Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie

Welcome to the Green Hell!

The Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS), from 2001 to 2019 known as VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring, was founded in 1977. It is still the only series that stages all its season rounds at the legendary Nordschleife in the Eifel. In the races, usually with a duration of four hours, sometimes six hours, well over 100 cars on average across various classes are competing against each other, from the smallest touring cars up to powerful GT machinery. One race lap is 24.358 km.

The history of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, going back over 45 years, is closely connected to the brand that ranks among the most successful manufacturers in the series with 62 overall wins, 108 group victories and 264 class wins since 1977.


The 2023 season includes a total of nine races. The first round will take place on March 18th, with the finale scheduled for October 7th. This year, the NLS is once again an important part of the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing motorsport program. As a result, two Mercedes-AMG Performance teams (Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN, Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed) will be competing in the first events with a total of three Mercedes-AMG GT3. The three Mercedes-AMG Performance cars competing in the SP9/Pro class are manned exclusively by Mercedes-AMG Performance drivers. The line-up is completed by three more Mercedes-AMG GT3 and one Mercedes-AMG GT4 from CP Racing, Haupt Racing Team and Schnitzelalm Racing. A special running will be the weekend of September 9th/10th, when two rounds (NLS 6 and NLS 7), each with a race duration of six hours, will take place as part of the 12h Nürburgring.

Schedule 2023 Nürburgring Endurance Series*:




18th March


68th ADAC Westfalenfahrt

1st April


NIMEX 47th DMV 4-Stunden-Rennen

15th April


54th Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy

17th June


46th RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen

8th July


ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen

8th – 10th September



12h Nürburgring:

63rd ADAC ACAS Cup

62nd ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen

23rd September

55th ADAC Barbarossapreis
7th October
47th DMV Münsterlandpokal

* subject to changes

Further information on the NLS can be found on the organiser's homepage.


In the year 2022, the rounds of the Nürburgring Endurance Series again were a fixed element of the Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing Teams’ schedules. In the eight rounds, the performance of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife was demonstrated once again: with the Waldow Performance Customer Racing car, Janis Waldow (GER) won the championship title in the SP10 class in commanding fashion with five class wins and another podium result from six race participations. The Mercedes-AMG GT3 was successful in the Green Hell as well: in the SP9 Pro-Am class, GetSpeed Performance secured victory in the third race of the year with Moritz Kranz (GER) and Janine Shoffner (GBR). In the seventh race, Schnitzelalm Racing secured an overall podium result by finishing third while the team came third in the SP9 Pro class in the sixth round of the series.


Janine Shoffner (GBR) and Moritz Kranz (GER) secured the Am class championship title with their #9 Mercedes-AMG GT3 run by GetSpeed. And the British female racer accomplished another major feat: she completed the eighth NLS round and the four-hour race driving all on her own.

Meanwhile, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 was also in the field for the endurance races at the Nordschleife. The BLACK FALCON team (SP8T) and Schnitzelalm Racing (SP10) successfully participated in the race series with two cars each and both won the titles in their respective vehicle categories.

2019-2020 NLS SEASONS

In the years 2019 and 2020, Mercedes-AMG became the brand to beat in the Nürburgring Endurance Series. More than half of the races held across these years saw a Mercedes-AMG GT3 claiming victory. In 2019, a Mercedes-AMG customer sports team even secured overall honours for six races in a row.

Moreover, the teams also shone in the various classes: in 2020, BLACK FALCON Team Textar sealed the title in the SP8T class with the maximum score of five class wins from five races.