A HEREFORD-based endurance racing team has triumphed at one of the most famous racing circuits in the world.

Nick Barrow and his colleagues at Saxon Motorsport were delighted to not only compete but win in the AT Class for alternative fuelled cars at the prestigious Nurburgring 24 Hour Race.

The team won in its Cotswold BMW 135d race car meaning it finished 52nd overall out of 155 starters in the classic race over the famous 15 mile Nordschleife circuit in south-west Germany.

Despite a gearbox problem and one of their drivers, Australian Ric Shaw, suffering from a previous injury that prevented him from competing, Barrow and his co-drivers Dave Cox and Jamie Morrow extended their driving duties to cover the entire 24 hours between them.

Afterwards, Barrow paid tribute to the whole team, and Cotswold Hereford BMW, for their hard work and support.

"Success for the drivers reflects the hard work and dedication of the whole team," he said.

Saxon Motorsport now travel to the SlovakiaRing near Bratislava for the next round of the Touring Car Endurance Series on June 15 - 16, where they will look for further success in another 24 hour marathon event.

In April the team, which features drummer Neil Primrose from rock band Travis, was left frustrated following a 24-hour endurance race at Silverstone.

They had led for 19 laps before mechanical problems delayed their progress and they were halted before the 23rd hour was complete.