23 September, Saturday

Walkenhorst Motorsport celebrates third victory in a row

Christian Krognes and Jakub 'Kuba' Giermaziak in the BMW M4 GT3 from Walkenhorst are currently no match for anyone in the Nürburgring Endurance Series. The duo celebrated their third victory in a row at the 55th ADAC Barbarossapreis. For Krognes it was the fourth triumph of the year, for 'Kuba' even the fifth. Secondly leading the race, David Pittard, Nick Catsburg and Felipe Fernández Laser in...
Walkenhorst Motorsport celebrates third victory in a row


Christian Krognes and Jakub 'Kuba' Giermaziak in the BMW M4 GT3 from Walkenhorst are currently no match for anyone in the Nürburgring Endurance Series. The duo celebrated their third victory in a row at the 55th ADAC Barbarossapreis. For Krognes it was the fourth triumph of the year, for 'Kuba' even the fifth. Secondly leading the race, David Pittard, Nick Catsburg and Felipe Fernández Laser in the Ferrari 296 GT3 of Frikadelli Racing had to admit defeat in second place. Vincent Kolb and Frank Stippler in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II from Scherer Sport PHX ended their run of bad luck with third place. Excitement was the order of the day at the eighth race of the NLS in the 2023 season, with Frank Stippler securing the fourth pole position of the year for the Scherer duo. In the starting phase, Stippler defended the lead until the first pit stops. Further leading laps were collected by the team-mates of the winners, Dylan Pereira and Sami-Matti Trogen, in addition to the later first and second-placed drivers. The decision for victory came at the final pit stop. In light drizzle in the final third of the race, the Frikadelli squad lost valuable time on tire selection. "The driver wanted slicks, the race engineer wanted rain tires and I then made the decision in favor of slicks," said team boss Klaus Abbelen. The tire choice was to prove correct, with the delay at the pit stop ultimately handing the Ferrari team a 2:24.758-minute deficit. "I must say it was a very tough battle," said Giermaziak. "We were lucky with the first pit stop - we were able to gain time there. After that, we were almost on par with the Ferrari, even though it's unbeatable on a straight track." Krognes, who had to admit defeat to the Ferrari in a direct duel, said, "It was a cool fight! Especially during the rain, it was very difficult to tell on the track whether it was wet or dry there. It was a real challenge, Nicky was very fast, but I'm glad we came out of the race in first place." Catsburg describes the gripping duel with Krognes as follows: "Chris and I had a lot of fun at the beginning of the stint, he was very fast then. Then, at the end of the stint, his tires went flat, so I was able to catch up. And then the rain started. I mean I love this track, but I hate these conditions! When you're on slicks and it starts to rain... I managed to get past Chris and was able to get a gap out. Out of nowhere, though, he was then back on me." On the end of his streak of bad luck with three retirements in a row, Stippler said, "The fact that the streak of bad luck has now been broken is obviously good. Something like this also puts a damper on the mood of the co-drivers and the team when you have to experience so many retirements. That's why it's good to have this now, and it's like a salve for the team's wounds and souls." Kolb added: "The issue of punctures is definitely over, even if the lower track and air temperatures played into our hands, I think we're back where we left off last year." Behind the top trio, Darren Turner, Ben and Phil Dörr drove to fourth in the Dörr Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT3. They were followed in the rankings by Pereira/Trogen in the Walkenhorst BMW. The fastest Porsche 911 GT3 Cup was driven by Christopher Brück, Tobias Müller and Moritz Kranz for Krämer Racing in sixth place. Nasr takes first step towards DPN AEx-Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr has mastered his first step towards the big Northern Tire Permit. Together with Alesia and Jacqueline Kreuzpointner, he drove the Porsche Cayman GT4 CS to victory in the alternative fuel class. "Last week I was in Indianapolis, today here at the Ring - these are two completely different worlds," said the Brazilian. "I enjoyed every single lap. The Nordschleife is something very special. The idea behind my effort is to earn DPN A and then maybe compete here in the 24h race sometime in the future."Other class wins went to Møller Bil Motorsport (Audi RS3 LMS) in the TCR class, Manheller Racing (BMW E90) in V4, Schmickler Performance powered by Ravenol in V6 and SP3T, among others, Zierau Hochvolt by Mertens Motorsport (Hyundai i30N) in VT2-FWD, FK Performance Motorsport (BMW M4 GT4) in SP10, Smyrlis Racing (Porsche 718 Cayman GTS) in SP4T and the 'girls only' team of GITI TIRE MOTORSPORT BY WS RACING in SP8T. The final will be the big showdownThe championship decision remains open until the final. Both Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Philipp Leisen in the BMW 330i of Adrenalin Motorsport Team Motec and Heiko Eichenberg, Fabio Grosse and Patrik Grütter in the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS of SRS Sorg Rennsport took a class win at NLS8. This results in the following situation in the standings: Adrenalin has already scored the maximum possible number of points. With another victory at the finale, Sorg can still draw level. The points from the two strike-off results will then be decisive. A third place in the final will then be enough for the Adrenalin trio to claim the title. For the team from Heusenstamm, it would be the sixth in a row. The result of the 55th ADAC Barbarossapreis remains provisional. Max Kruse Racing has announced an appeal against a decision by the stewards. Following a collision, the car of Benjamin Leuchter and Nico Otto was disqualified and Leuchter was stripped of his DPN for the upcoming event. The team now has 96 hours to justify the appeal. The 47th PAGID Racing DMV Münsterlandpokal will conclude the 2023 season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series on October 7. The race runs over the customary distance of four hours. Tickets are available in advance here.

