Porsche leads the Six Hours of Nürburgring in 1-2 formation with half of the race completed, as Nick Tandy is ahead of Earl Bamber at the German manufacturer’s home race.
All four LMP1 cars have just completed their third stops, with Tandy and Bamber taking over from Neel Jani and Brendon Hartley, respectively.
The best-placed Toyota TS050 Hybrid is 33 seconds down on the leader, driven by Mike Conway, while the sister No. 8 car of Anthony Davidson is five laps down after a fuel pump issue on the formation lap effectively took the car out of contention.
No other LMP1 cars have suffered any reliability or technical issues after three hours of running.
24 Hours of Le Mans winner Ho-Pin Tung leads a Jackie Chan DC Racing 1-2 in LMP2, with the two cars separated by one minute.
Michael Christensen heads up the GTE-Pro ranks after putting Porsche GT Team back out front, while defending Nürburgring winner James Calado is 1.3 seconds back in his AF Corse Ferrari 488 GTE.
While the No. 95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE led most of the opening hour, the Michael Sorensen-driven entry currently runs fourth behind Frederic Makowiecki’s Porsche 911 RSR.
Matteo Cairoli and Dempsey-Proton Racing are out front the GTE-Am category, ahead of Mathias Lauda in the Aston Martin Racing entry.