Dawn at the Nürburgring

BMW M MOTORSPORT
– 24H NÜRBURGRING.

24-hour race at the Nürburgring.

 2020 saw the 50th anniversary edition of the 24 hours at the Nürburgring - and BMW had reason to celebrate, too. As the winner of the inaugural race in 1970 and the winner of the anniversary race in 2020. It was the 20th overall victory for BMW at the marathon through the 'Green Hell' - no other manufacturer has won more often at this race which is one of the most challenging one in the world. The spectacular layout of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife and the duration of 24 hours not only make the race in the Eifel mountains one of the absolute highlights in the GT calendar but also demand everything from drivers, teams and cars. This is compounded by unpredictable weather that also influenced the 2020 anniversay edition. The huge number of cars on the tight track also adds to the challenge for drivers and teams. For the last half a century, BMW has been taking on one of the biggest challenges in motorsport. With success.

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ANNIVERSARY VICTORY FOR BMW IN THE 'GREEN HELL'.

20th overall win at the endurance classic.

50 years after the inaugural Eifel marathon, a BMW race car crossed the finish line as a winner for the 20th time in 2020 – as happened at the premiere in 1970. After 85 laps around the world's most difficult circuits, Nick Catsburg, Alexander Sims and Nick Yelloly took the win in the ROWE Racing #99 BMW M6 GT3 and secured the long-awaited BMW triumph. BMW had waited ten years for an overall victory. The race itself was a rollercoaster of emotions. In the early stages, the BMW M6 GT3 were unable to match the pace of the frontrunner. Due to heavy rain, the race was red-flagged for over nine hours during the night before it was re-started on Sunday morning. In drying conditions, the BMW teams started a fantastic fightback and laid the foundation for a great result. Next to the winning crew in the #99 BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer also stepped onto the podium; Augusto Farfus, Jens Klingmann, Martin Tomczyk and Sheldon van der Linde finished third in the #42 BMW M6 GT3.

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 Nick Catsburg and his team collegues Alexander Sima and Nick Yelloly with ROWE Racing after they won the 24-h Nürmburgring.

THE ANNIVERSAY WINNERS.

Historic 20th overall win for BMW.

When Nick Catsburg crossed the finish line in the the BMW M6 GT3 at the anniversary edition of the endurance classic, the celebrations knew no bounds. Together with ROWE Racing and his team-mates Alexander Sims and Nick Yelloly, he had just won the 24h Nürburgring. This was the first victory for ROWE Racing at this race. And it was also a very special success for record winner BMW: the manufacturer’s 20th overall victory came exactly in the anniversary year. Lucas Auer, Tom Blomqvist, Philipp Eng and Marco Wittmann, driving the second ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3, only narrowly missed out of the podium by finishing fourth but completed an outstanding team result for the squad around Team Principal Hans-Peter Naundorf. This success was of particular importance to ROWE Racing. The team was very close to the overall win already in 2017 but missed out in it by just 29.418 seconds after a dramatic climax. The team principal was all the more delighted that the win came now at the anniversary race: “With all the factors that made this race so special, the history of BMW, the yearning desire of all of us to finally win this race, and all the joint efforts, this success is something very, very special,” said Naundorf.

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The #99 BMW M6 GT3, Falken Motorsports passes sharp turn on the Nürburgring.

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Winner, overall ranking.

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Winner, overall ranking.

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Frontal shot of the #33 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing on the Nürburgring, fans in the background.

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Winner, overall ranking.

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Winner, overall ranking.

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The Winner #99 BMW M6 GT3 ROWE Racing, race drivers are hugging.

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Winner, overall ranking.

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Winner, overall ranking.

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The Winners of the 24-h-Nürburgring on the podium.

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Winner, overall ranking.

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Winner, overall ranking.

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The #99 BMW M6 GT3 on the race track in the sun.

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Winner, overall ranking.

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Winner, overall ranking.

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What a fantastic win! 50 years after the first overall victory for BMW at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, we have come full circle with our 20th triumph.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Group Motorsport Director.
The #73 BMW Junior Team race car passing the finish line.

The BMW Junior Team.

Successful baptism of fire.

The BMW Junior Team.

Successful baptism of fire.

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Max Hesse from the BMW Junior Team talking with his team collegue.

The BMW Junior Team.

Successful baptism of fire.

The BMW Junior Team.

Successful baptism of fire.

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Two members of the BMW Junior Team posing in front of the camera, making a peace sign.

The BMW Junior Team.

Successful baptism of fire.

The BMW Junior Team.

Successful baptism of fire.

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The BMW race cars of the Junior Team in the pit stop.

The BMW Junior Team.

Successful baptism of fire.

The BMW Junior Team.

Successful baptism of fire.

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The guys passed the test in extremely difficult conditions and can be proud of themselves. They did a great job.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Group Motorsport Director.

The 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.

Marathon through 'Green Hell': images from the world's most challenging endurance race.

Der #42 BMW M6 GT3 passing a sharp turn at he Nürburgring.
The #73 BMW M4 GT4 from the BMW Junior Team passing a curve on the race track.
The BMW M2 CS Racing during the race at the Nürburgring, two race cars in the background.
The #42 BMW M6 GT3 on the race track, passing a curve with the light on.
The #99 BMW M6 GT3 ROWE Racing on the race track, picture shot through the hole in a fence.
The #99 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing on the race track in the dark, with the lights turned on.
The #101 BMW M6 GT3 on the race track, with the lights turned on.
Der #42 BMW M6 GT3 passing a sharp turn at he Nürburgring.
The #73 BMW M4 GT4 from the BMW Junior Team passing a curve on the race track.
The BMW M2 CS Racing during the race at the Nürburgring, two race cars in the background.
The #42 BMW M6 GT3 on the race track, passing a curve with the light on.
The #99 BMW M6 GT3 ROWE Racing on the race track, picture shot through the hole in a fence.
The #99 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing on the race track in the dark, with the lights turned on.
The #101 BMW M6 GT3 on the race track, with the lights turned on.
BMW M4 GT4.

THE BMW M4 GT4.

The engineers at BMW M Motorsport created a true masterpiece in the BMW M4 GT4. In its very first season in customer hands, the GT4 was crowned “Race Car of the Year” at the Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards. It went on to enjoy much more success in 2019.
BMW M2 CS Racing.

THE BMW M2 CS RACING.

The BMW M2 CS Racing sees BMW M Motorsport continue its tradition of production-based customer racing cars. Like its two predecessors, the latest member of the BMW M Customer Racing range offers ambitious teams and drivers a route into motor racing.