2021 ADAC TOTAL 24h-Rennen Nürburgring


A Green Hell of a ride


It is considered as one of the world’s biggest motorsport events: the ADAC TOTAL 24h Race at the Nürburgring (3rd-6th June). This year, the endurance race has its 49th running and will again attract a high-class field of competitors to the Eifel. Spread out over 125 cars from various classes, more than 400 drivers will take their chance and will literally go through the ‘Green Hell’ of the legendary Nordschleife while doing so. Like no other circuit, it is the epitome for fascinating motorsport, major achievements and unforgettable moments, but also for harsh defeats and bitter tragedies. As the world’s longest permanent race track, just the Nordschleife already covers 20.832 relentless kilometres. With 73 corners and a difference in altitude of 300 metres, it requires the full skill set and utmost concentration from the drivers. For Mercedes-AMG Motorsport, the classic endurance race is one of the highlights of the season and comes with high expectations: the clear goal is the third overall victory after 2013 and 2016.

Live experience

Follow the ADAC TOTAL 24h Race Nürburgring 2021 on the official livestream and experience our Customer Racing Teams live and up-close from the on-board perspective in Germany’s biggest motorsport event of the year. Moreover, you can keep track of all the latest developments at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife on the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport livestream.

High-quality driver and team line-up

This year, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport will be charging again with a strong line-up in the season highlight at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. In total, eight Mercedes-AMG GT3s will be on the grid for this legendary endurance racing classic, four of them with extended support. Mercedes-AMG Team HRT (#4 and #6) and Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed (#7 and #8) will be running these Performance cars. GetSpeed Performance (#9), CP Racing (#16), Space Drive Racing (#25) and 10Q Racing Team (#40) round out the GT3 contingent from Affalterbach with one car each.

Three Mercedes-AMG GT4s complement the line-up. Making its GT4 debut in this year’s 24h race, Schnitzelalm Racing has entered two cars (#34 and #37) while BLACK FALCON Team TEXTAR is running a third Mercedes-AMG GT4 (#36).

Line-up

Nr.

Car

Team

Drivers

4

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team HRT

Adam Christodoulou (GBR)

Maro Engel (GER)

Manuel Metzger (GER)

Luca Stolz (GER)

6

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team HRT

Patrick Assenheimer (GER)

Nico Bastian (GER)

Hubert Haupt (GER)

Maro Engel (GER)

7

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed

Maximilian Götz (GER)

Daniel Juncadella (ESP)

Raffaele Marciello (ITA)

Fabian Schiller (GER)

8

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed

Jules Gounon (FRA)

Dirk Müller (GER)

Fabian Schiller (GER)

Matthieu Vaxiviere (FRA)

9

Mercedes-AMG GT3

GetSpeed Performance

Janine Shoffner (GBR)

Markus Palttala (FIN)

Maxime Soulet (BEL)

Moritz Kranz (GER)

16

Mercedes-AMG GT3

CP Racing

Charles Espenlaub (USA)

Joe Foster (USA)

Shane Lewis (USA)

Charlie Putman (USA)

25

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Space Drive Racing

Philip Ellis (SUI)

Dominik Farnbacher (GER)

Tim Scheerbarth (GER)

Darren Turner (GBR)

34

Mercedes-AMG GT4

Schnitzelalm Racing

Marek Böckmann (GER)

Marcel Marchewicz (GER)

Tim Neuser (GER)

Reinhold Renger (GER)

36

Mercedes-AMG GT4

BLACK FALCON Team TEXTAR

Mustafa Mehmet Kaya (TUR)

Gabriele Piana (ITA)

Mike Stursberg (GER)

Ersin Yücesan (TUR)

37

Mercedes-AMG GT4

Schnitzelalm Racing

Peter Posavac (GER)

Jörg Viebahn (GER)

Andreas Weiland (GER)

Guido Wirtz (GER)

40

Mercedes-AMG GT3

10Q Racing Team

Dominik Baumann (AUT)

Yelmer Buurman (NED)

Kenneth Heyer (GER)

Thomas Jäger (GER)

A very turbulent 24-hour race in 2020

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport fell short off of the high goals it had set itself for this year’s ADAC TOTAL 24h-Rennen. The season highlight at the Nürburgring was marked by extreme weather conditions that led to retirements for the race-leading cars by the Mercedes-AMG Team HRT (#2) and the Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed (#9) and resulted into the race being suspended over nine hours. Once the racing had resumed, Patrick Assenheimer (GER), Dominik Baumann (AUT), Maro Engel and Dirk Müller (both GER) of the Mercedes-AMG Team HRT AutoArenA (#6) finished in eighth place, the best result for the Mercedes-AMG GT3s from Affalterbach. The team’s sister car (#2) with Nico Bastian (GER), Yelmer Buurman (NED), Hubert Haupt (GER) and Philip Ellis (SUI) behind the wheel finished in ninth place, 10Q Racing Team (#22) just missed out on the podium due to a late retirement. In the SP8T category, Black Falcon Team Textar celebrated second place in class with its #38 Mercedes-AMG GT4.

A convincing GT4 debut in 2018

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.

Historic quadruple victory in 2016

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.

Maiden victory 2013

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.

Further information on the ADAC TOTAL 24h-Rennen at the Nürburgring can be found on the organiser's website.