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Anniversary: 40 years of the Grand Prix circuit

Opened on May 12, 1984, the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Today, it is a diverse home for motorsport events, festivals and sporting events - it was created in response to pressing questions about safety in motorsport. The exciting history of its origins is accompanied by legendary names and still provides the basis for the most diverse Nürburgring...
Anniversary: 40 years of the Grand Prix circuit

19.05.2024

Opened on May 12, 1984, the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Today, it is a diverse home for motorsport events, festivals and sporting events - it was created in response to pressing questions about safety in motorsport. The exciting history of its origins is accompanied by legendary names and still provides the basis for the most diverse Nürburgring of all time, which welcomes hundreds of thousands of motorsport fans from all over the world every year. A chronological journey through time - to which we add a new chapter every day: Safety discussions in the 1970s lead to the redesign of the NürburgringThe world of motorsport in the 1970s: race car technology was changing, and drivers and organizers were moving towards shorter race tracks that met the latest safety requirements - requirements that the 22-kilometer Nordschleife could no longer meet at the time. Hardly solvable safety problems and high organizational costs made the legendary track increasingly uneconomical for the racing series. After the prestigious Formula 1 also moved away in 1976, many questions arose about the future of the world-famous Nürburgring, which had formed the economic basis of an entire region since 1927. Various options were discussed - in the end, the only option was to build a new arena circuit that would offer drivers, organizers and spectators the best conditions. From a natural track to the most diverse Nürburgring of all timeIn the late 1970s, the world's leading experts in race track construction set about redesigning the Nürburgring. They quickly developed innovative designs for a modern and safe Grand Prix circuit that would coexist with the historic Nordschleife. An originally proposed track layout of almost seven kilometers with two pit lanes was rejected for cost reasons. The decision-makers finally agreed on a new construction costing around 80 million DM, which was built on the site of the previous start and finish area and the old south loop. The final design envisaged a 4.542-kilometer Grand Prix circuit that could be used both on its own and in combination with the Nordschleife. Several citizens' initiatives were formed to preserve this economically and culturally important track, including the "Yes to the Nürburgring" association, founded by Otto Flimm. This played a decisive role in securing funding for the construction project. The first spade was turned for a construction period of 30 monthsIn November 1981, Dr. Bernhard Vogel, the former Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate, performed the groundbreaking ceremony, signaling the start of construction for the new circuit at the Nürburgring. Over the next 30 months, a modern track was built, meeting high standards of landscape and environmental protection from the outset. The Südschleife (South Loop) as well as the Start and Finish loops, integral parts of the Nürburgring from its inception, were replaced in favor of the new track. Despite extensive construction work, motorsport in the Eifel region remained vibrant. To continue hosting races, the Nordschleife (North Loop) was shortened and received its own pit lane at Tribune 13, along with additional facilities for race control. Grand opening in 1984 and surprise at the opening raceOn May 12, 1984, the new Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit was officially opened. The newly inaugurated facilities also included a press center, a motorsport museum and improved facilities for teams and event organizers. The highlight of the opening celebrations was a race with identical Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16 cars. The field of drivers consisted of selected, renowned motorsport legends such as Niki Lauda, James Hunt, Stirling Moss, Phil Hill, Alain Prost and Jack Brabham. The race, which lasted twelve laps, ended with a surprising winner: Ayrton Senna, still an up-and-coming, relatively unknown driver at the time, stepped in at short notice for Emmerson Fittipaldi and won the race impressively. With this success, Senna wrote himself into the annals of the "new Nürburgring" as the first winner ever. New opportunities, new events, big victoriesSince the opening of the Nürburgring's new Grand Prix circuit in 1984, the staging of motorsport, music and sporting events has established itself in the Eifel region. The modernized track also brought back Formula 1 in October 1984 and served as the stage for the season finale of the newly founded German Touring Car Championship (DTM).  