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The Nordschleife: Racing without Limits

The shock was big and the measures were drastic: in 2015, the racing at some sections of the Nordschleife was partially slowed down by speed limits that were introduced in the 2015 qualifying race. These speed limits became necessary due to a massive crash in the 2015 VLN season opener that questioned the safety of […]

Extra category for TCR touring cars planned from 2016

From 2016, ADAC Nordrhein is going to announce an extra category for the new TCR touring cars for the ADAC Zurich 24h-Race (26th to 29th May) and the 24h qualifying race (16th to 17th April). This new category will be contested with racing cars that are ideal for both professional teams and weekend racers: inexpensive, […]

Winners’ Press Conference Quotes

Please find below the quotes of the three top-placed teams – Audi Sport Team WRT, BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS and Falken Motorsports – after the 43rd ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24h Race. Christopher Mies: “Yes! Now I have won the biggest trophy secured by one of our family members to date. The race was […]

Audi secures third Nürburgring 24h-Race win

The winners of the 43rd ADAC Zurich 24h Race are Christopher Mies, Edward Sandström, Nico Müller and Laurens Vanthoor. After 156 laps at the combination of GP circuit and Nordschleife, 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 […]

News and Quotes 15:00 to 16:00hrs

The winners of the 43rd ADAC Zurich 24h Race are Christopher Mies, Edward Sandström, Nico Müller and Laurens Vanthoor. After 24 hours, Mies took the chequered flag with the Audi R8 LMS (#28) entered by the Audi Sport Team WRT as race winner. At the end of the 156 lap race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, […]

News and Quotes 11:00 to 13:00hrs

Three hours before the winner of the 43rd ADAC Zurich 24h race at the Nürburgring will cross the finish line of the combination of GP circuit and Nordschleife, the race has entered an ‘the-calm-before-the-storm’ phase. Since the early morning hours, the two leading cars have regularly been alternating as race leaders. Now it’s about driving […]

News and Quotes 09:00 to 11:00hrs

With five more minutes to go, the podium positions in the 43rd ADAC Zurich 24h Race already seem to be secured.  At the same time, the battle for the position at the very front promises to be a real thriller. The top three demonstrated their stayer qualities, while countless rivals had to cope with early […]

News and Quotes 07:00 to 09:00hrs

The top teams keep on stealing one another the lead.  Depending on their scheduled pit stops, the Audi Sport Team WRT Audi R8 LMS (#28) and the BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW Z4 GT3 (#25) alternate at the very top, in the 16th and 17th hours of the 43rd ADAC Zurich 24h Race. […]

News and Quotes 00:00 to 07:00hrs

At 5:42hrs, the sun rose over the Nürburgring and after a relatively quiet night, the 43rd ADAC Zurich 24h Race started into its final third. With 15 hours contested, the front runners have completed 94 laps. The lead is held by the BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW Z4 GT3 (#25), with the Falken […]

News and Quotes 23:00 to 24:00hrs

An Audi R8 LMS trio holds the lead in the 43rd ADAC Zurich 24h Race. At 00:00hrs, #1 leads, followed by #28 and #4. The leader and the third placed car represent the Audi Sport Team Phoenix Racing colours, with the runner-up racing for Audi Sport Team WRT. Behind the three Audis, the BMW Z4 […]

News and Quotes 21:00 to 23:00hrs

Drama at 23:00hrs. The Frikadelli Racing Team’s Porsche 911 GT3 R (#30) crashes out of the race. Short after the end of the seventh hour, the car of the amateur team that is based in Barweiler, not far from the Nürburgring, doesn’t cross the finish line as expected. Frenchman Patrick Pilet lost it in the […]

News and quotes 19:00 to 21:00hrs

With five hours contested, the situation at the front end of the ADAC Zurich 24h-Race field has changed. Once again rain began to fall and consequently, the tyre choice turned into a gamble – with winners and losers. Last years winners, racing the Audi R8 LMS (#1) entered Audi Sport Team Phoenix made everything right […]

News and quotes 17:00 to 19:00hrs

The second and third hours brought quite a lot of action to the 43rd ADAC Zurich 24h-Race leader board, with six changes in the lead. Due to a rain shower, several cars entertained the crowds with unusual but spectacular power slides. The first prominent early retirement was Team Zakspeed following an off-track moment of their […]

News and quotes 16:00 to 17:00hrs

The race of the year is on. At 16:00hrs sharp, Race Director Walter Hornung sent the ADAC Zurich 24h-race field into the ‘Green Hell’ for the legendary chase twice around the clock. The first hour was dominated by the two BMWs Z4 GT3 representing the colours of the BMW Sports Trophy Teams Marc VDS and […]