Cumbrian racing driver Frank Bird claimed another impressive win at the famous Nürburgring track in Germany.

The Penrith driver was back at the circuit to contest the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring.

It followed a double class win in the qualifiers last month and, behind the wheel of the Haupt Racing Team’s new Team HRT Mercedes-AMG GT2 in the SPX class alongside teammates Thomas Jäger, Elia Erhardt and Jörg Viebahn claimed a memorable SPX class victory.

Bird was again entrusted to take the first stint in the new car and gave the team a strong start despite suffering damage when another competitor collided with him, resulting in a lengthy pit stop.

News and Star: Bird's car in action during the 24-hour raceBird's car in action during the 24-hour race (Image: Gruppe C Photography)

The team gradually climbed back up the leaderboard throughout Saturday night and into Sunday morning before consolidating their position in the pack to cross the line and take SPX class victory.

Bird said: "It was an amazing experience to say the least, firstly starting the race and then driving in the night with a fantastic atmosphere is an experience I won’t forget.

"It was a long 24 hours with lots of action packed racing but the new Mercedes-AMG GT2 was faultless and we could give it the proper debut weekend it deserved, coming away with first in the SPX class.

"Thanks to the team for the hard work throughout the event and to my teammates for getting us over the line. Thanks to my dad and all our sponsors too for allowing me this fantastic experience.”