In the following years, the Nürburgring expanded its event portfolio considerably. In 1985, the now legendary "Rock am Ring" music festival was launched. One year later, the Truck Grand Prix made its debut, attracting further streams of visitors to the Eifel. Over the following four decades, the Nürburgring enriched the event and motorsport world with a variety of other events, including international guest appearances such as the FIA WEC and the EDM festival New Horizons. A special moment in the history of the circuit was Michael Schumacher's victory in the 1995 Formula 1 race, when he became the first German F1 driver to triumph at the Nürburgring. Schumacher, the seven-time world champion, recorded a total of five victories at the Nürburgring, which he affectionately called "his living room". The deep connection between Schumacher and the Nürburgring was honored in 2007 by naming a section of the track after him, the Michael-Schumacher-S. The new Nürburgring in the course of timeSince its reopening, the Nürburgring has continuously improved its infrastructure to meet the ever-increasing demands placed on a race track and event location. In the 1990s, medical care was significantly improved and raised to a new level with the establishment of a new Medical Center. In 2001, the facility underwent a significant modernization when the existing pit facilities and the race management building were replaced by a comprehensive new building. These new facilities still meet the high standards of modern motorsport today. Further significant progress was made in 2020 with the construction of the new Race Control. Equipped with a 30 square meter video wall consisting of 35 screens, it ensures optimal monitoring and control of the races, but also serves as a control center for other events. In 2002, the track was extended to include the AMG Arena, adding a challenging section to the Grand Prix circuit and extending it from the original 4.542 kilometers to 5.148 kilometers. Another milestone was the completion of the extensive new building in 2009, which still offers a versatile infrastructure for public and corporate events as well as for day visitors. This includes the Nürburgring hotels and restaurants as well as a boulevard with various stores, an event arena, a kart track and a museum as well as the new BMW M Power main grandstand, directly on the start and finish straight. The Nürburgring today: event location for motorsport and events of all kindsIn its anniversary year, the Nürburgring will once again attract hundreds of thousands of spectators to a wide range of events with its modern Grand Prix circuit and versatile infrastructure. In 2024, racing series such as the DTM, the ADAC GT Masters, the GT World Challenge and the IDM, as well as established events such as the International ADAC Truck Grand Prix, the Nürburgring Classic, the Ferrari Racing Days and the BELMOT Oldtimer Grand Prix will thrill spectators.  The highlight of the endurance calendar, the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring, will once again attract fans from all over the world who want to experience the unique atmosphere of the combination of the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife. Just one week after the motorsport marathon, Rock am Ring transforms the paddock into a vibrant festival arena, followed by Rad am Ring, a challenging cycling event that makes the participants sweat. The infrastructure of the Grand Prix circuit is also the focal point of this event. This year, the fascination of the Nürburgring is once again fed by the combination of tradition and modernity. From the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife. The latter still has its big anniversary ahead of it when the Nürburgring turns 100 in just three years' time and is successfully preparing for the next century thanks to the Grand Prix circuit. September 1984The DTM hosts its season finale on the new Grand Prix track. Known at the time as the German Production Car Championship (DPM), the race is held as part of the Super Sprint Weekend. Participants include drivers such as Olaf Manthey, Harald Grohs, and Volker Strycek, who gets to celebrate winning the championship in its inaugural year. The race at the Nürburgring is won by Peter John in a Chevrolet Camaro Z28. This year, the DTM – just like the Grand Prix track – is celebrating its 40th anniversary. From August 16 to 18, important championship points will be contested over the 3.6 kilometers of the sprint track.  May 1985Just one year after the opening of the Grand Prix circuit, a now legendary festival also celebrates its premiere: "Rock am Ring". 