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

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

20.11.2022

"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.

Pre-Sale for International ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix 2023 started  

07.11.2022

Four event days with motor sport, trade fair and festival from 13 - 16 July 2022 On Monday, 07 November, the advance sale for the 36th edition of the Inter-national ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix will start. Once again, a varied programme is in store - from thrilling motor sport to music festival and the largest industrial fair of the commercial vehicle sector to trucker camp and job expo.  > more info & tickets From 2023 onwards, the event will run over four days for the first time and will therefore already begin for spectators on Thursday, 13 July. On this day, there will be free practice on the open grandstands and teams and exhibitors will already be waiting in the paddock.   From a sporting point of view, the races of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship will take centre stage, with top drivers like Jochen Hahn, Sascha Lenz and Norbert Kiss competing for valuable European Championship points on the legendary Eifel circuit.   During the day, the leading manufacturers of the commercial vehicle industry will present the latest technologies, and families can look forward to an entertaining supporting programme: from trucker parade to van village and trucker camp to children's land. In addition, the ADAC/TÜV Rheinland Truck Symposium and the Goodyear FIA ETRC Innovation Talk will take place. And the lights don't go out in the evening either: in the Müllenbachschleife, the music festival of country and pop invites you to a party - combined with the legendary fireworks on Saturday evening. 

Big first line-up for Rock am Ring 2023

03.11.2022

Nearly 50 acts confirmed: Die Toten Hosen, Machine Gun Kelly, Tenacious D, Apache 207, K.I.Z, Pantera, Evanescence, Yungblud,Papa Roach,Turnstile, Architects and NOFX. The first acts for Rock am Ring 2023 are confirmed. Among them are the exclusive German shows of Die Toten Hosen as the first of the three big headliners.  Also there: international superstar Machine Gun Kelly, rock acts like Tenacious D, Pantera, Papa Roach and Evanescence, Deutschrap stars like Apache 207, Badmómzjay and K.I.Z. as well as the new indie generation represented by Giant Rooks and Province. NOFX will play one of their last shows ever on the stages of the Nürburgring.  > more info & tickets In 2023, Rock am Ring is again expecting over 160,000 music fans for the first highlight of the festival summer. Early Bird tickets were sold out in less than 24 hours. The first of the three headliners on the Utopia Main Stage for 2023 is one of the country's most formative rock bands: Die Toten Hosen are exclusively sending the live celebrations for their 40th band anniversary into overtime once again and will perform in Germany exclusively at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. Frontman Campino comments: "It's no secret that the two twin festival venues are among our absolute favourites, where we have fought legendary battles together with the people over the years.  We've just had a fantastic summer with the fans and are now even more excited to get the opportunity to serve up the full programme of Tote Hosen madness again next year on historic ground, to all those who want to go one more round as well as to all newcomers. Get ready!"  The two other headliners are yet to be announced - it's going to get loud!Among the almost 50 names of the first wave of bands are the most relevant artists of the moment: Apache 207, who just sold out the additional shows of his big arena tour in seconds.  US superstar Machine Gun Kelly and UK hotshot Yungblud, who have recently made pop-punk big again. Pioneers of this genre are NOFX.  Fat Mike's heroes have nevertheless decided to end their live career - the last chance to relive their stage show at Ring and Park. Turnstile have released one of the guitar albums of the last year with "Glow On".  Pantera, one of the most important metal bands of all time, will be on stage. Amy Lee with Evanescence and Alissa White-Gluz with Arch Enemy combine melody and hard sounds, while K.I.Z. have no problem winning over even the most loyal rockers in the audience. The fan favourites Jack Black and Kyle Gass alias Tenacious D, whose festival shows always manage the balancing act between persiflage and a declaration of love for stadium rock, bring humour with them. The young generation of the indie scene is represented by the sink-rock stars Giant Rooks and Province. The line-up also sets accents in German rap and has Juju, Badmómzjay and Finchdrei, the most successful acts, at the start.  For all rock fans there will be a reunion with many (not at all) old acquaintances:  Papa Roach, Hollywood Undead, The Distillers, ex-HIM frontman Ville Valo alias VV, Hot Water Music, Architects, Three Days Grace and Fever 333. © Thomas Rabsch

