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2018 XLVI Nürburgring 24 Hours Nürburg, Germany 2018 XLVI Nürburgring 24 Hours At the Nürburgring for the 24 Hour (non-championship) in May, the race comes to a German Manthey Porsche 991 GT3 R under Frédéric Makowiecki (FR), Patrick Pilet (FR), Richard Lietz (AT), and Nick Tandy (GB) in rainy and foggy conditions that covers 3426.03 kilometers (average 88.69 mph), under twenty-seven seconds ahead of a Mercedes driven by Maro Engel, Adam Christodoulou, Manuel Metzger, and Dirk Müller. The AMG-Black Falcon Mercedes leads the field by a seemingly comfortable margin until race officials erase the same with a red flag due to heavy fog descending upon the course with only ninety minutes remaining. After a two-hour delay, the race restart catches out all as the Manthey Porsche beneath Makowiecki tucks up tight behind the race leading Black Falcon Mercedes driven by Christodoulou. Both entries tangle at Turn 1 in the Grand Prix Loop, Christodoulou spins off the point, and Makowiecki escapes like a cat to dash away for a dramatic victory for Porsche, the first for the make since the 2011 season. Photo Credit: Alexander Trienitz.
2017 XLV Nürburgring 24 Hours Nürburg, Germany 2017 XLV Nürburgring 24 Hours At the Nürburgring for the 24 Hour (non-championship) in May, a German Audi-Land R8 LMS under Connor De Phillippi (US), Christopher Mies (DE), Kelvin van der Linde (ZA), and Markus Winkelhock (DE) takes race honors in rainy conditions and covers 4009.72 kilometers (average 103.63 mph), under thirty seconds ahead of a BMW entry. After dicing at the point throughout Saturday evening and Sunday morning, the race leading Audi-Land beneath Van der Linde suddenly develops electrical gremlins that compels service and drops the entry down the table. Misfortune swiftly turns to opportunity in the closing hour when a sudden and brief cloudburst drops upon the course, prompting Audi-Land to switch to intermediate rubber. The race leaders elect to stay on dry rubber in the closing minutes out of necessity to preserve track position as Van der Linde slices through the struggling field with better grip, and his efforts pay off after the race leading companion Audi R8 driven by René Rast, unable to fight off Van der Linde, stops for new rubber with one circuit remaining on the famed Forest Course. Van der Linde zips past and seizes a wholly unanticipated victory at the Ring to the cheers of his team and surprised spectators. Photo Credit: Luc Depiesse.
2017 LXXXV Le Mans 24 Hours Le Mans, France 2017 LXXXV Le Mans 24 Hours At Le Mans for the 24 Hour in June, the class win comes to a British Aston Martin Vantage GTE under Darren Turner (GB), Jonathan Adam (GB), and Daniel Serra (BR) that covers 4633.35 kilometers (average 119.68 mph), under ninety-three seconds ahead of a Ford entry. As Race Control announces the contest end in two laps, the Aston Martin entry beneath Adam moves out front after the race leading Pratt & Miller Corvette driven by Jordan Taylor locks up the binders at the Ford Chicane and allows Adam to slip past as Taylor suffers a tire puncture and falls from contention. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
2016 XLIV Nürburgring 24 Hours Nürburg, Germany 2016 XLIV Nürburgring 24 Hours At the Nürburgring for the 24 Hour (non-championship) in May, a German AMG-Black Falcon Mercedes AMG GT3 under Adam Christodoulou (GB), Maro Engel (DE), Manuel Metzger (DE), and Bernd Schneider (DE) takes race honors in harsh inclement conditions and covers 3400.65 kilometers (average 87.57 mph), under six seconds ahead of a companion Mercedes driven by Christian Vietoris, Marco Seefried, Renger van der Zande, and Christian Hohenadel. On a weekend where snow, fog, and fist-sized hail pummel the event and generates a wide array of spin-offs and shunts, the werks backed Mercedes entries of HTP Motorsports and Black Falcon dice over the distance and begin the final circuit wheel-to-wheel after Race Control informs the teams that enough time exists on the race clock for another trip around the Ring. The Black Falcon Mercedes beneath Engel shoves past the race leading HTPM entry driven by Hohenadel during the first third and promptly pulls away for a popular victory. Photo Credit: Gruppe C GmbH.
