The timetables for the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring and the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers are now available. This is the traditional starting signal for many fans to begin planning for the motorsport event of the year and also gives participants and teams early planning security. This year, it should not be too difficult for them to get their bearings: The sporting program and procedures for the 24h Nürburgring from 30 May to 2 June 2024 are largely the same as last year. However, the schedule for the prologue a month and a half beforehand has been significantly revised: the two four-hour races at the 24h Qualifiers (April 12 - 14) are part of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) for the first time this year and therefore promise maximum sporting excitement. The Friday before the Qualifiers weekend will also be dedicated to a permit course, with which Nordschleife rookies can acquire their DMSB Permit Nordschleife (DPN).
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For the main protagonists of the 24-hour weekend, the tried-and-tested sporting schedule remains unchanged. Two qualifying sessions are scheduled for Thursday (May 30), during which the race cars can battle for the best set-up and the fastest times for more than five hours. The evening qualifying session ends at 11:30 pm and promises an endurance atmosphere with bonfires and barbecues around the track. On Friday, there will be another 75-minute third qualifying session as a last chance before the dice are finally cast on the starting grid in the early evening - that's when the top qualifying takes place and with it the battle for grid positions at the front of the field. On Saturday, the teams can carry out a final fine-tuning session during the midday warm-up before the 24-hour marathon begins at 16:00.
Proven supporting programVisitors to the Nürburgring will experience an exciting supporting program around the 24h Nürburgring, which will remain the same as last year. The first competitive kilometers will be covered in the performance test on Thursday morning, while the touring car legends will hold the first race of the weekend on the GP circuit in the late morning, followed by two more races on Friday and Saturday. The Touring Car Trophy will also have its first race on Thursday - also on the GP circuit - with the second race following on Friday. The ADAC 24h-Classic race promises action on the Nordschleife. It will start again on Saturday morning. Of course, many other activities in the supporting program will also ensure an entertaining weekend. The timetables and schedules will be published once the planning has been completed.
24h Qualifiers count towards the NLS, streamlined schedule in line with the DPN amendmentVisitors to the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers can expect a race weekend with twice the sporting excitement. As the two four-hour races are counted towards the NLS, the starting field is likely to be packed with attractive participants across all vehicle classes, battling for points and placings in the popular racing series. Of course, the weekend will also be dominated by preparations for the highlight of the season. Many top teams use the prologue with its total of eleven and a half hours of driving time on the Nordschleife for intensive preparation and tuning of the race cars. Numerous drivers are also sure to use the races to fulfill the qualification requirements for acquiring the "big" DMSB Permit Nordschleife (DPN) level A. This "additional license" is required for races on the longest and most demanding race track in the world, and Nordschleife rookies can complete the entire learning program as part of the 24h Qualifiers starting this year. This is because a permit course will take place before the two days of competition (Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 14), which will initially enable the acquisition of the "small" DPN B, which is required for races with vehicles below the GT3 category. With one of these race cars, the entitlement for the DPN A can then be obtained during the two qualifying races. When the NLS and 24h participants are not populating the track, the Qualifiers should not be boring either. On Saturday, the program will be supplemented by a three-and-a-half-hour RCN performance test.