Night shot of the Nürburgring with time exposure.

BMW M MOTORSPORT – NÜRBURGRING 24 HOURS.

24-hour race at the Nürburgring.

BMW M MOTORSPORT – NÜRBURGRING 24 HOURS.

24-hour race at the Nürburgring.

BMW M Motorsport – Nürburgring 24 HOURS.24-hour race at the Nürburgring.

In 2019, the Nürburgring-Nordschleife will host the 24-hour race for the 47th time. No other brand has enjoyed as much success in the “Green Hell” as BMW. The Munich-based manufacturer currently has 19 victories to its name – eight of which were one-twos. The Nordschleife is the toughest circuit in the world. It is for precisely this reason that BMW puts every new production vehicle to the ultimate test there. At over 20 kilometres long, the track requires drivers to show great skill, courage, and to keep a cool head at all times. This year, six BMW M6 GT3 will have their sights set on claiming a 20th overall victory in the Eifel region for BMW. However, a large BMW contingent will be battling it out in various different classes. In total, 45 different BMW models will line up in the Eifel this year, including five BMW M4 GT4 and 13 BMW M240i Racing.

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ROWE Racing

#98 BMW M6 GT3

ROWE Racing

#98 BMW M6 GT3

24h Nürburgring | BMW M Motorsport

ROWE Racing

#99 BMW M6 GT3

ROWE Racing

#99 BMW M6 GT3

24h Nürburgring | BMW M Motorsport

BMW Team Schnitzer

#42 BMW M6 GT3

BMW Team Schnitzer

#42 BMW M6 GT3

24h Nürburgring | BMW M Motorsport

Walkenhorst Motorsport

#100 BMW M6 GT3

Walkenhorst Motorsport

#100 BMW M6 GT3

24h Nürburgring | BMW M Motorsport

Walkenhorst Motorsport

#101 BMW M6 GT3

Walkenhorst Motorsport

#101 BMW M6 GT3

24h Nürburgring | BMW M Motorsport

FALKEN Motorsports

#33 BMW M6 GT3

FALKEN Motorsports

#33 BMW M6 GT3

24h Nürburgring | BMW M Motorsport

We have come close in recent years but always seemed to need a little bit more luck. So, one could say that we have a score to settle with the ‘Green Hell’.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Group Motorsport Director.

ROWE RACING.

Successful team from St. Ingbert.

Mechanics of Team ROWE Racing switch a wheel of BMW M6 GT3 during a pit stop.

ROWE Racing achieved a major coup in the first year of its cooperation with BMW. Hans-Peter Naundorf’s team won the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps with the BMW M6 GT3. The team from St. Ingbert has also impressed on the Nordschleife: In 2017, they narrowly missed out on overall victory in second place.                                                                                                                            This season, the team won the opening round of the VLN, while the two ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3 finished second and third in the 6-hour qualifying race. ROWE Racing again runs two BMW M6 GT3 in the 24-hour race.

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THE DRIVERS OF ROWE RACING.

Philipp Eng, BMW works driver.

Philipp Eng

Connor De Phillippi, BMW works driver.

Connor De Phillippi

Tom Blomqvist, BMW works driver.

Tom Blomqvist

Mikkel Jensen, BMW works driver.

Mikkel Jensen

 Nick Catsburg, BMW works driver.

Nick Catsburg

Marco Wittmann, BMW works driver.

Marco Wittmann

John Edwards, BMW works driver.

John Edwards

Jesse Krohn, BMW works driver.

Jesse Krohn

Philipp Eng, BMW works driver.

Philipp Eng

#98 BMW M6 GT3

Place of birth: Salzburg, Austria
Date of birth: 28 February 1990

Formula BMW world champion 2007, winner of the 24 Hours of Spa 2016 and 2018, DTM ‘Rookie of the Year’ 2018, winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona 2019.

Connor De Phillippi, BMW works driver.

Connor De Phillippi

#98 BMW M6 GT3

Place of birth: Murrieta, USA
Date of birth: 25 December 1992

Champion of the ADAC GT Masters 2016, winner of the 24-hour races at Nürburgring 2017 and Daytona 2019. BMW works driver since 2018.

Tom Blomqvist, BMW works driver.

Tom Blomqvist

#98 BMW M6 GT3

Place of birth: Cambridge, England
Date of birth: 30 November 1993

DTM ‘Rookie of the Year’ 2015, winner of the 24 Hours of Spa 2018.

Mikkel Jensen, BMW works driver.

Mikkel Jensen

#98 BMW M6 GT3

Place of birth: Aarhus, Denmark
Date of birth: 31 December 1994

ADAC Formel Masters champion 2014, entered the BMW Motorsport Junior Programme in 2017, BMW works driver since 2019.

 Nick Catsburg, BMW works driver.

Nick Catsburg

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Place of birth: Amersfoort, Netherlands
Date of birth: 15 February 1988

Winner of the 24 Hours of Spa 2015, numerous other successes in GT racing.

Marco Wittmann, BMW works driver.

Marco Wittmann

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Place of birth: Fürth, Germany
Date of birth: 24 November 1989

Formula BMW vice world champion 2007, Formula 3 vice champion 2010 and 2011, DTM ‘Rookie of the Year’ 2013, youngest two-time DTM champion in history (2014 and 2016).

John Edwards, BMW works driver.

John Edwards

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Place of birth: Louisville, USA
Date of birth: 11 March 1991

Youngest formula racing driver in US history, experience in numerous racing series, including three IMSA race victories, joined BMW in 2013.

Jesse Krohn, BMW works driver.

