Lexus LFA Places 5th Overall in VLN5 Nürburgring Race

Lexus LFA Wins SP8 and 5th Overall in VLN5

It was quite an eventful weekend for racing — not only did both the Le Mans 24h Race and the Canadian Grand Prix turn in spectacular results, but in the latest edition of the VLN Nürburgring series, the #111 Lexus LFA (and drivers Iida Akira, Oshima Kazuya & Ishiura Hiroaki) won the SP8 class on their way to placing 5th overall. This is the best overall result for the Gazoo team since they started racing LFAs in 2008.

There was also a Lexus CT taking part in the race, and the team managed to climb to 105th overall after starting at 145th for a strong finish — TLE reader & photographer Thomas Biesenbach snapped some pics of both cars (plus a second LFA that finished 118th after an as-yet-unknown issuesee update below):

Last but not least, here’s a super-short video clip of one of the LFAs buzzing the Nürburgring Nordschleife:

Update: Regarding the #119 LFA that placed 118th — turns out that the low finish was entirely planned, as the car was undergoing testing in preparation of the Nürburgring 24h race at the end of the month.