24 Hours of Nürburgring – The red flag soon to be raised?

The 24 2024 Hours of Nürburgring are interrupted due to fog. At 12:30 p.m., still no resumption time announced even though the race must end at 16:00 p.m.

Published on 02/06/2024 à 12:34

Medhi Casaurang

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24 Hours of Nürburgring – The red flag soon to be raised?

The cars are on the starting grid. Screenshot

The 52nd edition of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring (Germany) is marked by climatic hazards. Thick fog forced the organization to stop the event with a red flag on Saturday evening. The cars returned to the pits and the interruption lasted all night.

This Sunday morning, at 9:30 a.m., the competitors still in the running took the wheel again to take their cars to the starting grid, with a view to a second start. But the fog is still there and you don't have to be a guesser to predict that the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring will not resume for some time yet.

Update 13 p.m.: Five training laps will be completed at 13:30 p.m. If conditions improve during these laps, the race will be restarted. Otherwise, the race will be interrupted.

“It was a pleasant night – in a warm bed, said Max Hesse (BMW n°72). We are now waiting to see how long the race will really last. I think it will be a sprint race. Now we need to think about which type of tire is best. »

24 Hours of Nürburgring ranking top 10 before the restart:
1. #16 Stippler / Mies / Feller / Marschall (Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II)
2. #911 Vanthoor / Preining / Estre / Güven (Porsche 911 GT3 R (992))
3. #72 Harper / Hesse / Weerts (BMW M4 GT3)
4. #4 Stolz / Götz / Juncadella Perez-Sala / Maini (Mercedes-AMG GT3)
5. #27 Van der Linde / Mapelli / Pepper (Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2)
6. #1 Fernandez Laser / Keilwitz / Ludwig / Varrone (Ferrari 296 GT3)
7. #3 Beretta / Bird / Owega / Maini (Mercedes-AMG GT3)
8. #98 Marciello / Martin / Wittmann / Farfus (BMW M4 GT3)
9. #33 Andlauer / Bachler / Müller / Picariello (Porsche 911 GT3 R (992))
10. #44 Eriksson / Heinemann / Menzel / Ragginger (Porsche 911 GT3 R (992))

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Medhi Casaurang

Passionate about the history of motorsport across all disciplines, I learned to read thanks to AUTOhebdo. At least that's what my parents tell everyone when they see my name inside!

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Yves-Henri RANDIER

02/06/2024 at 02:07 a.m.

The Nordschleife, the Green Hell, a route full of history and exploits, an extraordinary atmosphere with greater attendance than at the 24 Hours of Le Mans... but a very particular topography and climate, the 2024 edition by testifying! Only fog but no snow...

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