ROWE MADE HISTORY. TWO MANUFACTURERS, TWO RACING TRACKS, TWO VICTORIES.
ROWE RACING accomplishes the 24h-coup and wins both European 24-hour races, both in Spa and at the Nürburgring!
This is how history is made. In a period of just 28 days ROWE RACING wins the two most prestigious 24-hour races in GT sport worldwide. At the end of September the team celebrated its success at the Nürburgring with the BMW M6 GT3, and then four weeks later - with Porsche in Spa. No other team has ever been able to accomplish such an achievement.
The racing team of the Worms-based lubricant manufacturer ROWE MINERALÖLWERK celebrated their overall victory last Sunday in Spa, Belgium, with a lead of only 4.687 seconds. This makes ROWE RACING the most successful team on the Ardennes circuit of the last 5 years.
The Porsche trio including Earl Bamber, Nick Tandy and Laurens Vanthoor driven the number 98 ROWE Porsche almost flawlessly in a race during a heavy rain. Thanks to the outstanding strategy of the team from St. Ingbert, including two tactical pit stops almost one and a half hours before the end of the race and the decision not to change any tyres, their Porsche once again took the lead during the final hour. This was the second time that ROWE RACING secured overall victory on the 7 km long Belgian race track.
HP Naundorf, team manager of ROWE RACING:
All three drivers have, together and individually, done a great job. During a 24-hour race so late in the year, the nights are particularly long. To get through such a special race without an accident is an outstanding performance. I am proud of my whole team, which has delivered top performance twice within just four weeks. To win in Spa after the victory at the Nürburgring is a dream - and the perfect reward for all the effort and hard work of a whole year.
Dr. Alexandra Kohlmann and Michael Zehe, Managing Director of ROWE MINERALÖLWERK GMBH:
"We can hardly put these two achievements into words. We were absolutely thrilled having won the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, as we had fought for many years and never gave up. The fact that we are now writing history with our second victory after just 28 days fills us with pride but also shows us that our passion, determination and the will to grow beyond ourselves are the values that distinguish us and truly represent ROWE and the Motorsport Competence Group in the best sense.
The 24H coup. Two manufacturers, two racing tracks, two victories. That is history, this is ROWE and all of us should be incredibly proud of it".