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Kiwi team for German enduro


Four Kiwis will drive a Porsche GT3 in this weekdend's Nurburgring 24 hour race.

South Island racers Scott O’Donnell, Lindsay O’Donnell, Allan Dippie, and Manawatu doctor Bruce Stewart are racing a Porsche 911 GT3 in this weekend’s Nurburgring 24 hour race in Germany.

They’re driving a 996 GT3 which has been prepared by the David Taylor led Motorsport Services outfit and supported by five kiwi mechanics. The entire team is New Zealand based and will wear the silver fern and the kiwi as their team branding.

Two hundred and eighty cars will face the starter at 4pm German time on May 24.

The NZ GT3 is car #39 and will compete as one of 30 cars in the SP7 class with all the top factory backed Porsches.

This event is one of the world’s biggest with more than1000 drivers, 2000 support crew, 200,000 spectators and a TV audience of 1.8 billion.

The main aim of the GT3 Endurance team to finish the event, then gain a good overall and class placing.

As well as contesting the 24 hour race the team will compete in a preliminary four-hour race on Friday in hired Porsches and BMWs.

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