2011 FIA GT1 Zolder Heusden-Zolder, Belgium 2011 FIA GT1 Zolder At Zolder for the FIA GT1 Championship Race (one hour) in April, the race comes to a German All.inkl MM Lamborghini LP 670 R-SV under Marc Basseng (DE) and Markus Winkelhock (DE) that completes 39 laps, under four seconds ahead of a Corvette driven by Mike Hezemans and Nick Catsburg. The All.inkl Lamborghini beneath Basseng moves out front after a tangle with the race leading #4 Hexis Aston Martin driven by Christian Hohenadel at the final corner on the circuit knocks the latter from contention with a broken suspension with only four laps remaining. Photo Credit: Dirk de Jager.
2011 RAC Tourist Trophy Silverstone, England 2011 RAC Tourist Trophy At Silverstone for the RAC Tourist Trophy Championship Race (one hour) in June, a British JRM Nissan GT-R GT1 under Michael Krumm (DE) and Lucas Luhr (DE) takes race honors and completes 28 laps, under a second (.220) ahead of an Aston Martin driven by Tomáš Enge and Alex Müller. Launching from the final restart of the afternoon, the #7 Young Driver Aston Martin under Müller jumps the #23 JRM driven by Luhr for the lead as both entries dice for the point over the closing moments, and Müller pulls ahead as the pair enters the final circuit before Luhr again rallies and re-passes the Aston Martin for a slender and dramatic victory. Photo Credit: Daniel James Smith.
2011 FIA GT1 Beijing Beijing, China 2011 FIA GT1 Beijing At Beijing for the FIA GT1 Championship Race (one hour) in September, a German Young Driver Aston Martin DBR9 under Darren Turner (GB) and Stefan Mücke (DE) takes the flag in heavy rains and completes 42 laps, under a second (.972) ahead of a companion Aston Martin driven by Tomáš Enge and Alex Müller. The #8 Young Driver Aston Martin beneath Turner moves out front after the #4 Hexis Aston Martin driven by Andrea Piccini spins off in the wet into a gravel trap with only six minutes remaining. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
2010 XXXVIII Nürburgring 24 Hours Nürburg, Germany 2010 XXXVIII Nürburgring 24 Hours At the Nürburgring for the 24 Hour (non-championship) in May, the race unexpectedly comes to a German Schnitzer BMW GT3R under Jörg Müller (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR), Uwe Alzen (DE), and Pedro Lamy (PT) that covers 3908.21 kilometers (average 101.20 mph), under four minutes ahead of a Ferrari driven by Dominik Farnbacher, Allan Simonsen, Leh Keen, and Marco Seefried. The less speedy yet reliable #25 Schnitzer BMW, suffering a failing gearbox in the closing hours, moves out front after the race leading Manthey Porsche 911 Hybrid experiment loses drive just over a hundred minutes away from the finish, leaving the pickings for Schnitzer with an upset victory. Lamy wins the event for the fifth time. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
2010 LXII Spa 24 Hours Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium 2010 LXII Spa 24 Hours At Spa for the 24 Hour (non-championship) in August, an Italian BMS Scuderia Italia Porsche 997 GT3-RSR under Romain Dumas (FR), Martin Ragginger (AT), Jörg Bergmeister (DE), and Wolf Henzler (DE) notches a victory and covers 3789.16 kilometers (average 98.07 mph), under eighty-seven seconds ahead of a Porsche driven by Raymond Narac, Patrick Pilet, Patrick Long, and Richard Lietz. The BMS Porsche moves out front after the race leading BMW M3 GT2 breaks its steering linkage and goes off at Pouhon with only forty minutes remaining, gifting the victory to the BMS Porsche. Dumas becomes the first driver to win both the Spa and Le Mans 24 in the same season since Luigi Chinetti in the 1949 season. Photo Credit: XPB Images.
