Pursuing the dream: Laura Luft to join the 24h NBR and Qualifying race
Laura Luft has announced that she will compete in her first Nürburgring 24H, joining Adrenalin Motorsport. A lifelong dream that will come true this season for the German driver, finally tackling the legendary race at the Green Hell.
Laura Luft has worked hard for her dream and she is now ready to hit the track.
Luft had a late start to her racing career, as she took on karting at the age of 24. But her way up has been impressive: from karting competitions in the German Team Championship, international 24 (and over) hour races and with some victories to her name, Luft worked her way up to the Nordschleife.
In 2016 she switched to the ADAC Dacia Logan Cup, followed by the RCN on the Nürburgring in 2017, as she moved her first steps in race cars.
After securing all the necessary licences to race at the mighty Nürburgring, she had her first start in the now rebranded NLS - VLN back in the days - the Nürburgring Endurance Series. The initial three participations were a chance to build a solid base, with the big goal in mind: her first 24 Hours race at that magical yet mighty place.
Then 2020 happened, and the Covid pandemic brought tough times to many people in motorsport. When she had already plans in place for the 2020 edition, her first start at the iconic race had to be postponed. In 2022, a health issue prevented her start as well.
But now Laura Luft is back with a vengeance and has announced her entry in both the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring, as well as the qualifying race.
Luft will race the BMW M240i operated by Adrenalin Motorsport, shared with soon-to-be announced teammates.
"Can’t wait to be back and hopefully that this time everything goes according to plan!" - said Luft.
The 51st edition of the famous 24 hour race - one of the most popular events in sports car racing - will take place from the 18th to 21st May, while the qualifying race will be held from 22nd to 23rd April.
Luft lives and breathes motorsport: she can also be found in the F1 paddock, as she works as Expert Host for the guests of the F1 Paddock Club, as well as a commentator for IRL and simracing competitions.
You can discover more about the inspiring German racer in our 2020 interview, where she shared her fascinating journey to NLS: The Journey of Laura Luft to NLS