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37th International ADAC Truck Grand Prix: 130,000 fans create a great atmosphere at the Nürburgring

The Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship race offered fans an exciting mix of trade fair, music and festival in addition to thrilling motorsport. Mostly sunny Eifel weather, thrilling motorsport and a varied entertainment program: the 37th International ADAC Truck Grand Prix attracted 130,000 truck fans to the Nürburgring this weekend. Like no other event, the Truck Grand Prix...
37th International ADAC Truck Grand Prix: 130,000 fans create a great atmosphere at the Nürburgring

14.07.2024

The Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship race offered fans an exciting mix of trade fair, music and festival in addition to thrilling motorsport. Mostly sunny Eifel weather, thrilling motorsport and a varied entertainment program: the 37th International ADAC Truck Grand Prix attracted 130,000 truck fans to the Nürburgring this weekend. Like no other event, the Truck Grand Prix combines the possibilities of the legendary Eifel circuit. In addition to thrilling racing on the shortened Grand Prix circuit and one of the largest commercial vehicle trade fairs, the Müllenbachschleife once again hosted a music festival with country and party music, including fireworks."The spectator response shows that our new concept of motorsport, trade fair and festival was a complete success. My thanks go to our numerous helpers, who contributed to the success of our 37th Truck Grand Prix with their tireless efforts," said Rudi Speich, Chairman of ADAC Mittelrhein e.V. The sporting highlight was the thrilling and exciting races of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship. In their 1000 hp trucks, the drivers from Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Spain and Portugal once again showed why they are the measure of all things in their sport. Truck racing: Kiss dominates the European Championship racesThe first of four European Championship races at the Nürburgring was won by Hungarian Norbert Kiss. Jochen Hahn crossed the finish line just under five seconds later. Local hero Sascha Lenz completed the podium in third place. Stefanie Halm won the second race ahead of Hahn and Kiss. The gaps here were much smaller: all three finished within just one and a half seconds of each other. The finish in the third race was the same as in the first: Kiss again won ahead of Hahn and Lenz.Antonio Albacete, Hahn, Lenz: That was the podium of the fourth and final race at the Nürburgring. Lenz had to fend off persistent attacks from Kiss, especially on the final lap, and crossed the finish line just a few meters ahead of the Hungarian. The three races of the Dutch Truck Racing ADAC Mittelrhein Cup were won by Craig Reid (races 1 & 3) and Erwin Kleinnagelvoort. The second race had to be stopped due to an accident. In addition to the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship drivers, the ADAC GT Masters drivers once again showed off their skills on the Grand Prix circuit. In their 550 hp Lamborghini, Mercedes AMG, Porsche and McLaren, they delivered thrilling races. Salman Owega and David Schumacher won the first race on Saturday ahead of Tom Kalender/Elias Seppänen and Marcel Marchewicz/Julian Hanses (all Mercedes).In the second race on Sunday, the podium looked like this: Owega/Schumacher again took first place, second place went to Finn Wiebelhaus/Jannes Fittje and third place to Leon Köhler/Maxime Oosten. Top atmosphere in the MüllenbachschleifeThere was a great atmosphere in the Müllenbachschleife on Friday and Saturday evening with the respective music acts. Tom Astor and Big S on Friday and DJ Lestraight, Nancy Franck, Julian Benz, Isi Glück and Peter Wackel on Saturday performed at the music festival in the Müllenbachschleife and created a great atmosphere for the fans. In front of the music stage, a young and young-at-heart audience sang and danced to country and party music. Saturday evening was rounded off with an impressive fireworks display. Truck Grand Prix in the spirit of sustainabilityLast year, the Hahn Racing team presented the world's first electrically powered race truck, the Iveco eTruck, to the public in the paddock. This year, the truck drove for the first time in the Iveco parade on the Grand Prix circuit, and Scania also used its Battery Electric Truck in the Knorr-Bremse Go&Stop competition. Sustainability also plays a very important role for the organizer. Georg Fuchs, Managing Director of ETRA Promotion GmbH, said: "Sustainability is one of our most important strategic goals both on and off the race track. We want to establish the Goodyear FIA ETRC as a leading platform for the promotion of sustainable practices and technologies and have committed to net zero emissions by 2038. We are delighted to have achieved the highest possible environmental standard set by the FIA just before the Truck Grand Prix. The FIA's three-star environmental accreditation confirms our diverse sustainability initiatives in motorsport." Stars to touch in the paddockChatting with the truck stars, getting autographs, watching the mechanics wrenching, denting and repairing: Spectators at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix were once again able to do all this in the paddock. The huge area was divided into three sections: the paddock, the event area and the exhibition park. In the paddock, the teams presented their race trucks, while in the Event Area and the Children's Area, families got their money's worth and visitors could also take part in competitions. Top decision-makers at the commercial vehicle trade fair & truck symposiumOn all days, 60 national and international truck manufacturers, suppliers and freight forwarders presented themselves to the public on around 10,000 square meters in the exhibition park. With Daimler Truck, Ford Truck, Iveco, MAN, Renault Truck and Scania, among others, six of Europe's leading truck manufacturers were on site. They presented their latest innovations and invited visitors to take one or two souvenirs home with them. On Friday, 124 representatives from politics, business and science discussed current developments and challenges in the transport industry at the Truck Symposium organized by ADAC Mittelrhein and TÜV Rheinland. The topic was climate-friendly logistics between the market and technology. The tenor of the experts: politicians must listen more to business and science and support the transformation in an unbureaucratic, long-term and technology-open manner. To this end, it is imperative to provide more funds to modernize the infrastructure of rail and road freight transport, promote sustainable drives, create incentives for private investors and better market conditions overall. For example, politicians must do more to expand charging networks and hydrogen refueling facilities along long-distance transport routes if the climate targets for road freight transport are to be achieved by 2030. Numerous people interested in careers at Job ExpoThe ADAC Truck Grand Prix was also a meeting point for people interested in careers, who met potential employers at the Job Expo in the ring°boulevard at the stands of freight forwarders and logistics companies and discussed career prospects. They were able to have their application documents checked by the employment agency and experts gave specialist presentations: from training and further education opportunities to the Qualification Opportunities Act. Looking at the event as a whole, Rudi Speich, Chairman of ADAC Mittelrhein e.V., drew a positive conclusion: "The ADAC Truck Grand Prix's triad of motorsport, trade fair and festival is unique. We are very grateful for the enormous popularity and are already looking forward to the next edition in 2025." The 38th International ADAC Truck Grand Prix will take place from July 10 to 13, 2025.

