The Nürburgring in Germany is known as one of the most difficult course in the world. The course was born in 1927. The total length is close to 30 km, and there are a wide variety of corners that are said not to have the same corner as one. In addition, the road surface is paved the same as a public road. Furthermore, one of the features is that there is no flat part, various undulations due to manual work. This kind of feature of course adds challenge to the cars that run there. It can be said that it is a good test field for automobile manufacturers. The 24 Hours Nürburgring is held every year on such a difficult course.
The first 24 Hours Nürburgring was held in 1970, and then every May to June. More than 200 teams and cars from works teams to private teams participate every time. From the latest models to slightly older models, a wide variety of touring cars participated also shows the depth of European motorsport. Winning the race also leads to making an appeal about the high technical ability. That is the why each manufacturer will continue to challenge the 24 Hours Nürburgring to test their technology.
Audi in Germany participates in the 24 Hours Nürburgring every year as one of the above-mentioned manufacturers. The R8 LMS EVO GT3, which was just unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October 2018 was introduced to 2019 24 Hours Nürburgring held from 22th to 23th June 2019. The R8 LMS EVO GT3 was finely refined from the GT3 model, R8 GT3, which was introduced in 2009. The body was improved to aerodynamic design and cooling system was also improved. The power system was also re-evaluated, and it was evolved into a modele that was easier to handle for drivers. Five R8 LMS EVO GT3s participated in the GT3 class equipped with V10 5200cc engine in the midship. The car No. 4 Audi Sport Team Phoenix, finally come out on top with two hours remaining in a fierce battle for the top. The No.4 Audi and second-placed Porsche were in the final pit stop at same time, but the No.4 Audi was entrusted 21-year-old Belgian driver Dries Vanthoor to drive the final stint, and Vanthoor performed a superb run. Gradually the gap between second place was increasing and Vanthoor kept the top and finally sealed victory. This was the victory of 24 Hours Nürburgring broungt to Audi since 2017.