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Last lap heroics at Nurburgring 24 Hours!

Written by: Neil

We promised we'd keep you updated on all the thrills and spills of the 2016 Nurburgring 24 Hours and boy, are we happy we tuned in to this year's exciting race!

Known to be one of the most gruelling endurance events on the autosport calendar, this year's iteration was no less challenging than any that had taken place to date, with drama all the way to the chequered flag.

Maro Engel secured a stunning last lap victory to keep the spectators on tenterhooks right up to the very end, with his #4 Black Falcon Mercedes overtaking fellow Mercedes driver Christian Hohenadel in a daring move to secure a thrilling victory.

Overall, it was another great race for Mercedes, with the marque taking home the first, second, third and fourth places in a race that tests the mettle of all runners to the extreme.

In total, Engel completed 133 laps over the 24 hours and embarked on his final lap with just 44 seconds left on the clock, beating his teammate into second place by just 5.67 seconds of running over the full race distance!.

What a way to end a great day's racing (literally); we'll definitely be back again next year to view the action!

 

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