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Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas? Nürburgring goes full throttle with versatile gift ideas

"Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas?" – under this motto, numerous gift ideas are waiting to make the eyes of Nürburgring fans light up on Christmas Eve. The list of the Ring „Christkind“ offers adrenaline-charged driving experiences, tickets for exciting events and, of course, a large selection of emotional fan articles. And with a little luck, a great prize awaits you in the online...
Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas? Nürburgring goes full throttle with versatile gift ideas

20.11.2022

"Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas?" – under this motto, numerous gift ideas are waiting to make the eyes of Nürburgring fans light up on Christmas Eve. The list of the Ring „Christkind“ offers adrenaline-charged driving experiences, tickets for exciting events and, of course, a large selection of emotional fan articles. And with a little luck, a great prize awaits you in the online shop's Christmas competition. > All Christmas offers Experience the Nordschleife at racing speed, find the right couples at the official Nürburgring memory® game or experience a race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as a VIP. The Nürburgring's Christmas gift ideas are as versatile as the Nürburgring itself. Those who order by 18 December will also receive their „Ring“ presents in time for the festive season. For all those who make up their minds at short notice, the Nürburgring offers the possibility of buying a gift voucher online. This can be easily printed out at home and will thus land under the Christmas tree in good time. Raffle: "Merry RINGmas Among all online shoppers who buy items and experiences worth more than € 61.13 as part of the Christmas campaign, the Nürburgring will be giving away great prizes every Monday after each Advent weekend. Those who make such a purchase in the online shop by 1 Advent even have the chance to win a prize after all four Sundays in Advent. The draw will take place on the following Monday. The exact prize will only be revealed on the day of the competition. But one thing can already be said: prizes with a total value of around € 1,200 are waiting to be won in the raffle! All gift ideas in the fan articles section can be found under the short link http://nri.ng/xmas.Vouchers for driving experiences and event tickets can be found directly on the respective product pages.

"We'll be happy to come again!" Successful premiere of the regional job fair at the Nürburgring

19.11.2022

The first regional Nürburgring job fair has come to an end after two successful days. 35 exhibitors - from internationally active companies to successful medium-sized businesses - took the opportunity to present their career opportunities to the visitors. In the end, the fair was completely convincing: through the professional planning, implementation and the affectionate design as well as through the high quality of the visitors - from prospective trainees to trained specialists. In addition to their presence at the fair stands, the exhibitors also had the opportunity to give short presentations and insights into everyday working life on stage. In addition, visitors were able to view the job offers of the participating companies again at their leisure on a separate information wall.  The managing director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG was satisfied: "It was a very good premiere for our job fair here at the Nürburgring. Our team has put together a strong stage for the companies in the region. The Bitburger Event Center and its design were convincing as a location. The feedback from the exhibitors was very positive. Many have emphasised how important such a trade fair is for our region and have already confirmed that they would be happy to come again. Therefore, we are looking forward to a continuation of this regional job fair next year." The opinions of the exhibitors: Martin Raeder, Managing Director Manthey-Racing GmbH"Of course, people know us and our Grello at the Nürburgring from our work on the race track. But Manthey's range of services goes well beyond motorsport. That's why we were happy to use the job fair to give visitors an understanding of our entire job portfolio in the areas of racing, performance, engineering, services and experiences. We had some great conversations here."  Thomas Gebauer, Head of Depot Branch West SANI"The job fair came just in time for us, because we want to further strengthen our location at the Nürburgring in terms of personnel. We were absolutely positively surprised by the good response and especially by how many good quality discussions we were able to hold. The result suits us and we will be happy to come again." Sonja Jahnen, Division Manager, Koblenz-Mayen Employment Agency"Looking for, finding and offering jobs is our profession, which is why we were right there at the job fair - as employers as well as experts on the labour market. This is a great location for this fair and there are really many exciting employers here besides us. The selection of exhibitors is very good and the number of visitors just shows how important this offer is for the region." Thurid Wagenknecht, Programme Manager Riedel Communications"This job fair here at the Nürburgring is really beautifully designed and offers a very personal environment - so everything you need for a lively exchange with visitors. We really had a lot of young visitors and students - also accompanied by parents - which impressed us a lot. Many were surprised by our performance portfolio, because here in the region the perception of Riedel Communications is very much shaped by radio technology and motor sports." Irina Wörner, Team Leader Persona Service Neuwied"We are always looking for skilled workers and since we are such a big company, actually everyone can find a job with us. Our area also extends to the Nürburgring and we want to attract applicants and employees here, especially from this region. That's why we came all the way from Neuwied. The talks were really great and we will definitely be happy to come back at the next job fair at the Nürburgring." Guido Fiedler, Member of the Management Board Köllemann GmbH"We essentially produce machines for materials handling and process engineering and export 80 per cent of these all over the world. Since our company is based in Adenau, we also like to recruit our employees in the region. Many highly qualified people presented themselves here at the job fair, including possible trainees. For us, the participation was very successful.

