Should anyone be surprised? Hardly, as it was the Germans who once again dominated this year's 24 Hours of Nurburgring
. Although Aston Martin and Lexus were hoping to give the German teams some competition, in the end Porsche and BMW took first and second place, respectively. After BMW took top honors in 2010's grueling endurance race, Porsche came back fighting this year with the Manthey Racing Porsche 997 GT3 RSR.