21 February, Wednesday

Schedule for 24h and 24h Qualifiers published

The timetables for the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring and the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers are now available. This is the traditional starting signal for many fans to begin planning for the motorsport event of the year and also gives participants and teams early planning security. This year, it should not be too difficult for them to get their bearings: The sporting program and procedures for...
Schedule for 24h and 24h Qualifiers published


The timetables for the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring and the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers are now available. This is the traditional starting signal for many fans to begin planning for the motorsport event of the year and also gives participants and teams early planning security. This year, it should not be too difficult for them to get their bearings: The sporting program and procedures for the 24h Nürburgring from 30 May to 2 June 2024 are largely the same as last year. However, the schedule for the prologue a month and a half beforehand has been significantly revised: the two four-hour races at the 24h Qualifiers (April 12 - 14) are part of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) for the first time this year and therefore promise maximum sporting excitement. The Friday before the Qualifiers weekend will also be dedicated to a permit course, with which Nordschleife rookies can acquire their DMSB Permit Nordschleife (DPN).  > ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers: Timetable and further information> ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring: Timetable and further information For the main protagonists of the 24-hour weekend, the tried-and-tested sporting schedule remains unchanged. Two qualifying sessions are scheduled for Thursday (May 30), during which the race cars can battle for the best set-up and the fastest times for more than five hours. The evening qualifying session ends at 11:30 pm and promises an endurance atmosphere with bonfires and barbecues around the track. On Friday, there will be another 75-minute third qualifying session as a last chance before the dice are finally cast on the starting grid in the early evening - that's when the top qualifying takes place and with it the battle for grid positions at the front of the field. On Saturday, the teams can carry out a final fine-tuning session during the midday warm-up before the 24-hour marathon begins at 16:00. Proven supporting programVisitors to the Nürburgring will experience an exciting supporting program around the 24h Nürburgring, which will remain the same as last year. The first competitive kilometers will be covered in the performance test on Thursday morning, while the touring car legends will hold the first race of the weekend on the GP circuit in the late morning, followed by two more races on Friday and Saturday. The Touring Car Trophy will also have its first race on Thursday - also on the GP circuit - with the second race following on Friday. The ADAC 24h-Classic race promises action on the Nordschleife. It will start again on Saturday morning. Of course, many other activities in the supporting program will also ensure an entertaining weekend. The timetables and schedules will be published once the planning has been completed. 24h Qualifiers count towards the NLS, streamlined schedule in line with the DPN amendmentVisitors to the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers can expect a race weekend with twice the sporting excitement. As the two four-hour races are counted towards the NLS, the starting field is likely to be packed with attractive participants across all vehicle classes, battling for points and placings in the popular racing series. Of course, the weekend will also be dominated by preparations for the highlight of the season. Many top teams use the prologue with its total of eleven and a half hours of driving time on the Nordschleife for intensive preparation and tuning of the race cars. Numerous drivers are also sure to use the races to fulfill the qualification requirements for acquiring the "big" DMSB Permit Nordschleife (DPN) level A. This "additional license" is required for races on the longest and most demanding race track in the world, and Nordschleife rookies can complete the entire learning program as part of the 24h Qualifiers starting this year. This is because a permit course will take place before the two days of competition (Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 14), which will initially enable the acquisition of the "small" DPN B, which is required for races with vehicles below the GT3 category. With one of these race cars, the entitlement for the DPN A can then be obtained during the two qualifying races. When the NLS and 24h participants are not populating the track, the Qualifiers should not be boring either. On Saturday, the program will be supplemented by a three-and-a-half-hour RCN performance test.