17 bands thrill the 75,000 visitors - all performing on a single stage. Big names such as U2, Joe Cocker, Chris de Burgh and Marius Müller-Westernhagen perform at the first edition. In the following years, "Rock am Ring", whose distinctive letters RAR become a real trademark on the rear windows of arriving cars, will repeatedly bring the highlights of the music scene to the Eifel. The Nürburgring transforms itself into a vibrant festival area, as this aerial photo from 1999 shows. This year, fans can also look forward to some real hits - the line-up for June 7 to 9 has been confirmed. The bands around the headliners Die Ärzte, Green Day and Måneskin will once again heat things up on stage.  All information and tickets are available here. 1986A thunderous start in XXL: the 1st International ADAC Truck Grand Prix brings a new racing format to Germany. With "Power, Action, Fun, Music" and perfect summer weather, the premiere attracts over 70,000 spectators. 51 drivers from eight nations duel it out on the track - the atmosphere in the stands is impressive. To this day, fans get up close to the action: in the paddock and on the Grid Walk, visitors experience the PS giants up close. The successful concept continues - thousands are expected again this year. They can look forward to thrilling motorsport and an entertaining mix of music, trade fair and festival. The supporting program offers something for everyone, from the trucker parade to the fan village and the children's area. The 37th edition of the International ADAC Truck Grand Prix will be held this year from July 11 to 14, 2024. All information and tickets are available here. 1995In 1995, Michael Schumacher became the first German driver in Formula 1 to secure victory at the Nürburgring. It was one of his most emotional victories of the season on the way to his second world championship title. He would go on to stand at the top of the podium at the Ring four more times. In 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2006, he was the first to cross the finish line at the same place, in his "living room". A very special honor followed in 2007. He was the only racing driver ever to have his own section of the Grand Prix circuit dedicated to him: the Michael Schumacher S. To this day, it commemorates his extraordinary achievements and his special connection to the Ring, which will always remain an important part of Schumacher's history. At the same time, Michael Schumacher is an integral part of the history of the Nürburgring. Visitors to the ring°werk motorsport experience museum can admire a life-size figure of the Kerpen-born driver up close - in his unique jubilant pose, of course. Development of the Nürburgring's infrastructure The Nürburgring has undergone continuous development along the Grand Prix circuit in the last four decades in order to meet the high demands of modern motorsport and offer a varied experience for all visitors. 2001: The existing pit facilities and the race control building were replaced by a comprehensive new building. These new facilities still fulfil the high standards of modern motorsport today.2002: The track was extended with the AMG Arena, adding a challenging section to the Grand Prix circuit and extending it from the original 4.542 kilometres to 5.148 kilometres.2009: Another milestone was the completion of the extensive new building, which today offers a versatile infrastructure for public and corporate events as well as for day visitors. In addition to the indoor and outdoor areas, this also includes the Nürburgring hotels and restaurants as well as a boulevard with various shops, the ring°arena, the ring°kart track, the ring°werk museum and the new BMW M Power main grandstand, directly on the start and finish straight. To this day, this versatility contributes to the positive development of the Nürburgring. In the 1990s: Medical care is significantly improved and raised to a new level with the establishment of a new Medical Centre. To this day, the Medical Centre not only provides care for athletes and visitors at the Nürburgring - from bee stings to acute emergencies - but also contributes to medical care in the entire region.  2020: Another significant advance in safety was made with the construction of the new Race Control Centre. Equipped with a 30 square metre video wall consisting of 35 screens, it ensures optimum monitoring and control of the races and also serves as a control centre for other events. Today: The Nürburgring continues to do everything in its power to ensure the highest level of safety. The Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit still has "FIA Grade 1" status, the highest category of the FIA for the safety standard and performance of a race track. Licensing is a prerequisite for top international racing series, including Formula 1, to be allowed to race on the track.

