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Fourth victory in five calendar years: After 2012, 2014 and 2015, the overall victory in 2017 once again went to the Audi #r8lms. This makes the race car from Audi Sport customer #racing the most successful sports car since 2012, at which time the GT3 models first started battling it out for the overall race win in the Eifel.
Audi Sport Team Land celebrated victory in the Eifel, when the weather conditions ensured for a dramatic finish. The team from Niederdreisbach was the dominant squad during the race, despite a setback before in the penultimate hour of competition. The team of Wolfgang Land led for 125 race laps, about 3,172 kilometers, when a sensor problem occurred on the car. The attempts to completely solve the problem during two pit stops were unsuccessful. Despite this, the number 29 Audi #r8lms moved back up to second place. Shortly before the end of the race, Audi Sport Team Land was the first front-running team to change to rain tires. A decision that paid off: Kelvin van der Linde regained the lead on the wet track. Together with his teammates, Christopher Mies (D), Connor De Phillippi (USA) and Markus Winkelhock (D), the South African won the 45th edition of this #endurance race. For Audi Sport Team Land, as well as for van der Linde and De Phillippi, it was their first victory. It was the second win in the Eifel for Christopher Mies and the third for Markus Winkelhock.
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