Five time Le Mans 24 Hour stalwart Lars Erik Nielsen
returned from Germany's Nürburgring circuit yesterday with zero points from the penultimate round of the 2008 Le Mans Series.
Nielsen's Farnbacher Racing run Porsche 997 GT3 RSR suffered clutch pressure plate failure in the 4th hour, with Allan Simonsen at the wheel, whilst holding down 4th place. It was the third DNF in four LMS races this season – the only highlight being the GT2 class win at Monza.
In a complete reverse twist of fate, GT2 class leaders Rob Bell/Gianmaria Bruni saw their Ferrari 430 GT2 partially destroyed by fire early in the practice session. They would however, recover and take the GT2 spoils.