So last week was the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the midsummer endurance classic.
And what’s a better way to spend the next weekend than with another 24 hours?
For 18 drivers, they’re staying in Europe for another week, and another 24-hour race. The ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race, or as it’s more commonly known, the 24 Hours of the Nurburging, follows a week after Le Mans and will see a wealth of talented drivers take to “the Green Hell.”
The 18 include two Le Mans winners. Overall winner Marcel Fassler, who co-drove the winning No. 2 Audi R18 e-tron quattro with Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer, is entered in the No. 3 Phoenix Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra with co-drivers Marc Basseng, Frank Stippler and Laurens Vanthoor.
Additionally, GTE-Am class winner Nicki Thiim shifts from the No. 95 Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage to the No. 10 Prosperia C. Abt Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra he’ll share with Christopher Mies and Christer Jons.
Jeroen Bleekemolen, who co-drove with Cooper MacNeil at Le Mans, has two more drivers to support him at Nurburgring. The No. 1 Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 features Bleekemolen, Andreas Simonsen, Christian Menzel and Lance David Arnold behind the wheel.
Here’s the full entry list. In the meantime, below is a list of those doing the “24 double,” with their cars last week and now this week to monitor. An update after a double check reveals there’s a 19th driver doing the double, as well, that I forgot initially.
DRIVER LM24/CLASS N24/CLASS Jeroen Bleekemolen 79 ProSpeed Porsche 911 GT3 RSR/GTE-Pro 1 Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3/SP 9 GT3 Marcel Fassler 2 Audi Sport Audi R18 e-tron quattro/LMP1 3 Phoenix Audi R8 LMS Ultra/SP 9 GT3 Rene Rast 24 Loeb Oreca 03 Nissan/LMP2 4 Phoenix Audi R8 LMS Ultra/SP 9 GT3 Patrick Pilet 91 Porsche 911 RSR/GTE-Pro 6 Frikadelli-Racing-Team Porsche GT3 R/SP 9 GT3 Stefan Mucke 97 AMR Aston Martin Vantage/GTE-Pro 7 AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3/SP 9 GT3 Darren Turner 97 AMR Aston Martin Vantage/GTE-Pro 7 AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3/SP 9 GT3 Pedro Lamy 98 AMR Aston Martin Vantage/GTE-Am 7 AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3/SP 9 GT3 Richard Westbrook 74 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R/GTE-Pro 8 Haribo Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3 R/SP 9 GT3 Nicki Thiim 95 AMR Aston Martin Vantage/GTE-Am 10 Prosperia C. Abt Racing GmbH Audi R8 LMS Ultra/SP 9 GT3 Abdulaziz Al Faisal 66 JMW Motorsport Ferrari F458 Italia/GTE-Am 14 Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3/SP 9 GT3 Roman Rusinov 26 G-Drive Racing Morgan Nissan/LMP2 17 G-Drive Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra/SP 9 GT3 Alvaro Parente 52 RAM Racing Ferrari F458 Italia/GTE-Pro 20 Dorr Motorsport McLaren 12C GT3/SP 9 GT3 Markus Palttala 75 ProSpeed Porsche 911 GT3 RSR/GTE-Am 26 BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS BMW Z4 GT3/SP 9 GT3 Pierre Ehret 70 Taisan Ferrari F458 Italia/GTE-Am 29 GT Corse by Rinaldi Ferrari 458 Italia GT3/SP 9 GT3 Alexandre Imperatori 47 KCMG Oreca 03 Nissan/LMP2 44 Falken Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R 997/SP 9 GT3 Nick Heidfeld 12 Rebellion R-One Toyota/LMP1 80 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R GT3/SP 9 GT3 Lucas Ordonez 0 NISMO Global Nissan ZEOD RC/G56 80 Nissan GT Academy Team RJN Nissan GT-R GT3/SP 9 GT3 Tristan Gommendy 46 Thiriet by TDS Racing Ligier JS P2 Nissan/LMP2 121 Philippe Salini Seat Leon Supercopa/SP 3 T Pierre Kaffer 71 AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia/GTE-Pro 502 Audi race experience Audi R8 LMS Ultra/SP 9 GT3