The Audi R8 LMS ultra of Phoenix Racing wins the 2014 Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race in convincing fashion to redeem its 2013 loss to Mercedes. The #4 Audi R8 LMS ultra of Phoenix Racing finished with a three-minute lead over 2nd placers and defending champions #1 Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, and in the process set a new distance record of 4,305.102 kilometers driven in 159 laps through 24 hours. 

The #66 Dörr Motorsport GmbH McLaren MP4-12C GT3 driven by Kevin Estre clocked the fastest lap of 8:10.921 to start in front of the pack. Estre's blistering lap is also the new lap record for the event. Maxime Martin drove the #25 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS Z4 GT3 to share the front row as he clocked in at 8:13.497. Christian Mamerow steered the #4 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra to third on the grid, sharing the second row with the #14 Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 driven by Adam Christodoulou.

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Driven by Christopher Haase, Christian Mamerow, Rene Rast and Markus Winkelhock, which is the same team that won it for Audi in 2012, the #4 Audi R8 LMS ultra kept swapping positions with Lance David Arnold, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Christian Menzel and Andreas Simonsen in the #1 Mercedes SLS all throughout the night before finally staying in front in the final 6 hours of the race. The Rowe Racing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 completed the podium 2 laps behind. Completing the top 5 were the #44 Falken Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R and the #007 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3.

For the SP-PRO Class, the #53 Gazoo Racing LF-A Code-X finished on top ahead of the Wochenspiegel Team Manthey Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. 

In SP 7, another Black Falcon - the #56 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup outclassed the #67 raceunion Teichmann Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and #40 Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup with a 4 lap advantage.

Another Gazoo Racing entry, the #48 LF-A dominated the SP 8 class with an 8 lap advantage over the #55 Aston Martin Test Centre Vantage V12 and #48 Aston Martin Vantage V12 which included company CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez in the driver's roster.

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The #111 Raeder Motorsport Audi TT RS 2.0 took the class win in SP 3T followed by the #120 LMS Engineering Audi TT RS and yet another Audi TT RS entered by Scuderia Colonia (#123). The #118 Subaru WRX STI managed a 4th place finish.

In SP 4T, the #110 Besaplast Racing Audi TT RS took the class win. The #91 Prosport-Performance Audi TT RS won the SP10 GT4 class. The #167 aesthetic racing Porsche 911 took the V6 class, while the #308 Adrenaline-Motorsport BMW M235i Racing won Cup 2 and the #250 Kissling Motorsport Opel Astra OPC Cup won Cup 1.

It was a commendable race for Nissan. The #24 Schulze Motorsport GT-R which included Gran Turismo developer Kazunori Yamauchi finished 14th overall and 12th in the SP 9 GT3 class with the #80 Nissan GT Academy RJN Motorsport GT-R NISMO GT3 finishing 14th in class composed of GT Academy graduates like Lucas Ordonez with veteran Nick Heidfeld.

Like most action-packed races, the Nürburgring 24 Hours had no shortage of accidents. The fast-paced polesitter #66 Dorr Motorsport McLaren MP4 along with two BMW Z4 GT3s for Marc VDS Racing and the #30 Nissan GT Academy GT-R GT3 were just some of the cars that crashed out of competition.

With constant development and improvement, records are set and broken. A new qualifying lap record was set at 8:10.921 by the #66 Dorr Motorsport McLaren, and a new distance record of 4,305.102 kilometers driven in 159 laps by the #4 Phoenix Motorsport Audi R8 LMS ultra.