COVERAGE> The Nürburgring 24Hour With Falken

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Hello MotorMavens! A quick introduction before I tell you about our recent journey over to Germany. My name is Jordan Butters and I am Editor of Drifted.com.

I was recently chatting with Antonio Alvendia about a trip I took to the Nürburgring on behalf of Falken Tyres Europe and the Team Falken UK drift team and he kindly allowed me to show you my shots and experience of the N24 Race here on MotorMavens.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Antonio and the MotorMavens Crew were some of the first people that we spoke to when starting up Drifted a couple of years ago and it’s pretty cool that we can work alongside each other in bringing you the best automotive coverage. Make love not war, blondes not bombs, brunettes not fighter jets, etc, etc.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

So, I and the Team Falken UK drift team were over at the world famous Nürburgring, AKA “The Green Hell’ in Germany for a series of drift demos and passenger runs at the Falken-sponsored N24 Race – a grueling 24 hour endurance race around the longest configuration of the most notorious race track on the planet.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

A perk of being over for the event meant that we got to enjoy the spectacle that is the N24 from start to finish – bar a few hours. Our drift demos fitted in nicely around the competition as well.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Falken was debuting their new Porsche 911 GT3 R at the event.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

The car is a feat of engineering and is powered by a 4.0-liter six-cylinder, naturally-aspirated boxer engine that produces 480 horsepower at 7,250 rpm! I should think you’re wondering why there are no pictures of the full car here. As much as I like tight crops, this is the reason…….

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

….the grid was slightly busy to say the least! Pre-race the grid is opened up and the public can wander to their content and get close to the cars and drivers. I really liked this personal touch and was surprised that such a large and prestigious event did this. And I’m sure the fans appreciated it!

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Despite the open grid nature there is still a hive of activity with lots of serious faces on people wearing Falken jackets and lots of phone calls and headset-chatter too! The track was damp but the skies showed signs of clearing, so decisions were being made on which tyres to start on.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

I noticed this map attached to the inside of the driver’s door. It’s always good to know which way to go, especially at night on a circuit 25k long. I guess sat-nav isn’t allowed?

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Being a petrol-head through and through, I found it fascinating to walk the pits and grid as the drivers and teams got ready for the race. Team Falken UK drivers Paul, Matt and Alan were right behind me right? Err……no. Whilst I got rained on, they enjoyed the plush all inclusive VIP hospitality that Falken put on for guests in the Mercedes stand. Complete with a view of Turn 1 and multiple screens showing the race from all angles.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Down on the grid I spotted a few familiar faces, DJ Miki Taka from Formula Drift fame was accompanying the Need For Speed BMW Z4 along with Speedhunter Rod Chong.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

The Need For Speed Z4 was looking good on the grid. Sadly, later on in the race, it was involved in a fairly hefty collision – pretty much totaling the chassis.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Thankfully no-one was seriously injured. Team NFS driver Tommy Milner is shown above.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

The promo girls from Dörr Motorsport put on a smile for the cameras.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Lina Van de Mars (centre) was at the N24 on behalf of Falken and she’s also a big drift fan. She is a huge TV personality in Germany. She’s also a really cool person and she joined us in hospitality over the weekend.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

As the grid was cleared off of the public, I used my Press pass to full advantage to get some shots in of the cars as they were ready to launch.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

The buzz in the air is unreal and the anticipation on everyone’s faces is noticeable. This is the last time these cars, drivers and teams will rest for the next 24 hours.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Suddenly, the pit lane feels as busy as the grid was. Everyone floods back in, ready for the rolling start.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

As the cars parade their first lap, eager eyes watch screens on the pit walls. Fans track-side launch fireworks and flares skyward. Electricity fills the air.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

The sound of engines starts to resonate down the finish straight and we’re racing. The next 24 hours will be the most intense these drivers will experience all season. The Green Hell doesn’t take prisoners.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

We head back to the drift paddock and grab some seat time as the passenger rides start.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

There was a small area set out for the passenger rides and those rides were slow-speed but provided plenty of action for the crowd to see.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Lennard Wander smokes it up the rise before the track exit.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

The Falken guests arrived by the bus-load. I don’t think some of them quite knew what to expect from their ride! I pointed my camera at this guy for a solid minute at the start line waiting for a smile. It didn’t arrive.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

The nerves soon eased up and the drivers did their best to entertain the guests and give them an experience they wouldn’t forget!

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Remmo Niezen‘s wide E30 is powered by a 500+bhp BMW V8!

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Whereas Lars Verbraeken’s features a tuned 1JZ mounted right back behind the front suspension turrets and through the firewall for optimal weight distribution. The cooling system including radiator has been relocated to the boot of the E30 to make way for a huge v-mount intercooler setup. Meanwhile, out on the Nordschleife….