2007 LIX Spa 24 Hours Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium 2007 LIX Spa 24 Hours At Spa for the 24 Hour in July, a Dutch-German Carsport Phoenix Corvette C-6R under Mike Hezemans (NL), Jean-Denis Délétraz (CH), Marcel Fässler (CH), and Fabrizio Gollin (IT) takes race honors in rainy conditions and covers 3726.7 kilometers (average 96.44 mph), under seventy-nine seconds ahead of a Maserati driven by Michael Bartels, Thomas Biagi, Eric van de Poele, and Pedro Lamy. The Carsport Corvette beneath Fässler moves out front after the race leading #1 Bartels Maserati driven by Van de Poele slides off the wet circuit into a gravel trap with only an hour remaining. Photo Credit: Sutton Images.
2006 LVIII Spa 24 Hours Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium 2006 LVIII Spa 24 Hours At Spa for the 24 Hour in July, the race comes to a German Bartels Maserati MC12 GT1 under Andrea Bertolini (IT), Michael Bartels (DE), and Eric van der Poele (BE) in rainy conditions that covers a record 4104.2 kilometers (average 106.25 mph), just over ninety seconds ahead of an Aston Martin driven by Andrea Piccini, Jean-Denis Délétraz, Marcel Fässler, and Stéphane Lemeret. In a true twice-round-the-clock sprint race between the close quarters Maseratis and the Astons, the rain begins to fall in the final two hours with the #5 Aston beneath Piccini swiftly drawing close to the race leading Bartels Maserati. Bartels takes the wheel at final service with forty-five minutes remaining and deftly holds off Piccini in the wet for a thin margin victory. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
2004 Super Racing Weekend Donington Leicestershire, England 2004 Super Racing Weekend Donington At Donington for the 3 Hour in June, a Monegasque JMB Ferrari 575 GTC Maranello under Karl Wendlinger (AT) and Jaime Melo (BR) takes the flag and covers 470.73 kilometers (average 97.35 mph), under seven seconds ahead of a Saleen driven by Michael Bartels and Uwe Alzen. Racing on the final circuit, the race leading Konrad Saleen tangles with the Freisinger Porsche in the chicane turn and suffers a puncture, allowing Melo in the JMB Ferrari to slip through for the lead at the final corner for victory. Photo Credit: Dave Dyer.
2004 LVI Spa 24 Hours Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium 2004 LVI Spa 24 Hours At Spa for the 24 Hour in August, an Italian BMS Scuderia Italia Ferrari 550 GTS Maranello under Fabrizio Gollin (IT), Luca Cappellari (IT), Lilian Bryner (CH), and Enzo Calderari (CH) notches a victory and covers a record 3892.6 kilometers (average 100.65 mph), a lap ahead of a Ferrari driven by Philipp Peter, Fabio Babini, Mika Salo, and Vincent Vosse. The BMS Ferrari moves out front in the nineteenth hour after the race leading GPC Ferrari loses its rear diffuser and handling, granting Lilian Bryner the honor of crossing the wire first and becoming the first woman to win a major global 24 hour event. Photo Credit: DPPI.
2003 LV Spa 24 Hour Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium 2003 LV Spa 24 Hour At Spa for the 24 Hour in July, an N-GT class German Freisinger Porsche 996 GT3 RS under Marc Lieb (DE), Stéphane Ortelli (FR), and Romain Dumas (FR) takes race honors in rainy conditions that covers 3327.6 kilometers (average 86.09 mph), eight laps ahead of a Ferrari entry. The Freisinger entry, cleverly making use of fuel conservation by turning off the engine and coasting downhill during the caution periods, moves out front on Sunday morning after the race leading JMB Ferrari loses fire during the eighteenth hour. The Freisinger victory marks the first time the N-GT classification takes overall honors in an FIA GT contest. Photo Credit: David Lister.
