2012 24 Hours of Nürburgring

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The 2012 ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring was the 40th running of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. It took place over May 19–20, 2012.


For 2012: The race was limited to a maximum of 190 cars/entries (down from a limit of 250 entries in 2011[1]), which started in 3 groups of up to 70 cars (maximum). Each entry must have between 2 drivers (minimum) and 4 drivers (maximum). Drivers may drive more than one car (2 maximum). All drivers were permitted to drive 3 hours per stint (maximum) with all refuelling and pit stops included. All drivers were required to take a MINIMUM REST TIME of 2 hours (whether driving 1 or 2 cars).[2]

New in 2012: There was an exciting new "Top-40" qualifying format for the 40 fastest cars on the starting grid, which tooke place, Friday, after the first 2 qualifying sessions: "the 40 fastest teams will battle it out on Friday afternoon for the positions at the front end of starting group 1".[3]

As in previous years, the Top 40 Qualifying cars eligible to start, must have flashing lights installed (for better identification of the Top 40 competitors) behind the windscreen on the passenger’s side.[2]

Classes for 2012[edit]

In 2012, there were 28 classes split into 4 divisions.

2012: Classes: ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen[2]
Division Classes
Division 1 – Group 24h-Special
  • Normally aspirated engines: SP3, SP4, SP5, SP6, SP7, SP8, SP9 (FIA-GT3), SP10 (SRO-GT4)
  • Turbo engines: SP3T, SP4T, SP8T
  • Diesel engines (Turbo): D1T, D2T, D3T, D4T
  • AT (gas driven vehicles, liquid gas, natural gas, HVO, alternative Diesel fuels)
Division 1 – Group E1-XP
  • E1-XP1, E1-XP2, E1-XP Hybrid
Division 1 – Group VLN Series Production cars
  • V2, V3, V4, V5, V6
Division 2 – Group N (Production Touring Cars)
  • N2, N3, N4, N5

Race results[edit]

Class winners in bold.

40th ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen
Pos Class No Team Drivers Vehicle Laps
1 SP9 3 Germany Audi Sport Team Phoenix Germany Frank Stippler
Germany Christopher Haase
Germany Marc Basseng
Germany Markus Winkelhock
Audi R8 LMS Ultra 155
2 SP9 26 Germany Mamerow Racing Germany Christian Mamerow
Germany Michael Ammermüller
Germany Christian Abt
Germany Armin Hahne
Audi R8 LMS Ultra 155
3 SP9 66 Germany Hankook Team Heico Sweden Andreas Simonsen
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Netherlands Christiaan Frankenhout
Germany Lance David Arnold
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 155
4 SP9 29 Belgium Marc VDS Racing Team Belgium Maxime Martin
Belgium Bas Leinders
Finland Markus Palttala
BMW Z4 GT3 154
5 SP9 2 Germany Audi Sport Team Phoenix Germany Rene Rast
Germany Frank Stippler
Switzerland Marcel Fässler
Germany Christopher Mies
Audi R8 LMS Ultra 151
6 SP9 28 Germany Sabine Schmitz
Netherlands Patrick Huisman
Germany Klaus Abbelen
Germany Christopher Brück
Porsche 997 GT3-R 151
7 SP9 19 Germany BMW Team Schubert Germany Jörg Müller
Germany Dirk Müller
Germany Uwe Alzen
Germany Dirk Adorf
BMW Z4 GT3 150
8 SP9 20 Germany BMW Team Schubert Germany Dirk Adorf
Germany Dominik Schwager
Germany Claudia Hürtgen
Germany Nico Bastian
BMW Z4 GT3 150
9 SP9 18 Germany BMW Team Vita4One Germany Marco Wittmann
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Sweden Richard Göransson
Germany Jens Klingmann
BMW Z4 GT3 150
10 SP9 21 Germany Rowe Racing Germany Michael Zehe
United States Mark Bullitt
Germany Roland Rehfeld
Germany Marco Hartung
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 150
11 SP9 29 Germany Timbuli Racing Germany Marc Hennerici
Austria Norbert Siedler
Germany Marco Seefried
Germany Dennis Busch
Porsche 997 GT3-R 149
12 E1-XP 1 United States Global Partner Enterprise SA Italy Nicola Larini
Italy Fabrizio Giovanardi
Germany Manuel Lauck
Ferrari P 4/5 Competizione 147
13 SP7 150 Germany Kremer Racing Germany Wolfgang Kauffmann
Germany Alfrid Heger
Germany Dieter Schornstein
Germany Michael Küke
Porsche 911 GT3 KR 147
14 SP9 16 Germany Black Falcon Germany Hannes Plesse
Ukraine Andril Lebed
Germany Christian Bracke
Germany Reinhold Renger
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 147
15 SP8 83 Japan Gazoo Racing Japan Takayuki Kinoshita
Japan Akira Iida
Japan Juichi Wakisaka
Lexus LFA 147


  1. ^ Dillon, Ben (2011-06-22). "2011 Nurburgring 24-hour race preview". evo. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  2. ^ a b c "Regulations - 40. ADAC Zurich 24h-Rennen" [Regulations - 40th ADAC Zurich 24h Race] (PDF). ADAC Nordrhein e.V. 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-09.
  3. ^ "Excitement guaranteed: New Qualifying Format". 24h-rennen.de. 2012-04-03. Archived from the original on 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2013-06-09.

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