FIA WEC and IMSA GT stars ready for the Nürburgring 24 Hours

Next weekend's Nürburgring 24 Hours race will feature many FIA WEC and IMSA GT stars. No GTE class in the German endurance classic, the premier class is SP9 open for FIA GT3 cars.

FIA WEC GTE-Pro champions in 2015 Manthey Racing will enter a pair of factory supported Porsche 911 GT3-Rs. The two cars will be driven by eight works Porsche drivers coming from FIA WEC and IMSA.

2015 Le Mans 24 Hours winners Nick Tandy and Earl Bamber will be joined by 2015 IMSA GTLM champion Patrick Pilet and Kevin Estre at the wheel of the #911 Porsche 911 GT3-R. 2015 FIA WEC GTE-Pro champion Richard Lietz along with Michael Christensen, Frederic Makowiecki, Jörg Bergmeister will be driving the #912 Porsche 911 GT3-R.

Another Porsche factory driver racing at the Nürburgring classic is Wolf Henzler. The KCMG driver in FIA WEC will join the privateer Team Falken Tire and their Porsche 911 GT3-R.

Aston Martin Racing will be competing in the Nordschleife classic with two works Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3s. Eight drivers will be behind the wheel of the two cars, all of them competing this year in FIA WEC.

The #006 Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 will be driven by  Richie Stanaway, Jonny Adam, Fernando Rees and Mathias Lauda. The sister #007 machine will be in the hands of Nicki Thiim, Marco Sørensen, Darren Turner and Pedro Lamy.

BMW will be very well represented in the Nürburgring 24 Hours. BMW factory drivers John Edwards, Lucas Luhr will drive for BMW Team Schubert. ROWE Racing BMW will feature Richard Westbrook the Ford star in IMSA.

Mercedes-Benz will welcome two Ford factory drivers. Dirk Müller (IMSA) will drive for AMG Team Black Falcon and Stefan Mücke (FIA WEC) will drive for AMG Team HTP Motorsport.

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