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

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...
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.

130,300 fans created a great atmosphere at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix

17.07.2023

Of course, the 36th International ADAC Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring was also marked by fast-paced motorsport and the best entertainment off the track in good, old Eifel tradition. The thrilling races on the shortened Grand Prix circuit, the country and party music with fireworks in the Müllenbachschleife, the campfire romance at the camping sites - all this attracted 130,300 spectators to the Ring this year to celebrate themselves and an eventful weekend. In front of a packed crowd, the horsepower cars provided numerous thrilling moments at the season highlight of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship. A weekend that, from a sporting point of view, was dominated by one man:Norbert Kiss from Hungary turned out to be the Max Verstappen of the racing truck scene in the Eifel. Four starts, three victories, the MAN pilot dominated at will and continuously extended his lead in the overall European Championship standings. For the German pilots it was a good weekend despite the kiss show. Jochen Hahn wins finalThe brilliant finale in the Eifel was set by six-time European Champion Jochen Hahn. In the final race, the Iveco driver won after he had kept the energetic but ultimately unsuccessful Kiss at bay with all his routine for five laps. "I always say, it's settled at the end," Hahn said with a smile. Otherwise it was a rather mixed home race for the truck driver from Altensteig with only one more second place. MAN pilot Sascha Lenz from Urmitz/Rhein was happy about two second places in the Eifel and summed up: "We are completely satisfied. Twice on the podium at the race in our home country, that's not so bad," Lenz remarked with a wink. Country & Schlager Stars Created a Great AtmosphereThe atmosphere in the Müllenbachschleife was exuberant on Friday and Saturday evening with the respective music acts. While Friday was all about country music with the bands Gone Country, Tom Astor and Jessica Lynn, Saturday was all about party. With Mallorca hits and other catchy tunes by Lorenz Büffel, Tobee, Schürze, Julian Benz and Markus Becker, a young and young-at-heart audience cavorted in front of the stage. Together they celebrated an exuberant party that culminated in a brilliant fireworks display on Saturday evening. Truck Grand Prix under the sign of sustainabilityDespite all its tradition, the ADAC Truck Grand Prix keeps up with the times and is in a state of change. For the ADAC Mittelrhein e.V. and the European Truck Racing Association (ETRA) the issue of sustainability is one of the most important strategic goals - on and off the track. strategic goals - on and off the track."This is the social change. And we are not moving in a vacuum here in truck racing, neither as an organiser nor as the Goodyear FIA European Championship," said Georg Fuchs, Managing Director of ETRA, adding."Basically, our goal is to reduce emissions. We also want to become one of the leading platforms for sustainable technology in the commercial vehicle sector. To this end, we have committed ourselves to achieving net emissions by 2038."On the track, a lot has already been done to protect the environment. Two years ago, the Goodyear FIA Truck Racing Championship became the world's first racing series to use the synthetic standard fuel HVO diesel.(Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil), which can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 90 per cent. World premiere: Presentation of the first fully electric race truckThe Truck Grand Prix also offered a world premiere in terms of sustainability: Iveco and Team Hahn Racing presented the Iveco eTruck, the world's first electrically powered race truck. The new Iveco eTruck is an electric Iveco S-Way tractor unit equipped with an eAxle from FPT Industrial. The axle delivers a maximum power of 840 kW. A full race distance on all ETRA circuits could be completed with it."We are pleased that Iveco, as one of our long-standing and valued partners, is also driving the sustainability change in motorsport," said ETRA Managing Director Fuchs. And Rudi Speich, Chairman of ADAC Mittelrhein e.V., Rudi Speich, Chairman of ADAC Mittelrhein e.V., said: "The launch of the first all-electric race truck is another important building block in the sustainability transformation of ADAC and the Goodyear FIA ETRC to make motorsport more sustainable and to reduce the CO2 footprint.However, it will take some time before the eTruck is ready for series production. For this to happen, other manufacturers have to follow suit and the prerequisites have to be created in the environment as well. "That takes time, but we are taking it. We are on the right track. And at some point we will experience great motor sport with electrically and thus sustainably powered trucks," Jochen Hahn is sure. ISO Certification for Truck Grand PrixThis also applies to the entire International