Benecke, Verstappen, Lulham Dominate 2021 iRacing Nurburgring 24HR Powered By VCO

When all was said and done after two trips around the clock on the legendary Nordschleife, one team stood head and shoulders above the rest in iRacing’s 2021 edition of the Nurburgring 24H Powered By VCO. The BMW Team Redline trio of Maximilian Benecke, Chris Lulham, and last weekend’s Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen led 158 of 174 laps from the pole to dominate the annual staple of iRacing’s special events calendar, taking over for good with more than two hours remaining in the grueling event.

Only two other GT3 cars finished on the lead lap, with BMW M4 GT3s sweeping the podium. The trio of Kay Kaschube, Laurin Heinrich, and Rainer Talvar gave Team BMW Bank a second place overall finish, while BMW Team GB’s Sami-Matti Trogen, Dominik Staib, Adustin Canapino, and Alex Arana took third place.

In the GT3 Cup class, R8G Esports’ Junior team took top honors with drivers Julien Soenen, Quentiin Vialatte, and Thibault Cazaubon, coming in a full lap ahead of H2-Performance SRT and two laps ahead of AVA Confused Zecarul. Top GT4 honors went to the Team RSO by Team Heuskinveld quartet of Nils Carstensen, Nils Lorenz, Lennart Hartenberg, and Manuel Waibel, who also won their class by a lap over SimRC and by ACV.

That left the Touring class as the only other division with its top two finishers on the same lap. Team Heuskinveld’s Michael Schoettler, Patrick Kubinji, Marcel Tie, and Fabian Siegmann beat Frozenspeed Full Send’s Steen Ledger, Ethan Grigg-Gault, Lars Bol, and Oli Peacock to the finish, with RevolutionSimRacing Yellow finishing off the podium in the battle of Audi RS 3 LMS entries.

This year’s iRacing Nurburgring 24HR Powered By VCO featured four time slots, with an impressive 34 splits as four different classes took to the track. Thousands of combined entries continued the momentum of a huge year for iRacing special events, with the premier GT3 division making for the vehicle of choice.

Full results from the top split of the 2021 iRacing Nurburgring 24HR Powered By VCO were as follows:











1171BMW Team RedlineBMW M4 GT3 – PrototypeGT31741588:04.284
287Team BMW BankBMW M4 GT3 – PrototypeGT3174-3:19.585108:05.042
3355BMW Team GBBMW M4 GT3 – PrototypeGT3174-4:11.90328:05.013
472MAHLE RACING TEAMMercedes AMG GT3GT3173-1 L08:06.226
541URANO eSports HEINEKINGMEDIABMW M4 GT3 – PrototypeGT3173-1 L38:05.456
61197Team RSO #97 by Team HeusinkveldBMW M4 GT3 – PrototypeGT3173-1 L08:07.301
71523R8G Esports Junior 2Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup168-6 L08:26.482
82522H2-Performance SRTPorsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup167-7 L08:27.283
92641AVA Confused ZecarulPorsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup166-8 L08:28.833
1019215Impulse Racing #215Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup164-10 L08:26.322
112491Fuga SimSport GTPorsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup163-11 L08:28.819
122018Dutch Mountains Racing – ToucanPorsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup162-12 L08:28.408
1334397Team RSO #397 by Team HeusinkveldPorsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT4162-12 L08:45.628
143276SimRC $76Porsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT4161-13 L08:45.887 by ACVPorsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT4161-13 L08:45.326
1622160Schaller Sim Racing CupPorsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup161-13 L08:28.936
173819Redface Racing GT4 by JRTPorsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT4160-14 L08:47.492
18306Team FordzillaPorsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT4160-14 L08:45.972
19368DRS Wave Italy GT4BMW M4 GT4GT4159-15 L08:46.495
2040263Mario Kart MotorsportsPorsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT4159-15 L08:48.477
2142404Team Heusinkveld #404Audi RS 3 LMSTouring156-18 L09:07.080
224585Frozenspeed Full SendAudi RS 3 LMSTouring156-18 L09:07.962
2346182RevolutionSimRacing YellowAudi RS 3 LMSTouring155-19 L09:08.704
243911United Sim Sport GT4 #15Porsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT4155-19 L08:46.216
2549222Impulse Racing #222Audi RS 3 LMSTouring155-19 L09:10.145
265134Fiercely ForwardAudi RS 3 LMSTouring155-19 L09:08.811
275210Race Clutch TCRAudi RS 3 LMSTouring154-20 L09:09.577
2850312Sergi Maturana/Davíd PeñaAudi RS 3 LMSTouring154-20 L09:09.814
294817Frozenspeed FSRxMADxT3Audi RS 3 LMSTouring154-20 L09:09.041
3041114Glowing Disc Motorsport REDPorsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT4152-22 L08:51.332
31943Logitech G Altus EsportsAudi R8 LMSGT3150-24 L08:06.874
3254200Alpinestars Geodesic Racing GoldAudi RS 3 LMSTouring150-24 L09:12.052
335326Ignium MotorsportAudi RS 3 LMSTouring150-24 L09:10.158
344712DNAAudi RS 3 LMSTouring120-54 L09:08.893
35589BS COMPETITIONBMW M4 GT3 – PrototypeGT397-77 L08:06.594
3643117Puresims and FriendsAudi RS 3 LMSTouring82-92 L09:08.884
3717227Ascher RacingPorsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup66-108 L08:26.372
382815CoRe SimRacingPorsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT439-135 L08:44.460
392913RevolutionSimRacing OrangePorsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT433-141 L08:44.860
4010450Biela Racing Team EURONICSAudi R8 LMSGT332-142 L08:07.325
412320Arvensis RacingPorsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup21-153 L08:29.946
423172Mivano Simracing Everyeye.itPorsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT40-174 L0
4324R8G esports Junior 1BMW M4 GT3 – PrototypeGT30-174 L1
4416116Puresims EsportsPorsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup0-174 L0
45139Williams Esports AcademyBMW M4 GT3 – PrototypeGT30-174 L0
4663URANO eSports HPBMW M4 GT3 – PrototypeGT30-174 L0
4721888TREQ eSportsPorsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup0-174 L0
483316AXA SimSport $148Porsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT40-174 L0
492727Texense FitzSty AresPorsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup0-174 L0
5044159HM Engineering TCR #159Audi RS 3 LMSTouring0-174 L0
51125Douradinhos  racingBMW M4 GT3 – PrototypeGT30-174 L0
521814MB Racing Esport NordicPorsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup0-174 L0
5314911Porsche24 driven by RedlinePorsche 911 GT3 Cup (991)GT3 Cup0-174 L0
543799n’RACE esportsPorsche Cayman GT4 ClubsportGT40-174 L0


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