24 Hours of Nurburgring (2020)
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Nurburgring 24 Hours winner Nick Yelloly described the rainstorm that caused the race to be red-flagged for nine hours on Saturday evening as “the worst conditions I have experienced”.
BMW ended its 10-year dry spell in the Nurburgring 24 Hours in a dramatic 2020 encounter, the Munich manufacturer winning the Nordschleife classic for the first time in the GT3 era.
After a lengthy delay of nine-and-a-half hours due to rain, the Nurburgring 24 Hours was restarted at 8:00am CEST.
The 2020 Nurburgring 24-hour race has been red flagged after seven hours due to heavy rainfall as drama unfolded around the two leading Mercedes-AMG GT3s, which both crashed out while they were at the head of the race.
After four hours, Mercedes dominated the starting phase of the 48th running of the Nurburgring 24 Hours.
Mercedes star Maro Engel took pole position for the 2020 Nurburgring 24 hours in dominant fashion, beating octane126's Luca Ludwig by almost five seconds in difficult wet/dry conditions in Top Qualifying.
Marco Mapelli set the fastest time on the opening day of the 2020 Nurburgring 24 Hours in the Konrad-entered #21 Lamborghini Huracan GT3, which he shares with Axcil Jefferies, Franck Perera and Michele di Martino.
The Nurburgring Nordschleife is known as one of the most challenging circuits in motor racing, and with good reason. At almost 13 miles and 154 corners, no two laps are going to be run in the exact same conditions. Over the course of the 24 Hours, that’s only heightened, and drivers are tested to their limits.
Porsche has withdrawn the Manthey Racing squad and a number of its works drivers from this weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hours over COVID-19 fears.
The 2020 edition of the Nurburgring 24 Hours has been postponed to September amid the global coronavirus pandemic, while the WTCR support event has been shelved entirely.