Two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (2010 and 2017) Timo Bernhard beat the existing record at the Nordschleife (North Loop) of the Nürburgring with a time of 5:19.55 at the wheel of a Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, the version based on the marque's Le Mans prototype that won the 24 Hours three times between 2015 and 2017.
The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo, driven by Timo Bernhard, has beaten yet another track record. After the one broken at Spa-Francorchamps (1:41.770) by Neel Jani last April, a new record has been set at the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring in 5:19.55!
This record destroyed the one previously established by Stefan Bellof (of whom Timo Bernhard is a huge fan) also at the wheel of a Porsche. Bellof had set the record with a time of 6:11.13 (Porsche 956 C) during qualifying for the 1,000 km of the Nürburgring in 1983. Check out the video for more about the new record and the old one that held for 35 years!
The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo's next stop is the prestigious hill climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. in July.
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