Nürburgring Endurance Series - Season's highlight with record number of starters, entry list

Nürburgring Endurance Series - Season's highlight with record number of starters, entry list

26.08.2020: Preliminary entrance list https://www.nuerburgring-langstrecken-serie.de/wp-content/uploads/ergebnisse/2020-08-29s.pdf The ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr Cup Race will live up to its role as the season highlight of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. A rec


Preliminary entrance list


The ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr Cup Race will live up to its role as the season highlight of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. A record field of 168 participants has entered for the fifth race of the year. 485 drivers in vehicles from 22 different car manufacturers in 27 classes will fight for points and cups over the six-hour distance. For the first time this season, fans will be able to enjoy the motorsport festival on the race track.

 

The district administration of Ahrweiler has given the Nürburgring permission for spectators at the Grand Prix circuit. Fans on the Nordschleife and in the paddock are still not allowed. Tickets for the BMW M Power Grandstand (T3), the Bilstein Grandstand (T4) and the Mercedes Grandstand (T4a) are only available in advance via the Nürburgring website (www.nuerburgring.de).



At the top 35 cars in the SP9 (GT3), SP-Pro and SP-X classes will compete for the day's victory. Without a doubt, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus from the USA will also have something to say. The team around the automotive enthusiast and billionaire James Glickenhaus is celebrating the world premiere of the SCG 004c, a beautiful small-series sports car that visually uses the design language of Italian super sports cars. The car starts in the SPX class. Thomas Mutsch, Franck Mailleux and Felipe Fernandez Laser collect the first racing kilometres. The trio faces the crème de la crème of the GT scene.



The teams and drivers of the ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr Cup race will be joined by all the best and brightest. ROWE Racing will celebrate a home game with two BMW M6 GT3s. Marco Wittmann, Lucas Auer and Stef Dusseldorp in the #98 and Philipp Eng, Alexander Sims, Nick Catsburg and Nick Yelloly in the #99 will take turns at the wheel. At the fourth race the team of the mineral oil manufacturer celebrated its tenth victory in the NLS. Walkenhorst Motorsport and the BMW Team Schnitzer also rely on BMW.



The Audi flags hold up Phoenix Racing, Car Collection, Land-Motorsport, équipe vitesse and RaceIng. With Mercedes-AMG GT3, the Mercedes-AMG teams GetSpeed and HRT as well as the new team 10Q Racing will enter the race. Eight Porsche 911 GT3 R will be in the service of Falken Motorsports, KCMG, Huber Motorsport, Frikadelli-Racing and Manthey-Racing. Italian wind is blowing at Octane 126 and racing one with Ferrari 488 GT3 as well as Konrad Motorsport and FFF Racing Group with Lamborghini Huracan GT3.



Who gets a good start into the second half of the season?




The ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal race heralds the second half of the season in the Nürburgring Endurance Series. Christopher Rink, Danny Brink and Philipp Leisen will travel to the Eifel as halftime champions for the Pixum CFN Team Adrenalin Motorsport.



With the BMW 325i the 2018 champion trio achieved four consecutive victories in the V4 class (VLN production cars up to 2,500 cc). Philipp Stahlschmidt from Munich currently occupies second place in the overall standings. Together with Christopher Rink, he pilots one of the team's sister vehicles in the VT2 class (VLN production cars up to 2,000 cc capacity with turbo). Third is Thorsten Jung, who competes for Mühlner Motorsport in the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS in the Cup CUP3 class.



For the Pixum CFN Team Adrenalin Motorsport the top driver of the VLN Junior Trophy is also driving. Sindre Setsaas from Norway shares the cockpit of the BMW M24i Racing Cup in the CUP5 class with Francesco Merlini and last year's champions David Griessner and Yannick Fübrich. Excitement is guaranteed in the ROWE Speed Trophy by VLN. Here the BMW M6 GT3 #34 from Walkenhorst Motorsport leads the ranking ahead of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #16 from HRT and the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #2 from GetSpeed.




The class of the GT3 cars (SP9) is the most heavily occupied with 33 of these cars. 22 cars will compete in the V4, 18 in the VT2. With 13 cars each, the Cup 3 and Cup 5 are also a good source of points. In accordance with the proven formula in the Nürburgring Endurance Series, the team that gets the most points is the one that leaves the most participants in the respective class behind.


   
   

Will the 1,000 kilometre mark fall again this year?




The ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr Cup Race is the only race in the season to cover the distance of six hours. The positions for the starting grid will be taken in qualifying from 08:30 to 10 am. The traffic light for the race switches to green at 12 noon. In good weather conditions, the top teams scratch the 1,000 kilometre mark.



 The last time Black Falcon succeeded in doing so was in the 2018 season. Hubert Haupt, Adam Christodoulou, Manuel Metzger and Gabriele Piana completed 42 laps, the equivalent of 1023.036 kilometres. The average speed was 167,884 km/h.



Even though spectators are once again allowed at the track during this race - the livestream, among others on VLN.de, Facebook and YouTube, brings the racing action to your home screen for around ten hours. From 08:15 hrs Patrick Simon, Olli Martini, Lars Gutsche, Uwe Winter and Lukas Gajewski will be reporting live from the Nürburgring.

 

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