Two records at once: record winner Manthey Racing emerged victorious from the shortest-ever ADAC TOTAL 24h race. A 14.5-hour stoppage due to fog turned the 49th edition of the legendary “Eifel marathon” into an “Eifel sprint”. After a magnificent opening phase and a faultless final stint, French driver Kevin Estre claimed the seventh win for the team from Meuspath in the Manthey Porsche #911 – the perfect gift to mark the 25th anniversary of the team’s foundation. Italian Matteo Cairoli and Danish driver Michael Christensen hailed their team-mate as Estre rolled over the finishing line in “Grello”, 8.8 seconds ahead of the Rowe BMW #98 with final driver Sheldon van der Linde, Martin Tomczyk, Marco Wittmann and Connor de Phillippi. It was the second-closest finish in the history of the race. Third place was claimed by the GetSpeed Mercedes-AMG #7. This result put three different brands on the podium.
• First Glickenhaus Trophy for the driver of the #1 Rowe BMW • #19 Konrad Lamborghini and #4 HRT Mercedes AMG second and third • Dries Vanthoor, Engel, Farfus and Mapelli reach Top Qualifying 2 On Friday evening, Nick Yelloly recorded a best time of 10:01.619 minutes at a rain-soaked Nürburgring to claim pole position in the 49th ADAC TOTAL 24h race for the defending champions. British driver Yelloly kept his cool in the #1 Rowe BMW for the defending champions as the rain poured down, securing the sought-after Glickenhaus Trophy for the fastest driver at the Ring, which he will be presented with on Saturday, around 45 minutes before the race starts.
• Four days of action with 24h race, FIA WTCR and more racing highlights • Tickets available: stands open for spectators on the Grand Prix circuit • Just a few tickets remaining for Saturday - plenty of capacity on all other days • Comprehensive reporting with live feed and on NITRO in free TV
Accredited media representatives with access to the Media Center are invited to take part in the official press conferences for the ADAC TOTAL 24h race and FIA World Touring Car Cup (FIA WTCR) this weekend. All press conferences take place on the podium at the Media Center, which will also be the location on Friday for the draw to determine the starting sequence for Top Qualifying. The draw for the starting sequence will also be streamed live on the Facebook page for the 24h race. We would also like to take this opportunity to notify you of two special laps of honour at the ADAC TOTAL 24h race. Before Top Qualifying on Friday evening, Johannes Scheid will drive an accurate replica of the “Eifelblitz” around the Nordschleife, in memory of Sabine Schmitz. Just before the grid line-up begins on Saturday, the brand-new Glickenhaus hypercar will then complete a lap of honour around the circuit.
Hall of Fame: The winners list of the 24h race