The Nürburgring 24 hours 2015 in pictures

Posted on May 17, 2015 in 2015

The 43rd ADAC Zurich 24h Race saw Christopher Mies, Edward Sandström, Nico Müller and Laurens Vanthoor taking their Audi R8 LMS win the race. After 156 laps, Mies took the chequered flag with the Audi R8 LMS (#28) entered by the Audi Sport Team WRT as race winner. His lead over second-placed Maxim Martin in the BMW Z4 GT3 (#25) of the BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS that was raced by the line-up Maxime Martin, Lucas Luhr, Markus Palttala and Richard Westbrook amounted 40.729 seconds. This was the closest finish in the history of the race. Third place was secured by Peter Dumbreck, Wolf Henzler, Martin Ragginger and Alexandre Imperatori in the Falken Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R (#44). Here is the race in pictures:
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Porsche Carrera Cup and Drift Challenge

Posted on May 17, 2015 in 2015

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The 24 hours classic race and the Top 30 qualifying

Posted on May 16, 2015 in 2015

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Training session of the 2015 24h race

Posted on May 15, 2015 in 2015

A few days before the start of the 24 hours Nürburgring race teams are preparing, testing and run the first training sessions with their cars. Here are a few impressions:

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The 2014 24 hour race on the Nürburgring

Posted on June 22, 2014 in 2014

The 2014 ADAC Zurich 24 Hours was the 42nd running of the legendary 24 Hours of the Nürburgring. The toughest circuit in the world, the Nordschleife.

Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra with drivers René Rast, Christopher Haase, Christian Mamerow, and Markus Winkelhock completed 159 total laps behind the wheel. Last year’s champion, the Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT followed the Audi on the podium in second place. Rowe’s Mercedes SLS got the third place.

Around 175 cars entered and an incredible 31 of them are GT3 cars with Mercedes,  BMWs, Audis, Porsches, Mclarens, Aston Martins, Ferraris and Nissans, By far the biggest variety in GT.

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The 2014 Top 40 shoot-out

Posted on June 20, 2014 in 2014

One of the highlights at Nurburgring 24-Hour race is the Top 40 shoot-out among the top teams. Cars go top speed during the qualifying stage and occasionally jump in a specacular way at section “Flugplatz” on the legendary “Nordschleife” as below pictures show:

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The second qualifying of the 2014 24 hour race

Posted on June 19, 2014 in 2014

Here are a few more photos of the second qualifying during the Nürburgring 24 hour racing weekend of 2014. The shots were taken at section “Wehrseifen” on the “Nordschleife” (north loop).

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The first qualifying of the 2014 24 Hours of the Nürburgring

Posted on June 18, 2014 in 2014

Here are a few first impressions of the first qualifcation round during the 2014 24 hours racing weekend on the Nürburgring.

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The 2013 24h race on the Nuerburgring

Posted on May 30, 2013 in 2013

The 2013 ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring was the 41st running of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. It took place over May 19–20, 2013. The race was suspended for over 9 hours due to heavy rain.

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Falken Drift Show

Posted on May 21, 2013 in 2013

As with every year the Falken Drift show is one of the highlights at the Nurburgring 24 hour racing weekend.
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Racing preparations, free trainings and the top 40 qualifying

Posted on May 18, 2013 in 2013

Participating teams of the Nürburgring 24 hour race prepare the team and cars days before the actual 24 hour race. From the free training to the famous Top 40 shoot out. The 40 cars that had secured spots in the final runoff were flagged away from the start-finish line at 10-second intervals and each would get an out lap plus two flying laps to set their time.
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The 2012 24h race on the Nuerburgring

Posted on May 30, 2012 in 2012

The 2012 ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring was the 40th running of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. It took place over May 19–20, 2012. Here is the race in pictures:

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British GT Championship

Posted on May 29, 2012 in 2012

The popular British GT Championship with mostly GT3 cars  was held as a support slot in the 24h race program at the Nürburgring in Germany.

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The Falken Drift Show at Müllenbachschleife

Posted on May 28, 2012 in 2012

Every year Falken performs a drift show including about 15-20 drift cars ahead of the 24 hour race so fans can enjoy the action-packed drifts and duels in the ‘Müllenbachschleife’ of the Nürburgring. The circuit enables particularly fast drifts.

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Top teams signing autographs of 2012′s 24 hour race

Posted on May 19, 2012 in 2012

The top teams of the 2012 24 hour race at the Nuerburgring engaging with fans and signing autographs two days before the actual race begins.

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The 2011 24h race on the Nuerburgring

Posted on June 13, 2011 in 2011

The 39th edition of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (25.06.-26.06.2011) ended with a new lap record of 156 laps and a 5th overall win for Team “Manthey Racing”. Here are a few of the best moments I have captured of this action packed event.

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The 2010 24h race on the Nuerburgring

Posted on June 11, 2010 in 2010

Around 220,000 fans gathered around the “Nordschleife” to experience a very special and action packed long weekend.
the ring – marathon through the “Green Hell” made sacrifices.

The 38th edition of the 24-hour race is one of the most turbulent in the history , because many favourable teams did not reached the finish line. On Saturday, May 15th 2010, a total of 197 vehicles started into the race. A day later, only 123 of them finished. So did last years winner Team Manthey who also won the last four consecutive years.

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