Lamborghini took its first FIA GT1 World Championship victory of the season when Peter Kox and Stefan Rosina triumphed in Saturday's qualifying race at the Nurburgring.
The team came out on top courtesy of superlative pitwork that jumped the Lambo Gallardo LP560 from fourth before the pit stop sequence into the lead at its conclusion.
Kox emerged with a three-second lead after stopping right at the end of the pit window and was able to extend his advantage over the WRT Audi driven by Frank Stippler before backing off in the final stages.
Kox, who notched up his first world championship victory at the 'Ring, said: "This is the first time that a stop has gone well, but we always knew we had a competitive car. Thanks to the Reiter guys, because they have tried so hard this year."
Second place went to the WRT Audi R8 LMS ultra driven by Stephane Ortelli and Laurens Vanthoor. Ortelli had led to the pitstops, but a slower stop and out-lap from Vanthoor ultimately prevented them from taking a first win since a double victory on the opening weekend of the season at Nogaro.
All-Inkl Mercedes drivers Markus Winkelhock and Marc Basseng closed the gap to the points-leading Vita4One duo Yelmer Buurman and Michael Bartels after narrowly beating them to third place. Basseng fought a rearguard action to hold off the advances of Buurman over the closing stages.
The pole-winning Hexis McLaren led from pole position in Stef Dusseldorp's hands before a protracted safety-car period. The car shared by the Dutchman and Frederic Makowiecki went out with a suspension problem shortly after the race went green.
The FIA GT3 European Championship, which shared the grid with the world championship, was sealed by Heico Gravity-Charouz drivers Dominik Baumann and Maximillian Buhk with their fifth victory of the season.