The time has finally come: the 2022 Nürburgring 24 Hours race begins! The 50th edition of the Eiffel Classics begins on Saturday 28th May at 4:00pm. As early as 12:00, 135 participating cars of different classes lined up for the starting grid.

After several qualifying sessions since Thursday and the first qualifying match on Saturday night, the final start grid for the Nürburgring 24 Hours has now been decided. Ferrari will start from pole position for the second time in racing history after 2011, with the BMW favorite completing the front row.

24 Hours of the Nürburgring: The grid kicks off for the 50th Eiffel Marathon

Almost unusual for an Eifel, all the qualifying parts happened in dry weather with the best weather. The big surprise was the Ferrari’s best time of 26-octane 126 (Grossmann/Trumer/Hershey/Ludwig), which Luca Ludwig placed second in first qualifying. With 8:09.469, the son of the Nürburgring king Klaus Ludwig put the Ferrari 488 GT3 in front.

With a difference of 1.171 seconds, Augusto Farfus drove the ROWE Racing BMW M4 GT3 into P2. South Africa’s Jordan Pepper qualified third with the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 for Team Conrad Motorsport. No. 1 defending champion Manthey-Porsche (Christensen/Estre/Makowiecki/Vanthoor) must start from the last row of the first starting set due to a flag violation.

The Nürburgring 24 Hours: This is how qualification works

The current qualifying format for the legendary 24 Hours of Nürburgring is not easy even for die-hard motorsports enthusiasts. In the lead-up to the 24-hour race, two three-hour qualifying races each took place from May 6 to 8, 2022. These results along with the NLS race results brought them first 2 qualifying places.

The long race weekend’s qualifying sessions are divided into three classic qualifying rounds and two qualifying sessions. In the first three qualifying sessions, positions outside the SP9 category are determined. The fastest team in the second qualifier takes first place.

A total of 20 teams can participate in the second part of the top qualifiers. The complex situation should prevent the manufacturers’ so-called sandbag and help the regulator establish a performance balance.

24 Hours Nürburgring 2022: Start of the network

Site number. Team driver
1 26 octane126 Ferrari Grossmann / Trumer / Hershey / Ludwig
2 99 ROWE BMW De Filippi / ING / FARVUS / YELLULI
3 7 Konrad Lamborghini Jeffries / Pepper / Di Martino / Hacklander
4 22 audi car collection Haas / Muller / Niederhauser / Rust
5 16 Phoenix Audi Jermaziak / Schramm / Beretta / Winkelhook
6 72 BMW Junior Team Harper / Hess / Verhagen
7 101 Walkenhorst-BMW Krognes / Soucek / Trogen / Müller
VIII 12 HRT Mercedes Marcello / Ellis / Pride
9 25 Huber Porsche Thyssen / Rader / Menzel / Kern
10 6 HRT Mercedes Haupt / Piana / Bastian
11 24 audi car collection Kolb / Drudi / Miss / Niederhauser
12 4 Getspeed Mercedes Engel / Junon / Juncadilla
13 98 ROWE BMW Katzburg/Edwards/S. Van der Linde / Whitman
14 27 Porsche Texport WRT Andaloer / Campbell / Jaminette
15th 34 schnitzel mercedes Haier / Stengel / Mettler / Buckman
16 28 Porsche dynamics Englehart / Cairoli / Lidogar / Breening
17 3 Getspeed Mercedes Christodoulo / Gotze / Schiller
18 102 Walkenhorst-BMW Müller / Bohlin / Tack / Schmidtstadt
19 23 audi car collection Fetzer / Cook / Marshall / Rich Man
20 20 Schubert BMW Crone / Sims / Klingman / Croton
21 15th Phoenix Audi K. van der Linde / Vanthoor / Vervisch / Frijns
22 116 real racing Kofler / Siljehaug / Hofer / Heinemann
23 5 Phoenix Audi Kolb/Stepler/Feller/K. Van der Linde
24 33 Falcon Porsche Evans/Muller/Bellett/Seyfried
25 90 TF Sport Aston Martin Sorensen / Theme / Pittard / Martin
26 18 KCMG Porsche Olsen / Bourdon / Tandy / Bamber
27 55 Mercedes Landgrave Assenheimer / Treves / Baumann / Apothelos
28 29 Porsche dynamics cairoli / de liner
29 14 Ferrari one race Koolhaas / Kohler / Schneider / Koenig
30 11 Twin bush Audi Erhart / Heimrich / Kafir / Klassen
31 21 Putman Mercedes Putman / Spinloop / Foster / Lewis
32 44 Falcon Porsche bachler / picariello / billet / raginger
33 117 real racing F. Stuck / J. Plaster / Baltala / Kofler
34 706 Glickenhaus Racing Much / Fernandez / Mellux / Westbrook
35 1 manthe porsche Christensen / Esther / Makovitzki / Fanthur
36 100 Walkenhorst-BMW Walkenhorst / Bohlen / Breuer / Ziegler