Pre-sale start for the 50th Oldtimer Grand Prix with Christmas offer

17.11.2022

The largest and most traditional racing event for classic cars, the Oldtimer-Grand-Prix, will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Nürburgring from 11 to 13 August 2023. This unique motorsport event has already opened its advance ticket sales - ideal for a successful Christmas present. In addition to the normal tickets, we have launched a special promotion until 31.12.2022: Two weekend tickets in advance for the price of one ticket = € 79.00.  > Further information & tickets 3-days of classic motorsport fascination.The programme of the 50th Oldtimer-Grand-Prix will once again present the most important racing series in history, offering two race rounds for most classes in addition to practice. Typical for this most traditional German classic racing event with international participation is the diversity of the racing series: The Grand Prix cars of the HGPCA from the 1930s onwards and the Formula Junior of the model years up to 1961 will open the round of monoposti, there will be a prominent selection of F-1 and F-2 bolides which will include Grand Prix ́s of the 1950s to 1980s in various races, the FHR with its sports cars and GT ́s up to the DTM - bolides of the 1990s and not to forget the vintage racers and sports cars in the old paddock. Many well-known drivers and teams will be presenting themselves at demo drives and autograph sessions, and the paddock and parking areas will be home to the brand clubs. Discounted tickets for ChristmasThose who decide today to visit the 50th Oldtimer Grand Prix 2023 can enjoy the "2 for 1" offer in advance until 31 December 2022.

For the first time in six years: Nürburgring adjusts lap prices for tourist drives from 2023 onwards

14.11.2022

In the wake of generally rising costs, the Nürburgring is also forced to adjust its prices for tourist drives to current developments. From 2023, a lap on the Nordschleife or a stint on the Grand Prix track will be raised by five euros each. The adjustment is the first in six years in which the Nürburgring has been able to keep conditions stable. The price for the season card is also going up. Here, the track operator is offering a lucrative early booking discount until 10 January and includes exclusive Nürburgring offers and benefits for season card holders. Nürburg. „Of course we are also affected by the price increases that can be felt everywhere,“ explain Christian Stephani and Ingo Böder, Managing Directors of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG. „After six years, we are therefore forced to adjust the lap prices for the tourist drives again for the first time.“ In this context, efforts had been made to find a solution that was as moderate as possible, taking into account all the framework conditions. A stint on the Grand Prix track will therefore cost 35 euros from next year. On the Nordschleife, a lap will cost 30 Euros during the week and 35 Euros on weekends and public holidays. The price adjustments also affect the season card. With it, users can drive unlimited laps of the Nordschleife and Grand Prix track during opening hours. Tourist Travel Season Ticket - exclusive benefits and early booking discountAnyone who buys a season card until 10 January 2023 will get it at the special price of 2,500 euros - after that, the new regular price of 3,000 euros will apply. The sale will start on 13 December this year. Holders will benefit from exclusive advantages. These include free participation in backstage tours, a track walk on the Nordschleife and a cinema evening exclusively for season card holders. Discounts on products in the official ring°fanshop, courses at the Nürburgring Driving Academy, overnight stays in the Nürburgring Hotels and Ferienpark managed by Lindner or photos from racetracker.de as well as other benefits of the Nürburgring destination are also included. An overview is available here. The tourist drives on the NürburgringThe tourist drives on the Nürburgring are an offer for everyone. The rules are quickly explained: anyone in possession of a driving licence and a registered car or motorbike can drive on the Nürburgring during opening hours. It is not a racing event and takes place according to the rules of the road traffic regulations. For example, the right-hand driving rule applies, overtaking is only allowed on the left and timekeeping is prohibited. > opening times and rules for the tourist

