Germany’s Sven Müller and Marco Seefried as well as Frenchman Patrick Pilet and Jaxon Evans from New Zealand finished the 50th edition of the Eifel classic in ninth place with the No. 33 Porsche 911 GT3 R. The identical vehicle campaigned by Huber Motorsport driven by the quartet Lars Kern, Nico Menzel, Klaus Rader and Joachim Thyssen secured eleventh place. Despite some highlights, the race ended with bitter disappointments for Porsche’s other customer teams in the SP9 class.
“Our partners did a great job and improved all eight 911s contesting the top class in the lead-up to the race,” says Sebastian Golz. The Porsche 911 GT3 R Project Manager adds with disappointment: “We were plagued by bad luck on Saturday and Sunday. We lost six cars in accidents, most of which were involved in collisions through no fault of their own. We very clearly witnessed just how strong our GT3 customer teams and our cars were in the race from the top positions of Manthey und Toksport WRT, which makes it all the more disappointing that we weren’t able to turn our competitiveness into a decent result.”
The anniversary event of the 24-hour race took off in the Eifel at 4 pm on Saturday in sunny conditions and in front of 230,000 spectators. Early on, two Porsche 911 GT3 R treated fans to an impressive show. In just 90 minutes, works driver Kévin Estre from France catapulted the No. 1 car of the defending champion Manthey from P36 to first place. His teammate and fellow countryman Fréderic Makowiecki maintained the position and handed the so-called “Grello” 911 off to Laurens Vanthoor. However, the 2018 Le Mans class winner smashed into the barriers at the end of the Döttinger Höhe straight. In a duel with his brother Dries Vanthoor (Audi), the Belgian lost control of the 911 GT3 R after a contact and hit the crash barriers on both sides of the track. And thus, the impressive show of the No. 1 came to an abrupt end.
At this stage, just three and a half hours into the race, the customer team Toksport WRT had also thrown in the towel. During his first stint, works driver Matt Campbell (Australia) steadily progressed through the field to third place in the No. 27 car before swapping his seat with Julien Andlauer. Just a few laps later, the Frenchman became the unwitting victim of a crash while approaching the Veedol chicane. The spirited charge ended in the gravel bed of the Grand Prix circuit after just 18 laps. Dinamic Motorsport’s No. 29 entry had been parked behind the barriers since lap eleven after an accident in the Bergwerk area.
#24hNBR - That's it, the 50th edition of the @24hNBR is in the books. The no. 33 #911GT3R of @FalkenTyres finished 9th. @Hubersport's no. 25 is P11. Congratulations to all customer teams and #Porsche drivers winning their class!#PorscheOnTrack pic.twitter.com/x2xRkdVIhh— Porsche Motorsport (@PorscheRaces) May 29, 2022
The sister car of the Italian customer squad ran through the night as the best-placed Porsche 911 GT3 R. However, the crew of the No. 28 car were also hit by bad luck. While running fifth overall, works driver Thomas Preining (Austria) became entangled in another competitor’s accident on the Grand Prix circuit. The damage to the steering gear of the 911 was so extensive that it was no longer possible to repair it in a reasonable amount of time. Falken’s No. 44 Porsche retired during the night after an accident, too.
Despite light rain showers and a brief hail storm, the action among the top 15 remained uneventful until an hour before the end of the race – once again a Porsche was the focus of attention. On the approach to Döttinger Höhe, the Norwegian Dennis Olsen hit the barriers. For the KCMG 911, which was in ninth place at the time, this incident brought an early end. In the final phase, the Falken Motorsport and Huber teams brought their No. 33 and 25 entries safely over the remaining laps and concluded the Nürburgring 24-hour race in positions nine and eleven.
Comments after the race
Sven Müller (Porsche 911 GT3 R #33): “All in all it was an extreme race. I had the honour of driving the first stint. The formation lap in front of many thousands of fans around the track gave me goosebumps. It felt like being in front of the grandstands in a football stadium. Things turned crazy in the first two stints. Most of the competitors drove as if it were the last hour of racing. We kept out of any trouble. Then the changeable conditions made things exciting again but we were already a lap down on the leaders. There was nothing we could do so we concentrated on bringing home ninth place.”
Lars Kern (Porsche 911 GT3 R #25): “We got through okay in the end and that’s what we’d planned – we brought our Porsche over the distance without making mistakes. We’re pleased and satisfied with this result. Third place in the Pro-Am class is perfectly fine. Nico and I gave everything we had, Klaus and Joachim also drove solid stints. This, coupled with a clean effort from the entire Huber team, was the key.”
