When Nick Catsburg crossed the finish line in the the BMW M6 GT3 at the anniversary edition of the endurance classic, the celebrations knew no bounds. Together with ROWE Racing and his team-mates Alexander Sims and Nick Yelloly, he had just won the 24h Nürburgring. This was the first victory for ROWE Racing at this race. And it was also a very special success for record winner BMW: the manufacturer’s 20th overall victory came exactly in the anniversary year. Lucas Auer, Tom Blomqvist, Philipp Eng and Marco Wittmann, driving the second ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3, only narrowly missed out of the podium by finishing fourth but completed an outstanding team result for the squad around Team Principal Hans-Peter Naundorf. This success was of particular importance to ROWE Racing. The team was very close to the overall win already in 2017 but missed out in it by just 29.418 seconds after a dramatic climax. The team principal was all the more delighted that the win came now at the anniversary race: “With all the factors that made this race so special, the history of BMW, the yearning desire of all of us to finally win this race, and all the joint efforts, this success is something very, very special,” said Naundorf.