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

Ring highlights in October come in a double pack

30.09.2022

The highlights come in a double pack at the Nürburgring in October. From the Nürburgring Endurance Series, which heralds the hot final phase of the championship with two races, to historic motorsport at the ADAC/RGB season finale and ADAC Westfalen Trophy. In addition, leisure and holiday activities await the visitors. The Green Hell Driving Days even offer three whole days of driving fun at a stretch for tourist drivers and for the family adventure there is plenty to discover not only in the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. A brief portrait of the highlights Nürburgring Endurance Series | 8 and 22 OctoberAt the Nürburgring Endurance Series, decisive points in the battle for the championship will be awarded on 8 and 22 October. Before races seven and eight, the driver team of Oskar Sandberg, Sindre Setsaas and Daniels Zils is leading the standings. The three drive a BMW 330i for the Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive. A highlight in the starting field is on the horizon for the race on 22 October. The return of the Porsche 911 GT3 R from Manthey is expected here. The green-and-yellow crowd favourite will be back in action on the Nordschleife for the first time since the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring. In addition, a real world premiere awaits at the Nürburgring Endurance Series in October. However, this will remain a secret until the race weekend. Tickets for the Nürburgring Endurance Series are available for a family-friendly 18 euros per person (children up to 14 years free). This not only gets you into the open grandstands at the Grand Prix circuit and the exclusive spectator areas Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten, but also into the paddock, the pit lane, the starting grid and the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. Holiday offers | 1 - 31 October & Green Hell Driving Days | 1 - 3 OctoberFor all those who are not racing drivers but still want to take the legendary Nordschleife under their own wheels, there are the tourist drives on the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix circuit. Anyone can take part with their own vehicle, subject to the road traffic regulations. A special highlight in October are the Green Hell Driving Days. From 1 to 3 October, the Nordschleife is open all day for tourist drivers. For families and Nürburgring fans, there are also holiday offers. Here, too, fast laps can be taken - for example in the ring°kartbahn or in the eSports Bar. Meanwhile, everything about the history of the Nürburgring can be found in the ring°werk motorsport experience museum or on the backstage tour. The latter offers a great look behind the scenes. ADAC/RGB Season Finale | 1 - 2 October & ADAC Westfalen Trophy | 14 - 16 OctoberThere are no less than two events revolving around historic motorsport at the Grand Prix Track of the Nürburgring in October. The RGB season finale on 1 and 2 October offers almost a dozen race series on one weekend. Among others, the Youngtimer Trophy, the Dunlop Historic Endurance Cup or the so-called "battle of the dwarfs". At the ADAC Westfalen Trophy, from 14 to 16 October, the touring car legends with their partly historic vehicles will make the fans' hearts beat faster. Cup and GT cars from 1970 to 2008 will be competing in the Touring Car Classic. The regularity test of the Touring Car Revival or the DMV Classic Masters with their touring cars and GT racing cars also promise a lot of excitement. The final of the ADAC Racing Weekend will also take place as part of the Westfalen Trophy. Here you can also experience the latest racing cars. For example, racy open-wheelers as part of the ADAC Formula 4 or full-blown GT3 bolides at the Special Touring Car Trophy H&R Cup. Highlights in October: 01.10. – 02.10. ADAC/RGB Saisonfinale 01.10. – 03.10. Green Hell Driving Days 08.10.              Nürburgring Endurance Series 7 09.10.              RCN 8 /GLP 6 14. – 16.10.     ADAC Westfalen Trophy 22.10.              Nürburgring Endurance Series  8 23.10.              European TimeAttack Masters 28.10.              GLP 7 29.10.              RCN (3h Race)

