September 12, 2020
Huber Motorsport presents driver line-up and new design for the 24h race at the Nürburgring 2020
The season highlight for Huber Motorsport is approaching fast. From 24th to 27th September 2020 the 48th edition of the legendary 24 hour race will take place at the Nürburgring. The team from Albaching will start for the first time with a Porsche 911 GT3 R and is competing in the SP9 Pro-Am class.
“After a long period of uncertainty as to whether and under which circumstances the 24-hour race will take place this year, our entire team is now eagerly awaiting its first start with the Porsche 911 GT3 R. We have prepared intensively for this race throughout the 2020 NLS season and are now happy to present our driver squad and the new dual-faced design for the 24h race”, explains team manager Reinhard Huber.
In addition to the regular team of this year’s NLS season, consisting of Marco Holzer, Patrick Kolb and Lorenzo Rocco di Torrepadula, the former Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler will take a seat in the #25 Huber 911 GT3 R.
Marco Holzer and Wolf Henzler successfully competed in various endurance races such as the 24h Nürburgring, the 24h of Le Mans, the 24h Daytona or the 24h of Spa-Francorchamps and will bring valuable endurance racing experience to the team.
After three class victories of Kolb, Holzer and Rocco di Torrepadula in the NLS, the 24h-quartet wants to fight for victory in the Pro-Am category at the long distance classic in the Eifel.
“Due to the intensive preparations in the NLS season to date, we have a confident outlook towards this year’s 24h-race. We are highly motivated; acknowledging the 24h race at the Nürburgring to be one of the most demanding races in the world.”, Reinhard Huber adds.
The new design – the Porsche with two faces
In honour of the legendary 24h race at the Nürburgring Huber Motorsport has come up with a new, very special design for the 911 GT3 R. Due to the dual-facetted look, where one side of the Porsche is in the familiar dark blue and the other side is held in scarlet red and, our GT3 R looks different from every perspective and is therefore sure to be a highlight for fans and photographers.
The first exchange of blows for the world’s toughest 24-hour race will take place on Thursday, 24 September 2020 at 12.30 pm with the first qualifying session. This is followed by a night qualifying from 8.30 pm to 11.30 pm. On Friday at 1.25 pm the third qualifying will start before the last qualifying session of the day.
The starting grid of the first 33 cars will be determined during the top qualifying sessions on Friday from 5.50 pm onwards. The #25 Huber Motorsport Porsche has already qualified for the top 18 shootout thanks to its previous NLS successes. The starting signal for the race twice around the clock will be given on Saturday at 3.30 pm.
The whole race and all qualifying trainings will be broadcast live on the internet on the www.24h-rennen.de. In German free TV, the TV station “RTL Nitro” will be broadcasting the race in full length with more than 25 hours of air time.