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New date: Nürburgring motorcycle season start "Anlassen" postponed to April 28

New date for "Anlassen" at the Nürburgring: this year, the motorcycle season opener will take place three weeks later than originally planned. Thousands of motorcyclists are now expected at the Ring on Sunday, April 28, 2024. As usual, admission to "Anlassen" is free of charge. Two program items are also a must for "Anlassen" at the Nürburgring in 2024: Firstly, the traditional church blessing...
New date: Nürburgring motorcycle season start "Anlassen" postponed to April 28

01.02.2024

New date for "Anlassen" at the Nürburgring: this year, the motorcycle season opener will take place three weeks later than originally planned. Thousands of motorcyclists are now expected at the Ring on Sunday, April 28, 2024. As usual, admission to "Anlassen" is free of charge. Two program items are also a must for "Anlassen" at the Nürburgring in 2024: Firstly, the traditional church 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 around the most beautiful 20.832 kilometers in the world - an extraordinary experience for the motorcycling community every year. Detailed information - such as a detailed schedule and other program items - for "Anlassen" on Sunday, 28 April 2024, will follow shortly.

Parade was the crowning finale of "Anlassen"

02.04.2023

The traditional motorbike service "Anlassen" found its crowning conclusion on Sunday afternoon with the parade over the Nordschleife. According to police estimates, a total of 7,000 bikers took part in the ride through the Green Hell. This large response had not been expected at first. Due to bad weather and fog, the motorbike event had initially started with only about 2,000 bikers in the Grand Prix paddock of the Nürburgring. "Anlassen" marks the start of the two-wheeler season at the Nürburgring every year. For those who came to the event this year, there were various programme items in the Grand Prix paddock - for example, various demonstrations by the Rhineland-Palatinate state police, the German Red Cross, the driving safety centre or the motorbike brand POLO. In addition, around 25 exhibitors on the subject of motorbikes awaited the visitors, as well as a look behind the scenes during guided tours of the Nürburgring Medical Centre. Before the joint parade, the bikers received the blessing of Auxiliary Bishop Jörg Michael Peters, Pastor Klaus Kohnz and Pastor Claudia Rössling-Marenbach at the ecumenical church service.

