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23 January, Monday

Green light for comprehensive digitalisation measure

Go-ahead for a milestone: All 21 km of the Nordschleife are to be equipped with a digital infrastructure. EUR 11 million is being invested by the Nürburgring operating company to take safety on the world’s most challenging race track into the future. This is to benefit all users – from private drivers during tourist drive sessions and test drivers of the Industry Pool to racing drivers at...
Green light for comprehensive digitalisation measure

23.01.2023

Go-ahead for a milestone: All 21 km of the Nordschleife are to be equipped with a digital infrastructure. EUR 11 million is being invested by the Nürburgring operating company to take safety on the world’s most challenging race track into the future. This is to benefit all users – from private drivers during tourist drive sessions and test drivers of the Industry Pool to racing drivers at various events. From the 2025 season, the new infrastructure is to be operational around the race track and use camera technology and artificial intelligence to seamlessly monitor the entire race track. The digitalisation measure, for which construction work will start this winter, is one of the most comprehensive construction projects in the almost 100-year history of the Nürburgring. Over the next two years, a completely new infrastructure will be built around the 21 km race track. Foundations will be laid and storm-proof masts erected to carry special HD cameras. At the same time, earthworks for laying fibre optic and power cables will take place along the entire track. In addition, so-called off-grid systems for power supply will be set up and LED panels for digital warning signals will be installed. When construction is completed, one of the world’s most comprehensive race track safety systems is to be launched. To this end, the crucial practical experience for the project has been gathered over the past two years in the test cluster “Döttinger Höhe”, the 2.8 km stretch of the Nordschleife between the Galgenkopf section and the Grand Prix track – and developed in collaboration with the IT group Fujitsu based on artificial intelligence (AI). The AI is what makes it possible in the first place to operate the digital safety system on the planned scale. It is designed to detect hazards, accidents and other unscheduled events on the track and support the operations control team in taking immediate action. In the future, it is to automatically warn following traffic of dangerous situations via the LED panels. In addition to the standard procedure of radio messages by the marshals, all images and information will in future be transmitted directly to the operations control centre through some 50 km of fibre optic cables. Here, staff will decide on further measures – this can be done in a matter of seconds because they have direct insight into what is happening for the first time.   The new system is scheduled to be in operation as of 2025. Until then, a lot remains to be done within two years and two construction phases. Beyond the construction measures, the artificial intelligence will be continuously refined in live operation and adapted to the peculiarities of the Nordschleife. Extensive information to be provided at press conference 2023:Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG will report on the state of work and the future use of the digital system at a press conference in March 2023. Further information will follow.  About the development of the artificial intelligenceThe artificial intelligence for controlling the track monitoring at the Nürburgring is being developed in cooperation with Fujitsu. It has already completed extensive training for practical operations, learning to correctly identify various components of the race track, such as “track”, “grass”, “gravel” and “guardrails”, as well as the vehicles. It also learned to differentiate between various special occurrences, such as rain or shadows, dirt on the track, objects or living beings. The data is collected in real time and immediately transferred to a system that is able to initiate further steps, alerts and warnings. 

"Karate am Ring": First event in 2023 successful

10.01.2023

More than 1,000 karate fighters came to the Nürburgring last weekend, from 6 to 8 January 2023, for the fourth edition of the "Sen5 Rhein Shiai". Karatekas from 23 nations travelled to the tournament, which was organised by the Mayen "Sen5" club in an "everyone against everyone" competition system. The focus was on the competitions of the children, youths and adults on 12 fighting areas in the ring°arena located in the ring°boulevard. With training and warm-up areas in the neighbouring Bitburger Event Center, the organiser was able to optimally combine the two locations and offer versatile possibilities. "We are overjoyed with the way the event went and would especially like to thank the Nürburgring for the opportunity to hold our event on site," emphasised the first chairman of the Sen5 Karate Club Christian Grüner. In addition to the indoor locations, the participants also took advantage of the Nürburgring's varied accommodation options - from Motorsport Hotel to Ferienpark managed by Lindner. The fifth edition of the "Sen5 Rhein Shiai" will take place at the Nürburgring from 05 to 07 January 2024. Further indoor events at the Nürburgring For the Nürburgring, too, the karate event marks a successful start of the indoor events 2023. Thus, the versatile premises directly next to the start-finish straight will be used for corporate events, product presentations, trade fairs and also public events again this year. The next sporting highlight awaits visitors on 18 March 2023 with "Darts am Ring". In addition to Michael van Gerwen, Luke Humphries, Fallon Sherock and the German World Championship semi-finalist "The German Giant" Gabriel Clemens will be among those on the darts board in the ring°arena. The much sought-after tickets are already available from 29 euros here.

