BMW unable to defend Nurburgring 24 Hours overall victory, finishes in 2nd place to Porsche/Manthey
The BMW M3 GT2 won the 2010 Nurburgring 24 hours. BMW hoped to repeat in 2011 with the M3 which has been dominant this year. Unfortunately for BMW, the race was dominated by the Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
. Several unfortunate cicumstances affected the BMW's but the M3 GT was able to impressively battle back to 2nd place from 10th. The second place M3 GT2 was beat by over 4 and a half minutes though. Of the last 8 Nurburgring 24 hour races, BMW Motorsport has won 3 and Manthey Racing has won 5.