The Nürburgring 24 Hours is a 24-hour annual touring car and GT endurance racing event that takes place on a combination of the Nordschleife ("North Loop") and the GP-Strecke ("Grand Prix track") circuits of the Nürburgring in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Held since 1970, over 25.378 km (15.8 mi) lap length allows more than 200 cars and over 700 drivers to participate.

Although affectionately known as "The 24 Hours of Nürburgring", the race is commonly named after the official naming partner. As of 2022, the French oil and gas company, TotalEnergies (formerly Total), is the official naming partner; with the event currently labelled, the "ADAC TotalEnergies 24 Hour Race".[1]


Spectators along the track near Hatzenbach/Hocheichen

Officially[2] called "ADAC 24h Rennen Nürburgring" in German ('ADAC 24 hour Race Nürburgring'), it was introduced in 1970 by the ADAC as an official race,[vague] unlike the earlier endurance contests that covered 12, 24 (in 1961 and 1967), 36, 84 and even 96 hours, like the Marathon de la Route.[citation needed] This substitute for the Liège-Rome-Liège and Liège-Sofia-Liège rallies was held on the Nürburgring from 1965 to 1971.

It is similar to the Spa 24 Hours, which had been introduced in 1924, following the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The ADAC had held its first 1000 km Nürburgring sports car racing event in 1953. As the 1000 km Spa had been introduced in 1966, the 24h at the Ring gave both circuits a pair of endurance racing events at very long tracks, at least until Spa was shortened in 1979.

Just like the VLN series with its 4-hour races, the 24h race is mainly aimed at amateurs, in order to fill a starting field of around 200 cars. Unlike the VLN races, the 24h is officially an international event, with bilingual (German and English) organization and documentation. Entry fees are due, in 2010 these were 7508 per car, of which €3000 was an advance payment for fuel. Typical entries range from second hand standard road cars to European Touring Car Championship vehicles and GT3 sports cars like the Porsche 911 GT3. The participation of manufactures and professional teams and drivers has varied over the decades. As spectator numbers had dropped in the 1990s when only rather standard FIA Group N cars competed, more spectacular vehicles were admitted since 1999, like the Zakspeed Chrysler Viper GTS-R which originally was built by Oreca to FIA GT2-spec, turbo-charged Porsche, modified Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters cars from Opel and Abt Sportsline-Audi, and the Schnitzer Motorsport-entered BMW M3 GTR V8 that had been run in the 2001 American Le Mans Series.

Due to various changes and versions of the Grand Prix Strecke, the overall length of the track varied from the original 22.835 km (14.189 mi) to nearly 26 km (16.2 mi) of the maximum length configuration which was in use in 2002 and 2003, after the GP track had been extended by the Mercedes Arena. As this section and its large paved run-off areas was useful as extra paddock zone for the competitors of the support races, it is bypassed with a sharp Z-shape chicane since 2005 for a 25.3 km (15.7 mi) track length.

For practice, 230[3] cars are allowed, 210 qualify for the race, driven by 800 or more drivers, as 2, 3 or 4 can share a car. One driver is allowed to drive 150 minutes non-stop, and can enter on two cars, yet a rest time of at least 2 hours has to be observed between two turns of the same driver.

The 2020 race was held with limited spectators, restricted to the Grand Prix course area (initially planned to be held behind closed doors) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


2006 race

Unlike the two previous races, held on Ascension Day weekend in May in rainy and very cold weather, the 2006 event[4] was run in warm, sunny and dry conditions on Corpus Christi (feast) weekend of June 17–18. Pure factory teams that challenged for the overall win were absent, yet Aston Martin and Maserati had entered factory-backed cars to promote their products, reminding of three overall wins each in the 1000 km Nürburgring decades ago. The Aston Martin car with Aston CEO Ulrich Bez finished 4th in class and 24th overall.

