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Nürburgring starts 2022 season with full calendar

The Nürburgring kicks off the season. In 2022, the versatile event location will once again offer the entire event portfolio with engine sounds, guitar tones and endurance sports. Finally, the focus is back on the fan experience. At the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h-Nürburgring, the unique party atmosphere will return to the Green Hell for the 50th anniversary, and at Rock am Ring thousands of...
Nürburgring starts 2022 season with full calendar

17.03.2022

The Nürburgring kicks off the season. In 2022, the versatile event location will once again offer the entire event portfolio with engine sounds, guitar tones and endurance sports. Finally, the focus is back on the fan experience. At the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h-Nürburgring, the unique party atmosphere will return to the Green Hell for the 50th anniversary, and at Rock am Ring thousands of festival visitors will finally celebrate together again. Those who want to feel like a racing driver themselves this year are also in good hands at the Nürburgring. The training sessions for everyone with the new Formula 4 cars provide unique memories. Despite the different event formats, thrilling motorsport is still the focus at the legendary race track. The racing series and vehicles are characterised by an enormous variety. Impressive race trucks, such as at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix, are just as much a part of the experience as international top-class sport in the DTM or the ADAC GT Masters. Meanwhile, the FIA World RX of Germany is a fully electric event with plenty of power under the bonnet. On the other hand, vehicles from all eras of motorsport await at a wide variety of classic car events such as the AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix or the ADAC 1000-km-Race. Those who prefer to experience racing on two wheels will also find exciting dates in the calendar. The traditional start of the season for bikers, the "Anlassen" motorbike service, will also be held again in 2022. The emotional conclusion here is the joint parade of all participants over the legendary Nordschleife. At sporting events like Rad am Ring and the StrongmanRun, on the other hand, there is no performance measured in horsepower. Here, the participants only use their own muscle power. Away from the race track, the party gets going for the spectators at the Nürburgring Darts Gala. World champions and big names of the sport will be present in the ring°arena on 25 March. Big 24-hour anniversary, a 12-hour premiere and a mega rock festivalIn September, the big 90s party will take place in the same location - among others with the musicians of Caught in the Act or Loona. The indoor event is part of the supporting programme of the new Nürburgring 12h Race, which will celebrate its premiere from 9 - 11 September. The motorsport weekend will be the new highlight of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, which will start a total of eight times on the combination of Grand Prix Track and Nordschleife in 2022. Already in May (26.05. - 29.05.) the 50th anniversary of the legendary 24-hour race will take place. The fans will finally be able to enjoy the complete fan experience again. Including camping, barbecue and party around the Nordschleife, free choice of seats on the grandstands, access to the paddock and the obligatory visit to the grid before the race. There will be a big reunion with the fans just one week later at the Rock am Ring festival. From 3 to 5 June, the bands around the headliners Green Day, Muse and Volbeat will perform here and really heat up the crowd. A day at full throttle at the Nürburgring Driving AcademyFor all those who not only want to experience goosebump moments at events, but also want to put their foot down themselves, the Nürburgring also has an innovation in its programme. In future, participants in the Nürburgring Driving Academy training sessions will sit in ultra-modern Formula 4 cars. With breathtaking cornering speeds and explosive acceleration - from 0 to 100 km/h: 2.9 seconds - they will race around the Grand Prix Track. Everything is built according to the latest safety standards. The Nürburgring offers around 60 courses, ranging from starter courses to professional formula training. In principle, anyone with a valid driving licence and a maximum height of 1.90 metres and a weight of 110 kilograms can take part.

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

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.  

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. 

