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25 January, Wednesday

ADAC GT Masters as part of the ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix

The ADAC GT Masters will start the 2023 season with the proven concept, events with strong attendance, a prize money pot filled with more than 570,000 euros and the successfully established sustainable fuel. Six race weekends with two races each in Germany and Austria are planned, with the series returning to the Norisring in Nuremberg for the first time in 15 years. All races will be shown...
ADAC GT Masters as part of the ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix

25.01.2023

The ADAC GT Masters will start the 2023 season with the proven concept, events with strong attendance, a prize money pot filled with more than 570,000 euros and the successfully established sustainable fuel. Six race weekends with two races each in Germany and Austria are planned, with the series returning to the Norisring in Nuremberg for the first time in 15 years. All races will be shown live on free TV. The season will start from 9 to 11 June at a "special event" in Hockenheim. Sustainability also plays a decisive role in the new season in the ADAC GT Masters. For the second year in a row, the ADAC GT Masters will be running on the innovative Shell Blue-Gasoline 98 fuel, which consists of around 50% renewable components. Last year, the drivers completed 10,971 race laps with the sustainable fuel, making an important contribution to CO2 reduction. ADAC Head of Motorsport Thomas Voss: "The ADAC GT Masters will continue to compete in 2023 with the concept that has been thrilling fans for 16 years now. We will no longer pursue the plans presented in December with joint races of the ADAC GT Masters and prototypes. This is in line with the wishes of many teams to continue the ADAC GT Masters in its unchanged form. On the sporting side, however, we are sharpening the profile of the series by making a driver with a silver or bronze classification compulsory in every car in future. This will ensure that the ADAC GT Masters remains an attractive platform for talent hungry for success." The calendarThe season opener will take place at a special event from 9 to 11 June at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, with more information to follow shortly. One of the season's highlights already follows on the second race weekend: With the return to the Norisring, the series will contest the first of a total of four events at the DTM on the streets of Nuremberg. After the Norisring, the ADAC GT Masters will once again be a guest at one of Germany's biggest motorsport events: for the first time since 2012, the series will compete at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. After the summer break, the drivers will face the Sachsenring challenge in September. Afterwards, the mountain calls: for the penultimate stop of the season, the participants travel to the current Formula 1 circuit of the Red Bull Ring. The finale will take place at the end of October together with the DTM as usual in Hockenheim. The sporting alignmentIn the ADAC GT Masters, two drivers will continue to share a cockpit. Starting this year, a silver-rated driver or a bronze-rated driver is compulsory in each car. Thus, the ADAC GT Masters remains true to its philosophy of optimally promoting young talent and giving young talents the chance to develop in a professional environment. Good performances and successes are rewarded: In the new season, participants will be competing for cash and non-cash prizes worth more than 570,000 euros. In addition to the driver and team classifications, the Pirelli Junior classification for young talents and the Pirelli Trophy classification for ambitious gentlemen will be announced. Teams can register for the ADAC GT Masters 2023 from 25 January, the closing date for entries is 1 May.