RING°GUIDE ADAC TRUCK-GRAND-PRIX 2024: EVERYTHING AT A GLANCE

13.07.2024

Thrilling motorsport and a mix of music, trade fair and festival - there's something for the whole family at the 37th edition. Everything you need to know about the ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix from July 11 - 14, 2024 at a glance: TICKETS Here you will find an overview of the ticket categories (PDF). Open box offices: Box office 1 and 1a (historic paddock) Box office 11 (Stefan-Bellof-Str.) Box office 12 and 13 (T4) Box office 15 (T5a, concert entrance) Ticket office 26 (T6, concert entrance) Box office 38 (T9, concert entrance) Box office 46 (T10b) Box office 51 (T12) info°center Box office Festival Müllenbachschleife: Box office 15 (T5b) Box office 26 (T6) Box office 38 (T9) PROGRAM / SCHEDULE Races Click here for the complete race schedule (PDF). Supporting program Friday, July 12, 2024 10:00 - 16:00 JobExpo (ring°boulevard) 10:00 - 18:00 Children's area open (ring°boulevard) 11:30 - 12:00 Stunt show (event area paddock) 16:30 - 17:15 Stunt show (event area paddock) 16:45 - 18:30 Knorr Bremse Go & Stop - Class A (Road Trucks) Saturday, July 13, 2024 10:00 - 18:00 Children's area open (ring°boulevard) 10:00 - 16:00 JobExpo (ring°boulevard) 10:00 - 10:20 Walking act Nürburgring mascot "Legend" ring°boulevard/Kinderland 10:00 - 10:45 Trial & Kart Slalom     10:45 - 11:15 Walking act Nürburgring mascot "Legend" Grand Prix paddock  11:00 - 11:20 Autograph session with Tom Astor 11:40 - 11:55 Scania parade 12:00 - 12:30 Walking act Nürburgring mascot "Legend" Grand Prix paddock (Pitwalk) 12:05 - 13:05 Truck parade 12:05 - 12:30 Stunt show 13:00 - 14:00 Trial & Kart Slalom 13:15 - 13:45 Walking act Nürburgring mascot "Legend" ring°boulevard/ Kinderland 14:00 - 14:30 Walking act Nürburgring mascot "Legend" ring°boulevard/ Kinderland 15:00 - 15:30 Walking act Nürburgring mascot "Legend" ring°boulevard/ Kinderland 16:40 - 17:00 Iveco parade 17:00 - 17:20 Stunt show 18:30 - 19:45 Knorr Bremse Go & Stop - Class B (Race Trucks) Sunday, July 16, 2023 09:30 - 10:00: Walking act Nürburgring mascot "Legend" ring°boulevard/Kinderland 10:00 - 18:00 Children's area open (ring°boulevard) 10:00 - 16:00 JobExpo (ring°boulevard) 10:25 - 10:40 Scania parade 10:30 - 11:30 Trial & Kart Slalom 10:30 - 11:00: Walking act Nürburgring mascot "Legend" Grand Prix paddock (Gridwalk) 11:30 - 12:00: Walking act Nürburgring mascot "Legend" Grand Prix paddock 12:15 - 13:15 Ford truck parade 12:30 - 12:50 Stunt show 12:30 - 13:00: Walking act Nürburgring mascot "Legend" Grand Prix paddock (Pitwalk) 13:00 - 14:00 Trial & Kart Slalom 13:45 - 14:15: Walking act Nürburgring mascot "Legend" ring°boulevard/Kinderland 14:45 - 15:15:     Walking act Nürburgring mascot "Legend" ring°boulevard/Kinderland 16:10 - 16:30 Iveco parade 16:20 - 16:45 Stunt Show Note: 21:00 - Public Viewing European Championship Final 2024. All information here. Festival in the Müllenbachschleife Friday 19:00 - 20:00 Alina Sebastian  20:15 - 21:25 Jake Lindholm 21:25 - 21:35 Prometeon Supertruck Award ceremony 21:40 - 23:10 Tom Astor 23:20 - 00:20 Big S Saturday 20:00 - 20:30 DJ Le Straight  20:30 - 21:05 Nancy Franck 21:05 - 21:15 Award ceremony Knorr Bremse Go & Stop competition 21:20 - 21:55 Julian Benz 21:55 - 22:15 Dart Content Stargames 22:20 - 23:00 Isi Glück 23:15 - 00:00 Peter Wackel LIVE ADAC TRUCK-GRAND-PRIX The livestreams of the races on Saturday & Sunday can be found here. ADAC GT Masters You can find the livestream of the ADAC GT Masters here. CIRCUIT PLAN Here you can find all maps of the race, the festival area and the industry. BUSSHUTTLE Driving times Friday: 10:00 - 02:00 hrs Saturday: 08:00 - 02:00 Sunday: 08:00 - approx. 19:00 Stops Parking lot B5 Parking lot C1 Parking lot C6 Parking lot C7 Müllenbachschleife / festival area Parking lot D5 Parking lot D6 Parking lot D10 info°center OPENING HOURS LOCATIONS Here you can find all opening hours of the locations around the Nürburgring.