Exciting programme at the 12h Nürburgring

05.09.2022

On the weekend of 9 to 11 September, a real season highlight awaits at the Nürburgring. With thrilling motorsport, a "Back to the 90's" party with the original stars and a supporting programme that appeals to fans and families alike. The programme items range from camping at the Nordschleife to Caught in the Act and from grid walk to children's entertainment. The teams of the 12h Nürburgring speak of a new challenge when they look at the race format that is now celebrating its premiere. On Friday, the weekend of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) will still start as usual with the all-day test and set-up runs (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.) on the combination of Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife. From Saturday onwards, things will really get going. At 9:30 a.m., the lights for qualifying will turn green for the first time. The teams have until 11:30 a.m. to get a good starting position. Race until dusk, morning restart from the pit laneThe 12h Nürburgring will then start at 14:30 and be run in two sections of six hours each. After the first finish, at 20:30 on Saturday evening, the cars will be stored overnight in the Parc Fermé. No work is allowed on them during this time. The following morning, the teams will start the race again from the pit lane - lined up in three rows in the order of the previous finish. The winner of part one starts first. The other cars follow in the distance they had when crossing the finish line on Saturday - similar to a pursuit race in the biathlon. Code-60 then applies throughout the course. Once all vehicles have started the race, the speed limit is lifted and the race continues. Six more hours of motorsport action await. The winner of the 12-hour premiere will be decided on Sunday afternoon at 16:00. Drivers and cars to touch, hands-on activities in the ring°boulevardDuring the weekend, the fans will have ample time to experience the activities on and off the track. In addition to the open paddock, they can, for example, get up close and personal with the drivers and vehicles between qualifying and the start of the race. On Saturday, there will be a pit walk with an autograph session and an extensive visit to the grid - the one-hour grid walk. In addition, a parade with more than 400 vehicles from the Porsche Club Nürburgring and BMW M-Town will take place on the Nordschleife before the race. The Falken Drift Show will take place on the start and finish straight and in the AMG Arena. In addition, various highlights await throughout the day: On the ring°boulevard there are the hands-on activities of the RPR1.Livemobile, the HARIBO Roadshow, Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol or K.I.T.T. from the Knight Rider series. Exhibitors thyssenkrupp BILSTEIN, KTM Sportscar, Blåkläder, Scherer and BMW M will also be represented here. Visitors can also see BMW M vehicles in front of the Bitburger Event Centre. The Porsche Club Nürburgring will exhibit its classic cars in the ring°carré. So that fans can keep an eye on everything, the Nürburgring has published timetables and site plans on its website. "Back to the 90's" party on Saturday evening - admission to the grandstands for concert ticket holderOn Saturday evening, shortly after the finish of the first half of the race, the time of the 90's will come alive again in the ring°arena. Live and with the original stars Caught in the Act, Loona, Masterboy & Beatrix Delgado, Candela Squad and the DJ team Mütze Katze can be experienced live. The big 90s concert starts at 9:45 pm. The pre-show starts as a warm-up at 8:30 pm. There will also be a good atmosphere after the main acts: the after-show party will start at 2 am.A special motorsport offer awaits all ticket holders of the 90's Party. On Saturday, 10 September, from 7:30 p.m., they will have free access to the BMW M Power Grandstand (T3) and can experience another hour of motorsport free of charge. You won't find this special combination at any other concert.Tickets for the concert are available here. Motorsport live. On the grandstand, at the Nordschleife or at the campsite.The season highlight of the Nürburgring Endurance Series can be followed as usual around the track. At the Grand Prix circuit, the BMW M Power grandstand (T3), the Bilstein grandstand (T4) as well as the T12 and the T12a near the Grand Prix paddock will be open. There are also numerous spectator points around the Nordschleife. The special feature of the 12h Nürburgring is the opening of camping sites directly at the Nordschleife. From Thursday evening (08.09.) to Sunday (11.09.), race fans can set up camp at the "Brünnchen" (already sold out) and Pflanzgarten sections and enjoy the Green Hell. Those who want something a little more exclusive and fancy motorsport combined with good catering, lounge atmosphere and exclusive excursions to the paddock and the Nordschleife can book a VIP ticket for the 12h Nürburgring. This way, nothing stands in the way of an all-round, carefree visit. All information on the 12h Nürburgring and advance ticket sales are available here at www.nuerburgring.de. Tickets can also be purchased at the open box offices.