VLN signs contract for NLS dates in 2024


VLN Sport GmbH & Co. KG signs contract for 2024 Next step: fulfillment of the contract modalities Subsequent communication of the NLS dates possible VLN Sport GmbH & Co. KG has signed the contract with Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG for the dates offered to it in 2024. The organizer of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) is thus taking the first step towards holding the races at the Nürburgring. The Nürburgring operating company is now looking forward to the fulfillment of the associated modalities by the VLN so that the contract remains effective and the dates for the NLS can now also be communicated in accordance with the contract. NES GmbH, which organizes the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NES), had already signed an essentially identical contract with Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG and fulfilled all contractual requirements. The NES dates for the 2024 season have therefore already been fixed. The Nürburgring Endurance Series (NES) and the NLS have each been offered five dates, evenly spread over the months of March to November, by Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG. The dates are based on a proposal from the VLN. Both racing series have the opportunity to organize four Saturday races each and a so-called "double-header" weekend with two race days each. Friday is also included as a practice day for all dates. The Nürburgring operating company will communicate the current calendar for the 2024 season after the final allocation of dates.

Rock am Ring signs up H-Blockx and Slayer icon Kerry King


Kerry King, the guitarist of cult thrash metallers Slayer, who disbanded in 2019, has now confirmed his participation in Rock am Ring. After a five-year break, King recently returned with his solo project and the album "From Hell I Rise", which will be released on May 17. In addition to King on guitar, he is supported by top-class musicians such as Mark Osegueda (Death Angel) on the mic, bassist Kyle Sanders (ex-Hellyeah), guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) and a colleague from the Slayer days, Paul Bostaph, on drums. Musically, Kerry King wants to remain true to his Slayer heritage, as his show at Ring will prove. > Full Lineup & Tickets Crossover pioneers H-Blockx have also joined the line-up, and this year they will not only be celebrating one of their first appearances at Ring since 2010. They are also celebrating the 30th anniversary of their pioneering debut album "Time To Move", which not only achieved gold status but was also named album of the year at the time, spending 62 weeks in the charts. After the band led by singer Henning Wehland returned to the stage in 2020 after a long absence from live performances, the four of them showed that they are still among the spearheads of German rock acts. Ring fans will be able to see for themselves just how fresh their rock music sounds. Unfortunately, Mudvayne have had to cancel their European concerts, including their appearance at Rock am Ring. All tickets for Rock am Ring Utopia Stage Camping are already sold out. There are only a few options left in the premium camping categories in the Experience Camp. Festival Weekend Tickets are still available in the current price category. Information on the next price level change will be announced shortly via the festival channels.

New NES gets the season at the Nürburgring underway on 22/23 March


The Nürburgring Endurance Series, NES for short, gets the season at the Nürburgring underway on 22/23 March. Two 90-minute races on the Grand Prix circuit and an extensive warm-up on the legendary Nordschleife form the prologue to the new racing series, organised by the Automobilclub von Deutschland (AvD). To get to know the NES, with four further endurance races in the 2024 season, spectators and teams are in for a special treat: all visitors can enjoy the NES premiere with free admission from up close in the paddock and from all the open grandstands while all teams can take on the new season with plenty of driving time for testing as well as two races. Be it as a team or as a visitor: five good reasons for the NES prologueThe Nordschleife experience, compact racing action on the Grand Prix circuit, an open paddock, free admission to the ring°werk motorsport experience museum and free parking: an extremely attractive package that NES has put together for visitors, and five good reasons to come to the ‘Ring for the start of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. Different format only for NES premiereThe heart of the endurance races on the “Ring” beats on the almost hundred-year-old Nordschleife. And in this Green Hell, as three-time Formula 1 world champion Jackie Stewart once christened this labyrinth of bends, the following NES races are usually held over four hours: on May 3-4, July 5-6, September 13-15 and September 8-9. November. Only the prologue to the new NES will be held on the 5.148-kilometre Grand Prix circuit with a different schedule from Saturday lunchtime (12:00-18:00) with two qualifying sessions and two 90-minute races – including pit stops and driver changes. On Friday (8:00-14:00 test and set-up runs without co-drivers, 16:00-18:00 co-drivers possible) and also on Saturday morning (8:00-11:00 without co-drivers), the teams and drivers can prepare themselves for the new endurance season on the 24.358 kilometres long Nordschleife, including the sprint track. In addition to the test drives, the popular passenger rides and the course to obtain the so-called B-Permit, the first of two levels for the special full-throttle licence for rookies on the Nordschleife, offer the teams additional opportunities to use the NES season opener.