Dennis Olsen (Porsche 911 GT3 R #18): “I have no idea how that could’ve happened. We had always managed to take the right kink onto the Döttinger Höhe at full throttle but suddenly that didn’t work anymore. The tail got twitchy. I tried to countersteer but I wasn’t able to save the car. Our 911 was badly damaged when it hit the barriers. I’m so very sorry for the team.”
Race result (SP9 class)
1. Vanthoor/Vervisch/Frijns/K. van der Linde (B/B/NL/RSA), Audi #15, 159 laps
2. Götz/Christodoulou/Schiller (D/GB/D), Mercedes-AMG #3, 159 laps
3. Engel/Gounon/Juncadella (D/F/E), Mercedes-AMG #4, 159 laps
9. Evans/Müller/Pilet/Seefried (NZ/D/F/D), Porsche 911 GT3 R #33, 157 laps
11. Menzel/Thyssen/Rader/Kern (D/D/D/D), Porsche 911 GT3 R #25, 156 laps
DNF. Olsen/Tandy/Bamber (N/GB/NZ), Porsche 911 GT3 R #18, 149 laps
DNF. Preining/Legodar/Engelhart/Cairoli (A/F/D/I), Porsche 911 GT3 R #28, 85 laps
DNF. Picariello/Pilet/Bachler/Ragginger (B/F/A/A), Porsche 911 GT3 R #44, 58 laps
DNF. Estre/Christensen/Makowiecki/Vanthoor (F/DK/F/B), Porsche 911 GT3 R #1, 22 laps
DNF. Campbell/Jaminet/Andlauer (AUS/F/F), Porsche 911 GT3 R #27, 18 laps
DNF. Engelhart/Cairoli/Schandorff/De Leener (D/I/DK/B), Porsche 911 GT3 R #29, 11 laps
Full results on: https://www.24h-rennen.de/ergebnisse/
Interim report 1
The two Porsche 911 GT3 R fielded by the customer teams Manthey and Toksport WRT turned heads in the early phase of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. However, both retired early after accidents. The No. 1 car of the defending champions from Meuspath had to throw in the towel, as did the identical GT3 vehicle with the No. 27. Other customer teams lost precious time and positions through repair breaks. After four hours of racing, the best-placed 911, the No. 28 entry from the customer squad Dinamic Motorsport, is currently running eleventh overall.
In the first three hours under sunny conditions, the large crowds of spectators in the Eifel were treated to some breathtaking action, most notably by last year’s winning car. Works driver Kévin Estre launched an impressive chase through the field. In the first 90 minutes, he catapulted the so-called “Grello” Porsche 911 GT3 R from P36 to the top. About two hours later, his Belgian teammate Laurens Vanthoor smashed into the crash barriers while duelling with his brother Dries (Audi) – and thus, the extraordinary charge of the No. 1 car came to an abrupt end.
Shortly before this incident, the Toksport WRT customer team were thrown out of contention. Works driver Matt Campbell had put in a spirited drive in the No. 27 car and ploughed through the field. After two stints, the Australian handed the black 911 GT3 R off to Julian Andlauer in third place. The Frenchman, who at times had to fend off fierce attacks from rivals, was shunted by a BMW after almost three hours of racing. The extensive repairs would have taken several hours – the team decided against doing this.
“A total of three customer cars have dropped out of the race, two others retired due to repairs; that was actually foreseeable,” stated Sebastian Golz. The Porsche 911 GT3 R Project Manager explains: “The drivers had to put in an incredible effort to maintain the pace of the competition. In a 24-hour race with over 130 cars on the track, this always comes with a high risk. This is how accidents happen. It’s such a shame. But KCMG, Falken Motorsports, Huber and Dinamic are still in the race. Together, we’re trying to get the vehicles as far to the front as possible.”
Dinamic Motorsport’s No. 28 car has enjoyed a little more luck in the race so far. After the first four hours of racing, works driver Thomas Preining is on course for a top 10 result. The sister car retired after Christian Engelhart had an accident early on. The Porsche 911 GT3 R campaigned by KCMG was thrown far down the field after sustaining damage to the rear. The No. 33 and 44 entries from Falken Motorsports are currently running in the top 20, with the Huber Motorsport’s No. 25 car about one lap behind the leaders.
