ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring


A Green Hell of a ride


It is known as one of the world’s biggest motorsport events: the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring. Like no other race track, the circuit in the Eifel stands for thrilling motorsport, huge achievements and unforgettable moments, but also for harsh defeats and sad tragedies. As the world’s longest permanent race track, the Nürburgring in its combination of Nordschleife and GP circuit stretches out over 25.378 merciless kilometres. With 85 corners and a difference in altitude of 300 metres, it calls on the full skills and requires utmost concentration from the drivers.

The 52nd edition of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring will take place between 30 May and 2 June 2024. The first spots for top qualifying will already be decided on 13 and 14 April as part of the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifying.

Further information about the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring on the organiser’s homepage.

ADAC RAVENOL 24H NÜRBURGRING 2024

The 52nd edition of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring will take place between 30 May and 2 June 2024 and is part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge race calendar for the first time. The first spots for the Top Qualifying were already determined on 13 and 14 April as part of the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers. In the traditionally strong SP9 PRO category, Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN and Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed, each with two Mercedes-AMG GT3s, are aiming for the third overall victory for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport. Two more entries from Haupt Racing Team and Schnitzelalm Racing will compete in the SP9 PRO-AM classification. Schnitzelalm Racing will also be fielding a Mercedes-AMG GT4 in the SP10 class.

Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Line-up 2024 ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring*

No.

Team

Drivers

Class

3

Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN

Michele Beretta (ITA)
Frank Bird (GBR)
Arjun Maini (IND)
Jusuf Owega (GER)

SP9 PRO

4

Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN

Maximilian Götz (GER)
Daniel Juncadella (ESP)
Arjun Maini (IND)
Luca Stolz (GER)

SP9 PRO

8

Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed

Lucas Auer (AUT)
Adam Christodoulou (GBR)
Philip Ellis (SUI)
Mikaël Grenier (CAN)

SP9 PRO

130

Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed

Maro Engel (GER)
Jules Gounon (AND)
Fabian Schiller (GER)

SP9 PRO

6

Team ADVAN x HRT

Ralf Aron (EST)
Dennis Fetzer (GER)
Hubert Haupt (GER)
Salman Owega (GER)

SP9 PRO-AM

11

Schnitzelalm Racing 

Jay Mo Härtling (GER)
Kenneth Heyer (GER)
Marcel Marchewicz (GER)

SP9 PRO-AM

111

Schnitzelalm Racing 

Tim Neuser (GER)
David Schumacher (GER),
David Thilenius (USA)
Moritz Wiskirchen (GER)

SP10

*subject to last-minute changes.

Time schedule 2024 ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring (all times CEST)*

Day

Start

End

Session

Thursday, 30 May

1.00 pm

2.45 pm

Qualifying 1

Thursday, 30 May

8.00 pm

11.30 pm

Qualifying 2

Friday, 31 May

1.30 pm

2.45 pm

Qualifying 3

Friday, 31 May

5.30 pm

7.15 pm

Top-Qualifying

Saturday, 1 June

12.40 pm

1.25 pm

Warm-Up

Saturday, 1 June

2.45 pm

3.30 pm

Grid

Saturday, 1 June

3.40 pm

4.00 pm

Formation Lap

Saturday, 1 June

4.00 pm

4.00 pm

on Sunday

Race

*subject to last-minute changes.

2023 - A podium streak and a winning debut

Six Mercedes-AMG GT3s, two Mercedes-AMG GT2s and one Mercedes-AMG GT4 took on the challenging 51st edition of the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring. We managed to secure a podium finish for the third time in a row at this high-calibre endurance classic: After 162 laps, Philip Ellis, Raffaele Marciello and Luca Stolz crossed the finish line in third place in the #4 Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN. Hubert Haupt, Jordan Love and Arjun Maini took second place in the Pro-Am category with the #6 Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN. Beyond that, our new Mercedes-AMG GT2 achieved a class victory in the SP-X category on its debut. The #3 entry of Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed made for a special eye-catcher. Designed by artist Andrew Mytro, the "Beast of the Green Hell" expressed the special connection between our brand and the Nürburgring.

2022 - Double podium at the 50th edition

In 2022, the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring included a special anniversary: from 25th till 29th May, teams and drivers from all over the world gathered in the Eifel to compete for victory in the 50th running of the endurance racing classic. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport participated with 5 teams and 25 drivers. Adam Christodoulou (GBR), Maximilian Götz (GER) and Fabian Schiller (GER) secured second place with the #3 GT3 for Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed. In the #4 sister car, Maro Engel (GER), Jules Gounon (FRA) and Daniel Juncadella (ESP) ended up in third place. Victory in the Pro-Am class went to Nico Bastian (GER), Marvin Dienst (GER), Hubert Haupt (GER) and Gabriele Piana (ITA) with the #6 car for Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN.

2021 - Podium success in shortened Nordschleife thriller

The 49th ADAC TOTAL 24h Race went down into the history books of the race as the shortest running because of an interruption of over 14.5 hours. For Mercedes-AMG Motorsport, the endurance classic ended with a podium success, two further top ten finishes and three class victories. The most successful GT3 from Affalterbach was the #7 Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed car: with a rousing final spurt, Maximilian Götz (GER), Daniel Juncadella (ESP), and Raffaele Marciello (ITA) secured third place overall. In the SP-X class for special cars, the #25 Mercedes-AMG GT3, equipped with a novel steer-by-wire technology, finished the race as the best-placed car. Meanwhile, the #34 and #36 Mercedes-AMG GT4 cars celebrated two class wins (SP10 and SP8T).

2018 - A convincing GT4 debut

The debut of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 in the Nürburgring 24-hour race was a very successful affair. In the 46th running of the endurance racing classic, the #190 entry of the Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy scored an undisputed SP8T class win with a nine-lap margin. In the SP10 class, the new race car from Affalterbach achieved a 1-2 straight away: BLACK FALCON Team IDENTICA (#66) secured first place while Mathol Racing e.V. finished second with its entry carrying starting number 75.

2016 - Historic quadruple victory

In 2016, Mercedes-AMG celebrated its biggest success to date since the inception of its Customer Racing Programme. In the 44th running of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, the first four places and sixth position went to teams with the Mercedes-AMG GT3 that therefore enjoyed a perfect debut in the 24-hour race. In a thrilling finale, the #29 with Christian Hohenadel, Marco Seefried, Christian Vietoris (all GER) and Renger van der Zande (NED) and the #4 with Adam Christodoulou (GBR), Maro Engel, Manuel Metzger und Bernd Schneider (all GER) alternated in the lead. The final two laps were the exciting highlight: after a splash-and-dash fuel stop a few minutes before the 24 hours had elapsed, final driver Hohenadel initially just maintained the lead from Engel. A last-gasp overtake then saw Engel take the lead to bring the victory for AMG-Team BLACK FALCON home after 134 laps.

2013 - Maiden victory

In 2013, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport scored its maiden overall win in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. The Black Falcon car with starting number 9, driven by Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED), Sean Edwards (GBR), Bernd Schneider (GER) and Nicki Thiim (DEN), started sixth on the grid and after 88 laps finished with a margin of over two minutes on the second-placed team. Third place for ROWE RACING’s #22 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 rounded out the success by securing the double podium finish.