The conclusion could hardly have been more dramatic: Audi Sport Team Land had led for 3,172 kilometres, when a sensor problem occurred in the penultimate hour, which could not be solved completely. Nevertheless, the #29 Audi continued on track. When the rain began to fall, the team of Wolfgang Land was the first to switch to rain tyres and gained the decisive advantage. Connor De Phillippi and Kelvin van der Linde celebrated their first victory at the 24-hour race in the Eifel, teammate Christopher Mies his second and Markus Winkelhock already his third.
Audi Sport Team WRT completed the podium success: Marcel Fässler, Robin Frijns, Nico Müller and René Rast finished third. Audi led more than 90 per cent of the race overall.