A superb drive in difficult conditions brought success for Nick Yelloly Sunday afternoon as he took victory in what is undeniably the most demanding endurance event of the season, the 24 Hours Nürburgring.
Teaming up with Nicky Catsburg and Alexander Sims in the #99 Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3, he and the team endured the tricky conditions into the night ahead of a lengthy red-flag period that lasted through to Sunday morning. Very much in contention throughout the race, it was a flawless performance as they finished event 15-seconds clear of their nearest rival.
For Nick, the win is a continuation of a streak of success that saw him crowned China GT Champion last season, whilst also taking victory in the VLN series around the daunting Nordschleife.
“It’s a fantastic result for the Rowe Racing, BMW and myself, it was really very hard out there; certainly, the worst conditions I have experienced,” Nick said. “Every lap threw up a challenge and a moment, around here if you’re not nearly off then you’re not going fast enough and today was no exception!
“I was disappointed in 2019 to not get the chance to drive the M6 in the 24-Hour race, so this year to win at my first attempt is extra special. A big thank you to the team and BMW and all involved in delivering this result.”
Nick now continues his season in GT Masters as well as in the Intercontinental GT Challenge.