The 2020 Nürburgring 24 Hours will see a high quality, but much-reduced grid for this year’s COVID19 -delayed event on 26/27 September.
102 cars are listed on the provisional entry with 31 cars in SP9 (GT3) plus the SP-X-entered Glickenhaus 004C.
Amongst the 31 in the top class both Audi and Porsche will be represented by eight cars apiece:
Audi Sport Team field a trio of cars;
The #1 for Nico Müller, Dries Vanthoor, Fred Vervisch and Frank Stippler, the #3 for Mirko Bortolotti, Robin Frijns, Christopher Haase and Markus Winkelhock and the #29 for Mattia Drudi, Christopher Mies, Rene Rast and Kelvin van der Linde.
Phoenix Racing field the #5 for Vincent Kolb, Mike Rockenfeller, Richard Westbrook, and double-dutying Frank Stippler and the #14 for Schramm, Kim-Luis Schramm, Jamie Green, Michele Beretta and Jules Gounon.
Car Collection has the #7 Audi with only two drivers currently listed: Milan Dontje and Peter Schmidt plus the #11, racing under the IronForce Racing, EFP Car Collection by TECE banner for Elia Erhart, Pierre Kaffer, Simon Reicher, and Iron-Force founder Jan-Erik Slooten.
The #15 Audi of RaceIng, powered by HFG / Racing Engineers GmbH fields Bernhard Henzel, Rahel Frey, Christian Bollrath and Stefan Aust.
Porsche’s octet comes from three two-car teams:
KCMG field the #1819 911 GT3R for Richard Lietz, Romain Dumas, Dennis Olsen and Patrick Pilet plus the #19 for (double duty) Romain Dumas, Eduardo Liberati, Alexandre Imperatori and Josh Burdon.
Frikadelli Racing Team Field their Pro-AM line-up in the #30 Porsche: Klaus Abbelen, Robert Renauer, Lance-David Arnold and Alex Mueller, and an all-Pro squad in #31, Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre, Maxime Martin and Matt Campbell.
The ever popular Falken Motorsport teams’ pair of Porsche field Christian Engelhart, Sven Muller, Thomas Preining and Dirk Werner in #33 with Peter Dumbreck, Klaus Bachler, Matteo Cairoli and Martin Ragginger in the sister #44.
There’s just a solo ‘Grello’ Manthey car this year, the #911 for Julien Andlauer, Matt Campbell (double duty man), Mathieu Jaminet and Lars Kern.
Huber Motorsport rounds out the Porsche SP9 contingent with ex-factory man Marco Holzer joined by Patrick Kolb and Lorenzo Rocco di Toprrepadula in the #25.
Mercedes AMG is present with seven AMG GT3 Evos.
They are fielded by three different teams:
The N24 debuting Haupt Racing team bring a trio of cars: The #2 Mercedes-AMG Team HRT car fields the team owner Hubert Haupt, Yelmer Buurman, Nico Bastian and Gabriele Piana.
The team’s #4 AMG sees Adam Christodoulou, Maro Engel, Luca Stolz and Manuel Metzger join forces whilst the #6 Mercedes AMG Team HRT AutoArenA effort fields double duty man Maro Engel with Patrick Assenheimer, Dominik Baumann and Dirk Mueller.
GetSpeed Performance field another trio of cars, the #8 under the Mercedes-AMG Team GetSpeed banner for Fabian Schiller, Maxi Götz, Maxi Bühk and Raffaelle Marciello. The team’s #9 car has Janine Hill and John Shoffner the only named drivers thus far whilst the #10 lists Francois Perrodo, Manu Collard, Matthieu Vaxiviere and Christer Jöns.
The final AMG comes from the debuting 10Q Racing Team, the #22 car for Kenneth Heyer, Sebastian Asch, Thomas Jäger and Daniel Juncadella.
BMW field five M6 GT3s.
There are two from ROWE Racing.
The #98 for Marco Wittmann. Lucas Auer, Tom Blomqvist and Philipp Eng, and the sister #99 for Alexander Sims, Nick Yelloly, Nicky Catsburg and double-duty Philipp Eng.
Walkenhorst Motorsport field two too! #100 is crewed by Henry Walkenhorst, Andreas Ziegler and Frederich and Mario von Bohlen whilst the all Pro #101 sees David Pittard joined by Jordan Pepper, Mikel Jensen and Christian Krognes.
BMW Team Schnitzer field the solo #42 car for Augusto Farfus, Jens Klingmann, Martin Tomczyk, and Sheldon van der Linde.
Both full season NLS 488 GT3s are listed:
The #16 Hella Pagid racing one car fields its regular crew – Christian Kohlhass, Nikolaj Rogivue and Stephan Köhler.
The #26 Octane 126 car sees Simon Trummer, Luca Ludwig, Björn Grossman and Jonathan Hirschi join forces in an all-Swiss line-up.
The sole Huracan GT3 Eve is fielded by Konrad Motorsport, the #21 car for Axcil Jeffries, Franck Perera, Marco Mapelli and Michele di Martino.
Listed in SPX but balanced against the SP9 cars the #704 Glickenhaus SCG004c sees Franck Mailleux, Felipe Laser and Thomas Mutsch entrusted with the new car.
Beyond the headline acts in SP9 there are 20 other classes listed.