PORSCHE IS KING AGAIN AFTER THEIR OWN WORLD RECORD LAP TIME AT NÜRBURGRING
This is big. Porsche has not only broken the Nürburgring all-time lap record, but smashed it into pieces. Porsche already held the record, courtesy of Stefan Bellof’s scintillating 6m11.13s qualifying lap from a sports car race in 1983. But its 919 Hybrid Evo has just taken 52 seconds out of Bellof’s 35-year-old lap time, setting a scarcely believable 5m19.546. Behind the wheel was Timo Bernhard, a Le Mans winner with Porsche and a multiple winner at the ‘Ring. He was a natural choice for such a committed record attempt.