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Luhr and Krumm win in Portugal

Lucas Luhr, JR boss James Rumsay and Michael Krumm on the Portimao podiumJR Motorsports took its second GT1 World Championship win of the weekend in the main race at Portimao, with Lucas Luhr and Michael Krumm triumphing after their team-mates Richard Westbrook and Peter Dumbreck hit gearbox problems.

The latter pair had led a JR Nissan one-two through the first stint, but as the stops neared it became clear that their #22 car had an issue developing. Soon afterwards Dumbreck allowed Krumm into the lead, and though the team hoped the car could be nursed to the finish, the Scotsman had to park at the trackside.

That left Krumm to pull away and take Nissan's first championship race win of the year by 5.4 seconds over Stefan Mucke and Darren Turner's Young Driver Aston Martin. This crew passed the Jamie Campbell-Walter/David Brabham Sumo Power Nissan in the pitstops - despite stalling - with Turner then holding off Brabham and the Dominik Schwager/Nicky Pastorelli All-Inkl Lamborghini to the finish.

The two All-Inkl cars had run together at first, but staying out longer before the pitstop did not pay off for Markus Winkelhock and Marc Basseng, who fell behind the Karl Wendlinger and Peter Kox Swiss Racing Team Lamborghini. Basseng was later passed by Bas Leinders' Marc VDS Ford too, but resisted Ricardo Zonta in the second Sumo Power Nissan to finish seventh.

Results - 34 laps:

Pos  Drivers                  Team/Car                  Time/Gap
 1.  Luhr/Krumm               JRM Nissan             1h00m25.013s
 2.  Mucke/Turner             Young Driver Aston        + 5.497s
 3.  Campbell-Walter/Brabham  Sumo Power Nissan         + 6.273s
 4.  Pastorelli/Schwager      All-Inkl Lamborghini      + 8.095s
 5.  Wendlinger/Kox           Swiss Lamborghini        + 19.651s
 6.  Hennerici/Leinders       Marc VDS Ford            + 25.248s
 7.  Winkelhock/Basseng       All-Inkl Lamborghini     + 28.713s
 8.  Bernoldi/Zonta           Sumo Power Nissan        + 29.045s
 9.  Hohenadel/Piccini        Hexis Aston              + 31.111s
10.  Hezemans/Catsburg        Exim China Corvette      + 31.929s
11.  Nygaard/Ickx             Belgian Ford           + 1m34.717s

Retirements:

     Westbrook/Dumbreck       JRM Nissan                  26 laps
     Enge/Muller              Young Driver Aston         20 laps
     Bobbi/Rossi              DKR Corvette                6 laps
     Clairay/Martin           Marc VDS Ford               3 laps
     Nilsson/Janak            Swiss Lamborghini           2 laps
     Matzke/Leclerc           Belgian Ford                 1 lap
     Dusseldorp/Piccione      Hexis Aston                 0 laps
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