Drivers’ comments on the early stages
Kévin Estre (Porsche 911 GT3 R #1): “The first laps were extremely eventful. I had to work my way past many cars, and of course, they didn’t give up their positions willingly. There were some contacts and minor damage to the front of our car. I came in for the first pit stop for repairs quite early. For long stretches of my second stint, I almost got free runs and was able to set great lap times. That got us to where we wanted to be: first place. But then...”
Laurens Vanthoor (Porsche 911 GT3 R #1): “I drove door-to-door with another car and we ran out of room. We touched only slightly but my car was probably hit in the most unfortunate spot. I spun at high speed – game over. I’m okay but it’s incredibly unfortunate for the team.”
Julien Andlauer (Porsche 911 GT3 R #27): “We made several modifications to the setup just in time for the race and had an extremely strong car. In the first double stint, Matt put in a brilliant drive and gained a lot of ground. We were in third place and heading for the top. Our car was fast. I wanted to bring the Porsche 911 GT3 R safely and unscathed into the night but then it happened: I was in a duel with a Mercedes when a BMW braked too early for the chicane and crashed into the side of my car. It came out of the blue and there was nothing I could do. It’s such a pity that we retired so early. We had such good chances – so disappointing.”
Earl Bamber (Porsche 911 GT3 R #18): “We had a good start to the race. Early on I tried to minimise the risk and simply drive my rhythm. That worked perfectly. Strategically, our team made precisely the right decisions, which allows us to make huge progress in our class. Our car is markedly better in the race than in the previous sessions. Unfortunately, a defect cost us quite some time but we’re not giving up.”
Nico Menzel (Germany) achieved the fastest lap time with 8:11.928 minutes at the wheel of a GT3 car from Weissach during Friday’s Top Qualifying. The identical 911 from Toksport WRT takes up the classic in the Eifel from P14. The fastest of the two 911 GT3 R fielded by Dinamic Motorsport lines up on the grid two positions behind.
In sunny conditions and temperatures of around 15 degrees Celsius, Porsche’s customer teams experienced difficulties in the Top Qualifying session. In the first segment, in which 17 drivers fought for the remaining grid places in the final shootout of the fastest cars, works driver Mathieu Jaminet from France and the Italian Matteo Cairoli made it into the top 20. They then handed their cars to their teammates Julien Andlauer from France (Toksport) and Thomas Preining from Austria (Dinamic). In contrast to the youngster Nico Menzel, however, the experienced duo was unable to qualify in the top 10 on the 25.378-kilometre combination of the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix circuit.
#24hNBR - Here are the #Porsche #911GT3R results from @24hNBR Top Qualifying ⬇️— Porsche Motorsport (@PorscheRaces) May 27, 2022
P9 - No. 25 @Hubersport
P14 - No. 27 @toksportwrt
P16 - No. 28 @dinamicmotors#PorscheOnTrack #PorscheCustomerRacing pic.twitter.com/dkGXqje8C5
“Compliment to our teams TokSport and Dinamic, who put in a strong drive to fight for two of the four remaining grid positions in the shootout,” stated Sebastian Golz, Project Manager Porsche 911 GT3 R. “We did everything in our power and we achieved a good placing in the Top Qualifying 2. Unfortunately, it confirmed that the gap to the top is still too big to compete at the very front. Now we have to work very closely with the organiser to reconcile this gap. The results so far don’t reflect our commitment and the quality of the drivers and teams.”
The No. 33 entry from Falken Motorsports tackles the race from P24, with the No. 44 car qualified on P27. The identical 911 GT3 R model campaigned by KCMG starts from position 26, with Dinamic Motorsport’s second 911 qualifying on P29. The title defender from Manthey did not take part in the final qualifying session. The No.1 “Grello” was relegated to the back of the first starting group after receiving a penalty due to an infringement under yellow on Thursday evening. For this reason, the team opted out of the Top Qualifying.
Quotes after the qualifying
Nico Menzel (Porsche 911 GT3 R #25): “We were only able to turn a few laps yesterday and this morning because of accidents, so the Top Qualifying wasn’t easy for me. Still, ninth place is good. In the top 10 and the fastest Porsche in the field – we can live with that. We have to wait to see what pace we can achieve over the distance. I think we still have some work ahead of us before the race begins. However, the conditions are not bad.”
