• May 24, 2008
Many thanks to reader Dougall, who just emailed in to let us know that the Nürburgring 24 hour race is being streamed live on the web. Coverage appears to have just started a short time ago (as of 8:41 Eastern, the racers have just pulled out on the circuit behind the pace car). The full 24 hours of racing will be streamed. To watch, visit http://adac.24h-rennen.de/live/live-streaming.html. After sitting through a few commercials, it drops you right into the stream. Enjoy.

UPDATE: RadioLeMans.com is also streaming live video with English commentary. It's got a bigger video window, and you have on-track audio, so you can hear the cars' engines on the circuit. The commentators are also funny, as the Lexus LF-A had pitted and was having its rearview mirror adjusted while other work was done on the car. Next thing you know, it's being pushed into the pit garage. One of the announcers deadpans, "They're obviously having a lot of problems with the mirror there." RadioLemans.com wins.

UPDATE 2: Live standings (all classes) can be seen here (there's a slight delay, but it's useful). For a kick, keep an eye open for the #114 car. It's an Opel Manta with a fox tail hanging off the roof antenna. Great stuff. As LS2/LS7 points out in the comments, the Nürburgring 24h is not a "big" race compared to others, but it's definitely fun to look in on.

UPDATE 3: The race is over (podium ceremony taking place as I type at 9:25 AM Eastern). The Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR driven by the veritable all-star team of Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Marc Lieb, and Marcel Tiemann is the overall winner. Full results can be found here. Commenter "Philthy" also reports that tragically, the #114 Opel Manta lost its foxtail somewhere along the way. The Manta, in case you're curious, finished 46th overall and 4th in the SP3 class.

[Source: ADAC Zurich Nürburgring 24h]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      i cant find the link for the video at radiolemans
        • 6 Years Ago
        Go to Nurburgring 24 hours link of the left

        Then there is a VERY small click here link in the paragraph above the GT advertisment. Click on that

        Should pop up
      • 6 Years Ago
      LEXUS DOING WELL TOO,LOOK AFTER 3 HOURS(212 PLACE IN THAT TIME) FIXED THE CAR ,NOW IS IN 136 PLACE,TIME ACTUALLY 15 HOURS IN RACE,IF U COUNT THE 3 HOURS FIXING THE CAR IS ONLY 12 HOURS.
      RIGHT?
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Mini (real Mini w/1.3L engine, not BMW Mini) is in 129th place, 30 laps down and laps 33% slower than the leaders (12 min laps).

        It's ahead of the Lexus.
        • 6 Years Ago
        So having the car in the shop 20% of the time seems like doing well to you?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hear a Viper and Mustang Team crapped out early. American Car can't turn!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        So what's the Porsches' excuse?



        • 6 Years Ago
        just for the ignorant..the Zakspeed Viper was the last 10 years by far the most successfull 24h Ring race car... 3time overall victory 2x 2th place overall 2x 3th place overall.. no other car has such a 24h Ring record.. btw the Viper dyno was broken..problem fixed Viper is back on track doing super fast laps..
        • 6 Years Ago
        haha, chill out, it was a funny comment by cat and bmw
      • 6 Years Ago
      The german announcers start to get annoying in 3.....2......1.....close window
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, i was really hoping that Gumpert Apollo hybrid would shine a bit...

      188th at the moment

      Anyone knows if they have been having any problems during the race?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I heard an interview early on, perhaps about 14 hours ago now there they had one of the engineers of the car on, and he said they were having trouble with the electric motor overheating. So I'm guessing it has lost significant laps to mechanical difficulties.
      • 6 Years Ago
      eh guys who are having trouble streaming save the source onto your computer and open it in vlc player, its much better!!!!! any questions let me know.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Lexus LF-A is back on track after 3hours in the pit
      • 6 Years Ago
      Spent all morning looking for this, but alas, my connection is too slow to stream it. Oh well hopefully everyone else will be able to watch it at least!
        • 6 Years Ago
        You're not missing much video-wise. The audio commentary is good (as always for Radio Le Mans), but the video has been a fixed camera pointing at pit out for 15 mins straight. And that'll continue.

        There are small sections of good video coverage (like the chopper shots), pehaps when Radio Le Mans gets to use someone else's feed for a bit.

        I'm not putting Radio Le Mans down, they just don't have the cash to cover this for video properly. You try placing cameras across 6 miles of track...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Argh, damn... L2Read the first page of comments before posting - sorry about that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know if it's already been mentioned, but the lovely Sabine Schmitz (seen on Top Gear) was one of the drivers of the car that finished 3rd - gratz to her and the team!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The #118 Scirocco is up to 17th at the moment. Its currently the leading FWD car, but the Opel Astra GTC is hot on the heels of the currently 20th place #117 Scirocco.

      Not bad considering 13 of the top 20 overall are Porsches.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I expected that. It's self-selection in action. Many of the teams in the race don't have the finances/skill necessary to win the race. Of the ones that do, they disproportionally select 911s as their cars to race.

        I'm not saying the 911 isn't a great car, it is. But the biggest factor is that the best teams brought 911s with them and a lot have Porsche factory drivers in them.
        • 6 Years Ago
        8 out of the 10 top ten cars are porsches. the other 2 are the Z4 M's. I honestly didnt expect that...

        It really should be an intresting battle for 1st. Ive been watching the #22 porsche 997 GT3 and the #5 Z4 M just keep switching.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Manuel Reuter is driving that car (Opel)

      • 6 Years Ago
      Viper back in the garage...
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