Due to good conditions and stiff competition by similar cars, a new overall distance record (3,832 km (2,381 mi) in 151 laps) was scored by the Porsche 996 GT3 of Manthey Racing that already had been the best privateer team in the previous three years. This team is partially supported by Porsche, though, with factory drivers, a 3.8L 500 PS (370 kW; 490 hp) engine and a sequential gear box. Second place finishers Jürgen Alzen/Uwe Alzen/Klaus Ludwig/Christian Abt of team Jürgen Alzen Motorsport was only one lap down and have beaten the old record, too. They used a conventional gear box and a privately built 3.8L 500PS engine. The third of three fastest Porsche, the Wolfgang Land Motorsport 911, had suffered a fiery failure of its standard 3.6L Porsche 911 GT3-RSR race engine after 21 hours, yet was classified as 14th with 133 laps.

A remarkable 5th place overall was scored by a BMW 120d, which had roughly half the power of some of the cars it beat. It was driven by Claudia Hürtgen (2005 VLN champion), Marc Hennerici (2005 privateer WTCC champion), Johannes Stuck (son of Hans-Joachim Stuck) and team owner Torsten Schubert.

2007 race

For the 2007 event held on Corpus Christi weekend of June 7–10, more than 260 teams had applied for the 220 race entries. Prior to the start which had been scheduled for 15:00, an approaching thunderstorm made the organizers delay the beginning of the race. Lightning struck the camp of fans, injuring several, while heavy rain made the track muddy. At 16:51, the race was started after two laps behind a safety car. Veteran Klaus Ludwig at the wheel of the Aston Martin DBRS9 which had been given the number 007 took the lead in wet conditions, but hesitating too long with the change to dry tyres, the favorite Manthey team took the lead in their new Porsche 997 GT3-RSR. More weather-related drama occurred in the night, when the race was interrupted due to fog for six hours, making the race 18 hours.

When the race resumed, the Land Porsche 996 GT3-RSR was slightly damaged when hitting the back of the Manthey car, and the Aston Martin engine failed. Thus the Manthey team could easily defend its 2006 victory. The reliable, yet no more fast enough Zakspeed Dodge Viper GTS-R came in second, with the Alzen brothers Porsche Cayman in 4th and the BMW Z4 M-Coupe 5th.

Remarkable performances were the top ten finishes of a VW Golf 5, an Opel Astra GTC and a BMW 130i, and the 13th place of a Hyundai Coupe V6 piloted by ex British Touring Car racer Peter Cate.

2008 race

For the 2008, over 270 cars were entered, of which only 230 could be accepted. The race began in sunny weather with drama for the favorite Porsche teams of Manthey and Land, losing time with a leaky radiator and a tire failure, and the new Alzen 997 Turbo and the Zakspeed Viper battling for the lead. After the Viper was out, only the BMW Z4 (E85) of Claudia Hürtgen, pole setter and winner of the recent VLN race, could challenge the Porsche armada and lead for some laps, but it crashed during the night.

Manthey could catch up and win the race for a third time in a row, with the winning car of 2006 (a 996 model) finishing 2nd. The triumph made the team mechanics cut off Olaf Manthey's famous moustache tips. Sabine Schmitz came in third, also on a Porsche 997. A strong showing among the high powered cars gave the three new Volkswagen Scirocco, finishing 9th and 12th, with veteran Hans Joachim Stuck driving both cars.

2009 race

For 2009, the organizers announced that they wanted to reduce the gap in speeds, by not accepting small capacity cars any more, and by slowing down the fastest classes, SP7 and SP8. Also, the new FIA GT3 and FIA GT4 classes were adopted, called SP9 and SP10. Some of the new rules are controversial, especially the fact that instead of the regular fuel pumps as used in any public station, the top teams have to use expensive equipment designed to equal the times needed to refill, meaning that an economic car is punished compared to a thirsty car. Due to the various rule changes, some teams have declined to take part, namely Zakspeed with their Viper.

Probably also due to the economic crisis, the number of entries is much lower than in previous years, with only 170 cars starting the race. Surprisingly, the pole was set by a Ford GT, followed closely by the four factory-entered Audi R8 LMS and two Porsche GT3 of the Manthey team. They have decided to enter their well-known RSR, which is basically a GT2 car, but now has about 70 hp less due to new air restrictors, and also a 997 GT3 Cup S, the version Porsche homologated for FIA GT3. For the first 19 hours, two of the Audis and the two Manthey Porsche battled for the lead within a lap, the pace likely to result in a new distance record. The Manthey #1 had been punished for approaching an accident site too quickly and had to wait 3 minutes in the box, but the decision was reverted later based on data logging evidence, with the lost time deducted from the results. Around 11:30, the #99 Audi which had a narrow lead was stopped by suspension problems. Following repairs this car finished in 5th position. This left the #97 Audi in second, and with the win in its class, 5 minutes behind the overall winner.