Julien Andlauer (Porsche 911 GT3 R #27): “It was difficult to find a decent rhythm. I think I didn’t get the tyres up to the right temperature in the warm-up lap so the grip wasn’t ideal on my first flying lap. I slid around a lot and I struggled with constant oversteer. At my second attempt, I wanted to catch up but the tyres were already deteriorating. The chance to improve my time was gone.”
Thomas Preining (Porsche 911 GT3 R #28): “Matteo did a great job in the first attempt and got our car into the shootout. That was well deserved because, thanks to our team’s great effort, we made steady progress during the sessions. I think we did the best we could in the Top Qualifying – more wasn’t possible. Our goal is to advance through the field during the race. A top 10 result should be achievable – maybe even more.”
Qualifying result (SP9 class):
1. Björn Grossmann (CH), Simon Trummer (CH), Jonathan Hirschi (CH), Luca Ludwig (D), Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo20 (#26), octane 126, 8:09.469 minutes
2. Connor De Philippi (USA), Philipp Eng (A), Augusto Farfus (BR), Nick Yelloly (GB), BMW M4 GT3 (#99), Rowe Racing, 8:10.640 minutes
3. Axcil Jefferies (ZW), Jordan Pepper (GB), Michele Di Martino (D), Maximilian Hackländer (D), Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (#7), Konrad Motorsport, 8:10.788 minutes
9. Nico Menzel (D), Joachim Thyssen (D), Klaus Rader (D), Lars Kern (D), Porsche 911 GT3 R (#25), Huber Motorsport, 8:11.928 minutes
14. Julien Andlauer (F), Matt Campbell (AUS), Mathieu Jaminet (F), Porsche 911 GT3 R (#27), Toksport WRT, 8:12.962 minutes
16. Christian Engelhart (D), Matteo Cairoli (I), Côme Ledogar (F), Thomas Preining (A), Porsche 911 GT3 R (#28), Dinamic Motorsport, 8:13.720 minutes
24. Jaxon Evans (NZ), Sven Müller (D), Patrick Pilet (F), Marco Seefried (D), Porsche 911 GT3 R (#33), Falken Motorsports, 8:13.098 minutes
26. Dennis Olsen (N), Josh Burdon (AUS), Nick Tandy (GB), Earl Bamber (NZ), Porsche 911 GT3 R (#18), KCMG, 8:14.541 minutes
27. Klaus Bachler (A), Alessio Picariello (B), Patrick Pilet (F), Martin Ragginger (A), Porsche 911 GT3 R (#44), Falken Motorsports, 8:15.132 minutes
29. Matteo Cairoli (I), Adrien de Leener (B), Frederik Schandorff (DK), Christian Engelhart (D) , Porsche 911 GT3 R (#29), Dinamic Motorsport, 8:17.786 minutes
36. Michael Christensen (DK), Kévin Estre (F), Frédéric Makowiecki (F), Laurens Vanthoor (B) , Porsche 911 GT3 R (#1), Manthey, DNS
Porsche and its customer teams will make a bid for overall victory with eight 911 GT3 R in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring this coming weekend. Manthey contests the tradition-steeped race as the defending champion. The Eifel marathon celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and is regarded as one of the world’s toughest motorsport challenges. One 25.378-kilometre lap is a combination of the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix circuit. Once again, Porsche racing cars make up the lion’s share of the grid: 46 vehicles from the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer will tackle the endurance classic at 4 pm (CEST) this coming Saturday. No other manufacturer is better represented in the 138-strong field.
Last year, the Manthey customer squad notched up its seventh outright victory at the Eifel classic. Sharing driving duties in the 911 GT3 R “Grello” were the works drivers Kévin Estre (France) and Michael Christensen (Denmark) as well as Matteo Cairoli (Italy). For this year’s 24-hour anniversary event, the record-winners from Meuspath has again put together a formidable crew in their No. 1 car: Estre and Christensen share the green and yellow racer with their factory driver colleagues Frédéric Makowiecki (France) and Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium). In addition to Manthey, the customer teams Huber Motorsport, KCMG and Toksport WRT each field a GT3 vehicle from Weissach. Dinamic Motorsport and Falken Motorsports campaign two of the Nine-Elevens each.
“The ‘Green Hell’ has made our preparations for the 24-hour race difficult again this year: the cancellation of the second round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series and one of the test days due to icy and wet conditions cost us critical track time. In such situations, it becomes even more important to work closely with the teams and share information,” explains Sebastian Golz, Project Manager Porsche 911 GT3 R. “Our first priority is that more Porsches make it into the decisive Top Qualifying. Spectators are finally allowed back to the track, so we’re all very much looking forward to the first highlight of the race weekend – the individual time trials.”