Thrilling weekend at FIA World RX of Germany

13.11.2022

Johan Kristoffersson concluded a dominant 2022 FIA World Rallycross Championship campaign with an eighth victory from ten rounds at World RX of Germany today. Kristoffersson’s weekend at the Nürburgring was not flawless – he uncharacteristically picked up a five-second penalty for cutting a corner in heat two – but, as has so often been the case in the history of the World Championship, the Swede was unquestionably the class of the field. Just in case anybody needed reminding of that fact, he went a full eight tenths-of-a-second faster than his nearest rival in the single-lap SuperPole shootout, before pacing two of the three heats and winning both his progression race and semi-final in his Volkswagen RX1e. After exiting a hectic first few corners of the final in the lead, the result was never truly in doubt, and Kristoffersson duly edged away from his pursuers to take the chequered flag more than a second-and-a-half clear to cement the 35th success of his glittering World RX career. “It was a very good weekend,” acknowledged the Kristoffersson Motorsport star. “This is a huge team effort and the KMS guys and girls have delivered a perfect car all year. Every win we’ve achieved has been for our loyal partners and everybody involved in this project who put the whole package together from zero. When they build a car I can trust and that gives me the confidence to push, I can simply focus on doing my job. “Many of those people were on-site and seeing the car that they built race for the first time. That was a very nice feeling, as was sharing the Teams’ Championship podium with my dad. It’s been some years since I joined papa on the podium at a rallycross event – the last time was back when he was driving, so that is a memory we will share for the rest of our lives.” Kevin Hansen emerged from Kristoffersson’s dust in second place, in so doing exacting revenge on Niclas Grönholm by pinching third spot in the championship classification at the last gasp – just as the Finn had done to him at the same circuit 12 months ago.  The Construction Equipment Dealer Team blew hot-and-cold over the course of the weekend, and Grönholm only made it into the final when Klara Andersson – who had initially qualified – was withdrawn to allow her team-mate to fight for a top three position in the overall standings. Ultimately, it was in vain, but Grönholm certainly gave it his best shot as he threw his bright yellow car boldly around the outside of turns two and three to climb to second at the start. The 26-year-old didn’t quite have enough pace to hold off early joker Hansen, but third place nonetheless marked his fourth podium finish of the season. Timmy Hansen – for much of the weekend, Kristoffersson’s closest competitor – wound up fourth after coming off worst in the three-way first corner shuffle, with Ole Christian Veiby rounding out the finalists in fifth. Andersson was unfortunate to be denied her place in the final after her finest display in World RX to-date – winning the first race of her fledgling career in the series courtesy of a gritty drive in heat three and then confidently keeping Kristoffersson at bay for much of the pair’s progression race, missing out on a famous world champion-beating performance by less than a third-of-a-second. Volkswagen Dealerteam BAUHAUS rookie Gustav Bergström exited proceedings at the semi-final stage, as did Euro RX1 Champion Anton Marklund – making his electric racing debut in ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport’s SEAT Ibiza – and Guerlain Chicherit. Behind the wheel of the evocative Lancia Delta Evo-e-RX – the reincarnation of a 1980s rallying legend, the Lancia Delta Integrale – Chicherit was in the wars throughout, with a clash with the younger Hansen brother in heat one on Saturday ruling him out of the remaining heats. The Frenchman returned to action on Sunday, and looked set to reach the final before a heavy kerb strike on the penultimate lap of his semi-final broke the Lancia’s suspension. In the last round of the 2022 FIA European Rallycross Championship’s Euro RX3 campaign, Kobe Pauwels fought back from a slow start to the weekend to prevail at the end of a dramatic final. Saturday pace-setter Jan Černý got a lightning launch from the middle of the grid to grab the initial lead, but an early joker strategy brought Pauwels back into play. When Černý subsequently took his own joker on lap three, he rejoined alongside his arch-rival, but two-into-one was never going to work and contact with the tyre wall tore the right-front wheel from the Czech driver’s Škoda Citigo. Pauwels emerged unscathed to secure a fourth triumph from five rounds this year, ahead of hugely impressive newcomer Jens Hvaal and series sophomore Damian Litwinowicz, who duly sealed second in the title table. FINAL RESULT: WORLD RX of Germany1. Johan KRISTOFFERSSON (SWE) Kristoffersson Motorsport2. Kevin HANSEN (SWE) Hansen World RX Team + 1.669s3. Niclas GRÖNHOLM (FIN) Construction Equipment Dealer Team + 2.275s4. Timmy HANSEN (SWE) Hansen World RX Team + 2.852s5. Ole Christian VEIBY (NOR) Kristoffersson Motorsport + 4.709s