Victory in 250th race: Schumacher and Owega write ADAC GT Masters history

13.07.2024

A moment of glory at the Nürburgring: In the 250th ADAC GT Masters race, Mercedes-AMG drivers David Schumacher (Salzburg) and Salman Owega (Cologne) from the Haupt Racing Team shone with their second win of the season. After the two youngsters had already won Saturday's race, they completed the double in the anniversary race over the 40-minute sprint distance. "It's always something special to win an anniversary race and write your name in the history books. However, it wasn't easy to get there, as we were under a lot of pressure from our rivals throughout the race. At the beginning, the extra weight helped us to get the tires up to a good temperature. In the last ten laps, the grip was much less, but Salman did a good job," said Schumacher, who also won the trophy for the best starter this weekend. trophy for the best starter in the "Road to DTM" classification. Finn Wiebelhaus (Obertshausen) and Jannes Fittje (Langenhain) finished in silver in the second Mercedes-AMG GT3 from the Haupt Racing Team. The podium was completed by the BMW M4 GT3 of Maxime Oosten (NL) and Leon Köhler (Erlenbach am Main/FK Performance). The Eifel was at its best at the start of the anniversary race. The 250th race in the history of the ADAC GT Masters got underway in sunny conditions with an outside temperature of 21 degrees Celsius. Right at the start, pole-setter Schumacher created a small cushion over his pursuers. But Fittje put constant pressure on his brand colleague. During the pit stop window, Alexander Fach then took the lead in the Porsche 911 GT3 R from Fach Auto Tech, as the Swiss driver was the last of all the drivers to come into the pits for a driver change. As a ProAm team, the Swiss squad benefited from the shorter downtime, meaning that Alexander Schwarzer (D) returned to the track as the leader. However, Owega and Wiebelhaus were already in close pursuit. "When I saw the Fach car in front of me, I knew immediately that I had to find a way past him as quickly as possible. My tires kept degrading and the pressure from Finn kept increasing. In the end, everything went according to plan and victory was the well-deserved reward," said the 19-year-old Owega, describing the final phase. Wiebelhaus also overtook the Porsche and crossed the finish line in second place: "It's great to be back on the podium after retiring on Saturday. It was also a great result for the team." Köhler and Oosten impressed with their strong race pace and fought their way up from tenth on the grid to take third place on the podium after an impressive fightback. "Unfortunately, we struggled with the car classification and setup throughout the weekend. In today's race, we wanted to get the maximum out of it and we definitely managed that with third place," explained Köhler. Guest entrants Marcel Marchewicz (Schwetzingen) and Julian Hanses (Hilden/both Schnitzelalm Racing) finished the race in fourth place in their Mercedes-AMG GT3. Fifth place went to the two Swiss drivers Jean-Luc D'Auria and Alain Valente in the Ferrari 296 GT3 from Emil Frey Racing. Sixth place went to championship leaders Tom Kalender (Hamm/Victory) and Elias Seppänen (FIN/both Landgraf Motorsport) in their Mercedes-AMG GT3. Schwarzer and Fach, who had previously been turned around by another car while in a strong third position, finished in seventh place. This secured them victory in the ProAm classification. Eighth place was achieved by Jonas Greif (Coswig) and Simon Connor Primm (Großschirma/Paul Motorsport) in the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo2 ahead of the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of Mike David Ortmann (Ahrensfelde) and Denis Bulatov (Cologne/both Walkenhorst Motorsport). The top 10 was completed by the Kapfinger twins Michael and Johannes (both Passau) in another Porsche 911 GT3 R from Team Joos by Twin Busch. In the ProAM classification, Chandler Hull (USA) and Nico Hantke (Hürth/both Walkenhorst Motorsport) finished second in the Aston Martin Vantage GT3. Pablo Schumm (Heilbronn) and Jonas Karklys (LIT) completed the ProAm podium with third place in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo2. In the championship, Kalender and Seppänen continue to lead the standings with 117 points. Oosten and Köhler are in second place with 109 points. Seppänen also leads the Road to DTM standings with 136 points. The ADAC GT Masters continues on the spectacular Ardennes rollercoaster at Spa-Francorchamps from August 30th to September 1st. The 7.004-kilometer cult circuit in Belgium is one of the most popular racetracks in Europe with its characteristically challenging sections such as La Source, Raidillon and Les Combes. The ADAC GT Masters will be a guest at the current Formula 1 circuit for the third time this year. After the successful sprint and endurance premiere at the Nürburgring, fans can look forward to this new and exciting format at the second stop abroad.

