Very close decision in the manufacturer ranking for the Nordschleife races

Very close decision in the manufacturer ranking for the Nordschleife races

09.11.2020: After the end of the season in the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS), the result of the manufacturers' classification, which was announced for the first time together with the ADAC TOTAL 24-hou

After the end of the season in the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS), the result of the manufacturers' classification, which was announced for the first time together with the ADAC TOTAL 24-hour race, has also been determined:


In the final account of the premiere year, BMW takes first place with 129 points, ahead of Mercedes-AMG (128) and Audi (122). After the overall victory for the Rowe Racing team in the 24-hour race, the Munich-based company can thus add another winner's trophy to its track record, which also has special significance.

Because not only the training and race results of all NLS races were included in the evaluation. Also at the 24h-Rennen the Qualifying as well as the racing results after 12 and 24 hours were considered. Ultimately, the cup thus distinguishes the brand that was consistently fast throughout the entire Nordschleife season.

"This tight decision is an indication of the hotly contested top positions in racing on the Nordschleife," sums up Walter Hornung, race director of the ADAC TOTAL 24h race. "Congratulations to BMW, but also to the competitors, who were all narrowly beaten in the end.

They all showed great sport in the past season despite the exceptional circumstances during the Corona pandemic. But I think that every sportsman can allow BMW of all people to enjoy this premiere victory, which exactly 50 years after the brand's first overall victory at the 24h Nürburgring puts the icing on the cake of the season".

Winning the Manufacturers' Championship was also a source of joy for BMW: "Winning the Manufacturers' Championship for the Nordschleife races, which is being held for the first time, is the icing on the cake of a very successful racing season for BMW Motorsport in the Green Hell," says the former BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.

"Everything was of course outstanding with the victory for Rowe Racing in the ADAC TOTAL 24h race, which after a ten-year wait meant the 20th BMW triumph in this classic, and the podium for the BMW Team Schnitzer. But also our successes at the NLS races by Rowe Racing and Walkenhorst Motorsport were a lot of fun.

Even if they did not make it into this manufacturers' ranking, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all BMW M Customer Racing teams once again on their great Nordschleife seasons and numerous NLS title wins with the BMW M4 GT4, BMW M240i Racing, BMW 330i, BMW 325i and other BMW vehicles. All in all we have seen exciting races and great duels everywhere. For me personally, this is the crowning conclusion of my last season as BMW Group Motorsport Director.


Despite transparent rules: Tricky evaluation

In all race classifications (NLS races, as well as 24h races after 12 or 24 hours) the best vehicle of each manufacturer from the classes SP9, SP-X and SP-Pro was awarded points (point scheme: 20 / 17 / 15 / 13 / 11 / 10 / ... / 1). In addition, there were between one and three additional points for the first three places in qualifying. The evaluation was not only challenged by the postponements and cancellations due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Since the half-time result of the 24-hour race was also included in the calculation, but the race had to be interrupted after seven hours due to weather conditions, the regulations experts were called upon to take action. However, since the clock continued to run during the interruption (i.e. the nine-and-a-half hour break was not "attached" to it), the interim result at the time of the red flag was included as the half-time result.

Final result manufacturer ranking NLS / ADAC TOTAL 24h-Race 2020

Pos. manufacturer points *

1. BMW 129 points

2nd Mercedes-AMG 128 points

3rd Audi 122 points

4th Porsche 99 points

5. 73 points Ferrari

6th Lamborghini 35 points

7th SCG 31 points

*) Score based on the preliminary result NLS5 and subject to decision of DMSB court. However, this has no influence on the manufacturers' rankings.


- KS Media translated deepl  photos VLN


09.11.2020 / MaP

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