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2014 N24h Australia/NZ updates

For the past six years I’ve done my best to keep AUSringers readers abreast of the progress of the Aussie and Kiwi competitors in the Nürburgring 24 Hour race. That’s not going to stop this year, although I do admit I’ve got myself into a bit of a pickle. I’ll be in Sydney this weekend […]

2014 Nürburgring 24h final entry list

Ahead of this weekend’s Nürburgring 24 Hour race here’s the latest list of entries (96kb PDF). Listed below are all the Australian and New Zealand drivers taking part. Sometimes the entry list can be a little fluid, even at this late stage, so if we missed anyone or you know of any late changes please […]

Mal Rose prepares to turn it up to 11

International endurance racing specialist Mal Rose will line up for his 11th consecutive start in the world’s largest endurance racing event, the Nürburgring 24 Hour (19–22 June). Rose will drive a V8 Vantage (SP8 Class) with the Aston Martin Test Centre team for the third successive year. Prior to 2012, Rose competed at the Ring […]

Some love for the Grand Prix circuit

As a rule the Nürburgring grand prix track is often criticised for lacking the soul and charms of its longer Nordschleife sibling. Indeed, when asked about the GP circuit Sabine Schmitz told us, “I hate it!” We understand a modern grand prix circuit can never hope to match challenges posed by the 20.8km Green Hell. […]

Holden VF SSV ute claims Nürburgring record

When we first saw pics of the Holden VF ute circulating at the Nürbugring we sensed it was little more than a marketing gimmick. And it looks as though we were right. With the VF SSV Redline ute Holden is claiming the title of the world’s fastest utlility vehicle at the Ring, a title which, […]

2013 N24h Australia/NZ update: Hour 24

The 41st Nürburgring 24 hour race has been run and won. And even though we lost around nine hours due to poor weather the race delivered plenty of drama and excitement. Final placings for the Australian and New Zealand drivers has been compiled below. Special mentions to Paul Stubber (first Aussie across the line); Rob […]

2013 N24h Australia/NZ update: Hour 22

At the head of the field Mercedes has three cars in the top four and with only two hours to go can be excused for starting to think about victory. It’s the #9 Black Falcon car out in front as we speak with a pair of Rowe Racing Mercs split by the #25 Team Marc […]