Award for commitment: Nürburgring receives FIA environmental accreditation

05.01.2023

The Nürburgring has been awarded the two-star environmental accreditation of the FIA, the world governing body for motor sport. After an extensive review process, the award recognises, among other things, the circuit's commitment to and initiatives for environmental sustainability, as well as its action plan for continuous improvement. The FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme aims to help motorsport and mobility stakeholders worldwide measure and improve their environmental impact through an assessment process. "We are delighted that our commitment has been recognised by the FIA with the environmental accreditation," explain the Managing Directors of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, Christian Stephani and Ingo Böder. "As a world-renowned race track and event location, as well as a private company and regional economic driver, there is a pronounced effort on our part to harmonise economy and ecology and thus meet the multifaceted requirements." Within the scope of the test procedure, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG scored points in various areas. These included 100% green electricity from hydroelectric power plants, investments in solar energy and intelligent measuring systems for efficient building energy control. The investments in the charging point infrastructure for electric vehicles also had a positive impact. This permanently installed infrastructure is available to all visitors to the Nürburgring and is to be further expanded. It is currently being temporarily expanded for events as needed. With regard to noise emissions, the Nürburgring has a comprehensive noise protection concept with individual measures. Compliance is monitored by a permanent noise monitoring system, the data of which is transmitted to an independent institute for the monitoring of emissions. The racetrack operators voluntarily set themselves a limit sound level below the actual approved volume. Further fields of action within which the Nürburgring implements continuous improvement processes and plans optimisations are the careful use of water resources and responsible waste management. With the certification achieved, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG is pleased to have taken an intermediate step. The company's clear goal is to further optimise and expand the measures. In this way, a contribution is also to be made in terms of environmental protection so that the Nürburgring will be a place of fascination, emotion and gathering for people from all over the world for many generations to come.

Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas? Nürburgring goes full throttle with versatile gift ideas

30.11.2022

"Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas?" – under this motto, numerous gift ideas are waiting to make the eyes of Nürburgring fans light up on Christmas Eve. The list of the Ring „Christkind“ offers adrenaline-charged driving experiences, tickets for exciting events and, of course, a large selection of emotional fan articles. And with a little luck, a great prize awaits you in the online shop's Christmas competition. > All Christmas offers Experience the Nordschleife at racing speed, find the right couples at the official Nürburgring memory® game or experience a race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as a VIP. The Nürburgring's Christmas gift ideas are as versatile as the Nürburgring itself. Those who order by 18 December will also receive their „Ring“ presents in time for the festive season. For all those who make up their minds at short notice, the Nürburgring offers the possibility of buying a gift voucher online. This can be easily printed out at home and will thus land under the Christmas tree in good time. Raffle: "Merry RINGmas Among all online shoppers who buy items and experiences worth more than € 61.13 as part of the Christmas campaign, the Nürburgring will be giving away great prizes every Monday after each Advent weekend. Those who make such a purchase in the online shop by 1 Advent even have the chance to win a prize after all four Sundays in Advent. The draw will take place on the following Monday. The exact prize will only be revealed on the day of the competition. But one thing can already be said: prizes with a total value of around € 1,200 are waiting to be won in the raffle! All gift ideas in the fan articles section can be found under the short link http://nri.ng/xmas.Vouchers for driving experiences and event tickets can be found directly on the respective product pages.

