Audi Sport wins 24 Hours of Nürburgring for a fifth time

Posted on 23. Jun, 2019 by in Audi Canada

While 3 Audi R8 LMS cars were using within a organisation of a tip 10 for prolonged stretches of a racing distance, automobile series 4 usually took a lead for a initial time on path 142 when a Porsche that had been heading for a prolonged time was handed a time penalty. At that time, a second Audi Sport Team had chances for feat as good – Audi Sport Team Land that was winning for Audi during a Nürburgring in 2017. But dual hours before a finish of a race, a Audi R8 LMS from Wolfgang Land’s patrol with drivers Christopher Haase/Kelvin outpost der Linde/Christopher Mies/René Rast late after a puncture. Hence all hopes were pinned on a 4 Audi Sport drivers Pierre Kaffer/Frank Stippler/Dries Vanthoor/Frédéric Vervisch, who remarkably did their job. For a merely 21-year-old Belgian motorist Dries Vanthoor, who gathering a final stint, this noted a initial Nürburgring victory, only like for Pierre Kaffer, who grew adult in a Eifel. Frédéric Vervisch won a Nürburgring 24 Hours for a initial time too. The Belgian was formerly concerned in a ancestral initial 24-hour feat of a latest expansion of a Audi R8 LMS in Dubai in January. Frank Stippler, who hails from Cologne, won a iconic eventuality as distant behind as in 2012 with Audi. In total, a GT3 competition cars from Audi Sport patron racing have clinched as many as 13 altogether victories in 24-hour races worldwide given 2009.

Audi Sport Team Car Collection with Christopher Haase/Marcel Fässler/René Rast/Markus Winkelhock mislaid a probable lectern finish shortly before a finish due to a time chastisement and achieved fourth position. The secretly fielded Audi R8 LMS from Phoenix Racing with Jeroen Bleekemolen/Vincent Kolb/Kim-Luis Schramm/Frank Stippler crossed a finish line in eighth place. Gentleman drivers Stefan Aust/Oliver Bender/Christian Bollrath/Jean-Louis Hertenstein claimed a conspicuous 16th mark altogether with Team Car Collection Motorsport.

Several Audi patron teams clinched additional trophies during a Nürburgring. Team Giti Tire Motorsport by RaceIng with Rahel Frey/Bernhard Henzel/Pavel Lefterov/Frank Schmickler in an Audi R8 LMS won a SP8 category forward of a Audi R8 LMS GT4 from Team Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing with a Asian motorist organisation of Xiaole He/Fei Li/Yat Wong/Andy Yan. Team Bonk Motorsport scored second place in a SP 3T category in an Audi RS 3 LMS – a best TCR competition automobile in this class. In 2017, a patrol formed in Münster had claimed dual lectern finishes with this indication and another lectern in 2018. Fourth position went to a Audi RS 3 LMS from Team Avia Sorg Rennsport. As a result, 9 of a 10 competition cars from Audi Sport patron racing finished a event.

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