2010 race

The 2010 event on Ascension Day weekend of May 13–16 saw a return of most prominent entries, except the Ford GT, as team Raeder had discontinued this project. To give teams time to rest or for repairs before the race, the night practice was scheduled on Thursday evening. In cold and wet conditions, the Farnbacher-entered Ferrari F430 GTC set the best lap time before the session was red-flagged due to fog. In Friday afternoon qualifying, held in fair weather, it crashed out and was barely repaired in time for the race. Four of the five factory-backed Audi R8 LMS (officially entered by "customers", which happen to be the Audi-DTM-teams Phoenix Racing and Abt Sportsline) occupied the first four places on the grid, with Marco Werner setting pole at 8:24.753 with a new record average speed of 181 km/h (112 mph). With lap times around 8:29, three of Porsche's new SP9/GT3-class cars occupied places 5 to 7, two of them entered by four-time winner Team Manthey, which had chosen to let the #1 car do only a single lap. BMW had entered two of their ALMS BMW M3 GT2, run by Schnitzer Motorsport. Due to the modifications that include a transaxle gear box, they do not comply to the standard rules set of SP classes and their "Balance of Performance".[5] Along with a factory-entered Porsche GT3 Hybrid,[6] the M3s were classed as E1-XP entries (the E1-XP class was actually intended for experimental factory entries). The better BMW and the Hybrid posted times of 8:32 and 8:34 in qualifying. Save for the 16th placed GT3-class Dodge Viper, only several other Porsche, Audi R8 and V8-powered BMW Z4 (E89)#BMW Z4 GT3 (2010-2015) have qualified in the top 20, with times up to 8:47, which earns them a blue flash light that is supposed to facilitate passing of the approx. 180 slower cars.

Porsche test driver Walter Röhrl had intended[7] to enter on a standard road legal Porsche 911 GT3 RS, but had to withdraw due to health reasons from the team that comprises racers Roland Asch and Patrick Simon, plus journalists Horst von Saurma and Chris Harris. The car, entered in cooperation with sport auto (Germany),[8] is registered as S-GO 2400, and was driven from Weissach to Nürburg. It has qualified with 9:15, 42nd overall, and 9th[9] among the 17 SP7 class entrants, only beaten by its race-prepped Porsche 997 siblings.

The race was started on Saturday 3 p.m. in sunny but cold weather. Already on the Grand Prix track, the #1 Manthey Porsche driven by five-time winner Marcel Tiemann passed all Audis, taking the lead and pulling away about 100 m (330 ft) before catching up in lap 2 with the slowest cars of the third group, which were still in their first lap. After lap 3, three Porsche lead ahead of three Audi, a BMW M3 and the Hybrid-Porsche, which due to his larger range could take the lead after the others pitted. The #1 Manthey Porsche led by a couple of minutes until got involved in a collision after seven hours. At halftime, the race is on pace to another distance record, with the Audi #99 leading by a small margin ahead of the Hybrid Porsche, the only remaining representative of his brand in the top 8, which used to be dominated by Porsche in recent years. Places three to eight were occupied by three Audi R8, two BMW, and, rather surprisingly, on p 5 the Ferrari which had started in row 21. The Porsches that occupy most places up to 15th were followed by the CNG-powered Volkswagen Scirocco GT24, the road-legal Porsche GT3 RS and a Nissan Z33. On Sunday morning, the #99 Audi needed a rear axle change, and with less than 5 hours to go, also the second place #2 Audi failed. This left the Hybrid Porsche in a one lap lead ahead of the #25 BMW GT2 with gearbox woes and the Ferrari, until also the Porsche stopped with less than two hours to go. The BMW made it to the finish, giving Pedro Lamy a record-tying fifth win ahead of Ferrari and Audi. The best Porsche, entered by Alzen, finished only sixth, six laps ahead of the Falken Nissan and the road legal GT3.

