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Following the three positive cases of Covid-19 detected after the 24 Hours of Le Mans that led Porsche to take the decision not to send the drivers or crew who were in the Sarthe to the Nurburgring this weekend, the German marque, in consultation with their customer teams, has called up new drivers for the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring. 

Timo Bernhard and Earl Bamber, both winners of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and World Endurance Champions will share the wheel of the #18 Porsche 911 GT3 R of KCMG. Jorg Bergmeister was recalled to support them alongside Dennis Olsen who will double his program by also driving the sister car #19.

Nico Menzel is expected to drive the Porsche #25 Huber Motorsport car, Norbert Siedler will be driving the #30 Frikadelli Racing 911 while Mathieu Jaminet has bounced back on the sister #31 Frikadelli car when he was originally slated on the Porsche #911 ‘Grello’ team this year.

Falken Motorsport will receive the support of Klaus Bachler to replace Thomas Preining on the #33, as well as Sven Muller who will replace Matteo Cairoli.

Some drivers will have a lot to do this weekend by driving two cars!