The 45th edition of the Nürburgring 24 Hours witnessed a thrilling conclusion. Audi Sport Team Land emerged victorious after winning the game of tyre poker when rain arrived during the closing stages. South African Kelvin van der Linde crossed the finish line in first place with the no. 29 Audi R8 LMS, taking the win together with his teammates Christopher Mies, Connor De Phillippi and Markus Winkelhock. Audi Sport Team WRT finished third with Marcel Fässler, Robin Frijns, Nico Müller and René Rast.
The new Audi R8 LMS GT4 also completed its debut race at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Both of the new production-based sports cars from Audi Sport Team Phoenix finished the gruelling race, finishing third and fifth in the SP-X class.
The Audi customers were also successful elsewhere in the world. Alessio Picariello and Alex Yoong each won a race in the Audi R8 LMS Cup season opener at Sepang, with Picariello leading the standings. Singha Plan B Motorsport won its class with an Audi R8 LMS in the Asian Le Mans Sprint Cup season opener at Sepang.
The Audi RS 3 LMS was also a front-runner in many series. The new customer race car celebrated victories in the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car class in Canada, the International TCR Series in Belgium and Italy, TCR Russia, TCR Benelux, TCR Spain-Ibérico and TCR Portugal.