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12 May, Thursday

New: Waiting time prediction for tourist drives online!

This is a real offer-tuning for all tourist drivers: From now on, our website provides the estimated waiting time in case of a short-term route closure. This should make it easier to plan your visit. To shorten the wait, there will be an additional 10% discount in selected Nürburgring attractions and restaurants during this time. From now on, you can find a forecast of when you will be able to...
New: Waiting time prediction for tourist drives online!

12.05.2022

This is a real offer-tuning for all tourist drivers: From now on, our website provides the estimated waiting time in case of a short-term route closure. This should make it easier to plan your visit. To shorten the wait, there will be an additional 10% discount in selected Nürburgring attractions and restaurants during this time. From now on, you can find a forecast of when you will be able to drive on the Nordschleife or Grand Prix Track again after a track closure HERE on our opening times page. As soon as an estimate of the necessary work on the track is possible, the scheduled time of the next barrier opening will now also appear online. At the Nordschleife, the estimated time for the reopening has already been visible on the screens there for some time. This will remain the case. The online display is an additional service. In addition to making it easier to plan, the Nürburgring is also introducing promotional discounts to shorten the waiting time. As soon as one of the circuits is closed for tourist rides, there will be a flat 10% discount in selected locations at the Ring in future. These include the ring°werk museum, the Nürburgring eSports Bar as well as the two restaurants LUCIA - Pollo Italiano and the Bitburger Gasthaus. Everything can be found around the ring°boulevard.  Stay up to date at all times and secure your advantages. HERE you can find the opening hours.

Nürburgring starts 2022 season with full calendar

17.03.2022

The Nürburgring kicks off the season. In 2022, the versatile event location will once again offer the entire event portfolio with engine sounds, guitar tones and endurance sports. Finally, the focus is back on the fan experience. At the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h-Nürburgring, the unique party atmosphere will return to the Green Hell for the 50th anniversary, and at Rock am Ring thousands of festival visitors will finally celebrate together again. Those who want to feel like a racing driver themselves this year are also in good hands at the Nürburgring. The training sessions for everyone with the new Formula 4 cars provide unique memories. Despite the different event formats, thrilling motorsport is still the focus at the legendary race track. The racing series and vehicles are characterised by an enormous variety. Impressive race trucks, such as at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix, are just as much a part of the experience as international top-class sport in the DTM or the ADAC GT Masters. Meanwhile, the FIA World RX of Germany is a fully electric event with plenty of power under the bonnet. On the other hand, vehicles from all eras of motorsport await at a wide variety of classic car events such as the AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix or the ADAC 1000-km-Race. Those who prefer to experience racing on two wheels will also find exciting dates in the calendar. The traditional start of the season for bikers, the "Anlassen" motorbike service, will also be held again in 2022. The emotional conclusion here is the joint parade of all participants over the legendary Nordschleife. At sporting events like Rad am Ring and the StrongmanRun, on the other hand, there is no performance measured in horsepower. Here, the participants only use their own muscle power. Away from the race track, the party gets going for the spectators at the Nürburgring Darts Gala. World champions and big names of the sport will be present in the ring°arena on 25 March. Big 24-hour anniversary, a 12-hour premiere and a mega rock festivalIn September, the big 90s party will take place in the same location - among others with the musicians of Caught in the Act or Loona. The indoor event is part of the supporting programme of the new Nürburgring 12h Race, which will celebrate its premiere from 9 - 11 September. The motorsport weekend will be the new highlight of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, which will start a total of eight times on the combination of Grand Prix Track and Nordschleife in 2022. Already in May (26.05. - 29.05.) the 50th anniversary of the legendary 24-hour race will take place. The fans will finally be able to enjoy the complete fan experience again. Including camping, barbecue and party around the Nordschleife, free choice of seats on the grandstands, access to the paddock and the obligatory visit to the grid before the race. There will be a big reunion with the fans just one week later at the Rock am Ring festival. From 3 to 5 June, the bands around the headliners Green Day, Muse and Volbeat will perform here and really heat up the crowd. A day at full throttle at the Nürburgring Driving AcademyFor all those who not only want to experience goosebump moments at events, but also want to put their foot down themselves, the Nürburgring also has an innovation in its programme. In future, participants in the Nürburgring Driving Academy training sessions will sit in ultra-modern Formula 4 cars. With breathtaking cornering speeds and explosive acceleration - from 0 to 100 km/h: 2.9 seconds - they will race around the Grand Prix Track. Everything is built according to the latest safety standards. The Nürburgring offers around 60 courses, ranging from starter courses to professional formula training. In principle, anyone with a valid driving licence and a maximum height of 1.90 metres and a weight of 110 kilograms can take part.