250 ADAC GT Masters races: Premiere for new format at Nürburgring anniversary event

11.07.2024

Milestone for the ADAC GT Masters: The series will start its 250th race at the Nürburgring this weekend (July 12th to 14th) as part of the ADAC Truck Grand Prix. The anniversary race in the Eifel will be a premiere: The ADAC GT Masters debuts this weekend with a new format consisting of an endurance race on Saturday and a sprint race on Sunday. The new race format also means that the battle for the top of the standings between leaders Tom Kalender (Hamm/Sieg) and defending champion Elias Seppänen (FIN/ both Landgraf Motorsport) in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 and their closest pursuers Leon Köhler (Erlenbach am Main) /Maxime Oosten (NL, both FK Performance) in the BMW M4 GT3 will enter the next round. Sport1 will broadcast both races on Saturday from 14:45 and on Sunday from 15:00.  The ADAC GT Masters is now also celebrating an anniversary at the place where it all began in 2007: the Nürburgring. Back then, Christopher Haase and Italian Gianni Morbidelli crossed the finish line as the first ADAC GT Masters winners in a Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 during the 24-hour race. The series is now in its 18th season, making it the longest-running GT3 racing series in the world. On the anniversary weekend, the championship will kick off with a new format: Saturday's race will be the first time that the drivers will take part in an endurance race lasting 80 minutes. minutes of racing. Teamwork and good tactics are particularly important here, because compared to the tried-and-tested format, two pit stops are mandatory, one of which involves a tire change. Action is also guaranteed in the 250th race on Sunday. In the 40-minute sprint, the drivers will have to step up the pace once again, as they will have less time to fight for position. In the battle for the championship, two-time season winners Seppänen/Kalender are currently in the lead with 84 points in their Mercedes-AMG GT3. The BMW M4 GT3 of two-time winners Oosten/Köhler is just seven points behind. "With our victory in Sunday's race at Zandvoort, we have put ourselves in a good starting position. We want to attack again at the Nürburgring and try to take the lead," says Köhler. Third-placed Jannes Fittje (Langenargen) and Finn Wiebelhaus (Obertshausen/both Haupt Racing Team) in another Mercedes-AMG GT3 also remain within striking distance with 57 championship points. At the anniversary weekend in the Eifel, guest entrants will complement the seven-make field: the two Mercedes-AMG GT3s from Schnitzelalm Racing and a Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo from Team HP Racing International will join three other cars in the field. Julian Hanses and Marcel Marchewicz as well as Jay Mo Härtling and Moritz Wiskirchen will line up for the Mercedes-AMG team from Bad Hindelang. The Italian bull will be driven by Coach McKansy and Gerhard Tweraser take a seat. 

Looking forward to the ADAC GT Masters: Strong field for the 2024 season

03.01.2024

The ADAC GT Masters will come of age in 2024 and interest in the 18th season of the series is already high. By December 15th, a total of 16 teams had taken the opportunity to secure a starting place early and have already registered more than 25 cars. The series remains attractive for newcomers: six of the 16 teams will be contesting a full season for the first time in 2024 or are returning to the ADAC GT Masters after a long break. Not only the field of participants but also the variety of brands is growing again: Ferrari is back for the first time since 2012, and Aston Martin is celebrating a comeback with the latest Evo version of the Vantage GT3. The competition from Italy and England in the ADAC GT Masters includes Audi, BMW, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche. Further entries for the ADAC GT Masters are still possible until March 15th. The season opener will take place at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben from April 26th to 28th, 2024 on the high-reach DTM platform. "The high level of interest in the ADAC GT Masters 2024 shows that our new concept for the series and its clear positioning have been very well received by the participants. With the revised class structure, we have now given the series a clear profile. After a difficult year for the ADAC GT Masters, we are optimistic about the 2024 season with a very attractive field," says ADAC Head of Motorsport Thomas Voss. The racing series will contest a total of six events in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. The ADAC GT Masters will race together with the DTM on four occasions. The new class structure means that there will be a much greater focus on young talent and amateur drivers in the ADAC GT Masters in future. With the Pro-Am Cup, Silver Cup and Am Cup, the ADAC is creating a new sporting home for drivers with Silver and Bronze classifications. A prize pot of more than 570,000 euros awaits the participants in the form of cash and non-cash prizes. The best youngster from the Silver or Pro-Am Cup will receive support in the form of the entry fee for registration in the new "Road to DTM" for the 2025 DTM.