The SP4 class was won by 4 Argentinian drivers in the BMW 325i E92 Coupe of Motorsport Team Sorg Rennsport. This was the first victory for an Argentinian team at the Nürburgring 24 Hours race and the first Argentinian team to compete in the Nürburgring since Juan Manuel Fangio.

2011 race

With Corpus Christi weekend being rather late in 2011 on June 23–26, the 2011 event was held two weeks after the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans. The first five VLN races of 2011 were won by a factory-entered BMW, a GT3-class Mercedes SLS, a new Ferrari 458, the Hybrid Porsche GT3 and finally an Audi R8 LMS, so at least these five different brands were expected to challenge for the overall win in the 24 hours. In the first qualifying session, the Hankook-sponsored Farnbacher-Ferrari used soft tyres and was about 7 seconds faster than the competitors, lapping at an average speed of over 181 km/h, the fastest since 1983. This earned the team the pole position, but also an extra weight of 25 kg in the pre-race update of the ‘Balance of Performance’. Team Manthey decided to find out in the early stages of the race which class was more effective under the current conditions, entering their four Porsche factory drivers on two yellow and green Porsche 997 GT3: two pilots shared the #11 SP9/GT3-spec ‘R’, which had more power and qualified 8th, two others the #18 SP7/GT2-class ‘RSR’, which had more downforce, but was only 16th on the grid. After a few hours in changing weather conditions, the team retired the ‘R’ to focus on the ‘RSR’ which already had won three times since 2007. Without any problems, it went on to win its fourth Nürburgring 24 Hours, with a new distance record of 156 laps. Second place was taken by another GT2-spec car, the #1 factory BMW M3 GT which had won in 2010. Five GT3 cars of Audi and Mercedes followed. The SP8/GT2-class #2 Ferrari had run into early problems, but set the fastest race lap in the final hours, finishing 8th and James Glickenhaus’ P4/5 Competizione finished 39th, second in the E1-XP2.

After 2010 Sorg Rennsport took the victory in class SP4 again. Gianvito Rossi, Diego Romanini, Alfredo Varini and Alexander Rappold have been the only team in that class.

2012 race

The 40th ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race ran on Saturday, May 19, 14:00 to Sunday, May 20, 2012, 14:00.

The 2012 event was the first to have a "Top 40" qualifying shootout for the 40 fastest cars on the starting grid, which took place on the Friday after the first 2 qualifying sessions.[10]

The #3 Phoenix Racing Team won the race in an Audi R8 LMS.

2013 race

The 2013 race saw Aston Martin's hydrogen powered car run the first ever zero-emissions lap of the circuit.[11] The race also saw the first ever win for a Mercedes.

The #9 Team Black Falcon won the race in a Mercedes-AMG GT3.

2014 race

The 2014 race set a new record for the total distance driven during a Nürburgring 24-hour race with 4,035 km (159 laps) driven by the top two cars.

The #4 Phoenix Racing Team won the race in an Audi R8 LMS.

2015 race

The #28 Audi Sport Team WRT won the race in an Audi R8 LMS.[12]

2016 race

The #4 AMG-Team Black Falcon won the race in a Mercedes-AMG GT3. Mercedes took 1-2-3-4 finish.[13]

2017 race

The #29 Audi Sport Team Land / Montaplast Land-Motorsport Team won the race in an Audi R8 LMS.[14]

2018 race

The #912 Manthey Racing Team won the race in a Porsche 911 GT3 R.[15]

2019 race

The #4 Phoenix Racing Team won the race in an Audi R8 LMS Evo.

2020 race

Traditionally held in May, it was announced on March that the race will be postponed to September 24–27 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[16] The event was initially planned to be held behind closed doors, but later a limited amount of spectators were admitted.[17][18][19] Rowe Racing (BMW M6 GT3) won the event, the first for BMW in 10 years, although the race was interrupted for most of the night due to inclement weather.

2021 race

The 2021 race was won by the Porsche-based Manthey Racing, who was forced to sit out the previous year's race due to COVID-19 concerns involving the team crew. A new record low of 58 laps (and less than ten hours of actual racing) was covered, as the race was once again interrupted for most of the night due to inclement weather.