Rock am Ring - the fans' anticipation is huge


In five months, Rock am Ring will kick off the 2024 festival summer and welcome fans to the legendary Nürburgring from June 7 to 9 with a mega line-up. The anticipation among fans is huge and they still have the opportunity to buy tickets at the current price level. The organizers draw a successful interim balance. "The demand for tickets is strong and the anticipation among fans is huge," announces festival organizer Matt Schwarz. More than 90,000 tickets have already been sold for the legendary rock experience at the Nürburgring and for Rock im Park in Nuremberg. In addition, tickets in the premium camping categories at the Nürburgring are becoming scarce. At Rock am Ring, the "Utopia Stage Camping" and "Experience Camping" are almost sold out. At the beginning of November last year, the entire program was announced in one fell swoop for the first time in the history of the festivals. With Green Day, Die Ärzte, Måneskin, Avenged Sevenfold, Billy Talent, Broilers, Kraftklub, Parkway Drive, Queens Of The Stone Age and many more exclusive acts, including Babymetal, Bad Omens, Beartooth, Corey Taylor, Electric Callboy and Keanu Reeves with his band Dogstar, Rock am Ring promises a weekend full of electrifying performances, intense emotions and a unique sense of togetherness on three stages.  Fans of the festival currently still have the opportunity to buy tickets at the current price level. A further price level change will be announced soon via the festival's social media channels.

Even more diversity: DTM 2024 grows to seven brands


The DTM will be even more diverse in the 2024 season: the field will grow to seven brands for the 40th anniversary of the racing series. For the first time in the history of the DTM, the British cult brand McLaren will take part in all races of a season. The McLaren 720 GT3 Evo will face tough competition from Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG and defending champion Porsche in the 2024 DTM. In its anniversary season, the DTM will start at the Ring from August 16 to 18. All races will be broadcast live in Germany by ProSieben. > more info & tickets "McLaren is a spectacular new addition to the DTM, and fans can look forward to seven brands in the 2024 DTM. The driver line-up will also be strong, defending champion Thomas Preining and his rivals Mirko Bortolotti and Ricardo Feller have already announced that they will be back in the DTM in 2024. In the coming weeks, we can also look forward to some more news for an exciting 2024 DTM season," says ADAC Head of Motorsport Thomas Voss. The super sports car from England with Formula 1 genes impresses with its spectacular looks and technology. The mid-engined sports car is the only vehicle in the field to be built on a carbon chassis. McLaren is also breaking new ground under the carbon fiber bodywork with the 720S GT3 Evo, the only car in the DTM to be powered by a four-litre V8 bi-turbo engine. Information on the McLaren team and drivers will follow shortly.

Clear and to the point - the NES Technical Regulations


It is the foundation for attractive endurance races on the Nordschleife: the Technical Regulations. In good time before the start of the season on March 22/23, the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NES), the new racing series of the Automobile Club of Germany (AvD), has published the comprehensive set of technical regulations on its website, subject to approval by the German Motor Sport Federation (DMSB). The Sporting Regulations and the Organizational Regulations are expected to be published in the coming week. NES philosophy: more focus on driving thanks to clarity of contentThe Technical Regulations for the Nürburgring Endurance Series, which will be held for the first time in 2024 with five events on the challenging Nordschleife of the Nürburgring, are above all clear and get to the heart of the technical rules. Extensive experience as well as numerous requests from the teams have been incorporated into the regulations, which will be further developed for the future in direct dialog with the participants. The Technical Regulations thus follow the NES philosophy of offering participants more concentration on the actual racing and therefore more enjoyment instead of spending time on complicated rules and regulations. This philosophy is also reflected, for example, in the digital document management, which is implemented with partner onGrid. Keep it simple: close to series production, improved, thoroughbredThe participating vehicles in the Nürburgring Endurance Series are divided into just three divisions. Purebred racing cars compete in Division 1, improved vehicles in Division 2 and production cars in Division 3. The GT3 sports cars, which usually fight for overall victory in the races, form the top of Division 1, while Divisions 2 and 3 also include classes for vehicles with hybrid and electric drives as well as vehicles powered by alternative fuels.