Experience the Nürburgring your own way

08.05.2024

By foot, by bike, in your own car, in a classic car or by bus: everyone can experience the Nürburgring in their own way. One of the highlights: The Green Hell Driving Days for passionate car and motorcycle drivers. This year, these special tourist drives take place on the Whitsun weekend (May 18 - 20). Meanwhile, if you want to conquer the route with muscle power, the cycling and running club is the right place for you. If you want to take your own classic car out for a spin, you can do so as part of the After Work Classics on the Grand Prix circuit. And if you want a real racing driver to explain the Green Hell up close, there is the Trackwalk Nordschleife.  Tourist drives and Green Hell Driving DaysThe Green Hell Driving Days attract Nordschleife fans from all over the world to the Eifel every year. Three days of tourist driving in a row are a good reason for a visit, especially for international Ring enthusiasts. And so, from May 18 to 20, license plates from all over the world will once again be seen on the Nordschleife. A Whitsun visit to the Nürburgring is definitely worthwhile - even if you just want to watch and soak up the atmosphere. This year, the Nürburgring is also extending its evening sessions on the Grand Prix circuit for tourist drives. On May 14, June 19 and July 23 and 30, car and motorcycle drivers can experience the race track for themselves - in each case until 8:45 pm. Exclusively for classic cars - the After Work ClassicsThe After Work Classics also promise a special atmosphere. These tourist rides are specially designed for classic cars. The After Work Classics will take place a total of four times this year. On three Mondays - May 13, June 17 and August 26 as well as a Wednesday, September 25 - the Grand Prix circuit opens in the evening (6 to 8 p.m.) exclusively for cars that are at least 30 years old. Experience the legend up closeAt the cycling and running event, the Green Hell is conquered with muscle power. Cyclists and runners can test themselves on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit. Seven events are scheduled this year - especially many of them before Rad am Ring. Cyclists like to use them as preparation for the big two-wheel event Rad am Ring from July 19 to 21. The exact dates and further information can be found online at nuerburgring.de. Trackwalk Nordschleife - by bus and on foot through the Green HellIf you would like to be chauffeured around the Nordschleife by bus, mark the dates for the so-called "Trackwalk" in your calendar. On board a comfortable coach, the tour takes you through the Green Hell: informative, with a professional racing driver as a guide, and with stops for short, interesting exits along the route. Participants experience a whole lap of the Nordschleife and can get up close and personal with the track on the legendary asphalt in between. Adults pay 34.90 euros, children between the ages of 6 and 12 pay 14.90 euros. Info and dates at a glance: Tourist rides & Green Hell Driving Days Opening hours almost daily Special feature: Green Hell Driving Days | 18. to 20.05.2024 | 08:00 - 19:00 each day  Prices per round: Monday to Thursday, 30 euros | Friday to Sunday &public holiday, 35 Euro After Work Classics   Dates: 13.05. (Sprint), 17.06. (Sprint), 26.08. (Sprint), 25.09. (GPS)  Opening time in each case from 18:00 - 20:00  Only classic cars are permitted. In other words, vehicles that are at least 30 years old. Prices: 35 euros per 15-minute stint | credit top-up analogous to the "normal" tourist rides  Tourist rides Grand Prix circuit Highlight dates with longer driving time:  Tuesdays, 14.05., 19.06., 23.07., 30.07.2024 | 18:00 - 20:45 in each case Prices: 35 euros per 15-minute stint Trackwalk Nordschleife Dates: Fridays, 10.05., 14.06., 12.07., 16.08., 06.09.2024 | Start: 19:30 h Prices: Adults: 34.90 euros | Children (6 - 12 years): 14.90 euros  Cycling & running meeting | Grand Prix circuit & Nordschleife Dates: 22.05., 15.06., 24.06., 03.07., 16.07, 29.07., 06.08.2024 Grand Prix circuit: 19:00 to 21:30 | last ascent: 21:00  Nordschleife (cyclists only): 19:30 to 21:30 | last ascent: 20:30  Price Grand Prix circuit: runners & cyclists 5 euros Price Grand Prix circuit & Nordschleife: only cyclists admitted 18 euros Children and young people up to the age of 17 do not pay any entry fees, but may only take part if accompanied by a paying adult.

The Ring weekend - from tourist rides to “Anlassen”