After record pole in the Grasser Lamborghini: Hites and Mapelli crown Sunday with first win of the season

16.07.2023

Excitement right to the end in the sixth race of the ADAC GT Masters season: Benjamin Hites (CHL) and Marco Mapelli (I) rejoiced over their first success of the season at the Nürburgring. In the morning, Mapelli achieved the 50th pole position for Lamborghini in the GT series, which has been in existence since 2007. Now the duo from the GRT Grasser Racing team also managed to score the debut victory for the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo2 in the ADAC GT Masters. "It just felt incredible after crossing the finish line first. I had to think directly of my family in Chile. But first place was quite a tough job. The BMW behind me was getting closer and closer and I had to give everything. I'm glad it was enough in the end," said Hites. The 24-year-old Hites was the first driver from Chile to take the winner's trophy in the ADAC GT Masters. Sandro Holzem (Polch) and DTM driver Marco Wittmann (Fürth/both Project 1) finished second in the BMW M4 GT3. Finn Gehrsitz (Stuttgart) and Sven Müller (Bingen/both Team Joos by Racemotion) completed the podium in third place. The duo leads the championship with the Porsche 911 GT3 R at the halfway point of the season.  Optimal conditions for a motorsport festival in the Eifel: On Sunday afternoon, the ADAC GT Masters drivers took to the grid in sunshine and 21 degrees Celsius. On the packed grandstands, more than 130,000 visitors to the ADAC Truck Grand Prix enjoyed thrilling racing in the ADAC GT Masters at the weekend. Pole setter Mapelli turned into the first corner of the 3.629 kilometre long traditional circuit in the lead. Mapelli remained wide awake until the mandatory pit stop and didn't let Wittmann's pressure rattle him. After the late driver change, Hites took the first win of the season for Gottfried Grasser's racing team from Austria.  Second place behind the winners went to Holzem and Wittmann. The BMW duo fought a thrilling duel with the crew of the Grasser Lamborghini over the entire 60-minute race distance. "It's great to go home with second place. In the first part of the race I tried to close the gap to the Lamborghini in front of me by setting fast lap times. It wasn't quite enough for victory, but we can live super well with this successful weekend in our first outing in the ADAC GT Masters," analysed two-time DTM champion Wittmann. With third place, Müller as well as ADAC Sports Foundation protégé Gehrsitz scored important points for the championship and they are now in first place in the standings. "After the difficult Saturday, the podium is a real relief for us. I had a fair duel with Marco at the start, that was motorsport at the highest level. It's nice to lead the championship now at the halfway point. In the second half of the season we want to keep scoring points. That will be the key to success until the last race," Müller explained. Fourth place was secured by the two Porsche drivers Tim Zimmermann (Langenargen) and Jaxon Evans (NZ/both Huber Racing).  Fifth place rewarded Schnitzelalm Racing for a strong guest appearance in the ADAC GT Masters. Colin Caresani (NL) and Marcel Marchewicz (Schwetzingen) piloted the Mercedes-AMG GT3 from eighth place into the top five. Eduardo Coseteng (PHL) and Ben Green (GB/both Schubert Motorsport) saw the chequered flag in sixth place in the BMW M4 GT3. Seventh was the Lamborghini duo of Maximilian Paul (Dresden) and Simon Connor Primm (Großschirma/both Paul Motorsport). The Mercedes-AMG drivers and Saturday's winner Salman Owega (Cologne) and Elias Seppänen (FIN) from Landgraf Motorsport were the eighth-best driver pairing. Kim-Luis Schramm (Meuspath) and Neil Verhagen (USA/both FK Performance Motorsport) finished ninth in their BMW M4 GT3. The remaining top ten place went to Alain Valente (CHE) and Ralf Aron (EST) in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of the Haupt Racing Team.