New date: Nürburgring motorcycle season start "Anlassen" postponed to April 28


New date for "Anlassen" at the Nürburgring: this year, the motorcycle season opener will take place three weeks later than originally planned. Thousands of motorcyclists are now expected at the Ring on Sunday, April 28, 2024. As usual, admission to "Anlassen" is free of charge. Two program items are also a must for "Anlassen" at the Nürburgring in 2024: Firstly, the traditional church blessing of the two-wheelers and their machines - combined with the request for a safe journey at all times. Secondly, the joint parade on the Nürburgring Nordschleife: thousands of bikers take a leisurely lap around the most beautiful 20.832 kilometers in the world - an extraordinary experience for the motorcycling community every year. Detailed information - such as a detailed schedule and other program items - for "Anlassen" on Sunday, 28 April 2024, will follow shortly.

The 24-hour classics at Spa and the Nürburgring as a ticket bundle


Two legendary endurance races, twice a whole weekend of action, twice the best endurance drivers and teams as a full assembly: this is what fans can experience this year at the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring (May 30 - June 2) and the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa (June 26 - 30). The two traditional events have put together a special package for their visitors this year and are offering the combination of the two four-day tickets (valid Thursday - Sunday) at a special price: the package is included for €126.65 (instead of €149 when the individual prices are added together). As a special gift for the most loyal 24h fans, each ticket also comes with an exclusive lanyard. The package can be ordered immediately via the dedicated ticket store. If you like endurance racing, you will of course already know and love the two endurance classics: both the 24h Nürburgring and the traditional event in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, shine with superlatives and are also held on unique natural race tracks. In both cases, fans can look forward to action-packed events and large, diverse starting fields around the circuit. Nürburgring: local heroes won in 2023 with a record-breaking driveThe Nürburgring hosts the world's largest field of entrants in an international circuit race: the organizing ADAC Nordrhein expects 130 touring cars and GTs to compete for victories and seconds in the numerous competition classes on the world's longest (and for many, most beautiful) race track again this year. At the front: dozens of beefy GT3 cars battling it out for overall victory. At this year's 52nd edition, the successor to the reigning winning team will be sought. The local heroes of the Frikadelli Racing Team won the fastest 24-hour race of all time at the Nürburgring in 2023: Earl Bamber, Nick Catsburg, David Pittard and Felipe Fernandez Laser raced around the 25-km circuit a whopping 162 times in the Ferrari 296 GT3 and also set a new distance record of 4,111.236 km. Spa: Well-known GT3 stars are defending champions at the 100th anniversary eventThe CrowdStrike 24h Hours of Spa is regarded as the biggest pure GT race in the world. In June, 70 cars will battle day and night for supremacy on the seven-kilometre circuit - and it will be under special circumstances. The 2023 winners, the Rowe Racing team, who are also well known at the Ring, will be defending their title in the BMW M4 GT3 at the 100th edition of the classic. Whoever succeeds the reigning winners Marco Wittmann, Philipp Eng and Nick Yelloly can immortalize themselves in the motorsport annals in a special way. The two classics in Germany and Belgium therefore promise the very finest motorsport just one month apart. The best prospects for an exciting summer with a combined ticket for two endurance festivals.