2022 race

The 50th anniversary[20][21] 2022 race took place on 28–29 May 2022. A total of 159 laps were completed by the winning car #15 from Scherer Sport Team Phoenix.[22]


Year Drivers Car Team Laps Remarks
2022 Netherlands Robin Frijns
South Africa Kelvin van der Linde
Belgium Dries Vanthoor
Belgium Frédéric Vervisch
Audi R8 LMS Evo II Germany Audi Sport Team Phoenix 159 Equal longest-distance record with 2014. Sixth win for Audi.
2021 Italy Matteo Cairoli
Denmark Michael Christensen
France Kévin Estre
Porsche 911 GT3 R Germany Manthey Grello Racing 59 New shortest distance record due to heavy rain followed by overnight fog resulting in less than 10 hours of racing. 7th overall victory for Manthey. Lars Kern was an entered driver but did not complete the required 2 laps.
2020 Netherlands Nick Catsburg
United Kingdom Alexander Sims
United Kingdom Nick Yelloly
BMW M6 GT3 Germany Rowe Racing 85 Race red-flagged after 7hr 4mins and 39 laps due to heavy rain and fog, then suspended overnight for 9hrs 45 mins. Race resumed with 7hrs 11min remaining in the race. First BMW victory for a decade. Philipp Eng was an entered driver but did not complete the required 2 laps.
2019 Germany Pierre Kaffer
Germany Frank Stippler
Belgium Dries Vanthoor
Belgium Frédéric Vervisch
Audi R8 LMS Evo Germany Audi Sport Team Phoenix 157
2018 United Kingdom Nick Tandy
France Frédéric Makowiecki
France Patrick Pilet
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 911 GT3 R Germany Manthey Grello Racing 135 Race red-flagged on Sunday for 2 hours due to heavy rain and fog.
2017 United States Connor De Phillippi
Germany Christopher Mies
Germany Markus Winkelhock
South Africa Kelvin van der Linde
Audi R8 LMS Germany Audi Sport Team Land 158 Primarily dry conditions for the race. Kelvin van der Linde became the first South African to win the 24 hours of Nurburgring overall.
2016 Germany Maro Engel
Germany Bernd Schneider
United Kingdom Adam Christodoulou
Germany Manuel Metzger
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Germany AMG-Team Black Falcon 134 Race red-flagged early on for 4 hours due to heavy rain, fog, and hail.
2015 Switzerland Nico Müller
Sweden Edward Sandström
Belgium Laurens Vanthoor
Germany Christopher Mies
Audi R8 LMS
Belgium Audi Sport Team WRT 156 Speed limits zone: Flugplatz, Schwedenkreuz and Antoniusbuche 200 km/h (120 mph) / Dottinger Hohe Straight 250 km/h (155 mph)
2014 Germany Christopher Haase
Germany Christian Mamerow
Germany René Rast
Germany Markus Winkelhock
Audi R8 LMS ultra Germany Phoenix Racing 159 New distance record.
2013 Germany Bernd Schneider
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
United Kingdom Sean Edwards
Denmark Nicki Thiim
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Germany Black Falcon Race red flagged for 9 hours due to Rain. First win for a Mercedes-Benz[23]
2012 Germany Marc Basseng
Germany Christopher Haase
Germany Frank Stippler
Germany Markus Winkelhock
Audi R8 LMS ultra Germany Audi Sport
(Team Phoenix)
155 First ever victory for an Audi.
2011 Germany Marc Lieb
Germany Timo Bernhard
Germany Lucas Luhr
France Romain Dumas
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Germany Manthey Racing 156 Record-tying 5th victory for Bernhard
2010 Germany Jörg Müller
Germany Uwe Alzen
Brazil Augusto Farfus
Portugal Pedro Lamy
BMW M3 GT2 Germany BMW Motorsport
(Schnitzer Motorsport)
154 Record-tying 5th victory for Lamy
2009 France Romain Dumas
Germany Marc Lieb
Germany Timo Bernhard
Germany Marcel Tiemann
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Germany Manthey Racing 155 Record 5th victory for Tiemann, 4th in a row for Manthey
2008 Germany Marc Lieb
Germany Timo Bernhard
Germany Marcel Tiemann
France Romain Dumas
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Germany Manthey Racing 148 Winner came from 1 lap down up to nearly two laps ahead for victory.
2007 France Romain Dumas
Germany Marc Lieb
Germany Timo Bernhard
Germany Marcel Tiemann
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Germany Manthey Racing 112 Race stopped for about 6h due to fog
2006 Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Timo Bernhard
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
Germany Marcel Tiemann
Porsche 996 GT3-MR Germany Manthey Racing Officially a private entry, supported by Porsche with drivers.
2005 United States Boris Said
Netherlands Duncan Huisman
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
Portugal Pedro Lamy
BMW M3 GTR Germany BMW Motorsport
(Schnitzer Motorsport)
Final race for the M3 GTR V8.
2004 Portugal Pedro Lamy
Germany Dirk Müller
Germany Jörg Müller