Mercedes-AMG duo Owega/Seppänen take the lead in the standings after victory at the Nürburgring

15.07.2023

The youth kept their cool in the fifth race of the ADAC GT Masters: 18-year-old Salman Owega (Cologne) and Elias Seppänen (19/FIN) celebrated their second victory in a week at the Nürburgring thanks to a strong overtaking manoeuvre at the start. In the Landgraf Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3, the winners left their rivals no chance and drove to their second win of the season with a comfortable 15-second lead. "It was still raining just before the start, but we decided to use slicks anyway. The changing conditions suited me very well. After I took the lead at the hairpin, I was able to quickly open up a gap. After that I especially avoided the wet curbs and didn't want to take too much risk. Elias then completed the win perfectly in the second section of the race," said Owega. Second place went to Alain Valente (CHE) and Ralf Aron (EST/both Haupt Racing Team) in another Mercedes-AMG. The podium was completed by Maximilian Paul (Dresden) and Simon Connor Primm (Großschirma) in the Paul Motorsport Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Evo after a highly exciting final phase.  Shortly before the start of the race on Saturday afternoon, a rain shower along the 3.629-kilometre traditional circuit provided an additional element of suspense in the ADAC GT Masters. Under cloudy skies and temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius, Owega proved his nerve on the partly still wet circuit in the Eifel and took the lead shortly after the start in turn one. The spectators in the full grandstands formed a strong backdrop at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix and were delighted to see gripping motorsport. Owega quickly built up a comfortable lead and, in the lead, handed over to his team-mate Seppänen at the mandatory pit stop. The Mercedes-AMG driver then saw the chequered flag in first place. With one race to go, the Landgraf duo took the lead in the standings.  Second-placed Valente laid the foundation for his first podium success in the ADAC GT Masters with his good start. Starting from eighth place, the 26-year-old gradually fought his way to the front. A late pit stop saw his team-mate Aron turn back onto the former Formula 1 circuit in second place and bring the Mercedes-AMG GT3 home in that position. "It was pretty tight in the first corner and I kept out of the chaos. That allowed me to make up positions. We opted for a late pit stop, unlike the teams in front of us. The strategy paid off in full," Valente explained. The fight for third place became a nail-biter for Paul Motorsport in the final laps. After ADAC GT Masters debutant Primm drove permanently in the top three with the Lamborghini, final driver Paul withstood the constant pressure from Marco Wittmann (Fürth/Project 1) and rewarded himself with the podium. "At the beginning of my stint I wanted to move up to second place. However, I lacked a bit of top speed. That's why I decided to defend third place. The last laps in the duel with Marco were really fun and I'm happy to take home the trophy," reported Lamborghini Junior Paul. Fourth place went to Sandro Holzem (Polch) and DTM driver Wittmann from Project 1 after numerous wheel-to-wheel duels. The BMW duo improved by six positions.  Fifth place went to pole-setter Tim Zimmermann (Langenargen) and Jaxon Evans (NZ/Huber Racing) in a Porsche 911 GT3 R. Behind them in sixth place were the two Lamborghini drivers Benjamin Hites (CHL) and Marco Mapelli (I/both GRT Grasser Racing Team). Seventh in the BMW M4 GT3 was Kim-Luis Schramm (Meuspath) and Neil Verhagen (USA/both FK Performance Motorsport). Eighth place went to the BMW duo of Eduardo Coseteng (PHL) and Ben Green (GB/both Schubert Motorsport). Championship leaders Jannes Fittje (Langenhain) and Nico Menzel (Kelberg) in the Huber Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 R finished the 60-minute sprint race in ninth place. Finn Gehrsitz (Stuttgart) and Sven Müller (Bingen/both Team Joos by Racemotion) completed the top ten in the Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The Nürburgring event highlights in july: race trucks, race bikes and racing action in the Green Hell