At the previous two qualification races for the Nürburgring 24-hour race as well as the first two rounds of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, competitors got the chance to jump straight into the final individual time trials for the top 19 grid positions: just like the 911 GT3 R from Manthey and Huber Motorsport, which have already secured a spot on the provisional entry list for the critical second part of the Top Qualifying. In the Top-Qualifying 1 session, the two Porsche fielded by Dinamic Motorsport and Falken Motorsports as well as the KCMG and Toksport WRT customer teams still have a chance to grab a place in the final shootout. In the two Top Qualifying segments on Friday evening, the name of the game for all competitors is to make the most of the free run over two timed laps on the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife to set their best time.
Almost a third of the field drives a Porsche
The 24-hour classic on the longest and most demanding racetrack in the world is the highlight of the motor racing year. 138 vehicles in 22 classes make up the entry list for the prestigious event on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. “In the anniversary year of the 24-hour race, Porsche is represented by more than 40 vehicles – which makes us the largest contingent once again,” emphasizes Michael Dreiser, Director Sales Porsche Motorsport. “Our customers field different types and variants in ten different classes and have put their faith in the potential and performance of our products. Almost every third vehicle on the grid sports the Porsche crest. We’re thrilled about that and I would like to thank them very much for trusting our brand.”
Overview of the Porsche teams and drivers (SP9 class)
Porsche supports its customer teams Huber Motorsport, Dinamic Motorsport, Manthey and Toksport WRT in the Eifel with, among other things, drivers from its own squad. The works drivers Estre, Christensen, Makowieki and Vanthoor form the powerful quartet in the Manthey’s 911 GT3 R “Grello”. Matt Campbell from Australia and the Frenchman Mathieu Jaminet provide reinforcement for the fledgling Nordschleife team Toksport WRT. Austria’s Thomas Preining drives Dinamic Motorsport’s No. 28 car. Porsche’s test and development driver Lars Kern supports the Huber Motorsport team, which won the separate Pro-Am classification in the top SP9 class in 2020 and 2021.
Manthey (Porsche 911 GT3 R #1)
Michael Christensen (DK), Kévin Estre (F), Frédéric Makowiecki (F), Laurens Vanthoor (B)
KCMG (Porsche 911 GT3 R #18)
Dennis Olsen (N), Josh Burdon (AUS), Nick Tandy (GB), Earl Bamber (NZ)
Huber Motorsport (Porsche 911 GT3 R #25)
Nico Menzel (D), Joachim Thyssen (D), Klaus Rader (D), Lars Kern (D)
Toksport WRT (Porsche 911 GT3 R #27)
Julien Andlauer (F), Matt Campbell (AUS), Mathieu Jaminet (F)
Dinamic Motorsport (Porsche 911 GT3 R #28)
Christian Engelhart (D), Matteo Cairoli (I), Côme Ledogar (F), Thomas Preining (A)
Dinamic Motorsport (Porsche 911 GT3 R #29)
Matteo Cairoli (I), Adrien de Leener (B), Frederik Schandorff (DK), Christian Engelhart (D)
Falken Motorsports (Porsche 911 GT3 R #33)
Jaxon Evans (NZ), Sven Müller (D), Patrick Pilet (F), Marco Seefried (D)
Falken Motorsports (Porsche 911 GT3 R #44)
Klaus Bachler (A), Alessio Picariello (B), Patrick Pilet (F), Martin Ragginger (A)
Comments before the race
Kévin Estre (Porsche 911 GT3 R #911): “It’ll be very difficult to defend our title because our opponents did very well in the qualification races. Compared to last year, we’ve made very few changes – at least on the technical side. However, there are some changes in the line-up: While Michael Christensen and I are a regular pairing, we’re now joined by Laurens Vanthoor and Fred Makowiecki. This makes for a very strong line-up of drivers – and with Fred, we have someone in our crew who has already won the 24 Hours with Manthey. Let’s see what happens in the ‘Green Hell’ this time.”
Dennis Olsen (Porsche 911 GT3 R #18): “We’ve been very systematic in our preparations. The KCMG team is doing a great job. We’re competing with strong drivers and want to win at the Nürburgring. However, the weather conditions in the Eifel always pose a special challenge. Hopefully, we’ll make all the right decisions and end up on top of the podium.”