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
BMW M3 GTR Germany BMW Motorsport
(Schnitzer Motorsport)
BMW prevails against ABT-Audi in changing weather conditions.
2003 Germany Manuel Reuter
Germany Timo Scheider
Germany Marcel Tiemann
Opel Astra V8 Coupé Germany Phoenix Racing
OPC Team Phoenix
Three factories enter V8 powered race cars: Audi, BMW, Opel. Turbocharged Porsches by Manthey and Alzen.
2002 Germany Peter Zakowski
Austria Robert Lechner
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R Germany Zakspeed
2001 Portugal Pedro Lamy
Germany Peter Zakowski
Germany Michael Bartels
Chrysler Viper GTS-R Germany Zakspeed
2000 Germany Bernd Mayländer
Germany Michael Bartels
Germany Uwe Alzen
Germany Altfrid Heger
Porsche 911 GT3-R Germany Porsche Zentrum Koblenz Factory backed Porsche effort beats a very heavy Viper, and with 145 laps, the old distance record of 1990.[24]
1999 Germany Peter Zakowski
Germany Hans-Jürgen Tiemann
Germany Klaus Ludwig
Belgium Marc Duez
Chrysler Viper GTS-R Germany Zakspeed Return of powerful cars, with Viper dominating the season. None of the new water-cooled Porsche 996 GT3 is entered yet.
1998 Belgium Marc Duez
Germany Andreas Bovensiepen
Germany Christian Menzel
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
BMW 320d Germany Schnitzer Motorsport First Diesel victory in a major 24h race. After 28 years, a second win for Stuck, the first winner.
1997 Germany Johannes Scheid
Germany Sabine Reck
Germany Hans-Jürgen Tiemann
Germany Peter Zakowski
BMW M3 E36 Germany Scheid Motorsport
1996 Germany Johannes Scheid
Germany Sabine Reck
Germany Hans Widmann
BMW M3 E36 Germany Scheid Motorsport First victory for a female race driver.
1995 Italy Roberto Ravaglia
Belgium Marc Duez
Germany Alexander Burgstaller
BMW 320i Italy Team Bigazzi
1994 Germany Karl-Heinz Wlazik
Germany Frank Katthöfer
Germany Fred Rosterg
1993 Germany Frank Katthöfer
Brazil "Tonico de Azevedo"
Austria Franz Konrad
Sweden Örnulf Wirdheim
Porsche 911 Carrera Austria Konrad Motorsport
1992 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Germany Christian Danner
Belgium Jean-Michel Martin
Belgium Marc Duez
BMW M3 Evo. 2 Italy Team Bigazzi Race stopped for hours due to fog.
1991 Denmark Kris Nissen
Germany Joachim Winkelhock
Germany Armin Hahne
BMW M3 Evo. 2 Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
1990 Germany Altfrid Heger
Germany Joachim Winkelhock
Germany Frank Schmickler
BMW M3 Evo. 2 Germany Linder Motorsport 144 [24]
1989 Italy Emanuele Pirro
Italy Roberto Ravaglia
France Fabien Giroix
BMW M3 Italy Team Bigazzi
1988 Germany Edgar Dören
Germany Gerhard Holup
Germany Peter Faubel
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Germany Dören The privateer '74 Porsche beats modern factory-backed turbocharged Fords
1987 Germany Klaus Ludwig
Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz
United Kingdom Steve Soper
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth Switzerland Eggenberger Motorsport First win by a turbocharged car.
1986 Germany Markus Oestreich
Germany Otto Rensing
Germany Winfried Vogt
BMW 325i Germany Auto Budde Team
1985 Germany Axel Felder
Germany Jürgen Hammelmann
Germany Robert Walterscheid-Müller
BMW 635 CSi Germany Auto Budde Team
1984 Germany Axel Felder
Germany Franz-Josef Bröhling
Germany Peter Oberndorfer
BMW 635 CSi Germany Auto Budde Team
1983 Race not held due to construction work
1982 Germany Dieter Gartmann
Germany Klaus Ludwig
Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz
Ford Capri Germany Eichberg Racing
1981 Germany Helmut Döring
Germany Dieter Gartmann
Germany Fritz Müller
Ford Capri Germany Gilden-Kölsch
1980 Germany Dieter Selzer
Germany Wolfgang Wolf
Germany Matthias Schneider
Ford Escort RS 2000 Germany Berkenkamp Racing
1979 Germany Herbert Kummle
Germany Karl Mauer
Germany Winfried Vogt
Ford Escort Germany Cavallo Matras
1978 Germany Fritz Müller
Germany Herbert Hechler
Germany Franz Geschwendtner
Porsche 911 Carrera Germany Valvoline Deutschland
1977 Germany Fritz Müller
Germany Herbert Hechler
Porsche 911 Carrera
1976 Germany Fritz Müller
Germany Herbert Hechler
Germany Karl-Heinz Quirin
Porsche 911 Carrera
1975 Race not held due to oil crisis
1973 Austria Niki Lauda
Germany Hans-Peter Joisten
BMW 3.0 CSL Germany Alpina
Race held in two heats of 8h each, with 8h break at midnight.[25]
1972 Germany Helmut Kelleners
Austria Gerold Pankl
BMW 2800 CS Germany Alpina
1971 Germany Ferfried Prinz von Hohenzollern[26]
Austria Gerold Pankl[27]
BMW 2002 Germany Alpina
1970 Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Germany Clemens Schickentanz[28]
BMW 2002 TI Germany Koepchen BMW Tuning[29]