26.04.2024

This weekend, the Nürburgring offers a variety of events and activities for enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Whether it's the “Hotfoot Run” obstacle course on Saturday, the “Anlassen” motorcycle service on Sunday or the tourist rides throughout the weekend - there's something for everyone. The info°center, the ring°werk and the ring°kart track are open throughout the weekend. The ring°cinema will be showing films such as “KUNG FU PANDA 4” and “CHANTAL IM MÄRCHENLAND”. The Bitburger Gasthaus and Devil's Diner will be serving food and drink, along with other gastronomic offerings. All opening hours and offers at a glance: Tourist Drives Nordschleife Friday, 26.04: 17:00 to 19:30  Saturday, 27.04: 18:00 to 19:00 (no motorcycles) Sunday, 28.04: 10:00 am to 15:30 pm info°center Friday, 26.04: 09:00 to 17:00 Saturday, 27.04: 08:00 to 17:00 Sunday, 28.04: 08:00 to 17:00 ring°werk Friday, 26.04: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, 27.04: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, 28.04: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ring°kart track Friday, 26.04: 13:00 to 20:00 Saturday, 27.04: 18:00 to 20:00 Sunday, 28.04: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Nürburgring eSports Bar Friday, 26.04: 16:00 to 22:00 Saturday, 27.04: 12:00 to 22:00 Sunday, 28.04: 12:00 to 18:00 ring°fanshop Friday, 26.04: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, 27.04: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, 28.04: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Bitburger Gasthaus Friday, 26.04: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm Saturday, 27.04: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm Sunday, 28.04: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Devil's Diner Friday, 26.04: 08:00 to 17:00 Saturday, 27.04: closed Sunday, 28.04: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm LUCIA Friday, 26.04: 17:00 to 22:00 Saturday, 27.04: 11:00 to 22:00  Sunday, 28.04: 11:00 to 22:00 

JavaLand 2024: Anniversary celebration at the Nürburgring

25.04.2024

"Javaland" celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Nürburgring with a spectacular anniversary edition. From the ring°arena to the ring°kart track, the large IT conference made use of the legendary race track's diverse conference facilities and hands-on activities for an attractive program. For three days, 1,440 participants experienced an unforgettable event. Against the breathtaking backdrop of the legendary race track, the event offered a unique opportunity for Java enthusiasts to meet, learn and be inspired. On the ring°boulevard, in the ring°arena and in various conference rooms of the Nürburgring, participants had the opportunity to find out about the latest developments in the Java world and experience the unique atmosphere of the legendary event location. The mixture of specialist knowledge and motorsport enthusiasm gave the event a special dynamic. In addition to the technical presentations, the visitors immersed themselves in the Nürburgring world during the supporting program: In the ring°werk motorsport experience museum, there were exhibitions to admire and numerous hands-on activities, such as the Pit Stop Challenge. Here, participants were able to try out a real Formula 1 car during a pit stop. Meanwhile, the fast e-karts of the ring°kart track proved to be real crowd-pullers and provided plenty of excitement on the winding track. Another highlight were the track walks, where participants were led by a guide over the legendary asphalt of the Nordschleife - the so-called Green Hell - and given exciting information. On the grandstand of the start and finish straight, participants were even able to marvel at test drives of real racing cars. On the evening of the first day of the conference, Jean-Pierre Derinbay & Friends thrilled the crowd with live music in the Eifel Stadl. Together with Vanessa Iraci and Juan Daniél, he fired up the audience and got everyone dancing to rock and pop music. For the participants who needed a nearby place to stay after the exciting days, the surrounding Nürburgring hotels and the Nürburgring Ferienpark managed by Lindner offered a variety of options for staying overnight in the immediate vicinity and fully enjoying the ambience. All information on the conference offers for companies can be found here.

