The already unique history's greatest motorsport event in the world is richer for another breathtaking chapter. "About this weather will be talked in years," it brought organization leader Peter Geishecker to the point.There was fog on Friday, Saturday and early summer on extremely heavy race in the night from Sunday to Monday. The 41st Edition of the ADAC Zurich 24-hour race offered before 210,000 spectators every possible weather scenario and had to be interrupted because of the visibility for about nine hours.
At the top of the 173 strong field of cars Aston Martin, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Porsche were able to taste five different brands lead air with Audi, for the first time. Depending on the weather was sometimes one, sometimes another advantage. The bottom line was fought at eye level and at the end there was the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3 Black Falcon a deserved winner and highly acclaimed. And motorsport legend Bernd Schneider has now finally got his first 24-hour Nürburgring victory in the bag.
According Caracciola, Nuvolari, Fangio, Clark, Bellof and Larini there is a new "Ring Leader": Maxime Martin. Ring Master is a British coinage, a decades - but very rare - almost unique tribute to award benefits on the most difficult track in the world.
Belgian BMW driver was the undisputed star of the race. In the rain up to 45 seconds on a dry track up to 20 seconds per lap faster than the next, testify to the incredible talent of the 27-year-old and an incredible performance on the toughest circuit in the world.
But this book also tells of many other feats of drama, excitement, rare and curious. It accompanies the 176 teams in their hunt through the "Green Hell", describes successes and failures and reports of cars and people. Do not miss out - as usual - the support races, the program off the track and of course the fans. Rounding out the traditional yearbook of a comprehensive statistics section.