Nico Menzel (Porsche 911 GT3 R #25): “We have a very clear goal – after two victories in the Pro-Am class, we want to complete the hat trick this year. My teammates Joachim Thyssen and Klaus Radar have made great progress in the Huber Motorsport 911 GT3 R and are among the top amateurs.”
Matt Campbell (Porsche 911 GT3 R #27): “For me, the 24 Hours is the biggest race in the world and it’s one I want to win with my teammates Mathieu Jaminet and Julien Andlauer. Toksport WRT is in the spotlight as a new team on the Nordschleife and has really done a great job so far. We want to achieve the maximum of what is possible and bring home a good result.”
Thomas Preining (Porsche 911 GT3 R #28): “I also spent time in the simulator preparing for the event but you can’t simulate driving in traffic on the Nordschleife: only experience and every kilometre on the track can help. We have four experienced drivers sharing our Dinamic Motorsport car. Primarily, we see the race as a development project for the tyres and we’re making great progress in this respect. We want to achieve a top placing with a consistent and flawless performance.”
Marco Seefried (Porsche 911 GT3 R #33): “Falken Motorsport has once again put together a good team and is fielding two Porsche 911 GT3 R with a strong driver line-up. I’m pleased to be returning after 2017. Again this year there are slightly fewer competitors than usual entered in the race, and because there is less traffic on the track, you have to sprint right from the get-go.”
Klaus Bachler (Porsche 911 GT3 R #44): “I’m really looking forward to the race because we’re finally driving in front of spectators again. The scenery at the Nordschleife is unique – this is especially true at night when the campfires are burning next to the track. Hopefully, the weather plays along so that the fans can have a nice motorsport party after a two-year hiatus.”
The schedule (all times CEST)
Thursday, 26 May
12:30 – 2:00 pm: Qualifying 1
8:30 – 11:30 pm: Qualifying 2
Friday, 27 May
14:10 – 15:10: Qualifying 3
17:50 – 20:00: Top Qualifying
Saturday, 28 May
11:00 – 11:45: Warm-up
16:00: Start of the Nürburgring 24-hour race
Sunday, 29 May
16:00: Finish of the Nürburgring 24-hour race
The event on live streams
Live footage from all sessions is available on the channels of the 24-hour race on YouTube, Facebook and TikTok. Moreover, the website https://www.24h-rennen.de/en/home/ shows the timing of all sessions.
Porsche’s history in the 24-hour race
Porsche’s success story at the Eifel classic, which has been held since 1970, includes 13 overall victories to date. In 1976, Fritz Müller, Herbert Hechler and Karl-Heinz Quirin clinched the first victory for the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer at the wheel of a Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0. In the two years that followed, the 911 Carrera RS proved unbeatable. In 1988, Dören Motorsport was the fastest with a 911 Carrera RSR. Five years later Konrad Motorsport triumphed. In 2000, Pheonix Racing celebrated victory with a 911 GT3 R. Soon after, Manthey began its unprecedented winning streak: the team from Meuspath achieved four consecutive overall victories from 2006 to 2009, followed by two more triumphs in 2011 and 2018. In 2021, Manthey built on its record as the most successful team at the Nürburgring with its seventh overall victory.
Nürburgring 24-hour race – all Porsche overall wins:
1976: Müller / Hechler / Quirin (Porsche 911 Carrera)
1977: Müller / Hechler (Porsche 911 Carrera)
1978: Müller / Hechler / Gschwendtner (Porsche 911 Carrera)
1988: Dören / Holup / Faubel (Porsche 911 Carrera RSR)
1993: de Azevedo / Konrad / Wirdheim / Katthöfer (Porsche 911 Carrera)
2000: Mayländer / Bartels / Alzen / Heger (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
2006: Luhr / Bernhard / Rockenfeller / Tiemann (Porsche 911 GT3 MR)
2007: Lieb / Bernhard / Dumas / Tiemann (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR)
2008: Lieb / Bernhard / Dumas / Tiemann (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR)
2009: Lieb / Bernhard / Dumas / Tiemann (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR)
2011: Lieb / Bernhard / Dumas / Luhr (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR)
2018: Lietz / Pilet / Makowiecki / Tandy (Porsche 911 GT3 R)
2022: Estre / Christensen / Cairoli (Porsche 911 GT3 R)