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Rutronik Audi Leads Overnight Hours as Day Breaks

Markus Winkelhock out front with ten hours remaining in Hankook 24H Sebring…

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The No. 18 Rutronik Racing by TECE Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo of Markus Winkelhock continues to lead the Hankook 24H Sebring as daylight breaks over Sebring International Raceway with ten hours remaining.

Winkelhock holds a one-minute lead over the No. 91 Herberth Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R of Ralf Bohn, in what’s been a hard-fought battle between the two GT3 cars through the overnight hours.

The No. 10 Leipert Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo runs third overall, ahead of the 991 class-leading Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car from Willi Motorsport by Ebimotors, which is in an equally close battle for top honors with the RPM Racing Porsche.

Nolasport’s Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport leads the way in GT4 ahead of fellow Pirelli GT4 America entrant The Heart of Racing with its Aston Martin Vantage GT4.

The TCR class is being led by the No. 188 AC Motorsport Audi RS 3 LMS DSG, ahead of the two Autorama Motorsport by Wolf-Power Racing
Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR DSG entries.

Trouble struck several leading contenders overnight, including the No. 92 Herberth Porsche, which stopped on track twice to bring out several Code 60s due to gearbox problems.

An accident by the No. 85 CP Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo of Charles Espenlaub has dropped that car down the running order, while the North American debuting BMW M4 GT3 suffered a second clash with traffic during the night-time hours, although has returned to the track.

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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