"We'll be happy to come again!" Successful premiere of the regional job fair at the Nürburgring

19.11.2022

The first regional Nürburgring job fair has come to an end after two successful days. 35 exhibitors - from internationally active companies to successful medium-sized businesses - took the opportunity to present their career opportunities to the visitors. In the end, the fair was completely convincing: through the professional planning, implementation and the affectionate design as well as through the high quality of the visitors - from prospective trainees to trained specialists. In addition to their presence at the fair stands, the exhibitors also had the opportunity to give short presentations and insights into everyday working life on stage. In addition, visitors were able to view the job offers of the participating companies again at their leisure on a separate information wall.  The managing director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG was satisfied: "It was a very good premiere for our job fair here at the Nürburgring. Our team has put together a strong stage for the companies in the region. The Bitburger Event Center and its design were convincing as a location. The feedback from the exhibitors was very positive. Many have emphasised how important such a trade fair is for our region and have already confirmed that they would be happy to come again. Therefore, we are looking forward to a continuation of this regional job fair next year." The opinions of the exhibitors: Martin Raeder, Managing Director Manthey-Racing GmbH"Of course, people know us and our Grello at the Nürburgring from our work on the race track. But Manthey's range of services goes well beyond motorsport. That's why we were happy to use the job fair to give visitors an understanding of our entire job portfolio in the areas of racing, performance, engineering, services and experiences. We had some great conversations here."  Thomas Gebauer, Head of Depot Branch West SANI"The job fair came just in time for us, because we want to further strengthen our location at the Nürburgring in terms of personnel. We were absolutely positively surprised by the good response and especially by how many good quality discussions we were able to hold. The result suits us and we will be happy to come again." Sonja Jahnen, Division Manager, Koblenz-Mayen Employment Agency"Looking for, finding and offering jobs is our profession, which is why we were right there at the job fair - as employers as well as experts on the labour market. This is a great location for this fair and there are really many exciting employers here besides us. The selection of exhibitors is very good and the number of visitors just shows how important this offer is for the region." Thurid Wagenknecht, Programme Manager Riedel Communications"This job fair here at the Nürburgring is really beautifully designed and offers a very personal environment - so everything you need for a lively exchange with visitors. We really had a lot of young visitors and students - also accompanied by parents - which impressed us a lot. Many were surprised by our performance portfolio, because here in the region the perception of Riedel Communications is very much shaped by radio technology and motor sports." Irina Wörner, Team Leader Persona Service Neuwied"We are always looking for skilled workers and since we are such a big company, actually everyone can find a job with us. Our area also extends to the Nürburgring and we want to attract applicants and employees here, especially from this region. That's why we came all the way from Neuwied. The talks were really great and we will definitely be happy to come back at the next job fair at the Nürburgring." Guido Fiedler, Member of the Management Board Köllemann GmbH"We essentially produce machines for materials handling and process engineering and export 80 per cent of these all over the world. Since our company is based in Adenau, we also like to recruit our employees in the region. Many highly qualified people presented themselves here at the job fair, including possible trainees. For us, the participation was very successful.

Job fair at the Nürburgring with 35 strong employers from the region

08.11.2022

The diverse career opportunities of 35 strong employers from the region can be experienced at the job fair at the Nürburgring. Large, internationally active companies are just as much a part of the event as successful medium-sized businesses. On two days - Friday, 18 November and Saturday, 19 November, both from 10 a.m. - interested parties can obtain comprehensive information on an area of around 2,000 square metres in the Bitburger Event Centre. The range of job profiles extends from crafts to office work and from mini-jobs to apprenticeships and job offers for trained professionals. Admission and parking are free for visitors on both days. > more info, all exhibitors and program Within the framework of the Job Fair at the Nürburgring, the many employers take the opportunity to give visitors an insight into their professional world. Information on apprenticeships and job offers is available from A to W - from Adams Holzbau-Fertigbau to Wi SOLAR. Personal conversations at the numerous trade fair stands are just as much a part of the visit as lectures or unique exhibits. The employment agency, for example, offers a job application portfolio check, career advice and a lecture on the topic of "Working 4.0 and Qualification". Manthey-Racing GmbH, meanwhile, will bring along the famous "Grello" Porsche in addition to job offers. Köllemann GmbH will be demonstrating a real racing motorbike and at the stand of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, visitors can take a seat in a real formula car. Small culinary highlights have also been thought of for the visitors: a food truck and a barista stand will be on site. The job fair at the Nürburgring promises to be a mixture of job offers, information and entertainment. The following exhibitors will be at the Nürburgring in alphabetical order: Adams (prefabricated timber construction), Agentur für Arbeit / Jobcenter, Barmenia Versicherungen, bofrost*, Bundeswehr, dpd, Goodyear, Kaiserslautern University, HIL, Hotel Rieder, IHK Koblenz, Köllemann (materials handling, process and environmental technology), LIDL, Manthey-Racing, Moog Rekofa (electromechanical systems), Nett (steel and metal construction), Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, Nürburgring Hotels & Ferienpark, persona service, Riedel Communications, Saftig (drive technology and electrical engineering), SANI (modular construction and sanitary infrastructure), SCANIA, SWB Regional, Stephani Steuerberatung, SUBWAY, Techniropa Holding, Karst Tiefbau, Volksbank RheinAhrEifel, Wirtgen Group and Wi SOLAR.

