Sometimes, your car just breaks, and there's not much you can do about it. The #34 034 Motorsports Audi TT-RS was one of my own main attractions for the race. It's one of the few (if not the only) front-wheel-drive Audi TT-RS cars in the world, and it uses large quantities of aerodynamic downforce to scoot around the track in a hurry. Of the 68 vehicles starting the 25-hour race, the #34 had the fifth-fastest laptime overall.
Of course, speed doesn't help when your car isn't running. In the photo, a driver of the #34 car walks away from the vehicle as the automatic fire-suppression system activates during a stop, ejecting a cloud of fine dust. The team pushed the car into the paddock, and would retire with irreparable transmission damage after only 4h20m of racing.
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D300, f/2.8 @ 62 mm, 1/2000, ISO 200, No Flash
© Omari Stephens