03.07.2023

July offers the entire sports portfolio on four and two wheels. With thrilling racing action at the 6-hour race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, plenty of horsepower under the hood at the Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix and the ADAC GT Masters, and strong calves at Rad am Ring. On the Grand Prix circuit and on the Nordschleife, visitors will have plenty to look forward to. And those who prefer to drive themselves can do so as well: with their own vehicle or by bike. All events are available at: nuerburgring.de/events A brief portrait of the highlights: ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr Cup Race | July 8The 6-hour race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series is one of the absolute highlights of the season alongside the 12h Nürburgring, which takes place in September. After the morning qualifying session, motorsport at your fingertips is once again on the schedule for the fans. At the Pitwalk and Gridwalk, visitors can get up close and personal with the drivers and vehicles. And the official Nürburgring mascot "Legend" will again be on hand for selfies. At 12 noon, the race will start with a colorful field of starters - from full-blown GT3 bolides to near-series racing cars. At 6 p.m. the chequered flag will fall. Tickets are available for 20 euros (children up to 14 years free of charge) online and at the box office. The tickets give access to the open grandstands on the Grand Prix circuit, the exclusive spectator areas Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten as well as the paddock, the pit lane, the starting grid, and the race track. Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix & ADAC GT Masters | July 13 - 16The Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix promises to be a festival for the whole family once again this year - centered around the themes of motorsport, entertainment, sustainability and innovation. At the center of the sporting action are the heats of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship, where Europe's best truck racers compete against each other. Another prominent guest appearance will see two motorsport worlds meet this year: for the first time since 2012, the popular ADAC GT Masters racing series will make a pit stop at the Truck Grand Prix. The supercars from manufacturers such as Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche or McLaren, 550 hp strong and capable of 250 km/h at the Nürburgring, will meet race trucks with 1,000 hp and a top speed limit of 160 km/h.  During the entire race weekend, visitors can look forward to a varied supporting program: from trucker parade to fan village and trucker camp to Kinderland, where in addition to duck rodeo and bouncy castles, there will also be a traffic event for children for the first time this year. This year, the Müllenbachschleife will once again be the scene of a musical extravaganza, where, for the first time, there will be party music in addition to country music, as requested by many in the truck community. In addition, the ADAC Mittelrhein, together with the Nürburgring, is organizing the Truck Grand Prix Job Expo for the second time, which brings together people interested in a career with future employers. This will take place from Friday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day in the ring°boulevard. Admission is free of charge. Tickets for the Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix are available at nuerburgring.de. Children up to 12 years of age are admitted free of charge for almost all ticket categories. Rad am Ring | July 21 - 23A bike race with a long tradition at the Nürburgring. After the premiere in 2003, Rad am Ring celebrates its 20th anniversary this year - and is on course for a record number of participants. Almost 6,000 cyclists will take part in the 24-hour race through the Green Hell alone. More than ever before. In addition to the highlight, there are various disciplines and races. On Friday evening the 22km time trial starts at 8pm. On Saturday the whole program variety of Rad am Ring is waiting. Dextro Energy Kids Race, touring Nordschleife including e-bike, Everyman races over 25, 75 and 150 kilometers, the German Cycling Cup and, of course, the big start of the 24h bike race and the 24h MTB race. On Sunday, in addition to sportive touring races, there will also be a race of the German Cycling League. The heart of the cycling festival at the Nürburgring is a comprehensive expo in the paddock, where companies from the urban, tourist as well as sporty bike sector present their products. Well-known exhibitors will present their product highlights to visitors and participants and offer many a bargain. Spectators have free access to the paddock and the open grandstands. Tourist rides, bike & run meeting, trackwalk | various datesIn July, the Nürburgring and its race tracks will once again be the place to go for anyone who wants to experience the history-steeped asphalt for themselves. On July 10 and 26, the Grand Prix track and the Nordschleife will be open for the Rad & Lauftreff. It always starts at 7 pm. Tickets are available online starting at 5 euros. Children and young people up to and including the age of 17 pay no entry fees, but may only take part if accompanied by a paying adult.  On almost every day, Nürburgring fans can drive the track with their own car or motorcycle. In total, the legendary Nordschleife opens on 27 dates in July for the popular tourist drives. Sometimes in the evening hours, sometimes all day. From €30, visitors can take the myth of the Green Hell under their own wheels. Those who would like to have the ideal line of the Nordschleife explained to them by a professional racing driver can take part in the Trackwalk Nordschleife on July 14. Adults can experience the one-hour tour through the Green Hell for €29.90, while children between the ages of 6 and 12 pay €14.90. Opening times and dates are available at www.nuerburgring.de. All information and summer activities can be found in the family guide: www.we-make-your-heart-race.de