German GT Championship holds finale at Nürburgring

25.08.2021

The title decision in the German GT Championship will be made in the Eifel, the Nürburgring is the venue for a final weekend of the ADAC GT Masters for the first time. From 5 to 7 November, the races that could not be held as planned at the beginning of August after the flood disaster in the region will be made up for there. The ADAC GT4 Germany, the ADAC Formula 4 and the ADAC TCR Germany will also determine their champions in the supporting programme of the ADAC GT Masters in the Eifel. All tickets already purchased for the ADAC GT Masters at the Nürburgring remain valid for the make-up event and do not need to be exchanged. more information & tickets "We are pleased that we were able to realise a make-up date at the Nürburgring after not being able to stage the race at the beginning of August following the flood disaster. It was important for us to make up for the races there, because major events like the German GT Championship are of great economic importance for the region right now. We would like to thank the Nürburgring, the Hockenheimring and also the RTL media group for their support. The title fight in the ADAC GT Masters is close and balanced after six races, we can already look forward to a hot autumn in the ADAC GT Masters and an exciting title showdown at the Nürburgring," says ADAC board member Lars Soutschka. The final weekend will be contested on the spectator-friendly sprint circuit of the Nürburgring. Tickets for the finale are available online, starting at 22.50 Euros for ADAC members. Children under twelve are admitted free of charge. VIP tickets for the weekend are also available in the Nürburgring Online Shop from € 189.00. Corona protection measures applicable for the weekend will be published well in advance.

Nürburgring currently base for emergency services: weekend events cancelled until 8 August

22.07.2021

The Nürburgring is cancelling the planned weekend events for the time being up to and including 8 August. These include the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the ADAC Racing Weekend (30 July - 1 August) as well as the ADAC GT Masters (6 - 8 August). The reason for the cancellation is the continuing emergency situation in the district of Ahrweiler and the stationing of various emergency forces at the Nürburgring. Those responsible have already been able to find a new date for the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Nürburgring. The race series will now come to the Eifel on 27 and 28 November. Tickets remain valid, further information for ticket holders will be sent by e-mail. New dates for the ADAC GT Masters and the ADAC Racing Weekend are currently being reviewed in cooperation with the organisers. The circuit provides information on the dates of all other Nürburgring events - such as tourist drives, formula trainings and the like - on its website. Emergency Forces Currently Using Nürburgring as Base CampAt present, the police, the Bundeswehr, the rescue service as well as the fire brigade and the disaster control service from all over Germany are using the Nürburgring and its infrastructure as a central base camp. They start from here to the affected areas of the district of Ahrweiler. Minister President Malu Dreyer also took a look at the situation at the race track on wednesday. "The Nürburgring has become an unprecedented place of help and solidarity in this flood disaster," Dreyer said. Currently, the organisations are using more than 60,000 m² of the Nürburgring grounds. This includes the paddock as well as adjacent event areas and parking spaces. In the Bitburger Event Center, in the ring°arena and in the ring°boulevard, many donations in kind are currently still being sorted by volunteers. The distribution to the villages will be done by helicopters and vehicles of the emergency services. However, affected citizens can also pick up needed items themselves at the Bitburger Event Center. Nürburgring CEO Mirco Markfort is deeply impressed by the willingness to help: "Every day hundreds of volunteers help to alleviate the need in the region. I express my deepest gratitude to them." The office for donations in kind had been set up by the Nürburgring together with the ADAC Mittelrhein after the Int. ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix was cancelled. Anyone who would like to help can still do so. The Kreissparkasse Ahrweiler has set up an emergency aid account for those affected:               IBAN: DE 86577513100000339457BIC: MALADE51AHR Donations in kind are no longer needed.

