The fifth round of Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie had an unlucky end for Matteo Cairoli and his team-mates, forced to a halt after Peter Dumbreck was involved in a contact during the fifth hour.
The Italian driver, who shared the driving duties in a Falken Motorsport's Porsche 911 GT3 R car with the Scottish racer and the other team-mates Martin Ragginger and Klaus Bachler, lost the opportunity to enter the top spot of the fields in the 6-hour race that was a preparation for the 24 Hours of Nürburgring scheduled late this September.
Starting from the seventh row of the grid, Bachler drove in the first part of the race as he recovered a number of positions moving up to the top-5. The Austrian handed over the car to Peter Dumbreck, who was replaced by Cairoli. Martin Ragginger completed the fourth stint. When Dumbreck started his second stint, he had an incident with another car that forced him to a halt.
"Despite we struggled to have the best performance from our tires, the race started well", Cairoli said. "Unfortunately a contact prevented Dumbreck from finishing his second stint. To make a better result, we have to wait the 24 Hours scheduled in just three weekend."