Audi sure seems to be on a roll when it comes to the matter of 24 hour endurance races. Recently, the four-ringed car manufacturer literally ran rings around the competition and lifted the trophy at the Le Mans 24 Hours, which happened to be the 13th time Audi has won this prestigious race.
Now, exactly one week after the Le Mans win, the company has won the Nürburgring 24 Hours race. The car that took this victory was the Audi R8 LMS Ultra, driven by the team of Winkelhock, Rast, Mamerow and Haase. In the process of winning, the team set another record as well, becoming the first ever winner to cross 4,000 kilometres during the entirety of the race.
Romolo Liebchen, the Head of Audi Sport customer racing, commented, “Sincere congratulations to the winners and a sincere thank you to our customers for their appearance at the Nürburgring. We saw a true classic this weekend in which all the qualities of endurance racing were crucial – first class technology, reliable drivers, a good strategy and a solid team performance. I’m happy that we managed to clinch our second victory in three years against such fierce competition in one of the world’s toughest endurance races.”