A week after Audi won another 24 Hours of Lemans, the Audi R8 LMS claimed victory at the Green Hell the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.
Christopher Haase / Christian Mamerow / Rene Rast / Markus Winkelhock won the race with their Audi R8 LMS ultra #4, followed by Jeroen Bleekemolen / Andreas Simonsen / Christian Menzel / Lance David Arnold in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 #1 entered by last year’s winners Black Falcon. In addition to winning the race, the victorious squad also established a new distance record by completing 159 laps on the 25.378-kilometre combination of GP circuit and Nordschleife, representing a total mileage of 4,035.102 kilometres. The podium was completed by Michael Zehe / Christian Hohenadel / Nico Bastian / Maro Engel and their Rowe Racing gull-wing racer #22.
Remember Felix Baumgartner? We profiled him a few weeks ago that he was going to tackle the Nuremburgring after setting several records JUMPING FROM FRICKING OUTERSPACE!! The Austrian teamed up with drivers Frank Biela, Marco Werner and Pierre Kaffer to finish 9th overall. An impressive feat given this was Felix's first ever endurance racing event.
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