Sadly, things didn’t go according to plan for Volkswagen’s new Golf24 racecar at this year’s 24-Hour Race at the Nürburgring, but it wasn’t all bad news for the Wolfsburg company. The two Scirocco GT24-CNG cars finished first and second in their category, repeating last year’s result. The Dakar-winning trio of Carlos Sainz, Nasser Al-Attiyah and Giniel de Villiers and the touring car veteran Klaus Niedzwiedz also secured 27th place overall.

The Golf24 didn’t enjoy the same success; Edoardo Mortara, in the #135 car, first collided with another vehicle – then hit the barriers head on. Thankfully he was given the all-clear after a check-up at the local hospital. Cars #35 and #235 succumbed to gearbox failure.

[Source: Volkswagen Motorsport]

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