Nürburgring starts the 2023 event season

07.03.2023

It's finally starting again - under the new claim "we make your heart race", the Nürburgring is entering the new event season. Great emotions await professionals, amateurs and spectators at around 50 events from the genres of motorsport, music and sport. Highlights include the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring and the 12h Nürburgring of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as well as the 50th anniversary of the Oldtimer-Grand-Prix, the mega festival Rock am Ring or sporting events such as Rad am Ring or the Hotfoot Run. And even beyond the events, there will again be an extensive range of leisure and adventure activities.   As usual, the Nürburgring Endurance Series will do the honours for the season premiere in 2023. On 18 March, the lights will turn green for the first time. The NLS will shake the Green Hell a total of eight times. On the combination of sprint track and Nordschleife, the large field of starters in the Green Hell will once again be at full throttle - with the entire automotive diversity from near-series racing cars to full-blown GT3 bolides. The highlight of the NLS season will again be the 12h Nürburgring from 8 to 10 September. Here, even the complete version of the race track - including the entire Grand Prix Track - will be driven. The fans know the same track variant at the motorsport highlight of the season. After a veritable fan festival with 230,000 visitors, the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Race from 18 to 21 May once again invites to a gigantic horsepower party. Race teams from all over the world, a tough race on the most demanding race track in the world and the unique atmosphere around the track are expected: drivers and fans alike are looking forward to the camping and campfire atmosphere. A foretaste of the endurance classic is already available in April - on 22 and 23 April, the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers will get underway. 50th Anniversary of the Oldtimer-Grand-PrixFans of historic vehicles will also get their money's worth this year - even with a big anniversary. The Oldtimer Grand Prix (11 - 13 August) is turning 50! As one of the most traditional festivals for traditional vehicles in Europe, it is once again the highlight of the historic motorsport season in Germany. In addition to an outstanding starting field with vehicles from the entire history of the Nürburgring, fans can look forward to a fan world around the Grand Prix circuit. Those who want to experience even more time travel is in the right place at the Nürburgring. With the endurance classic ADAC 1000 kilometre race (15 - 17 September), at the Nürburgring Classic (26 - 28 May) or at the ADAC Westfalen Trophy (13 - 15 October), horsepower-packed time journeys through history await. The Int. ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix is a little rougher than the historic vehicles. The race trucks will make the racetrack shake - and from 13 to 16 July they will give each other a run for their money when they thunder around the racetrack at around 160 km/h. Also at the start in the supporting programme: the ADAC GT Masters. Besides the track, there will be a lot of colourful activities. With many activities and exhibitors in the paddock, a children's area, a trade fair and, of course, the traditional music festival in the Müllenbachschleife.  Real GT3 highlights await each other on two weekends at the end of July and the beginning of August. The Fanatec GT World Challenge pwd by AWS (29 - 30 July) will kick things off. The DTM immediately follows from 4 to 6 August. A total of 13 teams with six different brands will be competing in the race series, which is being held under the umbrella of the ADAC for the first time. There will be cars from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG Porsche as well as Lamborghini and Ferrari. Strong line-up and only European concert by the Foo Fighters at Rock am RingThe festival fans return at Rock am Ring from 2 to 4 June. Strong headliners are waiting at Rock am Ring again this year with the Toten Hosen and the Kings of Leon. They will be completed by the Foo Fighters, who will make their only European appearance at the festival this year. Anyway, the band, which has won the Grammy eleven times, returns to German stages for the first time after 2018. In addition, many other international fan favourites such as Rise Against, Limp Bizkit, the rock duo Tenacious D or US superstar Machine Gun Kelly await. Motorbike service a tradition for many bikersMotorbikes are also part of the programme at the Nürburgring. They celebrate their traditional opening of the season during the ecumenical service "Anlassen" (2 April). More than 10,000 bikers get their blessing in the paddock and enjoy the highlight: the joint parade around the Nordschleife. In addition, there will be tourist rides on the Grand Prix Track and other programme items in the paddock. Racing motorbikes from different eras will take centre stage at the Cologne circuit. On 14 May, they will show their best side on the Grand Prix Track. Particularly eye-catching are the starts of the veteran sidecar riders and the historic motor scooters. This year, for the third time, the Grand Prix circuit will be the venue of the ADAC/DMC Race Weekend (10-11 June). From "old iron" to sidecars and superbikes, everything is represented here for beginners and experienced pilots.  On foot and by bike around the RingThe fact that the Nürburgring can also be mastered on foot or by bike is impressively demonstrated by the athletes at the Hotfoot Run and at Rad am Ring. On 6 May, the famous obstacle course involves overcoming mountains of straw bales, mud pits and ice-cold pools of water. From 21 to 23 July, the cyclists take on the world's most demanding race track. The highlight of the event is the 24-hour cycle race over the combination of Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife. But the Nürburgring is also popular with athletes beyond the event: a total of seven cycling and running events are scheduled for 2023. Here, amateur athletes can run or experience the legendary track on the various dates.  But even without a major event, the Nürburgring is always worth a visit. There is much to discover and marvel at. For example, the motorsport experience museum ring°werk, the ring°kartbahn with pure motorsport feeling, the Nürburgring eSports bar, the ring°kino with one of the largest 3D cinema screens in the region or various gastronomic highlights such as the Italian restaurant Lucia or the Bitburger Gasthaus in the ring°carré as well as the Devils Diner at the Nordschleife await the visitors. For those who want to take a look behind the scenes of the legendary race track, the backstage tour is just the right thing - including a visit to the winner's podium. > see the whole event calendar 2023 Start of the season with a new claim"nürburgring. we make your heart race."The Nürburgring is taking off with a new claim. Because the Nürburgring is more than just a race track. Nestled in the Eifel forests and firmly rooted in the region, it has been an international place of emotion, passion and unique stories for almost 100 years. And for Nürburgring fans from all over the world, it is one thing above all: a place of solidarity and community - a kind of home. The fact that emotional moments, people and a very special feeling of longing make up the Nürburgring will be visible and tangible this season under the new claim of the destination. From now on, the motto at the Nürburgring is: "we make your heart race". This claim stands for the passion of the employees of the Nürburgring companies, who see themselves as pioneers of unique moments and for the diverse experiences that the players and visitors experience here. It stands for goose bumps and heart throbbing, for adrenaline and joy, for an incomparable challenge.  These emotions can be triggered by a visit to the Nürburgring Endurance Series just as much as by an overnight stay right next to the race track at the Nürburgring Congress Hotel managed by Lindner. A ride in a kart, in the passenger seat of a racing car or in the simulator of the Nürburgring eSports bar also causes special palpitations - and taking part in a corporate event with a direct view of the race track is just as special. All of this is the Nürburgring emotion that creates special impressions and memories for everyone involved. Beyond the on-site experience, the Nürburgring feeling is transported all over the world. Through emotional scenes - for example in the live broadcast of a race by Nürburgring.tv or in the new image clip of the destination. And of course there are a variety of emotional image motifs from all events and moments at the Nürburgring via the Nürburgring communication channels.  No matter where, no matter when: everyone should have the opportunity to experience a piece of the Nürburgring and, of course, to feel for themselves what it means when it says: "nürburgring. we make your heart race."