ADAC Truck Grand Prix, which is organised on the basis of a sustainable management system to obtain ISO 20121 certification. This is the international standard for sustainability management of events. This means that ADAC is committed to observing the basic principles of sustainable development in the conception, planning and implementation of the Truck Grand Prix: from raising awareness and involving all stakeholders in issues of ecological, economic and social sustainability to minimising waste and promoting the circular economy to the sustainable design of the supplier chain.The team of experts from TÜV Nord Italia commissioned for the ISO certification examined the event according to these internationally defined sustainability criteria, all of which the ADAC Truck Grand Prix was able to fulfil.Marc Hennerici, Managing Director of ADAC Travel & Event Mittelrhein GmbH, emphasised at the certification ceremony: "In the past weeks, we have adopted a comprehensive sustainability package together with our partners and suppliers.sustainability package. In addition to fuels from renewable sources and recyclable tyres, we were able to implement a plastic bottle-free paddock and recycling islands for consistent waste separation. The ISO certificationis also an incentive for us to initiate further measures so that we can continue to be successful in the future with sustainable motorsport." Top decision-makers at commercial vehicle show, TruckSymposium & Innovation CampThe 16th TruckSymposium organised by ADAC Mittelrhein and TÜV Rheinland also dealt with tomorrow's solutions. 120 representatives from industry, associations, authorities, politics and the media exchanged views on current developments and challenges in the industry.current developments and challenges in the industry. Among other things, the experts addressed the question of how realistic the change to electric mobility is for road freight transport.Whether battery-electric drives can actually be used economically depends heavily on the area of application. Of course, hydrogen and electric drives will be the most important low-carbon drive concepts in the medium and long term.low-carbon drive concepts in the medium and long term. But the road ahead will be long - because of the technological challenges and the lack of vehicle availability. Bridge technologies would certainly be needed.A basic prerequisite for the expansion of renewable energies is planning security. This can only be created by politics and administration.In general, the experts spoke out in favour of technology openness and against dirigiste requirements on the part of politics.What is needed immediately, all participants at the symposium agreed, are parking spaces for professional drivers nationwide. The shortage of parking spaces for trucks is significant; at present, there is a rough estimate of about 40,000 parking spaces missing along the nation's motorways. The unanimous tenor: the expansion of parking spaces is urgently needed, procedural cuts are indispensable.The ADAC Truck Grand Prix is not only the most important truck motor sport event in this country, but also one of the largest industrial fairs in the commercial vehicle sector.On all days, national and international truck manufacturers, suppliers and hauliers presented themselves to the public on around 10,000 square metres in the exhibition park. Around 60 national and international manufacturers (including.MAN, Iveco, Ford, Scania, Goodyear, Michelin, Hankook) were on site and presented the drive technologies of today and tomorrow.Numerous people interested in careers at Job Expo At the same time, the ADAC Truck Grand Prix was also a meeting point for people interested in a career, who met potential employers at the exhibition stands of the forwarding and logistics companies in the ring°boulevard and exchanged information about career perspectives. They could have their application documents checked by the employment agency and experts gave specialist lectures: from training and further education opportunities to the Qualification Opportunity Act.The Job Expo, organised by ADAC Mittelrhein and the Rhineland Road Transport Association (SVG) in cooperation with the Koblenz Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Federal Employment Agency and Nürburgring GmbH, took place for the second time and will be held again next year due to the positive response."Our expectations were exceeded" Looking at the event as a whole, Rudi Speich, Chairman of ADAC Mittelrhein e.V., drew a positive conclusion:"The triad of motorsport, trade fair and festival is unique in the European racing calendar and drew the crowds to the Nürburgring this weekend. In the run-up to the event, we expected 100,000 fans, and we are even moreWe are even more pleased that we were able to increase the number of spectators by 30,000 on the weekend of the event. Our expectations were exceeded. I would like to thank the numerous visitors and our hard-working volunteers who contributed to the success of the 36th International ADAC Truck Grand Prix. An event of such magnitude would not be realisable without this energetic support."  