Ring Highlights in November: Motorsport Showdowns, Taekwon-Do and Job Fair

26.10.2022

In November, event diversity reigns supreme on and off the entire Nürburgring race track. With thrilling motorsport on the Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife at the Nürburgring Endurance Series and with action-packed duels on the Müllenbachschleife at the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Right next to the start and finish straight, visitors can experience the Job Fair - powered by Nürburgring in the Bitburger Event Centre. Companies from the region will present their career opportunities here. Meanwhile, high-quality martial arts are on offer in the ring°arena. The German Taekwon-Do championship will take place here. A brief portrait of the highlights Job Fair - powered by Nürburgring | 18 and 19 NovemberThere are many exciting career opportunities in the entire region around the Nürburgring. On Friday, 18 and Saturday, 19 November, numerous companies will present their job portfolios. From apprenticeships and offers for professionals to temporary jobs. The event starts at 10 a.m. on both days at the Bitburger Event Center. Among others, the IHK Koblenz, Lidl, dpd, Bofrost, Subway, Manthey, Nett Stahl- & Metallbau, Riedel, SANI, WiSolar and Volksbank RheinAhr Eifel will be there. As participants in the fair, the Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG and Nürburgring Hotels & Ferienpark - managed by Lindner will also be presenting their portfolios. Admission for visitors is free of charge. All information and exhibitors can be found on the Nürburgring website. Nürburgring Endurance Series | 05 NovemberThe Nürburgring Endurance Series goes into overtime for the season finale. Fans will experience an extra shift of thrilling motorsport from the popular series at the catch-up event. The freshly crowned champion trio Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas will also be taking part. They scored the decisive points in the last race. The spectators can look forward to the entire range of racing cars. From production-based small cars to full-blown GT3 racers. After the qualifying in the morning, the starter groups will go hunting for the last points of the year at 12 noon. For four hours, there will be racing action on the legendary Nordschleife for the last time in 2022. Tickets cost 18 euros per person (children up to 14 years free). This gives visitors access to the open grandstands at the Grand Prix circuit, the exclusive spectator areas Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten, the paddock, the pit lane, the starting grid and the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. FIA World Rallycross Championship | 12 and 13 NovemberAt the last race at the Nürburgring this year, a world champion will be crowned. At the FIA World RX of Germany, Johan Kristoffersson is aiming for his fifth rallycross title overall. The Swede is having an absolute dream season and has won almost every race so far. Kristoffersson has fond memories of the Nürburgring. Back in 2021, he was allowed to put on the crown of rallycross sport in the snowy Eifel. The spectators can be there live in the stadium-like round of the Müllenbachschleife. During the action on gravel and asphalt, they have the approximately one-kilometre-long track and the exceptionally fast racing cars in view at all times: Equipped with 500 kW - equivalent to around 680 hp - and a torque of 880 Nm, they accelerate faster than current Formula 1 cars. German Taekwon-Do Championship 2022 | 05 NovemberMartial arts in a class of its own can be experienced in the ring°arena. The International Taekwon-Do Federation Deutschland e.V. invites you to the German Taekwon-Do Championship 2022. From 12 years up to adult age, the fighters will compete according to age and graduation. In addition, there will be various disciplines such as fighting, special technique or strength-breaking tests as part of the competition day. In addition to the championship, participants will also compete in a children's and junior tournament. Admission for visitors is free. The highlights in November:- 05.11. Nürburgring Endurance Series- 05.11. German Teakwon-Do Championship- 12. - 13.11. FIA World RX of Germany- 18. - 19.11. Job Fair - powered by Nürburgring

