Archive for the ‘24 hour race’ Category

2013 N24h: Onboard with Falken Motorsports

This is an eye-opening onboard lap of the Nürburgring filmed during Friday qualifying. At the wheel of the #44 Falken Motorsports Porsche 911 is Martin Ragginger. The sights, the sounds, the closing speeds. There is only one Nordschleife. There is only one 24 hour race! As the lap nears its completion the fog and mist […]

2013 N24h: Aston Martin post-race review

After qualifying on the front row and showing superb early race pace Aston Martin had high hopes for the #007 V12 Vantage GT3. Indeed, they took the lead in the second hour and held it until the race was red flagged late on Sunday evening. After the restart the big Aston couldn’t match it with […]

2013 N24h: Mercedes-Benz post-race review

So, Mercedes-Benz has just won their first ever Nürburgring 24 our race. There’s been 41 of these races now and it’s taken until 2013 for Mercedes to win one. You’d reckon they’d be absolutely over the moon at their success. Well, not really. They’ve issued a fairly modest press release and with the exception of […]

2013 N24h: Porsche post-race review

For all their recent success, including five wins in the years 2006–2011, Porsche has walked away from the 2013 Nürburgring 24 hour race unfulfilled. The best they could manage was seventh place in the #18 911 GT3 RSR driven by Timo Bernhard/Romain Dumas/Marc Lieb/Lucas Luhr, all multiple winners at the Ring with the Manthey Racing […]

2013 N24h: BMW post-race review

BMW may not have won the 2013 Nürburgring 24 hour race but along with Maxime Martin they provided some of its best highlights. The 27-year-old Belgian was the fastest man on track after the restart on Monday morning and then in the closing stages was brutal in chase for a podium position. Yet, with 19 […]

2013 N24h: Audi post-race review

As defending title holders of the Nürburgring 24 hour race Audi came to the Eifel with high expectations. Sadly for them it was their poorest performance since the debut of the R8 racecar. In the end the best any of the Audi runners could manage was fifth place. That was car #1 the G-Drive Racing […]

Black Falcon Mercedes wins 2013 Nürburgring 24h

The #9 Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3, driven by Bernd Schneider, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Sean Edwards and Nicki Thiim, has won a dramatic Nürburgring 24 hour race. Can there ever be any other kind? Around nine hours were lost to rain and fog, but the time that was left delivered a worthy endurance test. Amazingly, it […]