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.

ring°guide ADAC Truck Grand Prix: Everything at a glance

13.07.2023

Thrilling motorsport with celebrity guest appearances as well as a new mix of music, trade fair and festival - there is something for the whole family at the 36th edition. Everything you need to know about the ADAC Truck Grand Prix from 13 to 16 July 2023 at a glance:   TICKETS Here you can find an overview of the ticket categories (PDF). Open box offices: Box office 1 and 1a (Historic Paddock) Box office 11 (Stefan-Bellof-Str.) Ticket office 12 and 13 (T4) Box office 15 (T5a, access concert) Ticket office 26 (T6, access concert) Box office 38 (T9, access concert) 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)   PROGRAMME / TIMETABLE RaceClick here for the complete race schedule (PDF). Supporting programme Friday, 14 July 2023:10:00 - 18:00 Innovation Camp open (Event Area in the paddock)10:00 - 18:00 Kinderland open (ring°boulevard)17:00 - 17:15 Stunt Show (Event Area in the paddock) Saturday, 15 July 2023:10:00 - 18:00 Innovation Camp open (Event Area in the paddock)10:00 - 18:00 Kinderland open (ring°boulevard)10:30 - 11:00 Walking-Act Nürburgring Mascot "Legend" - ring°boulevard11:30 - 11:45 Show & Stunt Programme (Event Area in the paddock)12:15 - 12:30 Autograph session Tom Astor12:15 - 12:45 Walking-Act Nürburgring Mascot "Legend" - ring°boulevard14:15 - 14:45 Walking-Act Nürburgring Mascot "Legend" - ring°boulevard16:00 - 16:15 Show & Stunt Programme16:15 - 16:45 Walking-Act Nürburgring Mascot "Legend" - Paddock18:30 - 18:45 Show & Stunt Programme Sunday, 16 July 2023:09:30 - 10:00 Walking-Act Nürburgring Mascot "Legend" - ring°boulevard10:00 - 18:00 Innovation Camp open (event area in the paddock)10:00 - 18:00 Kinderland open (ring°boulevard)11:15 - 11:45 Walking-Act Nürburgring Mascot "Legend" - Paddock11:20 - 11:35 Autograph session (Event Area in the paddock)12:30 - 13:00 Walking-Act Nürburgring Mascot "Legend" - Paddock12:50 - 13:20 Grid Walk & Driver Presentation (Goodyear FIA ETRC)14:15 - 14:45 Walking-Act Nürburgring Mascot "Legend" - ring°boulevard14:45 - 15:00 Show & stunt programme16:50 - 17:05 Show & Stunt Programme18:00 - 18:15 Show & Stunt Programme World premiere: presentation of the first fully electric race truckIn addition, with the Bio-LNG-powered pace truck from IVECO, a second sustainable technology is on the grid, and motorsport fans can also expect a small world premiere: Iveco and Team Hahn Racing present the IVECO eTruck, the world's first electric race truck. The launch of the first fully electric race truck is another important step and building block in the Goodyear FIA ETRC's sustainability transformation to make truck racing even more sustainable and reduce the series' carbon footprint.   LIVE Follow the weekend's action from the comfort of your own home via the livestreams. ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix | Goodyear FIA ETRC Friday: Race 1 Saturday: Race 2 + Race 3 Sunday: Race 4   SITE MAP Here you will find an overview of the race, the festival area and the industry (PDF).   BUSSHUTTLE Friday: 10:00 - 02:00 Saturday: 08:00 - 02:00 Sunday: 08:00 - 19:00 Stops Car park B5 Car park C1 Car park C6 Car park C7 Müllenbachschleife / Festival area Car park D5 Car park D6 Car park D10 info°center   OPENING HOURS LOCATIONS Thursday, 13 July 2023: ring°fanshop: 10:00 - 18:00 info°center: 09:00 - 17:00 ring°kartbahn: 10:00 - 14:00 / 17:30 - 20:00 ring°werk Museum: 10:00 - 18:00 Nürburgring eSports bar: 16:00 - 22:00 Friday, 14 July 2023: ring°fanshop: 10:00 - 18:00 info°center: 09:00 - 17:00 ring°kartbahn: 10:00 - 19:00 ring°werk Museum: 10:00 - 18:00 Nürburgring eSports bar: 16:00 - 22:00 Saturday, 15 July 2023: ring°fanshop: 10:00 - 18:00 info°center: 09:00 - 17:00 ring°kartbahn: 19:00 - 20:00 ring°werk Museum: 10:00 - 18:00 Nürburgring eSports bar: 12:00 - 00:00 Sunday, 16 July 2023: ring°fanshop: 10:00 - 18:00 info°center: 09:00 - 17:00 ring°kartbahn: 10:00 - 22:00 ring°werk Museum: 10:00 - 18:00 Nürburgring eSports bar: 12:00 - 20:00   GASTRONOMY Thursday, 13 July 2023: Bitburger Gasthaus: 17:00 - 22:00 Restaurant Nuvolari: 18:00 - 22:30 Friday, 14 July 2023: Bitburger Gasthaus: 11:00 - 10:00 Lucia: 17:00 - 22:00 Restaurant Nuvolari: 18:00 - 22:30 Saturday, 15 July 2023: Bitburger Gasthaus: 11:00 - 10:00 Lucia: 11:00 - 22:00 Restaurant Nuvolari: 18:00 - 22:30 Sunday, 16 July 2023: Bitburger Gasthaus: 11:00 - 5:00 Lucia: 11:00 - 22:00 Restaurant Nuvolari: 18:00 - 22:30

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

Int. ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix: More than 100,000 fans expected at the Nürburgring

