• Audi wins the 2012 Nurburgring 24 Hours finishing in 1st and 2nd - Race results

      Congratulations to Audi whose R8 LMS Ultra GT3 race cars finished the 2012 Nurburgring 24 Hour race in first and second place. This is Audi's first overall victory in the Nurburgring 24 Hour race. The pole setting BMW Z4 GT3 unfortunately had a driveshaft failure costing over 6 laps before it was fixed. The sister BMW Z4 GT3 car had gearbox issues which cost the car its lead. This left the door open for Audi who capitalized in a hard fought race.


      Result:

      1. Basseng/Haase/Stippler/Winkelhock (D/D/D/D), Audi R8 LMS ultra, 24:00.15.776
      2. Mamerow/Abt/Ammermüller/Hahne (D/D/D/D), Audi R8 LMS ultra, + 3:35.383 minutes
      3. Frankenhout/Simonsen/Kaffer/Arnold (NL/S/D/D), Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, + 7:55.733
      4. Leinders/Palttala/Martin (B/B/B), BMW Z4 GT3, – 1 lap
      5. Fässler/Mies/Rast/Stippler (CH/D/D/D), Audi R8 LMS ultra, – 4
      6. Abbelen/Schmitz/Brück/Huisman (D/D/D/NL), Porsche 911 GT3 R, – 4
      7. Müller/Müller/Alzen/Adorf (D/D/D/D), BMW Z4 GT3, – 5
      8. Hürtgen/Schwager/Bastian/Adorf (D/D/D/D), BMW Z4 GT3, – 5
      9. Klingmann/Wittmann/Göransson/Lamy (D/D/S/P), BMW Z4 GT3, – 5
      10. Zehe/Hartung/Rehfeld/Bullitt (D/D/D/USA), Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, – 5
      11. Hennerici/Seefried/Busch/Siedler (D/D/D/A), Porsche 911 GT3 R, – 6
      13. Kaufmann/Heger/Schornstein/Küke (D/D/D/D), Porsche 911 GT3 KR, – 8
      16. Busch/Allgäuer/Al-Azhari/Seefried (D/A/UAE/D), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, – 9
      18. Kräling/Gindorf/Scharmach/Schelp (D/D/NZ/D), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, – 10
      19. Gülden/Kisters/Panchyrz/Schmickler (D/D/D/D), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, – 11
      20. Gebhardt/Grossmann/Kentenich/Posavac (D/D/D/D), Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, – 12

      Dieter Gass (Head of Racing Commitments Audi Sport): “That was an absolutely fantastic race and a great result for Audi. We’ve waited a long time for this victory – today is the day. It was an exciting race from start to finish. On one occasion our leading car became the innocent victim of an accident but we fought back again to the front to take a one-two finish. Really an exciting result for Audi.”

      Werner Frowein (quattro GmbH): “What shall I say? I’m just incredibly happy. My thanks go to our Board Member Michael Dick who made this fantastic project possible. And obviously also a big thank you to the teams and drivers who have all done a fantastic job. We’ve worked hard for years for this victory. It’s just a dream that now even overall victory follows the earlier class wins.”

      Dirk Theimann (Team Manager Audi Sport Team Phoenix): “A great day for Audi and for Phoenix Racing. We have won this race with three different brands, but the win today is the most emotional for us. I dedicate this victory to Werner Frowein because he has always backed this program.”
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