In extremely hot and dry conditions on the challenging tradition-steeped 3.6-kilometer track, three Audi R8 LMS cars were the front runners much of the time. The Audi Sport Team Land, with drivers Connor De Phillippi, Christopher Haase and Christopher Mies, had started from pole position, taken the top spot and defended it up until 20 minutes before the end.
In the final stages, Kelvin van der Linde reduced the gap to the leading Audi Sport Team Land R8 LMS and fought a gripping duel with Christopher Mies. Both Audi campaigners were often only separated by fractions of a second. 20 minutes before the end, van der Linde finally passed the German. Following his success in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, the young South African celebrated his second important endurance racing triumph with Audi Sport.