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Rallycross at the Nürburgring: Thrilling finale for world championship!

Johan Kristoffersson wins the 2021 FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Nürburgring. On a thrilling Advent weekend, the decision was made in the very last race. In cold and snowy conditions, spectators followed the action on gravel and asphalt at the Müllenbachschleife. The race track operators were satisfied after the successful premiere. "That was totally crazy - an incredible finale,"...
Rallycross at the Nürburgring: Thrilling finale for world championship!

28.11.2021

Johan Kristoffersson wins the 2021 FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Nürburgring. On a thrilling Advent weekend, the decision was made in the very last race. In cold and snowy conditions, spectators followed the action on gravel and asphalt at the Müllenbachschleife. The race track operators were satisfied after the successful premiere. "That was totally crazy - an incredible finale," said Johan Kristoffersson. In a breathtaking race shortly before, he won the 2021 World Championship just in front of his rival Timmy Hansen. After the heats and the two semifinals, the two were separated by just one point in the overall standings. Whoever comes out on top in the final will be the 2021 World Rallycross Champion. And the final rounds of the year really had it all. The two Swedes fought a bumper-to-bumper duel from start to finish - with the better end for the now four-time world champion Kristoffersson. He was correspondingly happy after crossing the finish line. The operators of the Nürburgring also look back with satisfaction on the premiere weekend, when the new track was used for the first time by the world's best rallycross drivers. The approximately one-kilometer-long course of gravel and asphalt had been laid out with great effort. The rallycross drivers drove against the actual direction of travel of the Nürburgring. And on Saturday morning an additional challenge awaited: freshly fallen snow and changing weather conditions. WRC third-placed Niclas Grönholm even spoke of the craziest rallycross race of his career. The appearance at the Nürburgring was also the end of an era in the World Rallycross Championship. Starting next year, the series will switch from combustion engines to pure electric racing vehicles. The fans also got a first impression of this at the Nürburgring. The legend among rally cars, the Lancia Delta Integrale, was presented in the E version for the 2022 season. The rallycross finale also marked the end of the racing season at the Nürburgring. Now the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit will be prepared in the coming weeks. As early as March, fans can look forward to the sound of engines in the Green Hell again. Then with the start of the season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (26.03.2022).

Nürburgring gets two and a half kilometres of new asphalt

18.11.2021

The Nordschleife and the Grand Prix circuit will receive a total of two and a half kilometres of new track surface this winter. The start of the work was this week. A powerful asphalt milling machine started to remove the tarmac of the Döttinger Höhe. It will now work its way from the long Nordschleife straight through the Antoniusbuche, Tiergarten and Hohenrain chicane to the Grand Prix circuit. Here, the Hyundai N curve before the start-finish as well as the connecting sections between the two circuits will be resurfaced. Until February 2022, the construction machines will be working at full throttle so that the start of the season can take place in the best track conditions, as it does every year. Next Event: WorldRX Nürburgring (27 & 28 November) "The asphalt work on our race tracks is one of the most emotional parts of my job," explains project manager Alexander Schnobel. "We work here on behalf of the 95-year history of our racetrack. Preserving the characteristics of the track is always a top priority during the construction work. At the same time, we are producing a modern standard that meets today's demands on our tracks." Schnobel has been responsible for construction planning and infrastructure at the Nürburgring for 20 years and has already implemented quite a few projects around the track. In addition to the asphalt work, these include the many structural safety measures, the new Race Control or the digital test cluster on the Döttinger Höhe.    Fundamental expansion on the Nordschleife - new asphalt surface on the Grand Prix circuitOn average, one kilometre of asphalt is renewed every year on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit. With a total length of around 25 kilometres, the quality of the newly laid asphalt must therefore withstand the highest stresses for around 15 to 20 years before it is renewed again. "Our race tracks are busy every day from mid-March to mid-November. In addition to the approximately 50 major events, these include driving training sessions, tourist drives or industry test drives," explains Alexander Schnobel. Furthermore, the project manager explains that the construction work on the race tracks is done differently. At the Nordschleife, the layers under the asphalt of the track, which was opened in 1927, are also being renewed. The area is therefore excavated to a depth of more than one metre and then completely rebuilt. On the modern Grand Prix circuit, on the other hand, which was raced on for the first time in 1984, it is usually sufficient to first mill off the upper two asphalt layers and then renew them. Specially developed asphalt mixtures also ensure that the respective grip level remains consistent on the respective tracks even with the newly paved surface. This should give the drivers a reliable driving experience without too many differences on a lap of 25 kilometres. 2.5 million euros for new asphaltThe Nürburgring is investing a total of about 2.5 million euros in the construction project. As in the past, expertise from Rhineland-Palatinate is being relied on - the company Schnorpfeil from Treis-Karden and the engineering office Porz & Partner from Sinzig are involved in the planning.   One of the special features this year is that although the construction work on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit includes two tracks that can be operated separately, it will be carried out on one contiguous area. It covers the track from the Döttinger Höhe to the Sabine-Schmitz curve, and includes the connecting sections between the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife as well as the Hyundai N curve of the Grand Prix circuit located there. Weather permitting, the work should be completed by the end of February. Shortly afterwards, the Nürburgring will start its 95th season in March.

