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
The FEV Group, with headquarters in Aachen, Germany, is an internationally recognized vehicle development services provider. FEV’s expertise ranges from consulting to the development and testing of innovative vehicle concepts through readiness for serial production. In addition to traditional engine and transmission development, vehicle integration, calibration, and the homologation of state-of-the-art gasoline and diesel engines, increasing importance is being placed on the development of hybrid and electric powertrains as well as alternative fuels. FEV experts focus on the advancement of electronic control systems, as well as connected vehicles and automation.

The “FEV Software and Testing Solutions” product portfolio complements these services with cutting-edge test fields, measuring equipment and software solutions that help make the development process more efficient and transfer significant process steps from the road to the test rig – or even to computer simulation.

FEV offers these services to its transport industry customers around the world. The FEV Group employs over 6500 highly-qualified specialists in modern development centers close to our customers at more than 40 locations on five continents.