17. June 2019

20 years of FEV Racing – The team looks forward to a successful anniversary at the 24-hour race

FEV Racing competes in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in a SEAT Cupra

Aachen, June 17, 2019 – FEV Racing is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Nürburgring. On the long upcoming weekend on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, more than 150 teams compete on the 24 kilometers of the world-famous race track, also known as “the Green Hell”.

The 24-hour race casts its shadows ahead and this year has a very special anniversary in store for the team, fans and spectators. FEV Racing was founded in 1999, exactly 20 years ago, and has stood for passionate motorsport for two decades. 

FEV Racing had many faces over the past 20 years. Starting as a partner of established teams, such as engine developers for the legendary Eifelblitz, the team has been competing since 2017 with a Seat Cupra as an independent team as part of the Endurance Cup on the Nordschleife. One of the most important endurance races in the world will take place there. After a difficult race in 2018, the team still has a score to settle this year and will again fight to see the black and white checkered flag after 24 hours.

At the wheel of the Cupra TCR sits a powerful cast:

Benedikt Gentgen, André Gies, Martin Pischinger and Lukas Thiele will play their part in making the 24 hours a successful race. The team behind it is also highly motivated and has even been strengthened compared to last year.

With access to the paddock and numerous opportunities to follow the race at various points along the track, fans will have the opportunity to experience motorsport up close and personal. 

Last year, 210,000 spectators gathered at the circuit to follow the race spectacle on the spot. More than 30 international TV stations will also broadcast the race live – in Germany, RTL Nitro will broadcast for more than 26 hours.

Those who would like to support FEV Racing on site are cordially invited to visit the team at the Nürburgring:

  • Race start: Saturday,  June 22, 2019, 3:30pm
  • FEV Racing: Box #11, starting number #173
  • Contact: racing@fev.com

The Twitter channel @fevracing provides live coverage of the race.

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About FEV
FEV is a leading international, independent service provider for hardware and software in vehicle and powertrain development, as well as the energy industry. The range of competencies includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series production and all related consulting services. The range of services for vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behavior and NVH. FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally, FEV develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of development. The service portfolio also includes tailor-made test benches and measurement technology as well as software solutions that allow efficient transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation. For defossilization of the entire energy value chain, FEV offers energy management and infrastructure solutions from a single source, which intelligently link and holistically optimize power and heat generation, mobility, and industry. The FEV Group currently employs 6500 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five continents.