ADAC creates sustainable and future-oriented structures for the DTM

08.12.2022

Brand core Germany moves into the focus of the DTM in 2023 ADAC uses synergies for new top motorsport platform ADAC GT Masters to be held under the umbrella of the new DTM Endurance in future Race at the Nürburgring on 04 - 06 August The DTM will compete under the ADAC umbrella from 2023 as the pinnacle of a strong German motorsport platform. Following the acquisition of the DTM brand rights, the ADAC is using synergies to create future-oriented and sustainable structures for the top classes on the circuit. On its way to introduce synthetic fuels in the future, the DTM relies on an environmentally friendly and innovative fuel from Shell, which consists of 50% renewable components, as part of a new sustainability concept. The DTM's unique and proven concept of one driver per car will remain. With the eight-station calendar, the series will focus on the German brand core without sacrificing appearances at internationally renowned tracks. In 2023, the DTM will be shown live on free TV with a strong TV partner. ADAC Sport President Dr Gerd Ennser: "The DTM enjoys an international reputation and an excellent reputation beyond the borders - but the heart of the DTM beats in Germany. It was very important to us to create planning security for the teams shortly after the acquisition of the brand rights. It was important for us to concentrate on the core market. The ADAC is taking on a great legacy and continues to align the DTM with its transnational appeal as a strong international brand in European motorsport. We are creating a strong platform for German motorsport with sustainable and future-oriented structures." Sporting orientationThe DTM will continue to be the spearhead for professionals in the future. The ADAC is continuing the successful concept of the DTM and is sticking to the features that have defined the DTM brand for almost 40 years. The format with one driver per car and two rounds per event will remain. Tyre changes will continue to be a race-decisive factor: during the performance pit stops, the teams will fight for every tenth of a second. From 2023, standard tyres will be supplied by the premium manufacturer and Formula 1 supplier Pirelli. The recognised vehicle classification of the SRO Motorsports Group ensures equal opportunities in the field of participants. Sustainability will play a decisive role in the DTM from now on. Shell's innovative and renewable fuel, which has already been successfully used in the ADAC GT Masters in the 2022 season, will also be used in the DTM from 2023. The "Bottle Free Zone" initiative launched together with BWT ensures the avoidance of plastic waste in the paddock. For the teams, the series organiser ADAC makes economically relevant decisions. Significant budget reduction measures are planned for the participants. ADAC GT Masters to remainIn future, the ADAC GT Masters will find its home in the new DTM Endurance. Within the framework of the DTM, the GT3 cars from the ADAC GT Masters will compete in six to seven events together with the sports cars of the Prototype Cup Germany. The ADAC is currently in good talks with the ACO to coordinate the details. In addition to the new DTM Endurance, the ADAC GT4 Germany, the BMW M2 Racing Cup and the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland are also an integral part of the DTM programme. Dates DTM 2023, subject to changes: 26.05. – 28.05.2023, Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 23.06. – 25.06.2023, Circuit Zandvoort / NL 07.07. – 09.07.2023, Norisring 04.08. – 06.08.2023, Nürburgring 18.08. – 20.08.2023, DEKRA Lausitzring 08.09. – 10.09.2023, Sachsenring 22.09. – 24.09.2023, Red Bull Ring / A 20.10. – 22.10.2023, Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg

