In the 46th running of the endurance race the Eifel revealed itself at its worst. Changeable weather conditions with rain and fog caused the race to be interrupted three and a half hours before the end. One of the victims of the difficult conditions was Kelvin van der Linde. Last year’s winner was in position three when he touched the guard rails on Sunday morning. During the repairs Audi Sport Team Land lost three laps, dropped to eighth position and subsequently fought back to sixth place. Brothers Kelvin and Sheldon van der Linde shared driving duties with Christopher Mies and René Rast, directly trailed by Audi Sport Team Phoenix with Christopher Haase/Nico Müller/Frank Stippler/Frédéric Vervisch.