It was a debut to remember for Mercedes-AMG Junior Driver, Jordan Love, who secured a throughly deserved P2 finish in the ProAm class and P8 overall on his debut appearance at the iconic ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring for Mercedes-AMG Team Bilstein.
The Australian driver teamed up with teammates Arjun Maini and team owner Hubert Haupt behind the wheel of the Haupt Racing Team run #6 Mercedes-AMG Team Bilstein in the SP9 class.
A really successful opening three qualifying sessions, saw Jordan and the team finish in P1 twice and P2 respectively as the team guaranteed their place the top qualifying shootout on Friday afternoon.
Arjun would later qualify P7 overall and P1 in the ProAM class on the grid for the fall of the green flag on Saturday.
After a great start to the race, with the team running consistently in the top-ten, Jordan would complete a double stints during the night and into the early hours of the morning to leave the #6 P7 overall and P2 in class as the race moved into it's final stages.
As competitors fell victim to one of the toughest races in the world, Jordan and the #6 crew would persevere to take the chequered flag P8 overall and P2 in ProAm.
This marks a fantastic achievement for Jordan who achieved this result in not only his maiden 24h Nürburgring appearance, but his third ever 24 hour race.
"First Nürburgring 24 Hour in the books and it was certainly one to remember for myself and the #6 crew! Definitely an experience I will not be forgetting anytime soon on such an iconic track and to claim a podium finish was the icing on the cake for a memorable debut weekend. A massive thank you to my fantastic teammates and the team at Mercedes-AMG for all their efforts. Let's hope we can come back and do it all again next year!"
- Jordan Love, Mercedes-AMG Team BILSTEIN #6
Imagery courtesy of Haupt Racing Team