30.06.2023

The final preparations have been made and the anticipation is rising for the season highlight of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship: from 13 to 16 July 2023, Europe's best truck racers will once again engage in a thrilling battle for valuable European Championship points at the Nürburgring. The organisers of the International ADAC Truck Grand Prix are expecting more than 100,000 spectators. "The popularity of the motorsport fans for our event is enormous, which we can clearly see in the ticketing. The fans from Germany and abroad can look forward to a spectacular weekend full of action and entertainment," says Marc Hennerici, Managing Director of the organiser ADAC Travel & Event Mittelrhein GmbH. Top drivers like the current European Champion Norbert Kiss as well as the local heroes Jochen Hahn and Sascha Lenz will start on the legendary Eifel circuit and will offer the fans thrilling motorsport to touch as well as the race truckers of the French Championship. Thrilling motorsport: Goodyear FIA ETRC & GT MastersAnother 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 super sports cars from manufacturers such as Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche or McLaren, 550 hp strong and 250 km/h fast at the Nürburgring, will meet race trucks with 1,000 hp and a top speed limit of 160 km/h. As different as the performance, as sustainable the fuel: both racing series rely on alternative energies such as hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) with which CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to 90 per cent. World premiere: presentation of the first fully electric race truckIn addition, with the Bio-LNG-powered pace truck from IVECO, a second sustainable technology is on the grid, and motorsport fans can also expect a small world premiere: Iveco and Team Hahn Racing present the IVECO eTruck, the world's first electric race truck. The launch of the first fully electric race truck is another important step and building block in the Goodyear FIA ETRC's sustainability transformation to make truck racing even more sustainable and reduce the series' carbon footprint. Top decision-makers at Commercial Vehicle Show, TruckSymposium and Innovation CampOne of the largest industrial fairs in the commercial vehicle sector will take place in the adjacent exhibition park throughout the weekend. National and international truck manufacturers, suppliers and freight forwarders will present themselves to the public on an area of around 10,000 square metres. In addition, the Goodyear FIA ETRC Innovation Camp in the paddock will showcase the sustainable (drive) technologies of tomorrow on all days. This is also a topic of the ADAC/TÜV Rheinland TruckSymposium, which will take place on Friday, 14 July at the Bitburger Event Center (Nürburgring Boulevard 1, 53520 Nürburg). High-ranking experts from politics and business will exchange views on solutions for the logistics of tomorrow. Interested trade visitors can register for the symposium here by 7 July. Family entertainment with traffic educationDuring the entire race weekend, visitors can expect a varied supporting programme: from trucker parade to fan village and trucker camp to children's land, where, in addition to duck rodeo and bouncy castles, there will also be a traffic event for children for the first time this year. The ADAC Mittelrhein and Blicki e.V. will sensitise the little ones to the dangers of trucks in road traffic. Blicki the kangaroo will explain the important traffic rules and sources of danger to the children at various learning stations and on the Truck Grand Prix truck, keyword blind spot. The joint campaign is under the patronage of Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing. Country & Party Music with FireworksThis year, the Müllenbachschleife will once again be the scene of a musical extravaganza. For the first time, there will be party music in addition to country music, as requested by the truck community. On Friday, 14 July, US shooting star Jessica Lynn, the band Gone Country and perennial favourite Tom Astor will make country hearts beat faster from 7 p.m., and fans can expect a musical surprise. One day later, at the same time, Tobee, Schürze, Julian Benz, Markus Becker and Isi Glück will create a cracking party atmosphere in the Müllenbachschleife with the traditional fireworks as another highlight. Charity actions for the Ahr valleyIn the spirit of the #SolidAHRität campaign, various charity activities are planned for the entire weekend, the proceeds of which will benefit the flood victims and the reconstruction of the Ahr Valley: from the mobile Ahr Valley Store with local products and XXL art for the Ahr Valley to the Ahr Valley Bakery Truck, in which Katrin 'Tinka' Oschmann, known from the Kabel1 series 'Trucker Babe', will sell, among other things, specially designed Truck Grand Prix donuts. Job fair for people interested in a careerOne topic that concerns Tinka, but also the entire trucking scene, is the shortage of skilled workers. The Truck Grand Prix Job Expo, which the ADAC is organising together with SVG, Nürburgring, IHK, Federal Employment Agency and Job Centre from 14 to 16 July from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the ring°boulevard (Nürburgring Boulevard 1, 53520 Nürburg), is dedicated to this topic. The fair is a contact point for people interested in a career, who can meet potential employers at the stands of the forwarding and logistics companies and exchange information about career prospects. At the same time, they can have their application documents checked by the employment agency and experts will give specialist presentations: from training and further education opportunities to the Qualification Opportunities Act. Admission to the fair is free. Tickets available from 25 eurosTickets for the International ADAC Truck Grand Prix are available in different categories in our online shop here. The main categories are Classic and Premium. A day ticket is available from 25 euros, the weekend ticket costs 49 euros.