Premiere at Nürburgring: Luca Stolz wins in DTM for the first time

28.08.2022

The second DTM gala at Nürburgring: following the first-ever 1-2 for brother pairing Sheldon and Kelvin van der Linde in DTM history on Saturday, Luca Stolz scored his maiden win in the long-standing series on Sunday. The 27-year-old, living in Brachbach in the German Westerwald region, secured a much-celebrated home win in the DTM Nürburgring powered by Mercedes-AMG event for his Mercedes-AMG Team HRT, based in the Nürburgring business park in Meuspath. In an intense race, Norwegian Dennis Olsen came second with the SSR Performance Porsche while the winner of the season opener, Lucas Auer (AUT, WINWARD Mercedes-AMG) was on the podium after finishing third in the 90th DTM race at the Nürburgring. “Finally! Finally!,” a jubilant Luca Stolz said on the radio after crossing the finish line, one year after his guest drive in DTM at the same venue. “It is fantastic! The pit stop was decisive. Thanks to all of you,” said Stolz, who promised his crew a beer crate. In the championship standings, Sheldon van der Linde (RSA), a three-time race winner this season who only finished ninth in the Sunday race, defended his lead with 110 points. “After the restart following the safety car intervention, my race was basically over. Even though there are still six races remaining, I am confident for the title battle, we have a strong car,” the BMW driver of the Schubert Motorsport team said. With 89 points, Mirko Bortolotti (ITA) remains in second place, although the Lamborghini works driver was a bit too eager in the battle for fourth against Kelvin van der Linde (RSA, ABT Audi) in the closing stages of the Sunday race, like he had been on Saturday already against Felipe Fraga (BRA, Red Bull Ferrari) on Saturday. As a result, he casually lost a possible total of 28 points over the weekend. Auer, now at 85 points, moved ahead of René Rast (GER, 81) into third place, Luca Stolz is now fifth in the standings with 73 points. Qualifying on Sunday morning already produced the first sensation of the day: 20 cars were within only 0.326 seconds, a proof for the incredibly close competition in the 2022 DTM! And like in the race on Saturday, the van der Linde brothers stood out: Sheldon van der Linde claimed pole position with the Schubert BMW, his brother Kelvin was one hundredth of a second slower in what was the closest qualifying of the season so far and secured second place on the grid. Mirko Bortolotti was fourth-fastest, but he started ninth following a penalty from the previous day due to the collision with race leader Felipe Fraga. With the large field of 28 GT race cars, DTM put in a picture-perfect race start at the 3.629 kilometres long Nürburgring sprint circuit, in excellent summer weather in sharp contrast to the previous day. From fifth on the grid, Philipp Eng (AUT) skilfully moved up into second behind his teammate Sheldon van der Linde, with Dennis Olsen in the SSR Porsche, Thomas Preining (AUT) in the KÜS Team Bernhard Porsche and Luca Stolz in the HRT Mercedes-AMG next up while Kelvin van der Linde had lost some ground. On lap four, David Schumacher (GER) with the WINWARD Mercedes-AMG caused a preliminary decision as he tangled with the ABT Audi of René Rast (GER) in the final corner, after which the latter’s car slid into the gravel bed. Both drivers retired and the incident prompted a safety car intervention. “I was taken out, like yesterday. Like this, it is no fun,” the three-time DTM champion ranted. Like often in DTM, the restart considerably mixed up the order in the field. After a perfect pit stop, Stolz found himself in the lead from Olsen, Lucas Auer, Kelvin van der Linde and Bortolotti, who benefitted from this part of the race, while Sheldon van der Linde massively lost out in tenth place. Out in front, Luca Stolz extended his lead more and more and brought his maiden win home in a commanding way, followed home by Olsen and Auer.

Double success: Van der Linde brothers write DTM history

27.08.2022

With the first-ever 1-2 by a brother pairing, South Africans Sheldon and Kelvin van der Linde wrote DTM history at Nürburgring. Sheldon (23) scored his third win of the season with the Schubert BMW while his brother Kelvin (26) worked his way up to finish second with the ABT Audi. Swiss Ricardo Feller (ABT Audi) rounded out the podium. DTM Nürburgring powered by Mercedes-AMG staged a quite spectacular and exciting race in the Eifel for which the spectators had to wait for hours due to persistent fog until the action got underway at 5.15pm. “That was one of the best races with hard fights for every position,” former DTM champion Mike Rockenfeller commented. It was none other than Italian Mirko Bortolotti, the leader in the drivers’ standings going into the second half of the season, who produced the decisive moment of the race. In the battle for the lead, the Lamborghini works driver lost his patience and tapped the race-leading Red Bull AF Corse Ferrari of Brazilian Felipe Fraga into a spin, leaving both drivers without any points. For the incident, Bortolotti incurred a grid penalty of five places for his next race. From third place, Sheldon van der Linde moved up into the lead from his brother Kelvin, who had been only 20th after the opening lap of the race. Sheldon then brought his third win of the season home in commanding fashion while Kelvin van der Linde secured his first podium result of the season. With 105 points, Sheldon van der Linde claimed back the lead in the drivers’ standings, now 16 points ahead of Bortolotti. René Rast (GER, 81), who finished only ninth with the ABT Audi after a turbulent race, remains third in the standings. “I am absolutely speechless. That has always been our common goal, being together on the podium one day. Today, this dream came true,” an overjoyed Sheldon van der Linde said. “That is what dreams are made of. It is unbelievable,” said an equally happy Kelvin, and added with a smile: “Perhaps next time, the order should be reversed.” The two amicable DTM stars already get their next opportunity on Sunday. Qualifying in the morning having been called off due to fog, the drivers’ standings determined the starting order. As a result, Bortolotti and Sheldon van der Linde lined up on the front row. On a partly damp track, the 28 DTM drivers made a disciplined start. Bortolotti initially led from van der Linde and Rast. However, it was Fraga who had the best getaway from sixth on the grid. The Brazilian moved past Bortolotti to take the lead while still on the opening lap. The action intensified soon, several drivers retired after incidents. Another one to write DTM history was 17-year-old Theo Oeverhaus, who finished 19th with the Walkenhorst BMW in his maiden race as the youngest driver in history of the series. As an appreciation for staying out and waiting so long, DTM has invited all the holders of a Saturday one-day ticket to the Sunday race with free tickets including paddock access. On Sunday, with summerly weather having been forecast, a total of seven races is scheduled. The tenth race of the season, also the 90th DTM race at the ‘Ring, gets underway at 1.30 CEST (live on ProSieben from 1pm).

