Live streaming for the 2013 Nurburgring 24 Hours includes direct coverage from Radio Le Mans.
Excitement is brewing ahead of the 41st running of the Nurburgring 24 Hours, and with good reason.
Fresh off its inaugural win on the event last year – a victory they cemented with a one-two finish – Audi Sport Team Phoenix is back to defend its title with a three-car assault, with 2012 winners Frank Stippler, Marc Basseng, Christopher Haase and Markus Winkelhock keen take another crack at the big prize in the #1 R8 LMS Ultra. Johannes and Ferdinand Stuck, sons of former Grand Prix driver Hans-Joachim, will compete in the sister #4 Audi – alongside Michael Ammermuller – may take issue with that.
Five-time Nurburgring winner Pedro Lamy returns for a crack at his sixth victory in the #7 Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT3 alongside Allan Simonsen and Dubai 24 Hours podium finishers Darren Turner and Stefan Mücke. Sean Edwards, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Bernd Schneider meanwhile – all three reigning Dubai 24 Hours champions – will be hoping to repeat January’s result in the #9 Team Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 with Nicki Thiim. Plus, let’s not forget five-time Nurburgring 24 Hours winners Manthey Racing, whose driver line-up in one of its two Porsche 997 GT3 RSRs include 2011 winners Marc Lieb, Lucas Luhr, Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard.
And that’s just a smattering of the entries for this year’s race (which, by the by, also includes Nurburgring queen Sabine Schmitz). Plenty to watch out for then during the course of the 24-hour extravaganza on the Green Hell, and thankfully there are a number of live streaming options. After quite a lot of hair pulling – since live stream through the official Nurburgring homepage HERE is only possible by clicking ‘Munich’ on your VPN – we bring you RACE COVERAGE LIVE courtesy of AudiTV.
Second qualifying is due to kick off at 11.20 Central European Time, with the top 40 shootout scheduled at 17.50 CET. Tomorrow’s race gets underway at 17.00 CET.
– Shot courtesy of Jonathan Szczupak