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Hofor Leads Hankook 12H Zandvoort at Three Hour Mark

Hofor-Racing 2 leads after three hours in Hankook 12H Zandvoort…


Photo: Marcel ten Caat

Hofor-Racing leads the way at the Zandvoort circuit after the first three-hour part of the Hankook 12H Zandvoort.

The No. 2 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 of Maximilian Buhk, Christiaan Frankenhout, Roland Eggimann, Kenneth Heyer and Michael Kroll took the lead at the start and holds a 16-second lead over the No. 9 Scuderia Praha Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 of Jiri Pisarik, Jaromir Jirik and Peter Kox in second place.

Pisarik went off into the gravel early in the race, losing four laps as a result, but the Ferrari managed to make up the lost time and got back onto the lead lap.

The No. 5 V8 Racing Corvette of Alex van ‘t Hoff, Rick Abresh and Diederik Sijthoff is third, ahead of the No.33 Car Collection Motorsport 2 Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 of Peter Schmidt, Christian Bracke, Renger van der Zande and Mirco Schultis and the No. 90 Las Moras Racing Team Renault Megane Trophy of Luc Braams, Duncan Huisman and Jan Joris Verheul, the current SP2 class leader.

Dutchman Jeroen Mul in the No. 10 Leipert Motorsport Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3 led most of the second hour, having taken the lead after the pit stops as the Lamborghini was able to double-stint the tires. The Mercedes’ however were not.

Team mate Michael Golz came in twice within the last 10 minutes of the race. As a result the No. 10 has dropped to sixth overall, two laps behind the race leader.

Maximilian Buhk qualified the No. 1 Hofor-Racing on pole position, but the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 dropped out of contention after suffering an ABS problem and is 38th after three hours.

The Hankook 12H Zandvoort will be re-started tomorrow at 10.00 CET.

RESULT: Race After Three Hours

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

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