Dennis Olsen starts the second half of the DTM season with the fastest time of the day

26.08.2022

Porsche driver Dennis Olsen has set the fastest time of the day to kick off the second half of the DTM season at the Nürburgring. Driving the 911 of the Munich-based SSR Performance team, the Norwegian lapped the 3.629-kilometre sprint circuit in 1:26.326 minutes. Luca Stolz (GER) achieved the second fastest time (1m 26.353s) at the home race of Mercedes-AMG Team HRT based in the Nürburgring industrial park in Meuspath, while championship leader Mirko Bortolotti (ITA) was third fastest (1m 26.414s) in the GRT Lamborghini in the addition of the two DTM practice sessions on Friday. At the "DTM Nürburgring powered by Mercedes-AMG" event, races nine and ten of the season will be held on Saturday and Sunday (start at 13:30 CEST, ProSieben will broadcast live from 13:00). Most recently, Austria's Thomas Preining in the KÜS Team Bernhard Porsche 911 at the Norisring ensured the first Porsche victory in the DTM. "The Nürburgring should also suit our Porsche," Preining had said at the DTM press conference on Wednesday. This was confirmed in the practice sessions on Friday. In the first session, Olsen held the lead for a long time until Bortolotti secured the fastest time in the final phase. Olsen's Belgian team-mate Laurens Vanthoor was the best Porsche driver with second place, Olsen and Preining finished the practice in fifth and seventh position. In the second practice Olsen set the fastest time of the day, Preining and Vanthoor underlined the Porsche potential on the traditional circuit in the Eifel with positions three and five. "It was a good day. The car was good, we improved compared to last Sunday's test. Now we try to take the next step for qualifying on Saturday. Hopefully we will be in the same position tomorrow! Finding a good set-up for this track is tricky. There are very slow hairpins and some faster corners, but also a chicane that is very tight and the curbs are high. In qualifying, it's all about getting a lap together and not making any mistakes," Dennis Olsen sums up.   DTM Trophy: Best times for Daniel Gregor and Jacob RiegelIn the DTM Trophy, the talent pool on the DTM platform, two German young talents set the best times in the two free practice sessions. Already in the morning, Daniel Gregor in the Porsche 718 Cayman of KÜS Team Bernhard set the best time of the day with 1:35.192 minutes. He was followed by Frenchman Edouard Cauhaupé (Mücke Mercedes-AMG) and German Tim Heinemann (Ring-Racing Toyota). With Nick Hancke (Speed Monkeys Aston Martin) and Thiago Vivacqua (Heide Audi) in fourth and fifth, there were five different brands in the top five positions. In the afternoon, there was a similar picture in the second practice session with all six brands in the top seven positions. Jacob Riegel was fastest in Team Speed Monkeys' Aston Martin with a time of 1:35.414 minutes, ahead of Moritz Löhner (FK Performance BMW), Hancke, Cauhaupé, Heinemann, Vivacqua and Gregor. With the DTM as the top act, the DTM Trophy, the DTM Classic DRM Cup as well as four other race series and a total of 15 races, the DTM weekend presents top-class motorsport action.

