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Manthey Porsche Hits Trouble in Hour 16

Collision drops Manthey Porsche to fifth in 24H Dubai…

Photo: Brecht Decancq

Photo: Brecht Decancq

The No. 12 Manthey Racing Porsche GT3 R, which led through portions of the night, has hit trouble after a collision in the 16th hour of the Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai.

Otto Klohs was at the wheel of the Porsche when he was hit by another car, causing left-front damage to the overnight race leader, and dropping the entry to fifth overall and nearly two laps behind.

The No. 911 Herberth Motorsport Porsche of Robert Renauer, who retook the lead shortly before Kloh’s accident, is now out front, one lap ahead of the No. 2 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Manuel Metzger in second.

Maro Engel runs in third in the No. 3 Black Falcon entry.

Trouble has also hit the highest-placed Lamborghini Huracan GT3, with left-rear suspension failure for the No. 21 Konrad Motorsport entry, after reported contact as well. The car had been running inside the top-10 overall.

There’s been a total of 15 Code 60 periods so far, the latest for the No. 52 Team Sally Racing Renault Clio Clup III, which stopped in Turn 14 just prior to 6 a.m. local time.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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