We’ve all heard the adage about the lucky number thirteen, but when a group of European Audi R8 GT owners decided to stage a good-luck parade at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race, they decided to add one more, for good measure.
As the video shows below, 14 Audi R8 GT owners staged a parade (complete with oversized Audi flags) just hours before a crop of Audi R8s took to the Nurburgring Nordschleife for the famed 24 Hours of Nurburgring race in Germany. Considering that Audi only made 666 R8 GTs and Spyders, you’re looking at something like 2 percent of the worldwide GT run, all in one place. For the record, the parade also had a combined horsepower rating of 7733.
If the parade was intended as a good luck charm, it seemed to work. Despite suffering a number of accidents and early-morning repair sessions, the crop of Audi R8 LMS racers took first and second place in the 24 Hours of Nurburgring, as well as 5th, 17th, and 32nd places. It represents the first win for Audi at the famed Green Hell, and we’re sure that the engineers at Ingolstadt are hoping that the Nurburgring win–along with similar wins at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium–will predict success for Audi racecars in the months to come.
Check out the video below and let us know what you think.