…the Falken 911 GT3 R was lapping fast! Unfortunately it was hampered during the race by an engine failure and then a gearbox fault – meaning there were two separate major pit-stops to replace engine and box. This left them in 176th position upon re-entering the race at 10pm on the Saturday night!

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

But, after a stellar effort from drivers and team, they climbed an incredible 128 places and finished in 48th position!

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

The night racing was amazing to watch. Something every automotive fan should experience.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

The ‘Ring is a hive of activity into the night – no one seems to sleep!

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

The hardcore fans are pretty crazy! Yes, that is indeed a man launching fireworks from his mouth!

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

The Team Falken guys were all just pretty awe-inspired – left, right and centre. Antonio brings you photos of exotic models – I bring you photos of strange European men.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Whilst the team retired to hospitality (again), I hit the pits. I didn’t really know any familiar faces so I just wandered about trying not to get run over.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Which was harder than it sounded. The speed and ferocity at which the cars left the pits was pretty intense! In the way or not, they were leaving!

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Driver changes were a bit more sedate. The new driver is taking time to strap himself in and get ‘comfy’ whilst the crew change tyres, check levels and top-up and perform routine maintenance.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Everyone has their job – each is practiced and choreographed to intersect seamlessly.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

When racing for a day and a night, reliability is king.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

And can be the difference between winning and losing.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Teams are kept busy into the night. Every individual is a vital cog in keeping the wheels turning.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Back in the hospitality section, the N24 party was in full flow! Whilst I was out in the cold taking photos the Jaegermeister stock had been severely depleted!

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Out on the circuit, the bright headlamps pierce the darkness. Above, a custom built Ferrari P4/5 Competizione is revealed by a chasing competitor.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Your senses are heightened and energy is illustrated by illumination.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

Brakes glow red hot – exhausts (and turbos on the 911) light up the track beneath.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

The ‘tribunes’ are a kinda spooky place to be at 4am. People litter them scattered about, some asleep, some awake. There’s something ‘Night of the Living Dead Race Fan’ to it.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

At 5am we find a fire and settle in for a nightcap. It’s been a long day just being here – I can’t fathom what the drivers are experiencing right now.

1JZ E30 Antonio Alvendia Big Remmo BMW Z4 boxer engine British Drift Championship DJ Miki Taka Dörr Motorsport DRIFTED Falken Motorsports Falken Tyres Europe Ferrari Formula Drift Germany GT3-R Jordan Butters Lars Lennard Wander Lina Van de Mars Mercedes MotorMavens N24 Race Need For Speed Nordschleife Nurburgring P4/5 Competizione Porsche sat-nav Team Falken UK The 'Ring The Green Hell Tommy Milner V8

We decide to try and get some sleep just as the sky begins to light at sunrise. The N24 has us beat.

Many thanks to the guys over at Falken Tyre Europe and Falken Motorsports for their hospitality over the weekend! Team Falken UK can be seen in action at the British Drift Championship rounds throughout 2011!

:: Jordan Butters

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10 Responses to “COVERAGE> The Nürburgring 24Hour With Falken”

  1. jpb20 says:

    holyjesus what an amazing photoshoot….great job

  2. I LOVE ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!! Jord, you are the man!!! No wonder Bridle has a man-crush on you!!! Loved the photos and your storytelling! It made me feel like I was there myself… except you’re right. I would have come away with more photos of the grid girls. And phone numbers. LOL

    That SLS AMG look amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Chris Bautista says:

    I spy Zurich banners!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. My pleasure Antonio! Everyone should experience the ‘Ring at least once in their lives, it’s a pretty special place!

    And Bridle’s man-crush is also because of my boyish good looks, despite being old enough to be his dad, almost.

  5. captainawesome says:

    so glad to see not only road racing, but more european drifting and a look into the infamous nurburgring. great article, hope to see lots more!

  6. Jordan! Great coverage! Very in-depth article. Made me feel like I was there. Hope to see more from you here.

  7. Andre says:

    “I didn’t really know any familiar faces so I just wandered about trying not to get run over.” You are kidding? You don´t know this guy?

  8. WOW Jordan Butters, You made some GREAT, GREAT photographs. And you grabbed a pair of E30 ///M3s, my favorite car of the lot. I could only wish I was there, Love German things especially the ladies (not any from these photos though =P).

    Hope to see more of your work on here, BMW in DTM is coming.

  9. Andre, I honestly don’t know who they are?! I don’t usually follow the 24Hr series I must admit!

  10. Paz says:

    Haha thats what i was thinking Jord. That guy is Hans Joachim Stuck, one of Germany’s greatest drivers.. And the 2011 24H was his last competative race, he drove the Zurich Lamborgini LP600 with his sons Ferdinand and Johannes..

    But anyways, it was such a badass weekend, cant wait for next year. Standing on the Dottinger Hohe at 2am is my favourite memory. I never get tired of being 4 feet away from cars going flat out!

    Great write up dude.

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