For more safety during tourist drivers: Breidscheid access reserved for emergency forces

17.11.2021

In future, the Nordschleife access road in Breidscheid will only be open to emergency vehicles during tourist drives. This was decided by the circuit operators in the interest of safety. The closure of the so-called "second access road" is intended to avoid possible disruptions to tourist traffic. For a long time, it was also possible for tourist drivers to access the track in the Adenau district. In future, this will only be possible via the main access road near the village of Nürburg. In April 2020, private drivers were able to do their laps on the legendary Nordschleife again for the first time after a short Corona break. The popular tourist rides were the first offer that the Nürburgring was able to make possible again under strict hygiene regulations. All car parks around the circuit were closed to minimise contact and the barrier at the second access road in the Adenau district of Breidscheid also remained down. Only the main access road near Nürburg could be used as part of the concept. After the experience of the last two years, the Breidscheid access road will now remain permanently closed to tourist drivers and will only be used by emergency services. This step is intended to further increase safety for tourist drivers. Originally, vehicles had to merge into the ongoing traffic at this point halfway round.  For the rescue and emergency forces, the exclusive use of the Breidscheid access road means that they can get onto the route without additional traffic, can reach the scene of an incident more quickly and can leave the 20.8-kilometre route at this point if necessary. The safety of the emergency services and the traffic is additionally increased by a warning light. It indicates to approaching traffic that the entrance and exit are currently being used.

Thrilling GT Masters races - Rallycross World Championship to follow

07.11.2021

The month of decisions at the Nürburgring started this weekend with the title decision of the ADAC GT Masters. In the final round of the German GT Championship, the Audi duo Christopher Mies and Ricardo Feller secured the title. And the next final is not long in coming. The appearance of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (27 & 28 November) is now eagerly awaited. On the first Advent weekend, the new world champion will be crowned here. On the last weekend in November, spectators can experience the thrilling decisive races live - and get very close to the drivers and teams on site. Get your ticket here! The new German GT champions were crowned at the Nürburgring: After a thrilling season finale, Christopher Mies and Ricardo Feller (Montaplast by Land-Motorsport) were crowned the new champions of the ADAC GT Masters. Having travelled to the Eifel with a razor-thin lead, the Audi duo defended their advantage in two thrilling final races. With a victory in Saturday's race and a tenth-place finish on Sunday, the lead in the standings was no longer out of their reach. The spectators were rewarded with racing action and real fan proximity. The gates to the paddock were open to everyone, and there was free seating in the grandstands. A worthy finale! Racing finale with Rallycross World Championship on 27 & 28 NovemberNow the focus is on the racing finale of the year at the Ring. And this one has it all: On the first Advent, the long-awaited premiere of the FIA World Rallycross Championship will take place. A doubleheader is scheduled in the rallycross arena of the Nürburgring: Saturday and Sunday (27 & 28 November) will see the last two races of the season. Five drivers still have a chance to win the rallycross crown. Exciting conditions for all involved. The spectators can look forward to an action-packed weekend at the Müllenbachschleife of the Nürburgring. There will also be free seating, spectators will be allowed into the pit lane during the pitwalk and there will also be direct contact with teams and drivers during the autograph session. The organisers have put together special ticket packages for the rallycross weekend. In addition to the single tickets for 59 Euros, there are various special packages such as the family ticket (two adults and two children up to and including 15 years for 129 Euros) or the friend ticket (two tickets for 99 Euros). Vaccinated, tested and recovered persons have access.  

Today: Title decision for the German GT Championship at the Nürburgring!

