Live Thread: 2024 Nürburgring 24 Hours

Colin
By Colin Wood
May 31, 2024 | Endurance Racing, 24 Hours of Nürburgring, Nürburgring 24 Hour, Live Thread

Photography Credit: J.G. Pasterjak

This weekend marks one of the most grueling endurance races on the planet, the 2024 ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring–and we’ll be there to capture the action.

Our own J.G. Pasterjak is on the ground at the (in)famous Nürburgring, and he’ll be providing live updates throughout the race weekend: The highs, the lows and–perhaps most importantly–all the wonderful trackside eats.

The green flag drops on June 1 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (4:00 p.m. local time). For more information, including the entry list and a full schedule, visit 24h-rennen.de.

As always, feel free to ask questions or make your own contributions to the thread.

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Comments
Hoppps
Hoppps Reader
5/29/24 12:09 p.m.

Yesssssssss!

One of my favorite races to watch! I'm excited to spend the weekend there n the garage wrenching and watching!

Rooting for the YouTube crew! Bilstein #150 Jimmy Briadbent, SuperGT, Micha Charudin, Manuel Metzger! 
 

Have fun JG! This is a bucket list race to visit one day!

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/29/24 12:27 p.m.
Hoppps said:

Yesssssssss!

Have fun JG! This is a bucket list race to visit one day!

Same here. Yeah, it's a bummer I can't make it out there myself, but I'm glad that I can live vicariously through J.G.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/29/24 2:03 p.m.
Hoppps said:

Yesssssssss!

One of my favorite races to watch! I'm excited to spend the weekend there n the garage wrenching and watching!

Rooting for the YouTube crew! Bilstein #150 Jimmy Briadbent, SuperGT, Micha Charudin, Manuel Metzger! 
 

Have fun JG! This is a bucket list race to visit one day!

Those guys are running out of the Black Falcon stables, and sharing a garage with this other Black falcon BMW GT4

That one is being piloted by Mike Skeen and Charles Espenlaub, so it's nice to see some familiar faces on the grid. We didn't hook up today because they were busy with tech and prep, but I'll be catching up with them tomorrow.

There's another American on the grid, Zack Moore, who has some AER history. Feels like a guy I should know but I don't think I do. Gonna try and look him up tomorrow, too.

Mostly I spent the day wandering the garages and the historic paddock. The vintage scene here is epic.

The forecast also looks wet. This dude is way ahead of it.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/29/24 3:14 p.m.

I'm also eager to see how Bulldog Racing's MINI John Cooper Works PRO does.

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
5/29/24 4:20 p.m.

I'm going to make it out there one year. Looks like a blast and more fun than Le Mans. Have fun! 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/30/24 5:36 a.m.

Cool detail on this E30 M3: Little protecto-guards over the hood pins. 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/30/24 5:39 a.m.

Hyundai just pulled the cover off this thing and I'm pretty on board. 

I can't get my pass in to the Hyundai compound yet because the American media babysitter hasn't arrived and security is so tight even I can't weasel my way in. I'll certainly follow up as soon as I'm able, though. 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/30/24 9:06 a.m.

Clearly I approve

I think I've found the ultimate ride mooch to flex my Nurburgring license. 

Coniglio Rampante
Coniglio Rampante Reader
5/30/24 10:02 a.m.
JG Pasterjak said:

Hyundai just pulled the cover off this thing and I'm pretty on board. 

I can't get my pass in to the Hyundai compound yet because the American media babysitter hasn't arrived and security is so tight even I can't weasel my way in. I'll certainly follow up as soon as I'm able, though. 

Dear Hyundai,

YES, please...whatever that is.

adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/30/24 12:24 p.m.

So I'm sitting here at my desk watching the qualifying session for the classic race thinking, I think I need to experience this in person.  

How does someone without connections/media passes/industry contacts go there on a budget and take it all in. Is it as simple as getting whatever tickets needed for the event, flying to somewhere closish in Europe, rent a little car and hit up their equivalent to Walmart for a tent and basic camping supplies and try not to piss off a local when you setup in "their spot"? Something to think about.

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