BMW M3 GT2 wins 2010 Nürburgring 24 hour


The #25 BMW M3 GT2 driven by Jörg Müller, Augusto Farfus, Uwe Alzen and Pedro Lamy has won the Nürburgring 24 hour race. It’s an especially important result for Lamy who now joins Marcel Tiemann as a five-time N24 winner.

In second place was the one and only Ferrari in the race, the #43 F430 GTC with Dominik Farnbacher, Allan Simonsen, Lehman Keen and Marco Seefried at the wheel. Crossing the line in third was the #97 Audi R8 LMS driven by Dennis Rostek, Luca Ludwig, Marc Bronzel and Markus Winkelhock.

The 2010 race proved the old motorsport adage—to finish first, first you have to finish. Porsche and Audi enjoyed long stints at the top of the leaderboard. However, mechanical and accident problems forced early retirements. The BMW M3 GT2 was able to keep out of trouble and cross the line first for a well deserved win.

Both the first and second placed cars completed 154 laps, one lap off equalling the race record which was set by the winning Manthey Porsche in 2009.

Congratulations to all the competitors, their teams and the race officials. Thanks also to Radio Le Mans and those responsible for the live stream via the official ADAC website. It’s great to be able to follow the race so closely, from so far, as it happens. See you in 2011!

Final placings for Australian and New Zealand teams to follow soon.