International ADAC Truck Grand Prix: A festival for the whole family

03.05.2023

Thrilling motorsport with a celebrity guest appearance as well as a new mix of music, trade fair and festival - the season highlight of the European Truck Championship will attract over 100,000 fans to the Nürburgring from 13 to 16 July 2023. Advance ticket sales for this top event have started. For more than three decades, the Eifel has been dominated by truck racing every third weekend in July. Hardly any other event at the Nürburgring promises visitors as much variety as the International ADAC Truck Grand Prix, which this year presents itself with an extended supporting programme. Whether motorsport fan, festival devotee, professional truck driver or trade visitor - there is something for the whole family at the 36th edition. "Motorsport, entertainment, sustainability and innovation - that's what the ADAC Truck Grand Prix stands for, which also marks a season highlight in the European motorsport calendar. We expect around 50,000 day visitors who can look forward to a spectacular weekend full of action and entertainment," says Marc Hennerici, Managing Director of the organiser ADAC Travel & Event Mittelrhein GmbH. The focus of the sporting part is on the heats of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship, where Europe's best truck racers compete against each other. Top drivers such as Jochen Hahn, Sascha Lenz and Norbert Kiss will engage in a thrilling battle for valuable European Championship points on the legendary Eifel circuit and offer the fans motorsport to touch, just like the French championship, which will again make a guest appearance at the Ring as in 2022. Motorsport up close: FIA ETRC & GT MastersWith another prominent guest appearance, two motorsport worlds will 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 super sports cars from manufacturers such as Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche or McLaren, 550 hp strong and 250 km/h fast at the Nürburgring, will meet race trucks with 1,000 hp and a top speed limit of 160 km/h. As different as the performance, as sustainable the fuel: both racing series rely on alternative energies such as hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) with which CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to 90 per cent. Top decision-makers at one of the largest commercial vehicle trade fairsOne of the largest industrial fairs in the commercial vehicle sector will take place in the adjacent exhibition park throughout the weekend. National and international truck manufacturers, suppliers and hauliers will present themselves to the public on around 10,000 square metres. In addition, the sustainable (drive) technologies of tomorrow will be shown in an Innovation Camp. This is also a topic of the ADAC/TÜV Rheinland Truck Symposium, which will take place on Friday, 14 July. High-ranking experts from politics and business will exchange views on solutions for the logistics of tomorrow. Interested trade visitors can register at trucksymposium.de. Family entertainment with traffic educationDuring the entire race weekend, visitors can look forward to a varied supporting programme: from trucker parade to fan village and trucker camp to children's land where, in addition to duck rodeo and bouncy castles, there will also be a traffic event for children for the first time this year. The ADAC Mittelrhein and Blicki e.V. will sensitise the little ones to the dangers of trucks in road traffic. Blicki the kangaroo will explain the important traffic rules and sources of danger, keyword blind spot, to the children at various learning stations and on the Truck Grand Prix truck. The joint campaign is under the patronage of Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing. Country & Party Music with FireworksThis year, the Müllenbachschleife will once again be the scene of a musical extravaganza. For the first time, there will be party music in addition to country music, as requested by the truck community. On Friday, 14 July, US shooting star Jessica Lynn, the band Gone Country and perennial favourite Tom Astor will make country hearts beat faster from 7 p.m., and fans can expect a musical surprise. One day later, at the same time, Tobee, Schürze, Julian Benz, Markus Becker and Isi Glück will create a cracking party atmosphere in the Müllenbachschleife with the traditional fireworks as another highlight. Charity actions for the Ahr valleyIn the spirit of the #SolidAHRität campaign, various charity activities are planned for the entire weekend, the proceeds of which will benefit the flood victims and the reconstruction efforts in the Ahr Valley: from the mobile Ahr Valley Store with local products to the Ahr Valley Bakery Truck, in which Katrin 'Tinka' Oschmann, known from the Kabel1 series 'Trucker Babe', will sell, among other things, specially designed Truck Grand Prix donuts. Job fair for people interested in a careerOne topic that concerns Tinka, but also the entire trucking scene, is the shortage of skilled workers. For this reason, the ADAC Mittelrhein together with the Nürburgring is organising the Truck Grand Prix Job Expo for the second time, which brings together people interested in a career with future employers. The fair will take place from Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the ring°boulevard (Nürburgring Boulevard 1, 53520 Nürburg), admission is free.

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."