The Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS entry, however, was able to avoid all that and spent the early hours battling the Black Falcon Mercedes team. Eventually, the Audi pulled out in front and won by 2 minutes and 59 seconds.
Audi also achieved success in the SP3T and SP4T classes with the Audi TT RS.
"Sincere congratulations to the winners and a sincere ‘thank you’ to our customers for their appearance at the NÃ¼rburgring," said Romolo Liebchen, Head of Audi Sport customer racing. "We saw a true classic this weekend in which all the qualities of endurance racing were crucial: first-class technology, reliable drivers, a good strategy and a solid team performance. I’m happy that we managed to clinch our second victory in three years against such fierce competition in one of the world’s toughest endurance races. Congratulations also to our customers in the SP3T and SP4T classes. For Audi Sport customer racing, the weekend could hardly have been more successful."