Green light for the start of the season: Construction work at the Nürburgring successfully completed

02.03.2022

This year's construction work at the Nürburgring is being successfully completed - just in time for the start of track operations next week. The final work is currently being completed. 2.5 kilometres of the legendary race track have been renewed over the past four months. Almost every year, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG uses the winter season for extensive work on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix Track. In the past few years alone, those responsible have invested 12.5 million euros in the modernisation and maintenance of the track as well as in the expansion of the safety facilities. 2.5 kilometres of race track. In less than 4 months. In the middle of winter. As always, the conditions for the construction work on the longest permanent race track in the world were challenging. New asphalt had to be laid on the seemingly endless straight, the Döttinger Höhe. Together with the following fast and demanding passages: Antoniusbuche, Tiergarten and the Hohenrain chicane. Fresh asphalt on the now 95-year-old Nordschleife means: the track is being renewed from the ground up. Powerful machines are removing large parts of all the existing layers. The underlying soil is then reinforced. This is the only way the asphalt can withstand the extreme loads for the next 20 years. "Continuously maintaining around 25 kilometers of race track is an enormous task," explains project manager Alexander Schnobel. He has been working for the track operator for more than 20 years and knows the requirements like no other: "It's not just about new asphalt, but also about maintaining the unique characteristics of the track." For the track construction, the Nürburgring relies, among other things, on a particularly sustainable recycling process. The old base course is first removed, then processed by special machines and finally reinstalled as a new mixture. Just in time for the start of March, the track is now ready: From the Döttinger Höhe up to and including the Hyundai N curve of the Grand Prix Track, there is now brand new asphalt. In addition, further safety equipment was also installed during the construction work this year: 300 metres of new FIA catch fence now stands on the Nordschleife between the Kallenhard and Wehrseifen sections.  In total, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG invested a total of 2.5 million euros in the maintenance and expansion of safety this year. If you add up the measures since 2015, more than 12.5 million euros have been invested in modernisation and expansion. In this way, the operators will continue to secure the Nürburgring as a motorsport and development location in the future - with international top-class sport as well as many other usage formats such as the development drives of the industrial pool or the popular tourist drives. The latter will open the season at the Nürburgring on 12 March with the first barrier opening in 2022. One week later, from 18 to 20 March, race cars will drive over the new asphalt of the Nordschleife and Grand Prix Track for the first time during the test and set-up sessions. Investments in the Nürburgring - an overview of the past years: 2015: 1 million euros New asphalt in the Eschbach area  Asphalt work on and next to the Grand Prix Track 2016: 1 million euros New asphalt Quiddelbacher Höhe & Flugplatz New FIA safety fences at Schwedenkreuz, Metzgesfeld, Stefan-Bellof-S, etc. Information boards for the Nordschleife access road 2017: 1 million euros New asphalt Hatzenbach, Hohe Acht, Hedwigshöhe & Brünnchen  FIA catch fences at Hatzenbach & Kesselchen, among others 2018: 4 million euros New asphalt Schwedenkreuz, Kallenhard, Wehrseifen & Ex-Mühle Further FIA catch fences on the Nordschleife 2019: 1.3 million euros Extensive digitalisation of the Grand Prix circuit 4K track cameras, 17 kilometers of new fibre optic cables Completely renewed race control 2020: 1 million euros New asphalt AMG Arena (Grand Prix Track) New construction of the Nürburgring rallycross track Further infrastructure measures Müllenbachschleife 2021: 1 million euros Digitalisation project for parts of the Nordschleife 4K track cameras & fibre optics from Döttinger Höhe to Hohenrain chicane 2022: 2.5 million euros New asphalt Döttinger Höhe (Nordschleife) to Hyundai N curve (Grand Prix Track) 300 metres of new FIA catch fence between Kallenhard and Wehrseifen

