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 Nordschleife part alone stretches out over 20.832 merciless kilometres. With 73 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.

2023 ADAC 24H NÜRBURGRING

Six Mercedes-AMG GT3s, two Mercedes-AMG GT2s and one Mercedes-AMG GT4 took on the challenging ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring between 18 and 21 May. At the high-class 51st edition of the endurance classic, we managed to make it onto the podium for the third time in a row: 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. Behind them came the #2 Mercedes-AMG GT3 from Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed with Adam Christodoulou, Maximilian Götz and Fabian Schiller at the wheel. We were successful in the Pro-Am class as well: Hubert Haupt, Jordan Love and Arjun Maini took second place in this category with the #6 from Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN. 

Furthermore, our new Mercedes-AMG GT2 made its debut at the 24h race. The most powerful homologated race car in the history of Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing proved its excellent stability right away and not only saw the chequered flag, but also won its class as a result. The #89 Mercedes-AMG GT4 as well as the #3, #10 and #11 Mercedes-AMG GT3 unfortunately had to end the race early. 

The #3 vehicle entered by Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed was specially designed for the 24-hour race as a unique art car. With its colour scheme designed by artist Andrew Mytro, the "Beast of the Green Hell" expressed the special and historic connection between our brand and the Nürburgring.

Result Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing, 2023 ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring*:

Pos.

Overall

Pos.

Class

Nr.
 

Car
 

Team
 

Drivers
 

Laps
 

1.

1.

SP9 Pro

30

Ferrari 296 GT3

Frikadelli Racing Team

Earl Bamber (NZL)
Nick Catsburg (NED)
Felipe Fernández Laser (GER)
David Pittard (GBR)

162

2.

2.

SP9 Pro

98

BMW M4 GT3

ROWE Racing

Maxime Martin (BEL)
Sheldon van der Linde (RSA)
Dries Vanthoor (BEL)
Marco Wittmann (GER)

162

3.

3.

SP9 Pro

4

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN

Phillip Ellis (SUI)
Raffaele Marciello (SUI)
Luca Stolz (GER)

162

...

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

4.

SP9 Pro

2

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed

Adam Christodoulou (GBR)
Maximilian Götz (GER)
Fabian Schiller (GER)

162

8.

2.

SP9 Pro-Am

6

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN

Hubert Haupt (GER)
Jordan Love (AUS)
Arjun Maini (IND)

161

34.

1.

SP-X

46

Mercedes-AMG GT2

Mercedes-AMG Team HRT

Frank Bird (GBR)
Elia Erhart (GER)
Thomas Jäger (GER)
Jörg Viebahn (GER)

144

42.

2.

SP-X

222

Mercedes-AMG GT2

Mercedes-AMG Team Schnitzelalm

Mikaël Grenier (CAN)
Jay Mo Härtling (GER)
David Thilenius (USA)
Moritz Wiskirchen (GER)

141

DNF

DNF

SP10

89

Mercedes-AMG GT4

Haupt Racing Team

Alexander Kroker (GER)
Reinhold Renger (GER)
Florian Wahl (GER)
Tobias Wahl (GER)

92

DNF

DNF

SP9 Pro-Am

11

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Schnitzelalm Racing

Patrick Assenheimer (GER)
Marek Böckmann (GER)
Colin Caresani (NED)
Marcel Marchewicz (GER),

75

DNF

DNF

SP9 Pro

3

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed

Maro Engel (GER)
Jules Gounon (AND)
Daniel Juncadella (ESP)

49

DNF

DNF

SP9 Pro-Am

10

Mercedes-AMG GT3

Schnitzelalm Racing

Marek Böckmann (GER)
Kenneth Heyer (GER)
Marcel Marchewicz (GER)
Luca-Sandro Trefz (GER)

43

NUMEROUS HIGHLIGHTS AT THE MERCEDES-AMG FAN BASE

Our Mercedes-AMG Fan Base in the paddock was very popular during the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. The varied supporting programme with the Pit Stop Contest, autograph sessions, special merchandising articles and the Mercedes-AMG Sim Competition @ 24H NBR was well received by countless fans. 

Thank you for giving us so many unforgettable moments with your visit during the race week!

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.