Day tickets for the music festivals at Nürburgring

14.04.2024

Rock am Ring, Loco Beach and the music festival at the ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix. The upcoming start of the festival season at the Nürburgring promises a wealth of HeartRace moments - from rock to party to country music, the Nürburgring once again provides an impressive stage for artists from all over the world. Those who want to celebrate live have a free choice: whether a weekend experience with camping or a day visit. Tickets are available for every budget and every personal plan. The festivals at a glance: Rock am Ring (June 7 - 9) Rock am Ring celebrates the 2024 festival with a spectacular line-up that focuses on exclusivity in a very special way. In just under two months, it will be ringing in the 2024 festival summer and welcoming its fans to the Eifel region from June 7 to 9. Måneskin, Kraftklub, Billy Talent and Babymetal will play their only two German shows in 2024 at the Ring. Green Day celebrate 30 years of Dookie and 20 years of American Idiot. Die Ärzte are playing their only shows besides the two open airs in Berlin and Broilers are celebrating their 30th stage anniversary. In addition to the festival and camping tickets, there is now also an offer for day visitors. Tickets are available here from € 109.00. Loco Beach (August 22 - 24) Germany's craziest party festival celebrates its premiere this year with "Loco Beach". From August 22 to 25, the event will offer four days of live acts and DJs from various genres at the Nürburgring Müllenbachschleife. In addition, camping in the Loco Village and an exclusive Fun & Activity Park await visitors. The musical orientation at the Loco Beach Festival breaks through the boundaries of genres. Colorful, shrill and loud is the motto on the main stage. Mega acts such as Bausa, Scooter, Mia Julia, Die Atzen and Alexander Marcus will be performing on the stages. The organizers' planning was based on the playlists of festival-goers, who are not limited to one musical genre.  Day and weekend tickets are available here from € 39.99.  ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix (July 11 - 14) Between motorsport and music festival. The international ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix will once again shake the Nürburgring from July 11 to 14. In the Müllenbachschleife, the country and pop music festival invites you to party. For the first time, tickets can only be purchased for the festival. The Friday ticket is for all fans who want to experience the country music evening up close. A legendary atmosphere awaits with performances by Alina Sebastian, Big S, Jake Lindholm and Tom Astor.  Saturday offers the perfect opportunity for those who want to enjoy party music to the full - with performances by Isi Glück, Julian Benz, Nancy Franck and Peter Wackel. Both day tickets for Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 include access to the entire Müllenbachschleife and the festival area from 17:00. Tickets are available here from € 10,00. 

Racing, obstacle action, motorcycle season opener: The Nürburgring highlights in April

05.04.2024

Racing action, obstacle challenges, two-wheeled rendezvous: April at the Nürburgring is packed with a wide variety of events. Spectators can look forward to no fewer than four races on the legendary Nordschleife. Thousands of motorcyclists are expected to attend the traditional two-wheeler season opener at the end of the month. The Nürburgring Drift Cup also kicks off its season. And even without engine power, there is plenty of sporting action on the Ring: in addition to the "Hotfoot Run", a spectacular obstacle course, athletes from all over Germany come together for the German Judo Individual Championships in the ring°arena. The events at a glance: ADAC Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie (April 6 & 7)ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers (April 13 & 14)Four races, two weekends, one legendary race track: The ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers (April 13 & 14) and the double-header of the ADAC Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie (April 6 & 7) will provide thrilling racing in the Green Hell this month. The basics: Around 100 cars will compete in four-hour races. High-speed GT cars from major manufacturers share the track with near-series touring cars from passionate petrolheads. Their arena: the longest permanent race track in the world. More than 20 kilometers long, it winds its way through the Eifel forests. And best of all: spectators can get right up close. Into the pit lane and the starting grid before the race - there is no better place to take souvenir photos. A highlight is the Saturday race of the 24h Qualifiers. This race continues well into the evening. Anticipation for the popular 24h race at the beginning of June is guaranteed. By the way: VIP tickets are also on sale for both events - with lounge access, treats, expert guides and other exclusive program items. Motorcycle season opening "Anlassen" (April 28)The Nürburgring in biker hands: the traditional "Anlassen" will take place on Sunday, April 28. Three items on the program are also a must at the motorcycle season opening at the Nürburgring in 2024: Firstly, the traditional blessing of the two-wheelers and their machines - combined with the request for a safe journey at all times. Secondly, the joint parade on the Nürburgring Nordschleife: thousands of bikers take a leisurely lap of the most beautiful 20.832 kilometers in the world - an extraordinary experience for the motorcycling community every year. And the colorful hustle and bustle in the paddock of the Grand Prix circuit is not to be missed: More than 20 exhibitors have announced their presence. Two-wheeler shows and demonstrations are also planned again. And best of all: admission to "Anlassen" is free of charge. Hotfoot Run (April 27) On the track, get set, go: at the Hotfoot Run, various obstacles on and off the asphalt are ready to be mastered by the participants. Several thousand runners take part in the obstacle course on the Ring every year. Participants can choose between three routes: 6, 12 or 24 kilometers. Along the way, obstacles with names such as "Spiderman", "Dip Dip Hurra" or "Stairway to heaven" stand in their way. But between the mud, pain and sporting ambition, the Hotfoot Run ultimately focuses on one thing above all: having fun together. Registrations for this year's event on Saturday, April 27, are still being accepted online, with special rates for students and young people. Nürburgring Drift Cup (April 6 & 7)A feast for drifters: the Nürburgring Drift Cup is the first race of the year. In the Müllenbachschleife of the Grand Prix circuit, hot door-to-door duels are once again guaranteed on Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7. The Drift Cup reaches its climax with spectacular battles in which two drivers compete directly against each other. Whoever convinces the judges more is through to the next round. The loser can pack up. Tickets are available online at affordable prices, with discounts for young people up to the age of 17. German Judo Individual Championships (April 13 & 14) The Nürburgring's ring°arena is a true multifunctional talent. Around 3,500 fans have just celebrated the stars of flying darts in the hall at Darts am Ring, and the next event - in the truest sense of the word - is already on the mat. Several hundred judoka from all over Germany will be competing in the German Judo Individual Championships. They are looking for the best athletes in the country in all age groups over 30. If you would like to see the spectacle on Saturday or Sunday, April 13 and 14: just drop by, admission to the ring°arena is free. Events in April 2024: April 06 & 07: ADAC Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie 1 & 2 April 06 & 07: Nürburgring Drift Cup 1 April 13 & 14: ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers April 13 & 14: German Judo Individual Championships (over 30s) April 27: Hotfoot Run April 27: RCN & GLP April 28: Motorcycle service "Anlassen"

