With their comprehensive hygiene concept, the organizers of the ADAC Total 24h Race at the Nürburgring have achieved something great in times of the Corona Pandemic. Despite COVID-19, the endurance race can still take place!
From the approximately 100 registered racing cars, we equip 44 vehicles across the entire starting field and all classes with our 2-, 3- and 4-way adjustable racing dampers.
Like the Porsche 911 GT3 R customer teams Frikadelli Racing, Huber Motorsport, and KCMG, also the BMW M6 GT3 teams such as BMW Team Schnitzer, Rowe Racing, and Walkenhorst Motorsport rely on our motorsport suspensions in the SP9.
Because of hygiene regulations, there will be no possibility to visit the paddock as a visitor at the ADAC TOTAL 24h race and we will not be on-site with any event area for our fans.
But thanks to a short-term permit in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, spectators can still be there live. On numbered tribune seats directly at the Grand Prix track. But don’t worry, those who don’t want to be on-site in these times can follow the long-distance race live on Free-TV on RTL Nitro as well as via Livestream in full length for free. The ADAC TOTAL 24h-Rennen Nürburgring YouTube channel is also always a good place to go, streaming the race in English and German as usual.
Also, the top qualifying on Friday evening will be broadcasted by RTL Nitro. All fans can watch the race from the couch or the winter garden. But even before the start, the race was already in the news.
When we posted this blog post, we unfortunately only had access to a preliminary starter list, which was thrown up by the incidents at the 24h Le Mans race. According to our knowledge from September 22th, 2020, the Porsche teams had to name new driver line-ups. Unfortunately, it was necessary because Porsche had withdrawn the factory drivers planned for the Eifel region after the Le Mans race due to positive COVID 19 tests.
Furthermore, the yellow-green Manthey Porsche with the starting number 911 alias “Grello” will not start because of the positive COVID-19 tests. The driver’s Lars Kern and Mathieu Jaminet planned for “Grello” change to the 911 GT3 R of Frikadelli Racing.
As planned by the Frikadelli Racing Team could not use the drivers who started in Le Mans for the race at the Nürburgring. Pretty much every Porsche team had a driver’s switch-over match to be able to start at the Eifel classic nevertheless.
The KCMG team also had to plan with new drivers, with Earl Bamber, Jörg Bergmeister, and Timo Bernhard, among others, starting for the Hong Kong team.
We wish our KW Motorsport customers and all participants a successful and beautiful race. Stay healthy! Surely our motorsport fans have already noticed that the images used for this blog post have been taken during this year’s NLS – Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie 2020.
Images Gruppe C Photography