Herberth Motorsport’s Porsche wins 12H Imola
Daniel Allemann, Ralf Bohn, Alfred and Robert Renauer have secured the first victory of the season for the Herberth Motorsport’s Porsche 991 GT3 R, completing 347 laps of the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari. The German team emerged in the 12H Imola, claiming their first win of the 24H SERIES powered by Hankook Championship since last November’s season finale in Texas.
In a dramatic final hour, during which almost all of the front runners suffered problems, Herberth Motorsport’s car narrowly edged both the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Dimitri Enjalbert, Patrice and Paul Lafargue and the other Porsche driven by Zeljko Drmic, Patrick Eisemann and Robert Lukas.
Starting from the pole position, the Ram Racing’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Remon Leonard Vos and Tom Onslow-Cole led for most of the opening four hours on Friday. Eventually it dropped to 5th due to a brake issue and an accident with only 15 minutes to the end of the race. That let the Bohemia Energy racing with Scuderia Praha’s Ferrari 488 GT3 of Jiří Písařík, Josef Kral and Matteo Malucelli to recover from a previous contact to take the 4th position on the very final lap of the race.
Despite suffering an engine problem with just 30 minutes to go, the PROsport Performance’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Charles Putman, Jow Foster and Charles Espenlaub finish 9th overall and claimed its first A6-AM class win of the season. The Swiss Team’s Mercedes-AMG GT3 shared by Roberto Pampanini, Christoph Lenz and Mauro Calamia, suffered into the final hour a suspension damage but finished 2nd in the class. The final A6-AM podium spot went to the Car Collection Motorsport’s Audi R8 LMS of Johannes Dr. Kirchhoff, Gustav Edelhoff, Ingo Vogler, despite a brake disc problem on Friday afternoon.
The GDL Racing’s Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo of Gianluca De Lorenzi, Andrés Josephsohn and Dimitris Deverikos claimed an impressive 6th overall behind the A6-PRO runners to finish first in the SPX class.