This year's 24 Hours of the Nurburgring was a fantastic race as always and poorly covered by the media as always. But that doesn't matter because the fans enjoyed the free but not perfect live stream on Youtube. It seems that nothing has changed since the circuit got recently purchased, which many judge as a good thing.
About the results, it seems that it's a very good year for Audi since the Audi backed Phoenix Team running the R8 LMS Ultra race car #4 won the famous 24 hours race, just a week after the Audi Team Joest won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The leading car with René Rast at the wheel finished in the same lap as the #1 Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 which finished 2.59 behind. The #22 Rowe Racing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 completed the third march of the podium with a 2 laps gap.
Fourth was the #44 Falken Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R 997. The #7 Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and the #20 BMW Z4 GT3 kept battling for the fifth spot until the very last lap for the amusement of the fans. A battle that took end at the Carousel due to traffic.
There was a total of 165 participants in this year's race with 110 of them reaching the chequered flag. The winning car completed 159 Laps, 4,035 km which is an all time new record for a N24 winner. It's also the first time that the winning car covers more than 4,000 Km.
We are already looking forward to next year's edition with a lot of new comers like Bentley and Dodge. You can find the hourly results (or Ergebnisse!) in PDF format here.