Subaru to Compete in 2023 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

BY Sean Loo

Subaru Tecnica International, Subaru's motorsport subsidiary, will participate in the 51st Nürburgring 24-Hour Race.

This year’s instalment will be held from 20 to 21 May 2023 at the Nürburgring circuit in the Eifel region of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Subaru will be competing with its WRX based race car.

Since its debut in 2008, this participation marks Subaru’s 14th time to participate in the 24-Hour Nürburgring race. The WRX will compete in the "SP4T" class for cars, made for cars that have turbo engines between 2.0L and 2.6L.

Of course, if you’re no stranger to the Nürburgring, the course is one of the toughest in the world. With a total length of approximately 25 km, a 300m difference in elevation and ever-changing weather conditions, it trashes even the most experienced of drivers.

In order for the drivers to drive fast and control the car as they wish on such a challenging track, the new race car has been developed based on the Subaru Global Platform at its core, leveraging the basic layout of Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD paired with a horizontally-opposed “Boxer'' engine.

Carlo van Dam (Netherlands), Tim Schrick (Germany), Hideki Yamauchi (Japan), and Takuto Iguchi (Japan) will be driving for the team.

Eight service technicians are also carefully selected from Subaru dealerships around Japan and will join the team to support the race this year. Subaru has had dealer technicians participate in overseas motorsport races since 1990, a unique initiative aimed at delivering “Enjoyment and Peace of Mind” to customers by enhancing the technical skills of its service technicians.