April highlights: the Nürburgring season starts in full swing

29.03.2023

Thrilling motor sports, breathtaking drifts, thousands of bikers in the Grand Prix paddock and numerous opening hours for tourist drivers - the Nürburgring season kicks off in April with quite a few highlights. On three weekends at once, drivers from a wide variety of nations will face the world's most demanding race track when the vehicles of the Nürburgring Endurance Series and the 24h Qualifying Race chase each other through the Green Hell. Meanwhile, the Nürburgring Drift Cup in the Müllenbachschleife and the motorcyclists at "Anlassen" celebrate the start of the season. Tourist drivers can look forward to over 20 dates and two real highlight weekends in April. The entire event calendar and all information is available at nuerburgring.de.  Races 2 & 3 of the Nürburgring Endurance Series in the Green Hell Dress rehearsal for 24h race: ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers Over 20 dates for tourist drivers and Green Hell Driving Days Season opener for Nürburgring Drift Cup and motorcyclists   A portrait of the highlights: Nürburgring Endurance Series | Saturday, April 1 & April 15ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers | Saturday, 22th & Sunday, 23th April Gentlemen - start your engines! Endurance motorsport is going full throttle in April: three race weekends are scheduled on the historic Nordschleife. Twice - on April 1 and 15 - the lights go green in the Nürburgring Endurance Series. And with the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers on April 22 and 23, the dress rehearsal for the big 24h race in May immediately follows. The spectators can look forward to thrilling motorsport at close quarters during the endurance formats. On the track, hundreds of drivers will engage in thrilling battles with a whole range of vehicles - from arrow-quick GT3 bolides to production-based racers. But the experience also includes small talk with the drivers in the paddock or a visit to the starting grid, autographs and souvenir photos included. At the Nürburgring Endurance Series, visitors to the Nürburgring VIP Lounge can look forward to a special adventure: between qualifying and the race, they will be taken around the circuit by bus.   Nürburgring Drift Cup | Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 The drifters are loose again in the Müllenbachschleife. Europe's best drifters face off in hot door-to-door duels. The fluid track layout allows the drivers to perform high-speed drifts and provides the spectators with fast-paced action. In spectacular battles, two drivers compete against each other at the same time - whoever convinces the judges more is in the next round. Day tickets are available for 15 euros - young people up to 17 years of age and people with disabilities pay half price. There are also special benefits for visitors to the Nürburgring Endurance Series taking place on the same weekend. With the NLS ticket they get up to 50% discount at the Drift Cup on Saturday and Sunday. Motorcycle season opening "Anlassen" | Sunday, April 2 The Nürburgring in biker hands: On Sunday, April 2, the motorcycle service "Anlassen" will take place. The traditional event promises to once again become a meeting point for thousands of motorcyclists from all over Germany and neighboring countries. Various exhibitors and demonstrations await in the Grand Prix paddock, as well as the opportunity to take part in guided tourist rides on the Grand Prix circuit. The highlight of the event will be the ecumenical church service followed by a parade around the Nordschleife. Admission to the event and participation in the parade are free. Tourist drives: experience the Nürburgring for yourself A lap around the legendary Nürburgring: this is possible during the tourist drives. In April, there are over 20 dates for this popular leisure activity. Two weekends stand out as real holidays for tourist drivers, because they offer several whole days of driving fun at once. For example, the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit will be open daily from dawn to dusk throughout the Easter weekend (April 7-10). The first Green Hell Driving Days of the year will also offer ample opportunity to experience the Green Hell at the end of April. From April 29 to May 1, the legendary Nordschleife will open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day. Events in April 2023: 01.04. Nürburgring Endurance Series 201 - 02.04. Nürburgring Drift Cup02.04. Motorcycle service "Anlassen15.04. Nürburgring Endurance Series 322 - 23.04. ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers & RCN / GLP29.04. - 01.05. Green Hell Driving Days

Kick-off to the two-wheeler season at the Nürburgring: Thousands of bikers expected at events

23.03.2023

The Nürburgring is firmly in the hands of the bikers: On Sunday, 2 April, the motorbike service "Anlassen" will take place. The traditional event promises to once again become the meeting place for thousands of motorcyclists from all over Germany and neighbouring countries. A colourful programme awaits in the Grand Prix paddock with music, exhibitors and demonstrations as well as the opportunity to take part in guided tourist rides on the Grand Prix circuit. The highlight will be the joint parade around the legendary Nordschleife. Admission to the event and participation in the parade are free. The event starts at 10 a.m. > further information This year's first innovation is already waiting before the event. In cooperation with "RideLink", visitors can download various routes for motorcyclists from the Nürburgring website. In addition, they can join groups via the RideLink app and travel together. Those who want to do a few laps of the sprint version of the Grand Prix circuit on their own bike can take part in the guided rides of the Dortmund Motorsport Club - registration for the offer is possible on site. Throughout the day, there is a lot to experience in the Grand Prix paddock - for example, various demonstrations by the Rhineland-Palatinate state police, the German Red Cross, the driving safety centre or the motorbike brand POLO. The well-known supplier of motorbike clothing, accessories and technology will also present its own Kids World.  In addition, more than 25 exhibitors on the subject of motorbikes await the visitors. The Association of German Motorcyclists, the Emergency Chaplaincy and the Stefan Morsch Foundation, which is once again calling on people to register as potential lifesavers by giving a saliva sample, will also be present. The ADAC Mittelrhein also invites you to a panel discussion on the action stage of the Nürburgring at 12 noon - among others on the topics: "Manipulation of motorbikes - dangerous `optimisation'", "Bikers and tourism - what do sustainable concepts look like" or "Motorcycle noise - protection of residents vs. personal development." There will be a look behind the scenes at the open day at the Nürburgring Medical Centre. At 3 p.m. all bikers will receive the blessing of Auxiliary Bishop Jörg Michael Peters, Pastor Klaus Kohnz and Pastor Claudia Rössling-Marenbach at the ecumenical church service before the final parade over the Nordschleife at 4:15 p.m.