07.11.2021

The title decision in the German GT Championship will be made today in the final race of the season at the Nürburgring. Audi drivers Ricardo Feller and Christopher Mies (both Land-Motorsport) scored their third victory in the penultimate race of the season thanks to a commanding performance, thus clearly extending their points lead. But before the final race, three driver pairings still have a chance of winning the title. Among them are the runners-up of the race, Mathieu Jaminet and Michael Ammermüller (SSR Performance). Ricardo Feller laid the foundation for the championship leaders' victory in the first half of the race. After taking pole position in qualifying, he was pressed by second in the standings Luca Stolz (Mercedes-AMG Team Toksport WRT) at the start of the race, but then gradually built up a lead. At the driver change in the middle of the race, he was almost seven seconds ahead of Stolz. Partner Mies then brought the victory home without any problems. In the end, his lead was 3.490 seconds. Thanks to their triumph, Feller and Mies have a 17-point lead ahead of the final race of the season on Sunday, with a maximum of 28 still to be awarded on Sunday. Feller also took his sixth class win in the Pirelli Trophy standings for young drivers, in which he also leads the standings. Thanks to the victory, their racing team Montaplast by Land-Motorsport took the lead in the team standings. While everything was clear at the top, the pit stops once again shook up the chasing positions. Porsche drivers Jaminet and Ammermüller were in third place in the first half of the race, but opted for an early driver change in the middle of the race. This paid off: The SSR drivers passed the Mercedes-AMG for second place, which they also took to the finish. This means that Jaminet and defending champion Ammermüller still have a chance of winning the title on Sunday. However, they are 25 points behind. Porsche drivers Christian Engelhart and Thomas Preining (Küs Team Bernhard) also got past the Mercedes-AMG of Stolz and Engel during the pit stop window and took their second podium of the season in third place. The Mercedes works drivers Stolz and Engel therefore had to settle for fourth place, but remain in second place in the standings. With a 17-point gap to the leaders, they remain their closest pursuers. Race start for the season finale of the German GT Championship is today at 15:30. Tickets are still available online and on site, all information - including the livestream - at: adac-motorsport.de

ADAC GT Masters Raceday I: Exciting title fight in qualifying!

06.11.2021

72 thousandths of a second separate the two worst championship contenders in Saturday's ADAC GT Masters qualifying! Championship leaders Ricardo Feller and Christopher Mies start the first final race at the Nürburgring in first place in the Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS. Followed by championship runners-up Luca Stolz and Maro Engel in the Toksport WRT Mercedes-AMG. The race starts today at 15:30. Tickets are still available online and on site, all information - including the livestream - at: adac-motorsport.de   More information will follow! 

ADAC GT Masters this weekend: 13 drivers can still become champions!

03.11.2021

Grand finale at the Nürburgring: Who will take the title in the German GT Championship? When the ADAC GT Masters championship is decided at the Nürburgring (5 - 7 November), a whole 13 drivers still have a chance of winning the title. Spectators can look forward to two final races - one each on Saturday and Sunday. The day ticket is available from 22.50, children up to 12 years of age are admitted free of charge. Visit the ticket shop! Fans are free to choose their seats, and the paddock is again open to everyone. Access is open to those who have been vaccinated, recovered and tested.  Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-AMG, Lamborghini: the title candidates for the German GT Championship are sitting in four different racing cars this weekend. Also, four points separate the leaders from their strongest rivals. As championship leader, Christopher Mies, together with Ricardo Feller in the Audi R8 LMS, has the best chance of winning the second title after 2016, while the duo behind them could provide a novelty: Mercedes-AMG drivers Luca Stolz and Maro Engel could become the first team to clinch the title without a single win. This is made possible by an amazing consistency and a total of six podium finishes. Porsche drivers Michael Ammermüller and Mathieu Jaminet follow in second place and are 17 points behind the championship leaders. An possible task with a total of 56 points still up for grabs this weekend. 25 points each for the race win and 3 points per pole position.  Raffaele Marciello and Maximilian Buhk in the Mercedes-AMG have recently dropped points, but since the beginning of the season they have repeatedly underlined their ambitions as one of the strongest teams in the championship. A few points behind them lurks Lamborghini works driver Mirko Bortolotti. Other drivers have outside chances.   Two sprint races (start: 15:30) over 60 minutes each are scheduled for the ADAC GT Masters finale. Two drivers will share one car. Spectacular driver changes during each race are therefore guaranteed. The race will be held on the Nürburgring Sprint Circuit, which is particularly spectator-friendly with its 3.629 kilometres and modern grandstands.  Keyword grandstands: spectators are spoilt for choice at the ADAC GT Masters. Both the BMW M-Power grandstand (T3) and the Bilstein (T4) and Mercedes-AMG grandstands (T4a) are open. There is free choice of grandstand and seating. All three will have video screens and food and drink will be provided: Hardy REMAGEN racing sausage will be sizzling on the grill.  It's also worth taking a look at the supporting programme - both on and off the track: with the TCR Germany, the ADAC Formula 4 and the GT4 Germany, three supporting series will be lining up for their final races alongside the GT Masters. A special highlight for fans: the Pitwalk. Here, spectators come into the pit lane and can look over the teams' shoulders as they work. The Pitwalk starts at 12:00 on Saturday and 12:55 on Sunday. 

