to depend on the GT86, which quickly fell away.
Much of the early tussling occurred similarly down the grid. Martin Grady within the Audi TT took an unscheduled trip to the gravel, which the stewards adjudged to be assisted through the Aston Martin of Marco Mendoza — which seemed a bit harsh, as Mendoza himself regarded to get a tag from Kin Long Li’s Chevrolet — and gave a two-2nd penalty.
Like the previous race, all the motion opened up at the final lap, but this time it featured seven exclusive cars. Latkovski’s over-beneath circulate on countryman Joseph Dejesus’s Cayman, in brief, halted absolutely everyone’s progress, losing the Porsche back into the clutches of Vinicius Neto’s Jaguar F-Type. Also, slinging himself into the fray turned into Raul Aguilar’s BMW M4; however, what gave the impression of a mistake to the outdoor saw him broadside throughout the music. This left Daniel Solis, unobstructed, to jump the Ford Mustang up into third.
Even with the simplest half a lap left, we weren’t pretty done. Dejesus stored the Cayman to the interior on the multi-apex left and took 3rd lower back, leaving Solis at risk of Li. The American marques crossed the road 4th and fifth — Chevrolet from Ford — but a submit-race penalty dropped Ford to 6th in the back of Toyota. At the front, Latkovski took 2nd from Dejesus, with Lexus an age in advance.