Crashes, Fire, and Fog: The N24 Is Off to Its Usual Chaos

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Fog has descended on Nürburgring Nordschleife, bringing the 24 Hours at Nürburgring to a halt shortly before midnight on Saturday. After about an hour of heavy fog worsened, the race will stay red until 7:00 a.m. local time, meaning the drivers will be off-track for almost an eight-hour period, matching the time they've raced so far.

Last month, in the Six Hours of Spa, the WEC made the decision to extend the race two hours after a red flag ultimately ran to the end of the clock. There is no news on whether the N24 will be extended.

When the race resumes, the No. 16 Scherer Sport PHX Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II will restart in first position. Christopher Mies was leading ahead of the No. 72 piloted by Dan Harper in the eighth hour.


The fog was not the first challenging moment at the track as car fires and big crashes have been the highlights of the first third of the 24-hour event.

Six hours in, Christoph Dupré was piloting the No. 510 Audi S2-LIM when it was set aflame and started leaking fuel, leaving a trail of fire in the car's wake. Dupré made it out of the car safely and signaled for help.

Shortly after an early yellow, the Porsche Cayman GT4 approached the corner where a BMW M4 GT4 was stalled, slid into the tire barrier, and then pinballed into the stalled vehicle. Both drivers were okay.

When the race resumes so will the calamity as drivers are pressed to make moves in the shortened endurance race.

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