The BMW Motorsport team triumphed at the 38th running of the ADAC Zurich 24 hour endurance annual, at the Nürburgring Nordschleife this weekened. Porsche 911 GT3s had previously won the event four years on the trot.
The winning M3 GT2 (number 25) was driven by touring car ace Jörg Müller (Germany), touring car regular Augusto Farfus (Brazil), sports and touring car veteran Uwe Alzen (Germany), and five-time winner Pedro Lamy (Portugal) – who now ties with Marcel Tiemann of Germany for the all time race win record.
“That was a fantastic return for us at the 24-hour race here on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. I have never known excitement like I experienced today,” said BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen.
It wasn’t all smooth going for the team as the winning car experienced transmission problems near the end of the race and started losing gears. Theissen credited the efforts of Müller and
“During my last stint we lost fourth gear. 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,” Müller said after the race.
BMW Motorsport’s second BMW M3 GT2, number 26, finished seventh while Schubert Motorsport and Dörr Motorsport finished fourth and ninth, respectively, each running a BMW Z4 GT3.