The "12h Nürburgring" challenge is just around the corner with an exciting programme

29.08.2022

The premiere of the 12h Nürburgring from 9 to 11 September will be a new highlight in the Nürburgring Endurance Series calendar. Lots of entertainment for the spectators on and off the race track meets a whole new challenge for teams and drivers. While the fans camp out at the Nordschleife, the team bosses face the demanding task of finding the right strategy with pinpoint accuracy in the two-part race with six hours each on Saturday and Sunday. > Tickets and more info "The 12h Nürburgring will be a challenge, especially tactically," says Daniel Sorg, team boss of Sorg Rennsport. The team from Wuppertal is represented in the NLS with up to eight BMW and Porsche cars in different classes. "The most important thing will be to position ourselves in the best possible way for the restart." In addition, according to Sorg, the most important thing is excellent preparation in the run-up to the race: "Race cars have become more and more stable in recent years. There are hardly any technical defects any more. Nevertheless, every car has its Achilles' heel. A 12h race is more than just a double-header or a 6h race. We will keep a very meticulous eye on the running times of individual assemblies and in the end we will prepare our cars almost as we did before the 24h race at the Nürburgring." Sorg unreservedly welcomes the concept of the 12h Nürburgring: "This will be a huge festival - a real highlight in the NLS. And thanks to the parc fermé regulation at night, we can have a cold drink with the whole team and our guests in peace on Saturday evening and continue racing on Sunday morning after a good night's sleep." The event character is also welcomed by Vincent Kolb, who will contest the 2022 NLS season together with Frank Stippler in Phoenix-Racing's Audi R8 LMS. "It was already really nice at the first NLS races to have spectators at the race track again," says the 27-year-old. "That makes driving twice as much fun. And I think that at the 12h Nürburgring with camping at the Nordschleife, the atmosphere is even better then." From the Audi driver's point of view, it's all about the restart phase: "The most important thing here is that the drivers manage to get the tyres and brakes properly up to temperature before things really get going again." The cars will be sent into the race on Sunday morning in the time intervals in which they were waved off on Saturday evening. Code 60 will apply throughout the circuit until all cars have started from pit lane - only then will they be allowed to drive. "Race control has really put a lot of thought into this point so that there is no backlog," says Kolb. "For example, if a vehicle is going slower than 60 km/h, you are allowed to pass it." For Marcel Hoppe, who competes in Cup2 with Mühlner Motorsport, it is a great moment to be part of the premiere. "History will be made at the beginning of September and we will be at the start," he says. "I believe that the 12h Nürburgring is a winning concept." The biggest challenge is to keep tension and concentration. "You have to drive with your head in every race on the Nordschleife, but you have to drive a tad more in a 12h race. After all, after part 1 on Saturday, you also have to complete part 2 on Sunday without making any mistakes. Compared to the Double Header, where the cars could be prepared overnight, here you have to be careful with the material. If you can do that, you're in with a chance of a top place." Fans have the opportunity to camp at the Brünnchen from Thursday to Sunday at the 12h Nürburgring. The camping area is well equipped with toilets, showers, water supply and lighting. Person tickets for camping are available online as well as tickets for the big "Back to the 90's" party, which will rock the ring°arena on Saturday evening with Masterboy & Beatrix Delgado, Candela Squad, Caught in the Act, Loona and Mütze Katze. And during the day there is also a lot going on next to the race track. Exhibitions by BMW M and the Porsche Club Nürburgring, the Haribo Road Show and the RPR1.Livemobile make a visit to the ring°boulevard and the ring°carré a must. Fans can then experience the protagonists up close during the extended pitwalk with autograph session of all participants and the starting grid.