919 Tribute Tour: Timo Bernhard breaks Nordschleife record
Another milestone on the 919 Tribute Tour! We are referring to 29th June 2018. The 919 Hybrid Evo was on the starting grid at the Nürburgring to write motorsport history once again. The mission was to set a new record on the 20-kilometre Nordschleife circuit. The driver: Timo Bernhard. The result: 5:19.55 minutes.
Like almost no other racing circuit, the Nürburgring together with its legendary Nordschleife places supreme demands on materials and the skill of the driver. The challenging route weaving its way through the densely wooded and winding terrain of the Volcanic Eifel region is unforgiving and always presents a real challenge even for consummate professionals.
Records have been set, heroes have been celebrated and legends have been born at the Nürburgring for as long as anyone can remember. The 919 Hybrid boasts an impressive track record of victories at the Eifel circuit which is so steeped in history. When the World Endurance Championship made its first appearance in Germany in 2015, the two Porsche teams claimed a rousing first and second place finish. First on the podium were Hartley, Bernhard and Webber. Dumas, Jani and Lieb occupied second place. The successful trio of Bernhard/Hartley/Webber were again the first to cross the finish line in 2016, and the sister car finished in fourth place. The next first and second place finish came in 2017. Once again Bernhard, Hartley and Bamber had their noses in front, closely followed by the Porsche trio of Jani, Lotterer and Tandy.
The 919 Tribute Tour continues – be part of it! The next stop is the 25 Hour VW Fun Cup at Spa-Franchorchamps from 6th to 8th July, 2018.