24H of Nurburgring 2017
In 2004, Land Motorsport started working with Bilstein to develop motorsport dampers. The team entered Porsche 996 GT3-RSR in the BFGoodrich Endurance Championship and quickly became one of the strongest teams in the field. The first victory came in the fifth race. In 2007, Land Motorsport came closer than ever to victory at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. However, just a few hours before the end, Marc Basseng collided with the leading Manthey Porsche and lost around eighteen minutes due to repair work. In the end, the team around Marc Basseng, Marc Hennerici, Dirk Adorf and Frank Stippler made it to third place. The Bilstein-Porsche won a total of nineteen rounds of the long-distance championship. The example of Team Land also shows how difficult it is to finish in the top ten or even top three despite the greatest effort, optimal preparation and great commitment at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring: Only again in 2017, at the 24-hour race At the Nürburgring, the first overall victory was achieved with the team of Markus Winkelhock, Christopher Mies, Kelvin van der Linde and Connor De Phillippi with the Audi R8 LMS GT3 (see watercolor).