Endurance races, just got to love them for the drama. For the 43rd installment of Nürburgring 24 Hours, the gap between eventual winner (Audi) and the first of the losers (BMW) turned out to be a mere 40 seconds…which is a bit like losing a F1 race by the tip of the nosecone. It was the closest finish in the history of the Eifel Classic, run on the infamous Green Hell Nordschleife and the adjacent grand prix track, with each lap measuring a distance of more than 25km!
So credit to BMW for being good sports by producing this very slick video despite not finishing on the top step of the podium. Condensing 24 hours of racing into a six-minute film (got to love the soundtrack), it is also a fitting tribute to the retiring Z4 GT3 racer, to be replaced by the M6 GT3 in 2016.
Top 10 finishers the Nürburgring 24 Hours 2015
1 Mies/Müller/Sandström/Vanthoor (Audi), 156 laps
2 Luhr/Martin/Palttala/Westbrook (BMW) + 40.729s
3 Dumbreck/Henzler/Imperatori/Ragginger (Porsche) – 1 lap
4 Adorf/Catsburg/Farfus/Müller (BMW) – 1 lap
5 Buurman/Al Faisal/Haupt/van Lagen (Mercedes) – 1 lap
6 Cerruti/Edwards/Keilwitz/Laser (BMW) – 3 laps
7 Jöns/Kaffer/Thiim/Vanthoor (Audi) – 3 laps
8 Brück/Primat/Schmid/Seefried (Bentley) – 5 laps
9 Buncombe/Hoshino/Krumm/Ordonez (Nissan) – 5 laps
10 Heyer/Huff/Frommenwiler/Krognes (Mercedes) – 5 laps