Easter 2024 at the Nürburgring

27.03.2024

There is something for everyone at the Nürburgring around Easter: As is well known, the weekend is traditionally dominated by tourist drives. From Good Friday (March 29) up to and including Easter Monday (April 1), the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit open their doors to everyone every day. In addition, there is plenty to experience at the Nürburgring as a destination around Easter and the subsequent vacation period. An overview:Four days of tourist driving in a row: Easter is traditionally also a festival for Nürburgring enthusiasts. Both the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix circuit are open to everyone. Cars and motorcyclists can take to the legendary asphalt all day long - subject to road traffic regulations. Further information on the tourist rides can be found here. But there are also numerous HeartRace moments at the Nürburgring destination off the track at Easter and during the subsequent vacation period: experience family fun on the ring°kart track, marvel at historical exhibits in the ring°werk adventure museum, admire fascinating digital action in the Nürburgring eSports Bar or try on the new Nürburgring collection in the fan store. There is something to experience every day around the ring°boulevard on the Grand Prix Track.  And because all this makes you hungry and thirsty: numerous restaurants at the Nürburgring will make tired men, moms and mini-racing fans feel lively again. Opposite the ring°boulevard, guests are spoiled for choice: LUCIA - Pollo Italiano serves dolce vita and fresh chicken made to an Italian recipe, while the Bitburger Gasthaus next door offers home-style cooking and an outdoor terrace with a great view. The view from the Devil's Diner is at least as good: located on the access road to the Nordschleife on the outskirts of Nürburg, visitors have a perfect view of the action during the tourist races at Easter.