Multiple overall wins by driver

Wins Driver Years
5 Portugal Pedro Lamy 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010
Germany Marcel Tiemann 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Germany Timo Bernhard 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
4 Germany Fritz Müller 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981
Belgium Marc Duez 1992, 1995, 1998, 1999
Germany Peter Zakowski 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002
Germany Marc Lieb 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
France Romain Dumas 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
3 Germany Herbert Hechler 1976, 1977, 1978
Germany Klaus Ludwig 1982, 1987, 1999
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck 1970, 1998, 2004
Germany Markus Winkelhock 2012, 2014, 2017
2 Austria Gerold Pankl 1971, 1972
Germany Dieter Gartmann 1981, 1982
Germany Axel Felder 1984, 1985
Germany Winfried Vogt 1979, 1986
Germany Klaus Niedzwiedz 1982, 1987
Germany Joachim Winkelhock 1990, 1991
Germany Frank Katthöfer 1993, 1994
Italy Roberto Ravaglia 1989, 1995
Germany Johannes Scheid 1996, 1997
Germany Sabine Reck 1996, 1997
Germany Hans-Jürgen Tiemann 1997, 1999
Germany Altfrid Heger 1990, 2000
Germany Michael Bartels 2000, 2001
Germany Uwe Alzen 2000, 2010
Germany Jörg Müller 2004, 2010
Germany Lucas Luhr 2006, 2011
Germany Christopher Haase 2012, 2014
Germany Bernd Schneider 2013, 2016
Germany Christopher Mies 2015, 2017
Germany Frank Stippler 2012, 2019
Belgium Dries Vanthoor 2019, 2022
Belgium Frédéric Vervisch 2019, 2022

Overall wins by manufacturer

Wins Manufacturer Years
20 Germany BMW 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2020
13 Germany Porsche 1976, 1977, 1978, 1988, 1993, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2018, 2021
6 Germany Audi 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2022
5 United States Ford 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1987
3 United States Chrysler 1999, 2001, 2002
2 Germany Mercedes 2013, 2016
1 Germany Opel 2003

See also


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