Nürburgring starts the 2023 event season

07.03.2023

It's finally starting again - under the new claim "we make your heart race", the Nürburgring is entering the new event season. Great emotions await professionals, amateurs and spectators at around 50 events from the genres of motorsport, music and sport. Highlights include the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring and the 12h Nürburgring of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as well as the 50th anniversary of the Oldtimer-Grand-Prix, the mega festival Rock am Ring or sporting events such as Rad am Ring or the Hotfoot Run. And even beyond the events, there will again be an extensive range of leisure and adventure activities.   As usual, the Nürburgring Endurance Series will do the honours for the season premiere in 2023. On 18 March, the lights will turn green for the first time. The NLS will shake the Green Hell a total of eight times. On the combination of sprint track and Nordschleife, the large field of starters in the Green Hell will once again be at full throttle - with the entire automotive diversity from near-series racing cars to full-blown GT3 bolides. The highlight of the NLS season will again be the 12h Nürburgring from 8 to 10 September. Here, even the complete version of the race track - including the entire Grand Prix Track - will be driven. The fans know the same track variant at the motorsport highlight of the season. After a veritable fan festival with 230,000 visitors, the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Race from 18 to 21 May once again invites to a gigantic horsepower party. Race teams from all over the world, a tough race on the most demanding race track in the world and the unique atmosphere around the track are expected: drivers and fans alike are looking forward to the camping and campfire atmosphere. A foretaste of the endurance classic is already available in April - on 22 and 23 April, the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers will get underway. 50th Anniversary of the Oldtimer-Grand-PrixFans of historic vehicles will also get their money's worth this year - even with a big anniversary. The Oldtimer Grand Prix (11 - 13 August) is turning 50! As one of the most traditional festivals for traditional vehicles in Europe, it is once again the highlight of the historic motorsport season in Germany. In addition to an outstanding starting field with vehicles from the entire history of the Nürburgring, fans can look forward to a fan world around the Grand Prix circuit. Those who want to experience even more time travel is in the right place at the Nürburgring. With the endurance classic ADAC 1000 kilometre race (15 - 17 September), at the Nürburgring Classic (26 - 28 May) or at the ADAC Westfalen Trophy (13 - 15 October), horsepower-packed time journeys through history await. The Int. ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix is a little rougher than the historic vehicles. The race trucks will make the racetrack shake - and from 13 to 16 July they will give each other a run for their money when they thunder around the racetrack at around 160 km/h. Also at the start in the supporting programme: the ADAC GT Masters. Besides the track, there will be a lot of colourful activities. With many activities and exhibitors in the paddock, a children's area, a trade fair and, of course, the traditional music festival in the Müllenbachschleife.  Real GT3 highlights await each other on two weekends at the end of July and the beginning of August. The Fanatec GT World Challenge pwd by AWS (29 - 30 July) will kick things off. The DTM immediately follows from 4 to 6 August. A total of 13 teams with six different brands will be competing in the race series, which is being held under the umbrella of the ADAC for the first time. There will be cars from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG Porsche as well as Lamborghini and Ferrari. Strong line-up and only European concert by the Foo Fighters at Rock am RingThe festival fans return at Rock am Ring from 2 to 4 June. Strong headliners are waiting at Rock am Ring again this year with the Toten Hosen and the Kings of Leon. They will be completed by the Foo Fighters, who will make their only European appearance at the festival this year. Anyway, the band, which has won the Grammy eleven times, returns to German stages for the first time after 2018. In addition, many other international fan favourites such as Rise Against, Limp Bizkit, the rock duo Tenacious D or US superstar Machine Gun