The Nurburgring GP circuit hosted the second of the three endurance rounds of Lamborghini’s The Real Race series, and in the live-streamed EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) event it was South Africa’s Jordan Sherratt who once again took maximum points.
After half of the championship rounds, Sherratt had nearly twice the points of the next driver in the table – Kevin Siclari – and with his nearest rival absent there was the chance to make hay. Setting a lap time 0.4s faster than the next best driver, he recorded a comfortable pole position and never looked back.
There was some lap one, turn one drama – as usual here – which saw third-place starter Jaroslav Honzik spun around by Taariq Adam. Tommy Razeyre, fourth in the points table, managed to jump Gianfranco Giglioli into second during the pit stops, but the Italian regained his spot with half an hour remaining. However, nobody could touch Sherratt who won by more than half a minute from Giglioli, with Razeyre a further eight seconds back. Honzik did manage to finish seventh with a sterling recovery drive.
In the Americas region, it was William Hendrickson again proving to be the driver to catch. Hendrickson has been trading wins with Fidel Moreira, but just as with the Suzuka endurance race he was untouchable at the ‘Ring. After qualifying on pole, the American took the win at a canter, with a 20s gap to Gabriel Felipe in third – and Moreira a huge 35s further back. In fact only seven cars finished on the lead lap.
Australia’s Terry Rayton scored his first win of the season in the Asia-Pacific region, coming from third on a very sparse grid of just 11 cars to beat polesitter Andrew O'Hara to the finish – by a comfortable 30 seconds, with Davlish Singh third and almost a minute behind. After his first podium at Zandvoort last time out, the result puts Rayton up into fourth in the table ahead of Andika Rama Maulana.