Nürburgring non-stop: Season ticket now available

11.01.2022

One ticket for the whole year: The 2022 season ticket for the Nürburgring tourist drives is now available. It allows unlimited access throughout the year during the public sessions. The season ticket is valid for both the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track. The price remains stable.  This year, the gates to the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track will open almost 200 times for tourist drivers. With the annual ticket, all these dates are included! The official starting signal for the 2022 tourist drives will be given on Saturday, 12 March. The Nordschleife will be open to everyone for the entire weekend. After that, it's one after the other: almost every day, the circuit will then open for private drivers. The exact times can be found here on the Nürburgring website.  The Easter weekend - Good Friday, 15 April, to Easter Monday, 18 April - and the Green Hell Driving Days promise to be real highlights. These will take place from 16 to 19 June and from 1 to 3 October 2022. So anyone looking for the ultimate driving pleasure is well advised to buy a season ticket. It is still available for 2,200 euros and entitles the holder to drive on the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track.  The purchase process is quick and uncomplicated: Register on the Nürburgring website, select your season ticket and complete the purchase process as usual. There are still two months to go until the race finally starts again. The asphalt on the wintery Nürburgring is currently being renewed. Just in time for the start of the season, all drivers will once again have perfect conditions on the world's most famous 20.832 kilometers.

Nürburgring announces dates for tourist drives in 2022

14.12.2021

Nürburg. The new management at the Nürburgring officially starts their work on January 1st. Nevertheless, Ingo Böder and Christian Stephani have already made an important decision: The prices for tourist trips remain stable - despite inflation and despite increased costs. At the same time, the race track is publishing the dates for the 2022 tourist drives on the Grand-Prix track and the legendary Nordschleife. This also includes the highlight weekends such as the “Green Hell Driving Days” and the Easter weekend, which offer several days of driving fun at a time. For frequent drivers there is still the offer of the season card, which is available from January 11th. "In these times, when so many things are getting more expensive, we want to give the fans of our racetrack a piece of consistency," says the future management of the Nürburgring operating company. The decision in favor of stable prices is therefore also a sign of solidarity in difficult times. In addition to occasional drivers from all over the world, a large community of fans has formed who regularly drive their own vehicles on the track. The rules for driving as part of the tourist drives are very simple: In principle, anyone who has a driver's license and a registered, roadworthy car or motorcycle can drive on the Grand-Prix track or the Nordschleife. The rules of the road traffic regulations apply. This means that, for example, the right-hand drive applies and overtaking is therefore only permitted on the left. A stopwatch is also not allowed to run while driving. These rules define the tourist trips as a ride for everyone and clearly separate them from racing events.  Tourist trips almost daily - first date on March 12th The Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG has now published the dates for everyone who wants to take the historic race track under their own wheels. The official start of the tourist driver season will be given on Saturday, March 12th. From March 21st, things really get going: the racetrack opens its barriers to private drivers almost every day. The Green Hell Driving Days and the Easter weekend promise to be real highlights again. From April 15 to 18, from June 16 to 19 and from October 1 to 3, the Nürburgring can be used for several days from morning to evening. A round of the Nordschleife starts at 25 euros In addition to the dates in 2022, our website offers the option of  topping up credit for tourist trips. With a customer account, everyone can keep an eye on their personal data. Since the lap prices remain stable in the sixth year, a lap on the Nordschleife still costs 25 euros from Monday to Thursday and 30 euros from Friday to Sunday and on public holidays. On the Grand-Prix track, regardless of the day of the week, the 15-minute stint is also available for 30 euros. Anyone looking for unlimited driving pleasure is well advised with the season card. It is available for 2,200 euros and entitles you to drive on the Nordschleife and the Grand-Prix track. Until it starts again, the fans have to be patient a little longer. The asphalt on the wintry Nürburgring is currently being renewed. The work will be completed in time for the start of the season and then, as usual, offer all drivers the best conditions.

PRO upgrade for Nürburgring co-pilot vehicle - book a ride now!