New record time on the Nordschleife: Mercedes-AMG ONE is fastest production vehicle

10.11.2022

The Mercedes-AMG ONE is the fastest production car on the Nürburgring's Nordschleife. With 6:35.183 minutes, racing driver Maro Engel set the new best time on the 20.8 kilometer track. Mercedes-AMG is the first manufacturer to have taken on the challenges of the Nürburgring in the "super sports car" category. The drive took place as an official record attempt. This guarantees the manufacturers a uniform standard - in each case accompanied by TÜV Rheinland as well as a notary who verifies the vehicle condition and the stopped time. > all record times and further information "That was really an unforgettable experience," explained Maro Engel after completing the record lap. "I didn't expect that we would be able to set such a lap time in these track conditions. In some crucial parts of the track, it hadn't dried completely yet and was therefore tricky." The driver therefore only set the new official record time on the last lap of the day, although he was able to set a new best time beforehand. Engel used the Formula 1™ hybrid drive technology with 782 kW (1,063 hp) of system power as well as the DRS function of the hypercar. Energy recovery during the braking phases also ensured that the high-performance battery still had enough power for 338 km/h top speed in the Döttinger Höhe section of the track. "This is real Formula 1 feeling. It's really something special to be able to drive around the Ring in this unique vehicle," Engel was pleased with the new best time of 6:35.183 minutes at the end. Onboard through the Green HellThe record lap of the Mercedes-AMG ONE is now also available on the Nürburgring's YouTube channel. The onboard recording from the cockpit of the vehicle offers the opportunity to relive this fantastic lap. Information on the official Nürburgring record runsThe general principle for the drives is: one track, one full lap, one time - according to uniform standards. In addition to timekeeping with calibrated measuring equipment, official record attempts and attempts to achieve a lap time are always accompanied by a notary. In addition to monitoring the timekeeping, the vehicle is also inspected. TÜV Rheinland checks for series conformity and documents this. The exact track length as well as the start and finish line are precisely defined. A full Nordschleife lap with a flying start is driven and measured (20.8 kilometres). The vehicle categories for record runs and official Nürburgring lap times are subdivided according to various segments of the Federal Motor Transport Authority as well as specially defined special classes.