Porsche 911 GT3 RS laps the Ring in 6:49.328 minutes

13.10.2022

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS lapped the Nordschleife in 6:49.328 minutes - 10.6 seconds faster than the current 911 GT3. At the wheel was Porsche brand ambassador Jörg Bergmeister, who was intensively involved in the development of the new top model of the 911 series. The lap time was achieved in the presence of a notary. The new 911 GT3 RS is uncompromisingly designed for maximum performance. In doing so, the 386 kW (525 hp) road-legal high-performance sports car consistently uses technologies and principles from motorsport. In addition to the high-revving naturally aspirated engine with racing genes and intelligent lightweight construction, it is above all the cooling and aerodynamic concept that proves the direct kinship with its motorsport brethren. At 285 km/h, the 911 GT3 RS achieves a total downforce of 860 kilograms - three times as much as a 911 GT3. > Rekord drives at the Nürburgring "The 911 GT3 RS was able to prove today what you can already see at first glance - its absolute competence on the racetrack," says Andreas Preuninger, Model Series Manager GT vehicles. "Considering the less than ideal conditions with a strong headwind on the long Döttinger Höhe straight and excessively cool asphalt temperatures, we are satisfied with the time. The 911 GT3 RS sets new standards in the areas of aerodynamics and chassis. There has never been so much motorsport in a road car." The 911 GT3 RS with Weissach package was equipped with the optionally available Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 R tyres in the dimensions 275/35 R 20 at the front and 335/30 R21 at the rear. The new 911 GT3 RS completed the previously used shortened lap in 6:44.848 minutes."Due to the strong, sometimes gusty wind, we lost a little downforce. Nevertheless, I'm very happy with the lap," says Jörg Bergmeister. "Especially in the fast sections, the 911 GT3 RS is in a league of its own. Here the car is on a level that you otherwise only know from high-class race cars. The car also sets new standards in braking. This makes fast laps on the Nordschleife simply a lot of fun." Frank Moser, Head of the 911 and 718 series, followed the fast lap from the pit wall: "I am incredibly proud of what the entire team has achieved in the development and testing of the new 911 GT3 RS. Jörg Bergmeister nailed it today and fully exploited the car's potential in the not so easy conditions at the Ring today. The 911 is always good for a surprise and proves that the rear-engined concept is still excellent for high-performance sports cars."

Investment in electric mobility at the Nürburgring

27.09.2022

The Nürburgring continues to invest in its infrastructure and in the future of the automobile. In cooperation with "TotalEnergies", 18 new charging points for electric vehicles have been installed at the world-famous event location. The charging facilities are now available to visitors to the Nürburgring. The importance of electric mobility and its expansion have played a major role at the Nürburgring since 2009. With the construction of the multifunctional event location, the first e-charging points were also installed. In recent years, various charging options have been added - including six Tesla Superchargers. With 18 more AC charging points, the Nürburgring has consistently pushed ahead with the expansion of its own future-oriented infrastructure, its sustainability and the service for owners of electric vehicles. The charging facilities are available to all Nürburgring visitors as well as guests of the accommodation and holiday destinations operated by Lindner - Nürburgring Ferienpark, Nürburgring Motorsport Hotel and Nürburgring Congress Hotel. Further charging stations at the unique event location are already being planned. Charging is powered by 100% green electricity - the green energy makes charging particularly sustainable. Electric drives in development, at record runs and for the first time at the FIA World ChampionshipElectric drives are also playing an increasingly important role in development and motorsport at the Nürburgring. This year's event will be the FIA World RX of Germany for the first time (12.11. - 13.11.2022). This will be the first all-electric event at the Ring and will thrill the spectators on a track of gravel and asphalt. The development of electric vehicles from a wide range of manufacturers takes place at the Nürburgring at the so-called Industry Pool. Within this framework, companies from the automotive industry spend a total of 16 weeks a year on product developments as well as test and development drives on the legendary Nordschleife. The performance of the cars can be put to the test during the official Nürburgring record drives. Here, too, impressive records have already been set with the alternative e-drives. In the prototype category, the VW ID.R circled the Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes in 2019. In the electric production vehicles, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S holds the current record with 7:33.35 minutes. Electric karts for big and small racers The ring°kartbahn has had purely electric karts since 2014, which have been repeatedly updated to the latest state of development with the latest models. Around 30 karts for adults and children are in use at the Nürburgring. A sound box provides the powerful racers with an additional portion of racing feeling. A roll bar, seat belt system and brake lights make the ride on the 400-metre-long indoor track a fast-paced and safe experience. The ride here is possible for big and small racers - from the age of 8 and a height of 1.20 metres, anyone can take the wheel here.