26.08.2021

Upgrade for the Green Hell: Passengers of the Nürburgring co-pilot vehicle will in future be seated in a brand new, spectacular sports car. The strictly limited Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO (combined fuel consumption: 13.1 l/100 km | combined CO2 emissions: 299 g/km) guarantees even more driving pleasure on the Nordschleife. And the best: The PRO upgrade of the "Beast of the Green Hell" does not cost the guest a cent extra. A ride on the world's most demanding racetrack is still available for 295 euros. A 20.832-kilometer hellish ride over the historic asphalt of the Nürburgring: adrenaline fans experience nothing less week after week in the passenger seat of the “Beast of the Green Hell”. But from now on there is a brand new model from the premium manufacturer on Affalterbach under the striking design of the co-pilot vehicle. The Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO promises even more entertaining laps on the Nordschleife. Compared to its predecessor, an optimized power-to-weight ratio, improved aerodynamics and a new chassis ensure additional fun on the world's most demanding racetrack. This is complemented by the most experienced drivers on the Nordschleife, who sit behind the wheel of the 585-hp car. The co-pilot drives can be booked online. Dates are still available for this year until November - often several times a week. Vouchers that can be redeemed without deadline pressure are even more flexible. More information is available here.

Nürburgring currently base for emergency services: weekend events cancelled until 8 August

22.07.2021

The Nürburgring is cancelling the planned weekend events for the time being up to and including 8 August. These include the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the ADAC Racing Weekend (30 July - 1 August) as well as the ADAC GT Masters (6 - 8 August). The reason for the cancellation is the continuing emergency situation in the district of Ahrweiler and the stationing of various emergency forces at the Nürburgring. Those responsible have already been able to find a new date for the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Nürburgring. The race series will now come to the Eifel on 27 and 28 November. Tickets remain valid, further information for ticket holders will be sent by e-mail. New dates for the ADAC GT Masters and the ADAC Racing Weekend are currently being reviewed in cooperation with the organisers. The circuit provides information on the dates of all other Nürburgring events - such as tourist drives, formula trainings and the like - on its website. Emergency Forces Currently Using Nürburgring as Base CampAt present, the police, the Bundeswehr, the rescue service as well as the fire brigade and the disaster control service from all over Germany are using the Nürburgring and its infrastructure as a central base camp. They start from here to the affected areas of the district of Ahrweiler. Minister President Malu Dreyer also took a look at the situation at the race track on wednesday. "The Nürburgring has become an unprecedented place of help and solidarity in this flood disaster," Dreyer said. Currently, the organisations are using more than 60,000 m² of the Nürburgring grounds. This includes the paddock as well as adjacent event areas and parking spaces. In the Bitburger Event Center, in the ring°arena and in the ring°boulevard, many donations in kind are currently still being sorted by volunteers. The distribution to the villages will be done by helicopters and vehicles of the emergency services. However, affected citizens can also pick up needed items themselves at the Bitburger Event Center. Nürburgring CEO Mirco Markfort is deeply impressed by the willingness to help: "Every day hundreds of volunteers help to alleviate the need in the region. I express my deepest gratitude to them." The office for donations in kind had been set up by the Nürburgring together with the ADAC Mittelrhein after the Int. ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix was cancelled. Anyone who would like to help can still do so. The Kreissparkasse Ahrweiler has set up an emergency aid account for those affected:               IBAN: DE 86577513100000339457BIC: MALADE51AHR Donations in kind are no longer needed.

