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160-Car Field Set for Nürburgring 24H

Entry list released for next month’s Total Nürburgring 24 Hours…

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The entry list for the 47th running of the Total Nürburgring 24 Hours has been released, with a total of 160 cars set to take part in the race on June 22-23.

A field of 34 GT3 cars registered in the SP9 category will compete for overall honors, while eight manufacturers will have a presence in the top class.

Mercedes-AMG, Audi, Nissan, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lexus, BMW and defending winner Porsche will all be represented on the SP9 grid.

The 2018-winning lineup of Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet, Richard Lietz and Frederic Makowiecki will return to one of three factory-supported Manthey Porsche 911 GT3 Rs entered.

Other recent winners including Black Falcon, Land Motorsport, Phoenix Racing and Team Schnitzer are also listed, while 2015 victor Team WRT was not included in Audi’s lineup that was released last week.

Dominik Baumann is still officially listed in the No. 17 GetSpeed Performance Mercedes-AMG GT3 despite suffering a broken collar bone in a crash during practice for the six-hour N24 Qualifying Race.

Baumann is listed alongside Renger van der Zande, Tristan Vautier and Kenneth Heyer in one of seven Mercedes GT3 cars slated to take part.

Mercedes and BMW have the joint-largest representation on the grid, while Porsche and Audi teams are bringing six and five cars respectively.

Three previously-announced Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s will also race as part of the Japanese manufacturer’s return to the top class after two years away.

Only a single SP-X entry, for un-homologated cars, is due to take part in Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ SCG 003C entry, which scored overall pole in 2017.

A large contingent of GT4 machinery is due to also take part, including factory-supported entries from Aston Martin in the SP 8T class.

Various GT4 cars, meanwhile, are also represented in the SP8 and SP10 classes.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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