BMW M3 GT2 wins the 2010 24 hours Nürburgring

Featured Posts, Racing | May 16th, 2010 by 16
BMW wins Nurburgring

An historical moment for BMW Motorsport. In an exciting race, No. 25 BMW M3 GT2 won the 24 hr Nurburgring race. While Audi dominated qualifying …

An historical moment for BMW Motorsport. In an exciting race, No. 25 BMW M3 GT2 won the 24 hr Nurburgring race. While Audi dominated qualifying and Porsche looked set to make history, it was BMW that ended up on top after 154 laps in the 38th annual Nürburgring 24 Hours. The Bavarian manufacturer’s return to the famed 15.5-mile Nordschleife circuit was rewarded with an unexpected victory in the twice-around-the-clock German classic.

The No. 25 BMW Team Schnitzer M3 GT2 of Jorg Müller, Augusto Farfus, Uwe Alzen and Pedro Lamy had its share of minor setbacks, including an overnight radiator change and late-race gearbox concerns, but managed to take the win, five years after the Charly Lamm-led team’s last triumph at the famed German circuit.

History was made with Lamy scoring his fifth Nürburgring 24 victory, matching German Marcel Tiemann as the most successful drivers on the ‘Green Hell’.

In front of 220,000 fans, the #1 Manthey Porsche stormed from 7th on the grid up to 1st on the opening lap, a position it held for the first few hours before crashing early in the night.

BMW M3 GT2 wins the 2010 24 hours Nürburgring

GT3 R Hybrid incredibly took the lead up until the 22nd hour and appeared to en route to re-writing the history books, but ground to a halt with less than two hours remaining. With suspected engine issues, the race was over for Jörg Bergmeister, Richard Lietz, Marco Holzer and Martin Ragginger.

It gave the slower, yet more reliable BMW the lead and the unlikely victory in a weekend that was dominated by Audis and Porsches.

The No. 26 Schnitzer BMW of Dirk Müller, Dirk Werner, Dirk Adorf and Andy Priaulx recovered from a first-hour accident to finish seventh overall, one position behind the highest-placed Porsche from the Jurgen Alzen-run H&R Spezialfedern squad.

A memorable day for BMW at Nurburgring and BMW proved one more time that M Power is still very much so alive.

1. 25 BMW M3 GT2 – 154 laps
2. 43 Ferrari F430 GTC +3:53.191
3. 97 Audi R8 LMS +1 lap
4. 76 BMW Z4 GT3 +2 laps
5. 102 Audi R8 LMS +2 laps
6. 20 Porsche GT3 Cup S +3 laps
7. 26 BMW M3 GT2 +4 laps
8. 18 Porsche GT3 Cup S +4 laps
9. 69 BMW Z4 GT3 +5 laps
10. 35 Porsche 997 GT3 +6 laps

  • wazon8

    What the result! Great news!

  • Giom

    Oh joy! This is simply the best news… well done BMW!

    Just as surprising is that Z4 GT3 in 4th place – how mad is that!

    I feel really bad for Audi… NOT!

    BMW is king!

  • XC

    There you go Audi, Porsche, Ferrari… hahahahaha… Kudos BMW!!!

  • XC

    Win on sunday, sell on monday!

  • james

    VIVA BMW CABRONES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PS: Back to the F1 please

  • Roland Renno

    BMW is the best of the best!

    Ferrari, Porsche, and Audi should learn how to make REAL sports cars.

    BMW Power

  • EMPOWER

    How many r8′s did audi enter 7 how many 911′s 30 odd. Bmw enter 2 m3 gt2′s and finish 1st and 7th. look what BMW can do with basically a salon car. What the hell would they do with a mid engined 2 seater like audi and ferrari, i would include porche but thats rear engined. This race has been held 38 times bmw has won it 19, they have also had 8 one two’s. Look at what the z4 gt3 did in the has of a privater 4th ahead of all the 911′s and all but one of the seven r8′s.
    This is great timing with BMW realising the gts last week .
    Dont furget they won the mille miglia with the 328 touring coupe last week also finish 3rd just like they did in 1940. Should help shift the z4 mille miglia a bit faster

  • X7

    Gongratulations!!

  • billmilo

    Any highlights of this race?

  • Roland Renno

    I’d like to see the whole list of sports cars who participated in the race.

  • http://www.enginedbeasts.blogspot.com KOUKI507

    I hope BM will keep shining in motorsport, this surely will hide the FWD disaster.

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  • http://www.audifanaticworld.com Audi Fanatic

    its 1 race… typical BMW fans….. enjoy it while you can.. Audi has proven to dominate races. its funny how you bmw drivers go all crazy because its soooo rare for you guys to win a RACE BWAHHAHAHAHA

    • XC

      hahahahahahahaa! Did you see any audi driver happy? Noooo. (Because they lost…)

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  • Akkindio Cars anti BMW

    Aww Audi.

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