1981 XXIX Sebring 12 Hours Sebring, Florida 1981 XXIX Sebring 12 Hours At Sebring for the 12 Hour in March, a Bayside Disposal Porsche 935/80 under Hurley Haywood (US), Al Holbert (US), and Bruce Leven (US) takes race honors and covers 1273.99 miles (average 106.04 mph), three laps ahead of a Porsche entry. The BDR Porsche, once down seven laps due to mechanicals, moves out front with a pass of the race leading Cooke-Woods Porsche with less than two hours remaining. Haywood wins at the airbase circuit for the second time and first since 1973, while Holbert attains the same feat, with his prior victory coming in the 1976 season. Photo Credit:
1981 Los Angeles Times/Toyota Grand Prix Riverside, California 1981 Los Angeles Times/Toyota Grand Prix At Riverside for the 6 Hour in April, a Fitzpatrick Porsche 935 K3/80 under John Fitzpatrick (GB) and Jim Busby (US) takes the flag and covers 656.69 miles (average 109.22 mph), under thirty-three seconds ahead of a Porsche driven by John Paul Sr. (US) and son John Paul Jr. Down three laps to the race leading yet faltering JLP Porsche with only thirty minutes remaining, the Fitzpatrick Porsche presses and overtakes the Pauls for an impressive victory. Photo Credit: Kurt Oblinger.
1981 XXXIII Spa 24 Hours Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium 1981 XXXIII Spa 24 Hours At Spa for the 24 Hour in July, a British Walkinshaw Mazda RX-7 under Tom Walkinshaw (GB) and Pierre Dieudonné (BE) crosses first and covers 3185.1 kilometers (average 82.46 mph), two laps ahead of a BMW driven by Eddy Joosen, Dirk Vermeersch, and Jean-Claude Andruet. After a host of retirements among the favorites across the night, the Walkinshaw Mazda moves out front after the race leading Joosen BMW breaks a rocker and stops for service with only ninety minutes remaining. Photo Credit: Mazda.
1980 XLVIII Le Mans 24 HLe Mans, France 1980 XLVIII Le Mans 24 HAt Le Mans for the 24 Hour (IMSA WCED) in June, a French Rondeau M379B Ford under Jean Rondeau (FR) and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud (FR) takes the flag in heavy rains and covers 4608.02 kilometers (average 119.24 mph), two laps ahead of a Porsche entry. The Rondeau Porsche moves out front in the nineteenth hour after the race leading Liqui Moly Porsche of Jacky Ickx and Reinhold Jöst develops gearbox problems. Ickx offers up a late charge on the race leading Rondeau, and hearts stop after the latter spins out on the course with only thirty minutes remaining, yet Rondeau driver Jassaud manages to refire his entry and cross the line for victory. Rondeau stands as the first winner at the Sarthe with an entry of his own construction, while Jaussaud wins the event for the second time. An American Barbour Porsche 935 K3 under John Fitzpatrick (GB), Brian Redman (GB), and Dick Barbour (US) wins the GT classification by four laps ahead of a Porsche entry. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
1971 II Nürburgring 24 Hours Mayen, West Germany 1971 II Nürburgring 24 Hours At the Nürburgring for the 24 Hours (non-championship) in June, a German BMW Alpina 2002 under Ferfried von Hohenzollern (DE) and Gerold Pankl (AT) wins in rainy conditions and covers 2854+ kilometers (average 73.88 mph), forty-seven seconds ahead of a BMW driven by Rüdiger Faltz and Hans-Jürgen Schulte-Oversohl. The Stuck-Huber BMW moves out front at midrace and seemingly sets the table for victory, yet the entry starts burning oil in the twenty-first hour before finally losing drive ninety minutes from the finish, gifting the honors to the second running von Hohenzollern-Pankl BMW. Photo Credit: BMW AG.
1962 Sebring 3 Hours Sebring, Florida 1962 Sebring 3 Hours At Sebring for the 3 Hour in March, a Cunningham FIAT Abarth 1000 Bialbero under Bruce McLaren (NZ) takes race honors in wet conditions and covers 239.2 miles (average 78.42 mph), under ten seconds ahead of a companion FIAT Abarth entry. As the track dries, McLaren moves out front after passing race leader Stirling Moss in his Austin Healey with only twenty minutes remaining. American movie actor Steve McQueen finishes ninth in an Austin Healey entry. Photo Credit: Michael Argetsinger.