Over the last twelve months, Audi has been on fire in the racing sector and claimed victories at endurance races such as the Bathurst 12 Hour and the 24 hour races at Spa and Zolder. Of course, there's one race that stands above them all. Automakers far and wide bring their most prized automotive concoctions to the Nürburgring 24 Hour with the hopes of claiming sweet victory.
How did our favorite automaker fair? "Very well" would be an extreme understatement. Circle Audi is pleased to share that Audi claimed its first overall victory and finished in both first and second place. Earning Audi its noble victory would be the R8 LMS Ultra.
Of the achievement, Dieter Gass, Head of Racing Commitments at Audi Sport, says, "We are absolutely delighted about this long desired victory. For three years the Audi R8 LMS was always the best GT3 car at the Nürburgring. Now we have taken overall victory in the fight with seven other brands."1
Not only did the fearsome sports auto rip through 155 laps of the daunting "Green Hell" track and earn the number one spot, but it did so without a single technical issue or crash. The second place R8 racing model also performed admirably and took the second place stand on the podium at race's end.