24h Nürburgring

WELCOME TO HELL.

Fascination 24h Nürburgring.

WELCOME TO HELL.

Fascination 24h Nürburgring.

Welcome to Hell.Fascination 24h Nürburgring.

In 2017, the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife hosted the 24-hour race for the 45th time. To date, BMW has claimed more victories in the “Green Hell” than any other manufacturer. The brand currently has 19 overall triumphs to its name – of which eight were one-two finishes. The Nordschleife is the toughest circuit in the world – and that is why BMW puts every new production car to the ultimate endurance test there. The over 20 kilometre long circuit demands skill, courage and a cool head at all times.

DRAMATIC 24-HOUR FINALE IN THE RAIN.

ROWE Racing secures second place.

A dramatic and rain-soaked finale, soaring summer temperatures and 205,000 thrilled spectators: the 45th edition of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring lived up to the event’s reputation as one of the toughest and most spectacular GT races in the world. Alexander Sims, Markus Palttala, Nick Catsburg, Richard Westbrook and BMW had every reason to celebrate. After completing 158 laps in the number 98 BMW M6 GT3 from ROWE Racing, the quartet finished in second place. The positions were only decided during a thrilling last lap.

THE LEGEND RETURNS.

BMW Team Schnitzer.

Nobody knows how to conquer “Hell” better than BMW Team Schnitzer. The experienced crew has won the Nürburgring 24 Hours on five occasions. The most recent of these was in 2010, with the BMW M3 GT. In total, Schnitzer has won 17 championships with BMW in a relationship spanning roughly 50 years. Schnitzer’s last major triumph came in 2012, when the team won the Drivers’ and Teams’ Championships on BMW’s return to the DTM.

Team Schnitzer
Timo Scheider
Martin Tomczyk
Marco Wittmann
Tom Blomqvist
Augusto Farfus
António Félix da Costa
Alex Lynn

EXPERIENCE MEETS YOUTH.

The BMW Team Schnitzer drivers.

The squad of drivers for Schnitzer’s return to the “Green Hell” read like a who’s who of GT and touring car racing. Defending DTM champion Marco Wittmann was joined by his touring car colleagues Tom Blomqvist and Augusto Farfus, as they tackled the Nordschleife with Schnitzer. They were ably assisted by Formula E driver António Félix da Costa, IWSC regular Martin Tomczyk and BMW newcomers Alex Lynn and Timo Scheider, who has already won the race once before.

EAU ROUGE CHAMPIONS.

The ROWE Racing team.

The ROWE Racing team traveled to the “Green Hell” on the back of the BMW M6 GT3s first victory at a major 24-hour race. Last season, principal Hans-Peter Naundorf’s team triumphed at the 24 Hours of Spa – in its first year with BMW. The team also impressed at the Nürburgring in 2016: fifth place overall with the number 23 BMW M6 GT3 represented the best result for a BMW-assisted team. This year, the team from St. Ingbert, in the Saarland region of Germany, stepped onto the podium.

Team ROWE
Maxime Martin
Alexander Sims
Richard Westbrook
Markus Palttala
Marc Basseng
Nick Catsburg
Philipp Eng

GT SUMMIT.

The ROWE Racing drivers.

Never change a winning team: Philipp Eng, Alexander Sims and Maxime Martin were the three men who delivered ROWE Racing’s big win with the BMW M6 GT3 in Spa at the end of July 2016. This season, they were back in action for ROWE Racing – this time in the “Green Hell”. At their side were Marc Basseng, Nick Catsburg, Markus Palttala and Richard Westbrook. As such, both the ROWE Racing cars once again featured a top-class driving line-up. Few teams could have called upon as much GT experience in the Eifel Mountains.

AN EIFEL EVERGREEN.

Schubert Motorsport.

Schubert Motorsport continued on its shared journey with BMW Motorsport in 2017. The team from Oschersleben in Germany fielded two BMW M6 GT3s at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Team principal Torsten Schubert’s crew has taken part in the 24-hour race in the “Green Hell” since 2003. The team has been able to rely on works support from BMW Motorsport since 2012. In 2016, the #100 BMW M6 GT3 was on course for a podium finish for much of the race until a collision with a slower car brought its race to a premature end.

Schubert Motorsport
Jörg Müller
Tom Onslow-Cole
Bruno Spengler
Kuno Wittmer
John Edwards
Jens Klingmann
Jesse Krohn

PERFECTLY MIXED.

The Schubert Motorsport drivers.

USA, Great Britain, Finland, Germany and Canada: the mix of drivers in a 24-hour team could have hardly been more colourful. Jörg Müller, overall winner in 2004 and 2010, Jens Klingmann and Jesse Krohn brought a wealth of Nordschleife experience to the squad of drivers. The team was bolstered by John Edwards, Tom Onslow-Cole and Kuno Wittmer. 2012 DTM champion Bruno Spengler made his debut at the 24-hour classic with Schubert.