Kelly await. Motorbike service a tradition for many bikersMotorbikes are also part of the programme at the Nürburgring. They celebrate their traditional opening of the season during the ecumenical service "Anlassen" (2 April). More than 10,000 bikers get their blessing in the paddock and enjoy the highlight: the joint parade around the Nordschleife. In addition, there will be tourist rides on the Grand Prix Track and other programme items in the paddock. Racing motorbikes from different eras will take centre stage at the Cologne circuit. On 14 May, they will show their best side on the Grand Prix Track. Particularly eye-catching are the starts of the veteran sidecar riders and the historic motor scooters. This year, for the third time, the Grand Prix circuit will be the venue of the ADAC/DMC Race Weekend (10-11 June). From "old iron" to sidecars and superbikes, everything is represented here for beginners and experienced pilots.  On foot and by bike around the RingThe fact that the Nürburgring can also be mastered on foot or by bike is impressively demonstrated by the athletes at the Hotfoot Run and at Rad am Ring. On 6 May, the famous obstacle course involves overcoming mountains of straw bales, mud pits and ice-cold pools of water. From 21 to 23 July, the cyclists take on the world's most demanding race track. The highlight of the event is the 24-hour cycle race over the combination of Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife. But the Nürburgring is also popular with athletes beyond the event: a total of seven cycling and running events are scheduled for 2023. Here, amateur athletes can run or experience the legendary track on the various dates.  But even without a major event, the Nürburgring is always worth a visit. There is much to discover and marvel at. For example, the motorsport experience museum ring°werk, the ring°kartbahn with pure motorsport feeling, the Nürburgring eSports bar, the ring°kino with one of the largest 3D cinema screens in the region or various gastronomic highlights such as the Italian restaurant Lucia or the Bitburger Gasthaus in the ring°carré as well as the Devils Diner at the Nordschleife await the visitors. For those who want to take a look behind the scenes of the legendary race track, the backstage tour is just the right thing - including a visit to the winner's podium. > see the whole event calendar 2023 Start of the season with a new claim"nürburgring. we make your heart race."The Nürburgring is taking off with a new claim. Because the Nürburgring is more than just a race track. Nestled in the Eifel forests and firmly rooted in the region, it has been an international place of emotion, passion and unique stories for almost 100 years. And for Nürburgring fans from all over the world, it is one thing above all: a place of solidarity and community - a kind of home. The fact that emotional moments, people and a very special feeling of longing make up the Nürburgring will be visible and tangible this season under the new claim of the destination. From now on, the motto at the Nürburgring is: "we make your heart race". This claim stands for the passion of the employees of the Nürburgring companies, who see themselves as pioneers of unique moments and for the diverse experiences that the players and visitors experience here. It stands for goose bumps and heart throbbing, for adrenaline and joy, for an incomparable challenge.  These emotions can be triggered by a visit to the Nürburgring Endurance Series just as much as by an overnight stay right next to the race track at the Nürburgring Congress Hotel managed by Lindner. A ride in a kart, in the passenger seat of a racing car or in the simulator of the Nürburgring eSports bar also causes special palpitations - and taking part in a corporate event with a direct view of the race track is just as special. All of this is the Nürburgring emotion that creates special impressions and memories for everyone involved. Beyond the on-site experience, the Nürburgring feeling is transported all over the world. Through emotional scenes - for example in the live broadcast of a race by Nürburgring.tv or in the new image clip of the destination. And of course there are a variety of emotional image motifs from all events and moments at the Nürburgring via the Nürburgring communication channels.  No matter where, no matter when: everyone should have the opportunity to experience a piece of the Nürburgring and, of course, to feel for themselves what it means when it says: "nürburgring. we make your heart race."