INTERNATIONAL ADAC TRUCK-GRAND-PRIX 2021 TAKES PLACE AS A HYBRID EVENT

29.03.2021

After the cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic, the 35th edition of the Inter-national ADAC Truck Grand Prix 2021 will definitely take place and will be held as a hybrid event - with thrilling motorsport and digital offerings. more information & tickets "For the season highlight of the European Truck Racing Championship, we are currently creating a concept that combines the best of both worlds - physical and digital. We want to offer the motorsport fans on site and at home an attractive platform. We are working flat out to achieve this," says Axel Friedhoff, Director of Sport at ADAC Mittelrhein e.V. The sporting part of the International ADAC Truck Grand Prix will focus on the rounds of the FIA European Championship from 16 to 18 July. 20 race trucks with 1,500 hp and prominent drivers like Jochen Hahn, Norbert Kiss and Sascha Lenz will compete for the weekend victory and thus for important points in the EM ranking. This will be the second time that the IDM Superbike 1000 stops at the Nürburgring. Against the background of the dynamic pandemic development with accompanying contact restrictions, the organisers unfortunately had to cancel the Country Festival, the trucker camps and open paddock as well as the trade fair this year. Subject to official approval, a limited number of spectators can be admitted. In order to make the visitor experience at the Nürburgring as safe and successful as possible, the organisers have developed a series of measures in the form of a non-contact spectator concept in close coordination with the Nürburgring, in accordance with the requirements of the Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, to ensure a safe live experience on site. To this end, ADAC Mittelrhein e.V. is in contact with the responsible district administration of Ahrweiler. Significantly lower ticket prices for 2021The tickets for the International ADAC Truck Grand Prix 2021 will be offered at considerably cheaper conditions due to the cutback of the supporting programme caused by the pandemic. The ticket prices have been reduced by about 50 per cent and vary between 20 and 65 Euros. Motorsport fans who have already purchased tickets for this year can redeem them at the 2022 International ADAC Truck Grand Prix, which will take place at the Nürburgring from 15 to 17 July 2022. As a general rule, tickets purchased through the official ADAC Truck Grand Prix shop can be returned at any time. All that is required is an e-mail to kundenservice-truck-gp(at)eventim.de. Customers who did not purchase their tickets in the official ADAC Truck Grand Prix shop or via our hotline should contact the respective operator directly. "We would be very pleased if the ticket buyers would remain loyal to us for our Truck Grand Prix in 2022. We will provide information about the next concrete steps regarding this year's event promptly at a digital press conference," looks ahead to organisation manager Marc Hennerici.

NÜRBURGRING SEES POSITIVE SIGNAL - NEW BAN AS A CHANCE

18.06.2020

Following the announcement that the ban on major events will be extended until 31 October, the Nürburgring sees positive trends for the staging of events - also with an audience - in the further course of the year. The background to this is that, following the Chancellor's meeting with the Minister Presidents, the ban on major events until the end of October 2020 will only apply if contact tracking and compliance with hygiene regulations are not possible. But this is exactly what would be feasible at the race track. That is why those responsible are looking positively into the future.   "The Nürburgring is a structured event location and after all the longest permanent race track in the world with plenty of space for distance and a suitable infrastructure for hygiene measures," says Nürburgring Managing Director Mirco Markfort. "Regulated access to the grounds, fixed seating on spacious grandstands and numerous sanitary facilities as well as hygiene points are decisive things which, in our opinion, make it possible to comply with various guidelines".    The Nürburgring has been able to gain good experience in the implementation of offers using specially developed health concepts since the beginning of the Corona pandemic. Analogous to the step-by-step relaxation, the "contactless tourist drives" started as early as April and shortly afterwards other driving offers such as formula courses, sports driver training or "free driving" followed. On 27 June the Nürburgring Endurance Series will now enter its first race in 2020, under its own hygiene concept and for the time being as a ghost race without spectators. The next days and weeks will show what will be possible According to the latest announcement from the conference of the Chancellor and the ministers, those responsible now see the decisive differentiation in terms of the conditions for banning events as the next good step. On this basis, the Nürburgring continues to adhere to its calendar and hopes to be able to organise events with spectators again in the future, after ghost races.    "Even though these are extremely difficult times, we are currently very happy that the Endurance Series can start again and look forward to the rest of the year in which, for example, the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix, the ADAC GT Masters, the ADAC TOTAL 24-hour race, the DTM or a World RX of Germany will be held," says Markfort and also points to the fact that the special atmosphere of the Nürburgring events is decisively created with and by the fans. "That's why we are working hard to ensure that there can be spectators again. The concepts are constantly refined and adapted to the requirements. The next days and weeks will show what will be possible and to what extent. The course of the pandemic is, of course, also decisive for this, in addition to the dialogue with all those involved."      Photo: Robert Kah / Nürburgring