Job fair at the Nürburgring with 35 strong employers from the region

08.11.2022

The diverse career opportunities of 35 strong employers from the region can be experienced at the job fair at the Nürburgring. Large, internationally active companies are just as much a part of the event as successful medium-sized businesses. On two days - Friday, 18 November and Saturday, 19 November, both from 10 a.m. - interested parties can obtain comprehensive information on an area of around 2,000 square metres in the Bitburger Event Centre. The range of job profiles extends from crafts to office work and from mini-jobs to apprenticeships and job offers for trained professionals. Admission and parking are free for visitors on both days. > more info, all exhibitors and program Within the framework of the Job Fair at the Nürburgring, the many employers take the opportunity to give visitors an insight into their professional world. Information on apprenticeships and job offers is available from A to W - from Adams Holzbau-Fertigbau to Wi SOLAR. Personal conversations at the numerous trade fair stands are just as much a part of the visit as lectures or unique exhibits. The employment agency, for example, offers a job application portfolio check, career advice and a lecture on the topic of "Working 4.0 and Qualification". Manthey-Racing GmbH, meanwhile, will bring along the famous "Grello" Porsche in addition to job offers. Köllemann GmbH will be demonstrating a real racing motorbike and at the stand of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, visitors can take a seat in a real formula car. Small culinary highlights have also been thought of for the visitors: a food truck and a barista stand will be on site. The job fair at the Nürburgring promises to be a mixture of job offers, information and entertainment. The following exhibitors will be at the Nürburgring in alphabetical order: Adams (prefabricated timber construction), Agentur für Arbeit / Jobcenter, Barmenia Versicherungen, bofrost*, Bundeswehr, dpd, Goodyear, Kaiserslautern University, HIL, Hotel Rieder, IHK Koblenz, Köllemann (materials handling, process and environmental technology), LIDL, Manthey-Racing, Moog Rekofa (electromechanical systems), Nett (steel and metal construction), Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, Nürburgring Hotels & Ferienpark, persona service, Riedel Communications, Saftig (drive technology and electrical engineering), SANI (modular construction and sanitary infrastructure), SCANIA, SWB Regional, Stephani Steuerberatung, SUBWAY, Techniropa Holding, Karst Tiefbau, Volksbank RheinAhrEifel, Wirtgen Group and Wi SOLAR.

Pre-Sale for International ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix 2023 started  

07.11.2022

Four event days with motor sport, trade fair and festival from 13 - 16 July 2022 On Monday, 07 November, the advance sale for the 36th edition of the Inter-national ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix will start. Once again, a varied programme is in store - from thrilling motor sport to music festival and the largest industrial fair of the commercial vehicle sector to trucker camp and job expo.  > more info & tickets From 2023 onwards, the event will run over four days for the first time and will therefore already begin for spectators on Thursday, 13 July. On this day, there will be free practice on the open grandstands and teams and exhibitors will already be waiting in the paddock.   From a sporting point of view, the races of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship will take centre stage, with top drivers like Jochen Hahn, Sascha Lenz and Norbert Kiss competing for valuable European Championship points on the legendary Eifel circuit.   During the day, the leading manufacturers of the commercial vehicle industry will present the latest technologies, and families can look forward to an entertaining supporting programme: from trucker parade to van village and trucker camp to children's land. In addition, the ADAC/TÜV Rheinland Truck Symposium and the Goodyear FIA ETRC Innovation Talk will take place. And the lights don't go out in the evening either: in the Müllenbachschleife, the music festival of country and pop invites you to a party - combined with the legendary fireworks on Saturday evening. 

