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29 March, Monday

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

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. "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....
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. "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. Advance sales will start on 1 May 2021 at www.eventimsports.de/ols/truck-gp/. 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

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