The 90th time at the Nürburgring: Hot DTM title battle entering its decisive stage

25.08.2022

DTM is getting the second half of its season underway with a jubilee at Nürburgring. Introduced in 1984, the long-standing series will have its 89th and 90th race at the legendary 3.629 kilometres long race track in the Eifel during the “DTM Nürburgring powered by Mercedes-AMG” event this weekend (26 till 28 August). After eight intense races so far this season, the battle for the title is entering its decisive stage with four events in a bi-weekly rhythm: Nürburgring, Spa-Francorchamps, Red Bull Ring, Hockenheim. It will be demanding, it will be tough and it will surely be spectacular, too. Will points’ leader Mirko Bortolotti win the first DTM title for Lamborghini? Will Sheldon van der Linde (RSA) secure the cup for BMW in the debut season of the new M4? Or will René Rast (GER) seal his fourth DTM crown? But DTM wouldn’t be DTM when the result could be predicted in any way. Seven different winners from the first eight races reflect the extraordinary variety and the hot battle. > more info & tickets Mirko Bortolotti (GRT), a resident of Vienna, is leading the drivers’ standings with 89 points and would like to secure the maiden DTM race win for Lamborghini at Nürburgring. Sheldon van der Linde (Schubert Motorsport), the only double winner of the season, has 80 points to his tally, one more than René Rast (ABT Sportsline, 79 points), who has a strong comeback in the DTM following a one-year absence as a driver. Next up are Nico Müller (SUI, Rosberg Audi) with 62, Lucas Auer (AUT, WINWARD Mercedes-AMG) with 60 and Felipe Fraga (BRA, Red Bull AF Corse Ferrari) with 50 points. As a result, five brands are represented among the first six places in the drivers’ standings. Halfway through the season, Schubert Motorsport is leading the teams’ standings from GRT and ABT Sportsline while Audi is currently on top in the manufacturers’ standings ahead of Mercedes-AMG and BMW. History was made at Norisring most recently as Austrian Thomas Preining gave Porsche its maiden DTM win. History will be made at Nürburgring as well with 17-year-old Theo Oeverhaus from Osnabrück making his DTM debut as a guest driver with the Walkenhorst BMW, replacing Pascal Wehrlein as the youngest driver in DTM history. Oeverhaus is also the first driver to make the step from the talent pool DTM Trophy into the high-quality DTM. The youngster is pulling double duty as he will be racing both in DTM and DTM Trophy. Last Sunday showed how meticulously teams and drivers have prepared for the second half of the season. Apart from Schubert Motorsport and ABT Sportsline, all teams used a day of unofficial testing at Nürburgring. For the race weekend, the Eifel is also attracting motorsport enthusiasts and DTM fans with summerly temperatures. Of course, the focus is on DTM with its two races on Saturday and Sunday (start at 1.30pm CEST on both days, live on ProSieben from 1pm). With a total of 15 races, the long-standing event at the attractive sprint circuit configuration is a veritable motorsport festival, also featuring DTM Trophy, DTM Classic DRM Cup, BMW M2 Cup, TCR Europe Series, Lotus Cup Europe and P9 Challenge. Traditionally, DTM offers an up-close motorsport experience with many fan attractions and great entertainment, making it an event for the entire family. Tickets for “DTM Nürburgring powered by Mercedes-AMG” can already be ordered starting at ten Euros (Friday) from the DTM Ticket Shop (tickets.dtm.com) and the DTM Ticket Hotline +49 1806 991166. Qualifying sessions and the races of all series will be streamed live at DTM TV (tv.dtm.com).