Jesse Krohn

#99 BMW M6 GT3

Place of birth: Nurmijärvi, Finland,
Date of birth: 03 September 1990

Joined BMW Motorsport in 2014, GT champion of the Asian Le Mans Series 2017/18.

BMW TEAM SCHNITZER.

The legend from Freilassing.

Mechanics of BMW Team Schnitzer take care of the BMW M6 GT3 during a pit stop.

Nobody knows how to conquer “Hell” better than BMW Team Schnitzer. The experienced crew has five victories in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring to its name. The most recent of these came in 2010 with the BMW M3 GT. Schnitzer Motorsport has won countless championships and major races since the 1960s. When BMW returned to the DTM in 2012, Bruno Spengler promptly won the Drivers’ title at the first time of asking with the team from Freilassing. Schnitzer last lined up at the Nordschleife classic in 2017 and is looking for a return to its glory days on the team’s return this year.

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THE DRIVERS OF BMW TEAM SCHNITZER.

Augusto Farfus, BMW works driver.

Augusto Farfus

Timo Scheider, BMW works driver.

Timo Scheider

Martin Tomczyk, BMW works driver.

Martin Tomczyk

Sheldon van der Linde, BMW works driver.

Sheldon van der Linde

Augusto Farfus, BMW works driver.

Augusto Farfus

#42 BMW M6 GT3

Place of birth: Curitiba, Brazil
Date of birth: 03 September 1983

DTM vice champion 2013, FIA GT World Cup champion 2018, winner of the 24-hour races of Nürburgring (2010), Dubai (2011) and Daytona (2019).

Timo Scheider, BMW works driver.

Timo Scheider

#42 BMW M6 GT3

Place of birth: Lahnstein, Germany
Date of birth: 10 November 1978

Winner of the 24-hour races of Nürburgring (2003) and Spa (2005). DTM champion 2008 and 2009, initiator of the charity event series ‘Race4Kids’.

Martin Tomczyk, BMW works driver.

Martin Tomczyk

#42 BMW M6 GT3

Place of birth: Rosenheim, Germany
Date of birth: 07 December 1981

DTM champion 2011, BMW works driver since 2012 competing in various racing series such as DTM, IMSA and WEC.

Sheldon van der Linde, BMW works driver.

Sheldon van der Linde

#42 BMW M6 GT3

Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date of birth: 13 May 1999

GTD winner at Petit Le Mans 2017, best junior and vice champion in the ADAC GT Masters 2018, third place at the 24 Hours of Spa 2018.

Mechanics of Walkenhorst Motorsport switch a wheel of the BMW M6 GT3 during a pit stop.

WALKENHORST MOTORSPORT.

Motorsport passion personified.

In his main job, team owner Henry Walkenhorst is a successful BMW dealer. He has always managed to combine his profession with his passion – motor racing. And with great success. Last season, the team from Osnabrück produced its masterpiece: Victory at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The team owner himself lines up in the #100 BMW M6 GT3 at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. He shares the cockpit with Andreas Ziegler, Jörn Schmidt-Staade and Jordan Tresson. Nick Yelloly, Christian Krognes, David Pittard and Lucas Ordonez share the driving duties in the second Walkenhorst Motorsport car, the #101 BMW M6 GT3.

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FALKEN MOTORSPORT.

Concentrated Nordschleife expertise.

For many years, the Falken Motorsport team has been a permanent fixture in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. Since 2017, the team from Offenbach am Main has taken on the toughest endurance race in the world with the BMW M6 GT3. BMW works driver Jens Klingmann, Peter Dumbreck, Alexandre Imperatori and Stef Dusseldorp will alternate at the wheel of the car. The team finished eighth in the opening race of this season’s VLN endurance championship.

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Mechanics of FALKEN Motorsport switch a wheel of the BMW M6 GT3 during a pit stop at night.
Race cars pass a forest section of the Nürburgring during the qualifying race for the Nürburgring 24 Hours.

24H QUALIFYING RACE.

One-two-three for the BMW M6 GT3.

The BMW M6 GT3 finished first, second and third in the qualifying race for the Nürburgring 24 Hours. After 41 laps of the Nordschleife, Christian Krognes, David Pittard and Nick Yelloly were first across the finish line in the #101 BMW M6 GT3 run by Walkenhorst Motorsport. Second place went to Jesse Krohn and John Edwards in the #99 ROWE Racing car. They were joined on the podium by team-mates Connor De Phillippi, Tom Blomqvist and Mikkel Jensen, who finished third in the #98 BMW M6 GT3. 

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Action-packed dress rehearsal.

The highlights of the 6-hour qualifying race on the Nordschleife.

The #100 BMW M6 GT3 of Walkenhorst Motorsport on the racetrack in front of another car.
A BMW Driver during the qualifying race for the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
FALKEN Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 on the Nürburgring in front of another race car.
The BMW M6 GT3 of BMW Team Schnitzer on the racetrack.
A Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 drives through the dust during the qualifying race for the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
A Schnitzer BMW M6 GT3 on the Nürburgring in the sunset.
A Schnitzer BMW M6 GT3 shot from behind in the night with lights switched on.
A ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3 during a pit stop.
The BMW M6 GT3 of BMW Team Schnitzer on the racetrack.

The #100 BMW M6 GT3 of Walkenhorst Motorsport on the racetrack in front of another car.

A Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 drives through the dust during the qualifying race for the Nürburgring 24 Hours.

A BMW Driver during the qualifying race for the Nürburgring 24 Hours.

A Schnitzer BMW M6 GT3 on the Nürburgring in the sunset.

A Schnitzer BMW M6 GT3 shot from behind in the night with lights switched on.

FALKEN Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 on the Nürburgring in front of another race car.

A ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3 during a pit stop.