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Herberth Porsche Wins 24H Barcelona

Third straight 24H Series victory for Precote Herberth Motorsport…

Photo: Boost Racing Images

Photo: Boost Racing Images

Precote Herberth Motorsport claimed its third win of the 24H Series season, winning the 24H Barcelona at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with its No. 911 Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Alfred Renauer, Robert Renauer, Daniel Allemann and Ralf Bohn led most of the race for the German squad, with just the No. 52 Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 able to challenge them early in the race.

After 662 laps Allemann came across the line six laps ahead of the Lamborghini, with the No. 53 Spirit of Race Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 finishing third overall, 18 laps down on the leader.

By finishing in third place overall Alexandre Coigny, Gino Forgione, Iradj Alexander-David and Tom Dyer also secured a class win in the A6-Am category.

HTP Motorsport completed the A6-Pro podium with its No. 41 Mercedes-AMG GT3. The car was classified fourth overall, after the No. 33 Car Collection Motorsport Audi R8 LMS was given a post-race penalty.

The No. 10 Hofor-Racing Mercedes that led A6-Am at midnight suffered from alternator problems and eventually finished second in the A6-Am class.

The No. 11 Scuderia Praha Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, which had been in second place at that time, was involved in a serious accident around 2 a.m.

Matteo Malucelli collided with the No. 62 MSG Motorsport Porsche of Cody Hill and the No. 235 DUWO Racing BMW of Fortia Pares on the pit straight.

Both Malucelli and Pares walked away, and while Hill got out of the car under his own power, he was taken to hospital for further checks. The Ferrari and Porsche suffered heavy damage.

There was also drama for the No. 78 MRS GT Racing Porsche 991 Cup of Americans Charles Putman, Charlie Espenlaub and Joe Foster and Dutchman Xavier Maassen.

The car had been leading for 21 hours before a pulley and drive belt issue threw the car back.

The No. 68 APO Sport Porsche took advantage and won the class, MRS GT Racing finished second in class.

RESULTS: 24H Barcelona

Marcel ten Caat (@marceltencaat) is a contributor to Sportscar365 and other publications including

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