DTM as the top act, many further races and plenty of fan attractions

22.08.2022

A weekend full of experiences is guaranteed during DTM Nürburgring powered by Mercedes-AMG. At the race track, a total of 15 races deliver pure motorsport action, from DTM with its spectacular race cars and world -lass drivers via the DTM Trophy talent pool, the race cars from the 1970s in the DTM Classic DRM Cup up to TCR Europe, one-make series with BMW and Lotus race cars and the P9 Challenge. There is no lack of entertainment away from the track either with a rich portfolio of fan activities including numerous challenges in which spectators can participate in the paddock and around the ‘Ring. To get the second half of the DTM season underway, the legendary Nürburgring, according to the latest forecast, will present itself with summerly temperatures, an ideal opportunity for a weekend trip to the Eifel. The full programme at Nürburgring can already be enjoyed at ten Euros (Friday ticket).  > Tickets and all information. DTM as the fascinating top act, an optical and acoustic delight for every fan, is in the centre of the attention. The second half of the DTM season promises excitement and action as the field is incredibly close together. Young talents, identical sports cars like in the BMW M2 Cup or a historic gala of the Deutsche Rennsport-Meisterschaft from the 1970s: the race weekend at the 3.629 kilometres long sprint circuit with eleven corners ensures an extraordinary variety. At the end of the summer holidays, the DTM weekend at Nürburgring is perfectly suited for a trip for the entire family. After all, the leisure opportunities are just varied as the racing. DTM is particularly close to the fans with the popular pit walks, the autograph sessions and the extraordinary pit view box in which visitors can watch a pit crew during its sometimes really hectic activities. Numerous challenges invite to participate and to win, like the “Be Eddie” commentating event, the response time competition and the Esports contest with eight FANATEC simulators. A huge DTM merchandise stand invites visitors to discover its products while the online shop dtm-store.com is operational with immediate effect as well. On the DTM show stage, a DJ is creating a good atmosphere on all days whenever the best drivers aren’t on stage for the public interview sessions.   Myth and history document the fascination of motorsport not only in the paddock, but also in the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. In addition to exhibition vehicles with exciting Nürburgring history, a 4D cinema and many other attractions await the whole family here. Tickets start at €7.90 (more information here). Also worth a visit is the eponymous Nürburg and the legendary Nordschleife with the possibility to experience the "Green Hell" with your own car.

PROMINENT GUEST STARTERS AT THE NÜRBURGRING: HOFMANN AND KILLING IN THE BMW M2 CUP

21.08.2022

The third race weekend of the season saw the BMW M2 Cup return from its summer break at the Nürburgring as part of the DTM after around two months. There was hardly any time to rest during the break. Behind the scenes, those responsible worked hard to prepare for the upcoming races and set the course for the future.  "Anyone who knows us knows that we can never just do nothing," says Jörg Michaelis, who has been responsible for the BMW M2 Cup since 2020. "The first two events this year have given us a lot of insights into what we can still improve. But we didn't just work on that, we also ran promotions and were able to attract well-known guest starters." We are talking about Alex Hofmann, former MotoGP rider, as well as Sat.1 presenter Matthias Killing. While Hofmann has already completed several races in motor racing, for Killing it is the premiere at a professional race. In order to prepare for the event, the 42-year-old obtained his racing licence in the environment of the BMW M2 Cup and received initial tips from the experts. While it's all about honour for the two VIP starters, the permanent BMW M2 Cup drivers will once again be fighting for points in the overall standings at the Nürburgring. Fabian Kreim has collected the most points so far at the Lausitzring and Norisring. Maxime Oosten, Tom Nittel and Robert Hefler follow in the other positions in the standings. As last year, Stefan Kruse will again contest a guest start in the Eifel and support the further development of the series.  During the summer break, the organisers noticed how great the interest in the Cup is - among other things, at the "Jack's Racing Day" in Assen, the Netherlands, and at the German Kart Championship in Mülsen. Both events served to present the series and get people talking. "It is very important to us that the BMW M2 Cup family grows. We don't make it easy for ourselves to find the right candidates. The interest in a guest start this season as well as participation in 2023 is high," says Jörg Michaelis. The Nürburgring is the third of six stops for the BMW M2 Cup in the 2022 season, with events at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, the Red Bull Ring in Austria and Hockenheim following the guest appearance in the Eifel.