Cancellation of "Anlassen" after wintry forecast for the weekend

31.03.2022

The motorbike service "Anlassen" has been cancelled. Due to the forecast of wintry conditions, the Nürburgring's operating company decided as early as Thursday not to allow the two-wheeled event to take place. This is to allow all visitors, partners and service providers the best possible planning. Travelling to the Nürburgring by car is still worthwhile at the weekend. The weather-independent offers will be open as planned. The tourist drives are also scheduled to take place - however, changes at short notice are possible here at any time due to the weather and will be announced here. According to Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, the expected weather conditions could already endanger the safety of motorcyclists on their journey. Furthermore, under the current forecasts, various programme items such as motorbike demonstrations would not be feasible. At the Nürburgring, an intensive search was also underway to find an alternative date for the motorbike service at short notice. Unfortunately, due to the tight schedule at the Nürburgring, it is not possible to hold the event, which requires the Grand Prix paddock as a full-day event area and the Nordschleife for the motorbike parade, in a timely manner. Those responsible deeply regret the cancellation, which had no alternative. After the Corona-related cancellations of "Anlassen" in the past two years, the team of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG had been looking forward to finally being able to hold the traditional event again without any restrictions. The RCN GLP regularity test, which was to have started on Saturday, 2 April, was also cancelled. Tourist rides, ring°werk, ring°kartbahn eSports Bar and gastronomic offersHowever, according to the current status, the popular tourist drives can take place. The Nordschleife will open on Friday, April 1, from 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (entire circuit incl. GP circuit), on Saturday, April 2, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 3, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.. On Saturday there will also be tourist rides on the Grand Prix Track from 10 am to 7 pm. Depending on the weather conditions on the day, the Nürburgring operating company reserves the right to limit this offer to car drivers or, in case of doubt, to cancel it altogether. Regardless of the weather, families and visitors can enjoy themselves at the motorsport museum ring°werk at the weekend. Stories from 95 years of the Nürburgring await them here. Meanwhile, at the ring°kartbahn, modern and safe electric karts invite you to burn a best time into the asphalt. Driving pleasure is possible here from the age of 8 and a body height of 1.20 metres. In the ring°carré, every visitor can also take a virtual spin on the race track in the Nürburgring eSports Bar. High-quality racing simulators provide a uniquely realistic driving experience. The gastronomic offerings "LUCIA - Pollo Italiano" and the Bitburger Gasthaus will also be open. The latest information is available on the Nürburgring's social channels and here on the website.

Thousands of bikers expected for "Anlassen"

28.03.2022

With a successful event mix, happy fans and perfect weather, the Nürburgring started the event season last weekend. With a darts gala in front of more than 3,000 visitors to kick things off, the first race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series and all-day tourist rides on the Nordschleife, there was plenty on offer throughout the weekend. Next Sunday, it's now the bikers' turn. At the traditional motorbike service "Anlassen" they can look forward to their official start of the season at the Nürburgring. Flashing chrome, exchanges among like-minded people in the Grand Prix paddock, a joint parade around the Nordschleife - for thousands of motorcyclists, the start of the season at "Anlassen" is an integral part of their personal annual programme. This Sunday, 3 April, the programme starts at 10 a.m. for the two-wheeled enthusiasts who travel from all over Germany and nearby countries. Once again, there will be tourist rides on the Grand Prix circuit as well as various demonstrations by the Rhineland-Palatinate state police, the German Red Cross, the driving safety centre or the motorbike brand POLO. Live music, the open day at the Medical Centre with guided tours and a live auction are also part of the programme before the ecumenical church service starts at 3 pm. After the blessing for all motorcyclists, the joint parade over the Nordschleife will start at 4:15 pm. The ride into the Green Hell is the emotional highlight of "Anlassen" for the participants. The event for motorcyclists is the next highlight in the versatile calendar of the Nürburgring. Last weekend already showed the mix that makes up the multifunctional event location. On Friday evening, the Darts Gala celebrated its premiere at the Nürburgring in the ring°arena. The big names of darts and more than 3,000 fans were present at the indoor event. There was a great party inside the arena and in the stands. After the successful start, the continuation for 2023 is already firmly planned. A date will be announced soon. Thousands of fans were also present live on Saturday at the first race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. On the grandstands of the Grand Prix circuit, on the starting grid and in the paddock as well as around the Nordschleife, the visitors followed the action. In the end, a real crowd favourite won: the Porsche 911 GT3 R from Manthey Racing. At the end of the weekend, all the fans could do their own laps on the legendary race track. In the tourist drives, the Nordschleife opened all day on Sunday and heralded a real start to the season here as well in pre-summer weather - because after the first few weekends, the Nürburgring now opens almost daily for tourist drivers.

