BMW M3 GT2 Wins Nurburgring 24 Hour Race

by BMW in the News on May 18, 2010

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One of the most grueling racing events for both man and machine is the is the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring in Germany. This year, the BMW M3 GT2 took the win at this challenging event, five years since BMW’s last victory.

BMW has now claimed a total of 19 wins at the endurance race. The no. 25 BMW M3 GT2 was victorious after the Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid seemed like a likely winner after leading through the night.

“During my last stint we lost fourth gear,” said driver Jorg Muller (DE). “The problem gradually got worse. The main priority was to be careful and keep the car in the race. Everything worked out superbly in the end. The entire team has worked extremely hard over the last few months. This victory belongs to them. We drove consistent laps over the entire distance. If you can achieve that at a 24-hour race, you normally find yourself up at the front. For us today, it was even enough to finish first.”

Other highlights of the race include a successful return of the Lexus LFA, which won the  “near-production” SP8 class and took 18th place overall.

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