Audi captures crown at the 2014 Nurburgring 24 Hours

Article by Christian A., on June 24, 2014

Audi followed up its success in the Le Mans 24 Hours with a convincing win at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Phoenix Racing, armed with the Audi R8 LMS ultra, completed 159 laps at the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring to set a new distance record this year.

This marks the first time that a Nürburgring winner covered over 4,000 km in 24 hours of the event – with Phoenix Racing actually covering 4,035.102 km. Phoenix Racing’s #4 car piloted by Christian Mamerow was battling for the lead in the early morning hours Sunday against the Mercedes of the Black Falcon team.

Mamerow, along with fellow teammates Christopher Haase, René Rast and Markus Winkelhock managed to turn a tenth-of-a-second gap into an advantageous lead in the final third of the race.

The team, however, were still pursued by pressure as five different marques were going for the top six positions, and the top three teams had been cruising on the same lap for a long time. But Phoenix Racing refused to yield, eventually winning the event with a lead of 2m 59s.

Haase and Winkelhock were been part of Audi’s winning team in 2012. The R8 LMS ultra of the Audi race experience – driven by Stratosphere jumper Felix Baumgartner, Frank Biela, Marco Werner and Pierre Kaffer crossed the finish line at 9th.

Right behind them is Team Twinbusch with drivers Dennis Busch, Marc Busch, Stefan Landmann and Manuel Lauck. Audi’s success at the Nürburgring 24 Hours was cemented by wins of three customers in two classes.

Raeder Motorsport dominated the SP3T class, followed by LMS Engineering -- both fielding the Audi TT RS. Besaplast Racing team won the SP4T class with another Audi TT RS. [source: Audi Motorsport]

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