Showdown at the Nürburgring: Four-way fight for the World Championship - Rallycross "double-header" promises thrilling finale

18.10.2021

The decision in the FIA World Rallycross Championship will be made at the Nürburgring. A real showdown now awaits on the circuit's Müllenbachschleife at the finale at the end of November (27 and 28 November). After the third-last world championship race in Portugal, four drivers still have a chance of winning the title. The special feature of the Nürburgring is that two WRC rounds will be held here. That means for the weekend: Double points for the drivers, double action for the spectators. If you want to be there live, you can get your ticket at www.nuerburgring.de. One winner has already been determined before the World Championship weekend in November: the spectators. This is because there will be a free choice of seats on site at the Müllenbachschleife on both days of the event. This means that every visitor can watch the many qualifying races, the semi-finals and the final on different grandstands. Whether at the start, at the finish, at the joker lap or at another spot on the track - everyone can decide on site from where they want to experience the action. The entire racing action is in full view at all times, no matter which spot you choose. The entire one-kilometer track of the Müllenbachschleife can be viewed from anywhere. Direct contact with drivers and teams is possible during the autograph session in the pit lane as well as during the pitwalk. All spectators are admitted according to the 3G principle. In addition to the one-way tickets for 59 euros, there are various advantage packages such as the family ticket (two adults and two children up to and including the age of 15 for 129 euros) or the friend ticket (two tickets for 99 euros), available at the Nürburgring Ticket Shop. Timmy Hansen arrives in the lead - chasing trio can hope for successThere will be excitement on the track for the spectators. Each day, the action of a whole weekend can be experienced twice: on Saturday and Sunday, qualifying races, semi-finals and finals are scheduled and promise motorsport action from morning to night without a break. Timmy Hansen will travel to the big decision at the Nürburgring as the world championship leader and will have to defend his lead against his pursuers Johan Kristoffersson, Kevin Hansen and Niclas Grönholm. The trio will try to make the most of their last chance for the title. One thing is already certain for the rallycross weekend at the Nürburgring: anyone who wants to stand at the top of the podium will have to work hard for this honor. Because the mode of this type of motorsport is as special as the racing itself. The drivers have to get through several heats and a final before it is clear who will emerge as the winner. To make it to the finals, the drivers have to prove their world class and keep an eye on their vehicle. Because in rallycross, mutual contact and paint damage are an integral part of the race.

From now on: The paddock opens again for spectators / Free choice of seats in the grandstands

16.09.2021

Finally: At the Nürburgring, spectators at events can now come back to the paddock. The gates to the paddock will open again this Saturday at the ADAC 1,000 kilometer race. At the final season races of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (25.09 & 09.10) fans can finally get up close and personal again. Another highlight: You can now choose your seats in the grandstands - tickets are no longer tied to a seat. Those who have been vaccinated, those who have recovered and those who have tested negative have access to the events. There are free test options on site.Important when booking tickets: For technical reasons, an exact seat must still be booked for the upcoming events. With the admission ticket, however, spectators can access all open grandstands, the paddock and the starting grid. An additional ticket is no longer required.Meanwhile, there are no access restrictions on the Nordschleife. Hiking, walking and cycling are possible along the route as usual. Special service: If you buy a ticket to visit the grandstands on the Grand Prix Track, you can also park your vehicle exclusively in the open parking areas at the Nordschleife with your parking ticket. These are the sections Brünnchen, Pflanzgarten and Hatzenbach.With the ADAC 1,000 kilometer race, a big name returns to the Green Hell this Saturday (September 18). Fans can look forward to historic motorsport from the 60s, 70s and 80s at the revival of the endurance classic. The combination of the Nordschleife and the sprint track is used. From Saturday, September 25th, the Nürburgring Endurance Series will be entering the home straight of its season. In the eighth and the final race of the season on October 8th, around 150 vehicles will again fight for trophies and points. The drivers compete in different classes in lightning-fast GT3 cars with around 500 hp, robust touring cars and near-series sports cars.