Nürburgring prepared for rush of visitors on Good Friday

22.03.2024

All over Germany, car enthusiasts gather in various public places on Good Friday to share their passion. At the Nürburgring, a large crowd is expected again this year when thousands of visitors gather around the track. The Nürburgring operating company is deploying a team of over 150 stewards, security staff and traffic wardens to support the measures and visitor management of the public order office and the police. A central aspect of the close cooperation is the protection of the region and nature from excessive noise and waste. Although there is no event at the Nürburgring on Good Friday, thousands of people come. The fascination of the world-famous race track has also made it a popular destination for tuners on this day. For the Nürburgring, the public order office and the police, there is therefore one thing above all else on the agenda: to control and educate the many visitors accordingly and to punish any infringements. In order to relieve traffic and the local areas, the B412 will be closed in coordination with those responsible at Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, Landesbetrieb Mobilität, the Ahrweiler district administration and the Mayen police headquarters, the B412 will be opened to through traffic. However, depending on capacity utilization in the Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten areas, traffic may be temporarily closed and diverted. In addition, various traffic circles will be set up so that only straight through traffic is possible. Extensive parking facilities along the Nordschleife and Grand Prix TrackThe Nürburgring will provide extensive parking facilities around the circuit in order to reduce congestion as much as possible. Almost all parking spaces in the A zone near the Grand Prix circuit are open, as well as additional parking spaces in the B zone if required. On the Nordschleife, in addition to the best-known Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten parking lots, other areas in the Schwalbenschwanz and, if all parking areas in Adenau are full, other spaces in the Adenauer Forst will also be open. A large contingent of stewards and additional security personnel will also monitor the ban on barbecues and camping. Traffic violations will be consistently punishedOverall, a high volume of traffic is to be expected in the area of the main access roads to the Nürburgring, in the town of Adenau and in the surrounding villages. The police will be focusing on possible traffic violations, paying particular attention to road safety and vehicle compliance as well as driver behavior. The message from the law enforcement officers is clear: anyone who behaves "out of line" must expect consequences. These may include all-day bans, vehicle seizures or, in individual cases, confiscation of driving licenses. Illegal parking outside designated areas will ultimately lead to the vehicle being towed away for a fee. An overview of the open parking areas: Parking areas Grand Prix Track: A2, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10, B zone if required Parking areas Nordschleife: Brünnchen P96 Pflanzgarten (P97+P98) Schwalbenschwanz P100 Adenauer Forst (opens when all parking areas in Adenau are full)

The Nürburgring highlights in March

01.03.2024

A premiere, a reigning world champion and a first highlight in the tourist driving calendar: the Nürburgring kicks off the 2024 season at full throttle in March. While the Nordschleife opens its gates to tourist drivers for the first time on Saturday, March 16, the international darts elite around world champion Luke Humphries will bring the ring°arena to a boil on the same evening. One week later, the new Nürburgring Endurance Series celebrates its premiere at the Ring on March 22 and 23, before the following Easter weekend is dedicated to four days of tourist driving. The highlights in brief: Darts am Ring | March 16Ally Pally goes Green Hell: the darts stars travel to the Nürburgring again. On Saturday evening, March 16, they will compete against each other in the ring°arena. With Luke Humphries, fans can look forward to the reigning world champion. Other greats of the sport such as Michael Smith, Jonny Clayton and Dirk van Duijvenbode will also be guests. The anticipation is great: tickets for the indoor area sold out in no time at all. A great darts atmosphere is therefore guaranteed. If you would also like to be there: there are still some last grandstand tickets with a good view into the ring°arena - for as little as 30 euros. All information and tickets are available online. Nürburgring Endurance Series | March 22 - 23With free entry, the new Nürburgring Endurance Series invites you to get to know it. After the warm-up on Friday, the races are scheduled for Saturday, March 23. GT racing cars and production-based touring cars will first have the opportunity to test on the Nordschleife in the morning before the focus shifts to the Grand Prix circuit from Saturday afternoon. After the qualifying sessions, two 90-minute races are planned. Fans can experience the premiere completely free of charge. Admission to the grandstands and paddock as well as entry to the ring°werk motorsport experience museum and parking are free on both days.  Tourist drives at Easter | March 29 - April 1The Easter weekend at the Nürburgring is traditionally dominated by the tourist drives. From Good Friday (March 29) up to and including Easter Monday (April 1), the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit will be open to everyone every day in accordance with the road traffic regulations. For 35 euros per lap, two and four-wheel enthusiasts can experience two of the most beautiful circuits in the world for themselves. However, the tourist rides will start earlier in 2024. On Saturday, March 16, the gates to the 20.832 kilometers of the Green Hell will open. On the opening weekend, there will be two full days of tourist drives (March 16 and 17). Simon Stäblein | March 28Comedian Simon Stäblein is coming to the Nürburgring. On Thursday, March 28, he will make a guest appearance at the ring°kino with his current program. Stäblein, who has been described in the press with a wink as the "meanest comedian in the country", prefers to think of himself as the most realistic comedian. Tickets for his stand-up show are available for 25 euros on the Nürburgring website. Events in March 2024: 16.3.: Start of the tourist drives 2024 16.3.: Darts am Ring 23.3.: Nürburgring Endurance Serie / Prolog  28.3.: Comedian Simon Stäblein  29.3. – 1.4.: tourist drives