This weekend, the Nürburgring Nordschleife will stage the 44th ADAC Zurich 24h-Race. The event is as legendary as its venue and the visitors may look forward to thrilling race action and a multifaceted support programme. On Saturday, for instance, prior to the start of the main event, the crowds will be provided tin top racing at its best by top series such as the FIA World Touring Car Championship, WTCC, the FIA European Touring Car Cup, ETCC, and the Audi Sport TT Cup. Race series RAVENOL is involved in both as team partner and as series partner. Furthermore, RAVENOL is official lubricant partner of the Nürburgring 24h Race. And the 2016 edition of the tradition-rich event once again is contested by numerous technology partners and friends of the lubricant manufacturer. Among these partners are top teams such as Phoenix Racing (Audi R8 LMS) or AMG-Team HTP Motorsport (Mercedes AMG GT3) that both may be expected to battle it out at the front end of the field. LMS Engineering runs an Audi TT RS 2, Mathilda Racing a VW Scirocco GT-RS and two Seats Leon TCR. Meanwhile, skateboarding icon Titus Dittmann once again will contest the race with his famous green Viper. In addition, Christoph Hewer’s – the former FIA Formula 3 European Championship series manager – Opel Astra OPC entered by WS Racing also represents the brand RAVENOL – and the same applies to Moritz Gusenbauer’s Porsche Cayman GT4 CS.
As usual, more than 200,000 motor-racing enthusiasts will travel to the Green Hell to witness more than 600 pros and amateurs racing for some 170 teams and battling it out for the overall win and class wins in 22 categories.
When it comes to the number of competitors and the track length, the ADAC Zurich 24h Race is the arguably greatest race in the world. The station RTL NITRO will cover the Eifel race action live for 25 hours and 50 minutes (Saturday, 15:00hrs CEST (14:00hrs BST) to Sunday, 16:50hrs CEST) – a TV world record!
The detailed coverage times (all times CEST):
- Thursday, 26th May, 22:45 to 23:45hrs: “The Nürburgring 24h Race – the greatest race in the world: qualifying”
- Friday, 27th May, 19:30 to 21:10hrs: “The Nürburgring 24h Race – the greatest race in the world: Top 30 Qualifying”
- Saturday / Sunday (28th to 29th May), 15:00 – 16:50hrs on Sunday: “Nürburgring 24h Race – the greatest race in the world: the race”