Nurburgring 24 Hours
Jun 23

Audi wins two 24-hour races within seven days

Audi R8 LMS ultra #4 (Phoenix Racing), Christopher Haase/Christian Mamerow/René Rast/Markus Winkelhock (D/D/D/D)

The No. 4 R8 LMS ultra Phoenix Racing team celebrate on the podium. (Photo courtesy MediaInfo)

Just one week after the manufacture’s 13th win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi returned to a victory lane in another twice-round-the-clock endurance race known as the 24 Hours.

Christopher Haase, Christian Mamerow, Rene Rast and Markus Winkelhock drove their Audi R8 LMS ultra en route to victory in a record-breaking 159 laps around the ‘Green Hell.’

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Jun 22

VIDEO: Viper Nearly Crushes Safety Car During Nurburgring 24 Hour

Add this to the long list of bonehead moves we’ve seen lately in automobile racing.

Early on in this weekend’s 24-Hour race, a safety zone was in effect and all drivers were forced to drastically reduce their speed as track marshals cleared the area — much like we saw in the . However, the No. 210 Viper did not slow in time and nearly crushed the intervention car that was sitting on the track.

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Apr 24

Stratos jumper Felix Baumgartner to compete in Nurburgring 24 Hours

The pressurized suit used during Red Bull Stratos mission by daredevil Felix Baumgartner in October 2012 for his record jump is displayed at "Hangar 7" housing a collection of racing cars, motorbikes and historic aircrafts of the Flying Bulls aerobatic team in Salzburg on January 15, 2014. The building was designed by Austrian architect Volkmar Burgstaller. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEIN  --- MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ORGANIZER RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION---        (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The pressurized suit used during the Red Bull Stratos mission by daredevil for his record jump is displayed at “Hangar 7″ housing a collection of racing cars, motorbikes and historic aircrafts. (Photo credit: Alexander Klein/Getty Images)

Felix Baumgartner, renown for his 22-mile jump from the stratosphere in October 2012, will be behind the wheel of an R8 LMS ultra in the this June.

Sharing the ride with Frank Biela, Marco Werner and Pierre Kaffer, Baumgartner will help the team compete at the demanding German circuit affectionately referred to as “The Green Hell.”

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