Herberth Motorsport is out front in the Hankook 24 Hours of COTA with the race stopped for the overnight intervention.
The No. 911 GT3 R of Robert Renauer, Alfred Renauer, Ralf Bohn and Daniel Allemann moved into the lead when a collision sidelined Black Falcon’s No. 2 Mercedes-AMG GT3 from the lead.
Black Falcon had led the race since lap 17 but collided with the PROsport Performance car shortly after darkness fell, and was forced into the pits for two hours while repairs were carried out.
The German team’s second car runs in second position, four minutes down on the Herberth Porsche.
SPS automotive performance is the highest-placed A6-Am team in third overall, ahead of the PROsport Mercedes which leads the Championship of the Continents.
The GT4 class lead is held by the RHC Jorgensen/Strom BMW M4 GT4 of Daren Jorgensen, Brett Strom, Gerard McLeod and Danny van Dongen, which also runs tenth overall.
RENNtech Motorsports had led the class for a while but lost a seven-lap lead to a broken oil pipe.
R-Motorsport started the race from overall pole but a heavy impact with the tire barriers dropped the No. 620 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 down to 17th position.
The race gets back underway for its final 11.5 hours at 8 a.m. local time.
RESULTS: 24H COTA (After 12.5 Hours)