Month: May 2017

24 hours through the Green Hell: Live blog

Welcome to race day at the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. It’s going to be a long and hot twice around the clock this year, with temperatures expected to hit the higher 20s. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will start the race from pole position today after Jeff Westphal surprised everyone by beating the big works teams in the Top 30 Shoot Out.  The race will start at 15:30 CET today. We will regularly update this page with reports and photos, so keep an eye on our social media channels to not miss out on any updates. Click HERE to go to...

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Yelmer Buurman: “I didn’t replace Schneider because AMG thinks I’m better”

Qualifying for the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring was wrapped up last night with the Top 30 Shoot Out for pole position. Yelmer Buurman watched from the Black Falcon pit box as his team mate Adam Christodoulou put the number 1 Black Falcon Mercedes-AMG GT3 on the 22nd position. Buurman didn’t win the race last year, but did win the trust of both AMG and Black Falcon to replace Bernd Schneider in the defending winner’s car. Replacing Bernd Schneider is not the easiest task one can be assigned. The German is for many a living legend with his decades...

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Manuel Metzger: “Now we are the hunted”

In previous years Manuel Metzger has steadily risen through the ranks of the VLN championship on the Nordschleife. After a break-out season in 2015, the German was promoted to the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Black Falcon for a 2016 assault on the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. That what hardly anyone saw coming, happened: Metzger, together with Maro Engel, Adam Christodoulou and Bernd Schneider, came out on top after a grueling 24 hours of racing. A year on from the win that shot him to fame, Metzger is back, now proudly sporting the number 1 on his car and the three-pointed Mercedes-Benz...

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Adenauer Racing Day

Every year the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring kicks off with the Adenauer Racing Day. All the teams, all the cars, all the drivers and, especially, all the fans come to the Eifel town to celebrate the start of the ‘N24’ weekend. Here are some impressions from Wednesday’s set-up in the pits, including a first glimpse of the brand-new Audi R8 LMS GT4, and the gathering in Adenau.  Photos by João Filipe and JP...

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Edward Sandström: “I like the difficulty of the Nürburgring 24 Hours”

2015 was the year when Edward Sandström took his first and thus far only win in the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. The fast Swede drove the then brand-new Audi R8 LMS GT3 through a night of attrition and came out the other side victorious. Two years later, Sandström has jumped ship to Mercedes-AMG, who have placed him at last year’s runner-up HTP Motorsport. The opportunity to return to the Nordschleife for the 24 Hours was a vital aspect of the deal. Aside from racing the Blancpain GT Series with HTP Motorsport, Edward Sandström returns to the track that’s close...

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