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.

WITH PROVEN CONCEPTS, BMW M PARTNERSHIP AND FAN RADIO: NÜRBURGRING STARTS THE 2021 EVENT SEASON

18.03.2021

Motorsport returns to the Green Hell. The first race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series will open the 2021 event season on the world's most demanding race track on 27 March. Many different events await until November. Tried and tested spectator concepts will once again ensure that fans can follow the action live at the track. Together with RPR1, "Radio Nürburgring" is also being redesigned and guarantees that the racing action can be followed worldwide via internet radio for the first time. In addition, the Nürburgring can look forward to a new strong partner from this season: the performance brand BMW M is expanding its commitment at the historic race track. Despite many imponderables in Corona times, those responsible feel well positioned for the coming season. The Nürburgring calendar is well filled in 2021. That alone would not be news. In times of the pandemic, however, this is particularly remarkable. For a year now, the Corona measures have dominated the event industry. And even though Rock am Ring has already had to be cancelled, there is good news: Motorsport can take place. This includes events like the ADAC TOTAL 24h Race, the DTM, the ADAC Truck Grand Prix or the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix. But so do the numerous trackdays or driving trainings, such as the Nürburgring Formula courses. "Despite Corona, our race track is fully booked until mid-November - seven days a week, from Monday to Sunday," explains Nürburgring Managing Director Mirco Markfort, who steers the Nürburgring through the crisis together with a team of 200 permanent employees and around 1,100 temporary staff. And yet he also admits: "You can't really guarantee anything in these times." Although the Nürburgring is operating relatively successfully under the general conditions, the economic success cannot be compared to the years before the pandemic. And yet the Nürburgring is trying to make a lot of things possible again in order to continue to play its role as the economic engine of an entire region. "With our concepts last year, we made sure that many events and offers could take place. In doing so, we have helped to maintain jobs in the region and in the industry as a whole. We will continue to fulfil this commitment," Markfort explains. Tried and tested concepts for spectators along the routeThat's why, he says, it's important for the Nürburgring to actively build on its proven concepts and bring spectators back to the track in the long term. "The fans are the emotional framework that make every event special. In addition, ticket sales are an existential economic factor for every organiser," explains the managing director. The non-contact spectator concepts were therefore further developed with the same health experts as in 2020. The Institute for Hygiene and Public Health of the University of Bonn, the MVZ Labor Koblenz and the German Red Cross District Association Ahrweiler again played a decisive role in this. This is another reason why Markfort is optimistic about the future. "We feel well positioned and are in contact with the authorities regarding our concepts. We will now closely monitor the development of the pandemic and continue to seek dialogue - for the sake of the sport, the fans, the motorsport teams and companies, the region and of course for the Nürburgring." BMW M - expanding the partnership at the NürburgringThe Nürburgring already has reason to rejoice elsewhere. Starting this season, there will be an expansion of a long-standing partnership with the performance brand BMW M. Nürburgring fans are already familiar with the BMW M Power grandstand on the Grand Prix circuit and the advertising hoardings on the "old pit lane" of the Nordschleife. The BMW bridge over the start-finish straight is also an unmistakable part of the Nürburgring image. This has already been visibly redesigned in the BMW M colours. In terms of driving activities, the car manufacturer is also one of the most intensive users of the race track with its Driving Experience. Now BMW M wants to establish the Nürburgring as the home of the brand. The centrepiece of the new cooperation, which will initially last up to and including 2025, is a BMW M showroom in the ring°boulevard, which will open to visitors to the Nürburgring on selected dates. In addition, there are to be further events - for example as part of BMW M's 50th birthday in 2022. Radio Nürburgring now receivable worldwideIn future, all fans will be able to follow the events at the Nürburgring worldwide via radio. Until now, Radio Nürburgring could only be received in the vicinity of the race track at the frequency 87.7. By expanding the partnership with the Rhineland-Palatinate radio station RPR1, the "Ring-Radio" is now making the leap to the Internet. In the future, the events at the Nürburgring will be broadcast here on the popular