Race Drivers. And the Rest of Us.

Tomorrow there will be the 38th running of the 24-hour race at Nürburgring, and for the first time, an Audi, an R8 LMS, will be on the pole.

Tomorrow there will be the 38th running of the 24-hour race at Nürburgring, and for the first time, an Audi, an R8 LMS, will be on the pole.

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You might think that Marco Werner, who piloted the car to a lap record-breaking time of 8 minutes, 24.753 seconds, or nearly two seconds, would be ecstatic.

But there are race drivers. And then the rest of us.

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Listen to Werner: "We are satisfied to be on pole position, even though it isn’t really a very important step for a 24-hour race. It’s always ‘nice to have’.”

Satisfied? Nice to have?

Yes, drivers. Then the rest of us.

Know that Werner has won the race three times.