Summer, sun, motorsport: These Event highlights await at the Nürburgring in August

26.07.2022

Hot duels with powerful race cars, autograph sessions with the stars, unique glimpses behind the scenes of the teams - this mix awaits visitors to the Nürburgring in August. The focus is on the fascination of motorsport: whether it's powerful GT3 cars at the ADAC GT Masters and the DTM or fast-paced classic cars from all decades at the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix. A brief portrait of the event highlights. ADAC GT Masters | 05 - 07 August 2022Who will be the half-time champion in the ADAC GT Masters? This question will be answered by the drivers at Races 7 and 8 at the Nürburgring. Around 25, up to 600-hp cars from Audi, BMW, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche will be battling for important championship points on the sprint track. The leader of the standings is Land Motorsport driver Jusuf Owega with his Audi. Christian Engelhart and Ayhancan Güven in the Porsche from Team Joos Sportwagentechnik are tied for second place. In the fight for the best position for the races, the spectators can already join in the excitement during the practice and qualifying sessions. Things get really serious during the main races, which start at 13:00 on Saturday and Sunday. In any case, there will be concentrated racing action from morning to night: the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland and the ADAC series GT4 Germany, TCR Germany and Formula 4 will start in the supporting program.A special highlight - in addition to autograph sessions, grid walks and pit walks: the Mannesmann pit. Here, fans get an exclusive insight during the individual sessions. In addition, there will be a detailed command post and a pit stop challenge for all those who want to change a tire themselves.Tickets are available under Children and young people under the age of 16 are even admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix | 12 - 14 August 2022Around 100 years of racing history come together on the track and in the paddock at the AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix. Particularly impressive: the international Masters Racing Legends races with the fastest Formula 1 monoposti, including big names such as March, Tyrrell, Lotus and Brabham and Hesketh. In addition to the formula cars from various eras, there will be pre-war sports cars as well as Group C cars or thrilling vehicles from the 80s and 90s in the DTM Classic Cup. As a special, the Sharknose Revival awaits in the form of the Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips Memorial.In addition to the race track, visitors can get up close and personal with the vehicles. They will be presented atmospherically in the pits of the historic paddock. The vehicles of the racing series are waiting in the Grand Prix paddock as well as many other stands and tents with classics and accessories. There will also be special exhibitions, numerous celebrity guests and former race winners. Whether you've come for the autograph hunt, the photo safari or simply to enjoy the most beautiful racing cars from all the past decades - fans of all ages will find what they're looking for here. Admission is free for children and young people up to 17 years of age when accompanied by an adult. DTM | 26 - 28 August 2022At the Nürburgring, the DTM is back at full throttle. After its half-time break, it starts the thrilling second half of the championship in the Eifel. Mirko Bortolotti arrives in the lead. Nine points separate him from second-placed Sheldon van der Linde, who in turn is just one point ahead of René Rast. The German is therefore in third place and will try to use the home race to his advantage. The omens are good. After all, Rast has already crowned himself DTM champion at the Nürburgring.A total of 29 race cars will be on the grid on the last weekend in August. The field of the racing series has not been this large for over 20 years. Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG as well as Ferrari, Lamborghini and, for the first time, Porsche will make the international field an experience. Drivers from 15 nations fight for every thousandth of a second.An absolute must for every motorsport enthusiast: the Pitwalk. In addition to the unique view into the pit garages and onto the DTM race cars, this offers - provided you have a paddock ticket - unique proximity and the opportunity for autographs from the stars. An even more exclusive insight is provided by the Pit View Box, where fans can watch the mechanics and engineers directly during the final preparations of the DTM cars.Tickets for the DTM are available from ten euros, children up to six years of age are free of charge, children up to 14 years of age always pay only ten euros.