PORSCHE DOUBLE VICTORY IN THE 24H QUALI RACE

10.05.2021

Real Eifel local heroes are the winners of the ADAC 24h-Qualirrace. After six hours of racing and 41 laps, two Porsche 911 GT3 Rs driven by Frikadelli-Racing (Barweiler) were able to prevail: Patrick Pilet (FRA), Frederic Makowiecki (FRA), Maxime Martin (BEL) and Dennis Olsen (NOR) were at the end of an exciting race ahead of their team-mates Mathieu Jaminet (LUX), Nick Tandy (GBR), Earl Bamber (MYS) and Matt Campell (Stuttgart). Third were the pole setters of the Phoenix team, which is also located close to the Nürburgring: Michele Beretta (ITA), Frank Stippler (Bad Münstereifel), Nicki Thiim (DEN) and Vincent Kolb (DEU) crowned a successful race weekend with their Audi R8 LMS GT3. For the teams, the race weekend was the final battle of strength at the place where the highlight of the Nordschleife season is scheduled to take place from 3rd to 6th June with the ADAC TOTAL 24h Race. For this reason alone, balancing the balance of power was just as much a focus for them as the intensive test under competitive conditions: After this last opportunity, all the participants have to do is prepare their cars perfectly right down to the final wheel nut to fight for victory and seconds in the Nordschleife classic. “Today, for the second time in a row, we have won a double at the Nordschleife”, said Frikadelli rider Maxime Martin after the fall of the finish flag. “This is perfect, of course. This weekend was completely different from the conditions at the NLS races. This was very important for the preparation of the ADAC TOTAL 24h Race. We drove a clean race and learned a lot. ” The flawless work was the key to success, because the teams were extremely close together and there were fierce position battles right up to the last minute of the race right across the starting field. At the same time, cars from almost all manufacturers represented in the starting field collected kilometers in the leading group and showed that the competitors are fighting with their sights open. “That was a successful prologue for the ADAC TOTAL 24h Race”, said race director Walter Hornung. “The more than 30 cars in the top classes showed great, balanced motorsport and once again proved that endurance racing at the Nordschleife is something very special. Now we are looking forward to the season highlight in June with even more action in the fight for the overall victory.” The teams also used the ADAC 24h Quali race to optimise their setups and – thanks to the spring weather – to test their tyres for the forecast temperatures in June. “Today’s temperatures are the highest of the season so far, and it is important for us to collect this data.   This is crucial in terms of tyre performance at the 24h Race”, said former DTM champion Martin Tomczyk, who drives one of the BMW M6 GT3s in the team of previous year’s winners at Rowe Racing. His assessment of the balance of power was clear after the weekend: “It’s incredibly tight – we’ve seen that in the last NLS races, and it’s now confirmed again.” Driver colleague Thomas Jäger, who took the wheel in the fastest Mercedes-AMG GT3 of the qualifying session, shares the same horn: “In order to analyse the strengths and weaknesses in detail, we will certainly have to take a closer look at the data after this weekend. But you can see that the competitors are all close together. Especially when you see the cars in the flock, this becomes visible. The last adjustments of the BoP were a good step. ” Ernst Moser, team manager of the Phoenix Audi #11, which started the race from Pole, knows: “We are very close to the goal of what the regulation experts achieved with the BOP. Porsche is strong on the road – but they’re not just driving away from the rest of the field. That’s how I like to race. ” Clearly, the Porsche teams were highly satisfied: “The Porsches are currently well positioned”, said Frikadelli team boss Klaus Abelen, adding: “We have done the best job so far.” Other team leaders see the same thing: “At the moment, it looks like Porsche is doing very well”, said Torsten Schubert, whose BMW team has made a strong impression in the previous NLS races. “But that also applies to Audi and Mercedes. I think it’s going to be exciting between the four brands. Our M6 also works properly. ”

A SUCCESSFUL START TO THE EASTER WEEKEND

02.04.2021

The Nürburgring is looking forward to a successful start to the easter weekend. While on the track the tourist drivers made their laps, on Good Friday it remained relatively quiet around the track. In normal years, many thousands of visitors ensured a massive influx on the access roads and along the Nordschleife. The police as well as the operators of the racetrack were accordingly satisfied. They attribute the success to good communication in advance, to structured measures on site and to the understanding visitors, who almost without exception willingly abided by the rules. “This Good Friday is a good example of what can be achieved even in times of pandemic if all parties involved work together”, says Mirco Markfort, Managing Director of Nürburgring. “Despite the nice weather, we managed to explain to people that there are tourist rides on the track, but otherwise all pitches around the track are closed and we advise against taking a day trip to the Nürburgring. It is very gratifying that this has been accepted willingly. ” Overall, the managing director was able to report on respectful cooperation between visitors and folders. Similar to the Nürburgring managing director, the police, who were deployed with a contingent of around 100 troops, also sees it. At times, the police helicopter observed the events from the air. “The traffic around the ring was generally significantly lower than usual on Good Friday”, reports Manuel Wehrmann, the head of the Mayen police department. “We were able to observe viscous traffic at times, especially at noon and early afternoon. Our forces, however, ensured that this did not come to a standstill at any time. As a result, crowds of people were largely prevented or could be resolved by targeted speeches and loudspeaker announcements. All in all, Good Friday at the Nürburgring went very well. ” Full-day tourist trips until Easter Monday on both tracksJust like the Nürburgring, the police also drew attention to the applicable rules and increased readiness for action in the run-up to the Easter weekend. In addition to the police forces, the Nürburgring had deployed 60 folders around the track. They controlled different areas such as the open Grand Prix paddock, the closed parking lots and possible hotspots. Until Easter Monday, the Nürburgring offers all-day tourist rides on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix track. However, the central message remains for all those who do not take advantage of the offer: “Stay at home. ”