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This year's edition of the 24 hours of the Nürburgring saw the returning of BMW Motorsport as a major force with the number 25 E92 M3 GT2 car driven by Jorg Müller, Augusto Farfus, Uwe Alzen and Pedro Lamy winning the 24 hours race after 154 laps round the green hell. In second position comes the number 43 Ferrari F430 GTC followed by the number 97 Audi R8 LMS from Team Phoenix Audi.

The number 76 beautiful black and white BMW Z4 GT3 from team Need For Speed managed to complete the 24 hours race in a fantastic fourth position while the second factory backed M3 GT2 came seventh.

The biggest dissappoitment of the race came from Porsche and more precisely, the number 9 Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car which was on its way to give a new meaning to the word "Hybrid" by winning the 24 hours race in its very first major outing. Unfortunately, at 1h51min from the chequered flag the orange and white KERS equipped Porsche was obliged to stop and make the 24 hours crown a gift for the Number 25 E92 M3 GT2 which was running at the same lap and making outrageous qualifying laps to catch the seemingly untouchable Porsche. Having managed to make 142 laps, the Number 9 Porsche was classified seventeenth.

Unlike last year, the Lexus LF-A managed to finish the 24 Hours race without trouble in a respectable 19th place. The Aston Martin Rapide came 35th and the RCZ Peugeots respectively 51th and 82th. You can find the full ranking table here.

This year's edition of the 24 hours of the Nürburgring saw the participation of 197 cars and more than 200,000 spectators. And that, ladies and gentelmen was my coverage of the 24 Hours race as an internet spectator.

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