The champions crowned in golden autumn weather

05.11.2022

At the 46th NIMEX DMV 4h Race, the season finale of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, all open decisions were made in golden autumn weather: Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas were crowned champions at the season finale on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. For their team Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive around team boss Matthias Unger, it is already the fifth title since 2018. With the third victory in a row, Jakub "Kuba" Giermaziak and Kim Luis Schramm secured Scherer Sport Team Phoenix first place in the prestigious NLS Speed Trophy. After 4:00:21.803 hours, Giermaziak and Schramm in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II were flagged off as winners. Vincent Kolb and Frank Stippler in the sister car finished second, 1:34.847 minutes behind. The fact that the two Audi duos were able to celebrate in this constellation for the third time in a row was also due to a technical problem with Walkenhorst Motorsport's BMW M4 GT3. Around an hour before the end of the race, Christian Krognes pitted for the last scheduled stop while leading the race. Due to problems with the BMW M4 GT3's fuel system, it was not possible to refill the planned amount of fuel and the stop lasted more than a minute longer than scheduled. To make matters worse, the Norwegian had to come into the pits for another fuel stop. "This has never happened to us before and we still have no idea what the problem was," Krognes explained. "Until then our car was running well and we were clearly on course to win." A small consolation: Krognes set a new lap record in the race in 7:49.578 minutes."The race was tricky. I lost a few positions in the early stages and then had to make up ground over the distance," said Giermaziak. "In terms of pace, we were on the same level as Stippi in the sister car and the guys in the Walkenhorst BMW. Due to different strategies, we were 'adjusted' to first place in the middle of the race before the BMW suddenly became really fast. In the end, the race went in our favour. To score another one-two for Scherer Sport Team Phoenix is fantastic." Kolb drew a positive conclusion to the season: "We had a fantastic season, with no retirements or technical problems. We finished on the podium six times in eight races. That's mega! We can go into the winter break with a good feeling." Victory in the Pro-Am classification of the SP9 class went to Jörg Müller, Mario von Bohlen and Anders Buchardt. The Am triumph was secured by Henry Walkenhorst, Friedrich von Bohlen and Alexander Prinz. AVIA W&S Motorsport takes the title in PETN Cup 2Daniel Blickle is champion of the drivers' classification in the Cup 2 class of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring. Together with David Jahn, the 44-year-old took fifth place overall and the third class win at the finale. The AVIA W&S Motorsport driver thus prevailed over Karsten Krämer and Christopher Brück of KKrämer Racing, who finished second in the race and in the championship.The champions of the Cup 3 class had already been decided before the final. Mauro Calamia, Ivan Jacoma and Kai Riemer took the fourth win of the season for Schmickler-Performance. Jacoma and Riemer won the PAGID Racing trophy for Gentlemen drivers. The new champions have petrol in their bloodThe car mania of Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas is not only evident on the race track - the three of them are also involved with cars off the track. Zils runs a vehicle wholesale business in Bendorf near Koblenz. Sandberg, as a McLaren technician, is deeply rooted in the field. The trained racing mechanic is employed by the Dörr Group in Frankfurt am Main. The head of the group is Rainer Dörr, Germany's most diverse sports car dealer and a long-time participant in the NLS. Finally, Setsaas is a driving instructor in his home town of Stjørdal, a municipality not far from Trondheim in Norway. "It doesn't really matter which race car you are in. The most important thing is that you win in the end. That's just a great feeling," says Setsaas. The 24-year-old Norwegian has been racing in the Nürburgring Endurance Series since 2018 and has scored ten class victories so far. His compatriot Sandberg can now look back on 21 successes. In 2014, the 30-year-old made his debut in the V4 class with a BMW 325i. The first vehicle Zils drove for his debut in the NLS in 2000 was one size smaller: a VW Polo. The 44-year-old has 82 class victories to his name. This puts Zils in eighth place in the eternal class-winner statistics of the Nordschleife championship and he is the pursuer of Nordschleife greats such as Heinz-Otto Fritzsche, Jürgen Nett, Peter Haas, Andreas and Ralf Schall, Johannes Scheid and Volker Strycek. Since completing his first race in 2009 alongside the current team boss Matthias Unger, he has remained loyal to the racing team from Heusenstamm - and extremely successfully. In 2017 and 2018 he finished second in the championship, and in 2021 he came third. "Actually, now would be exactly the right time to hang up the helmet," says Zils. "By winning the championship, I have fulfilled a big and long-cherished dream. But then I would be sitting in front of the livestream next year and it would be tingling again. All joking aside. I'm excited to see what Matthias Unger has planned for 2023." It almost goes without saying that Zils continues to count on Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive. Sandberg is one of the most successful Nordschleife drivers ever in 2022. "This was definitely my best year in motorsport," says Sandberg. "I took the class win at the TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring, celebrated the title in the RCN performance test a fortnight ago and now the championship in the NLS - you can't get more than that. The NLS title is of course the most important." Not only for the champions, but also for the other successful drivers of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, one date is marked very thickly in the calendar: 26 November. That's when the big 'Night of Champions' takes place at the Nürburgring and trophies and prize money are presented. One week later, the NLS will present itself at the Essen Motor Show. The Nordschleife Championship will be represented at the Nürburgring stand in Hall 3 from 3 to 11 December (preview day on 2 December).