The hot phase begins - exciting takes at NLS8


The Nürburgring Endurance Series enters the home straight of the 2023 season with the 55th ADAC Barbarossapreis on 23 September. The focus of the eighth race of the year is the championship decision in the tradition-steeped Nordschleife championship. A number of other topics underpin the dramaturgy. Thrilling motorsport in the Green Hell is guaranteed. Tickets for the 4h race are available from 20 Euros (children under 14 free) in the online shop and at the box offices. The 24-hour winners are back! After the grandiose success of Frikadelli Racing at the Eifel Marathon, the Ferrari 296 GT3 of the team around Klaus Abbelen was granted the honour to be in the limelight at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello from now on. Since Frikadelli Racing could already win the Am title in the CUP2 classification of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring at NLS7, the preparation for the coming year starts early now. David Pittard and Nick Catsburg will drive the brand-new super sports car from Italy at NLS8, which already had its roll-out during the test and set-up run before the 12h Nürburgring at the beginning of September. Due to their great successes - Pittard won the 24h race as well as the ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr Cup race in the Falken Porsche - the duo automatically slip into the role of favourites. They are opposed by a number of teams who were also successful at the Nürburgring in 2023, most notably four-time season winners Christian Krognes and Jakub 'Kuba' Giermaziak in the Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M4 GT3. With three pole positions, Vincent Kolb and Frank Stippler in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II from Scherer Sport PHX are also always among the illustrious circle of candidates for victory. Of the NLS8 contenders, Schnitzelalm Racing (Mercedes-AMG GT3), PROsport Racing (Aston Martin Vantage GT3) and Dörr Motorsport (Aston Martin Vantage GT3) have achieved podium finishes so far this season. A Brazilian enters new territory: Felipe NasrWith Felipe Nasr, a former Formula 1 driver is preparing to conquer the Green Hell at the Barbarossa Trophy. The Brazilian raced for Sauber in the premier class in 2015 and 2016 and is now a Porsche works driver in the Porsche 963 LMDh hybrid prototype. His field is the North American IMSA sports car championship. It is not known whether his Nordschleife event was inspired by Sebastian Vettel, David Coulthard & Co. who made the legendary Nordschleife shake with F1 cars as part of the Red Bull Formula Nürburgring at the beginning of September. The fact is, Nasr is contesting a real racing event in contrast - alongside twins Alesia and Jacqueline Kreutzpointner in the 718 Porsche Cayman GT4 CS from Four Motors Bioconcept-Car (#420) to obtain the DMSB Permit A for the Nordschleife. Tobias Jung and thinking outside the boxTobias Jung wants to prove at NLS 8 that he can not only handle Opel cars. On the Nordschleife, the team from Bornheim won the hearts of the fans with the Calibra and Astra models. Now comes the first race with a Cupra Leon in VT3. Tobias Jung himself and Michael Eichhorn take turns at the wheel. The racing team is also fielding an Opel Astra in the TCR class, driven by none other than Carlos Antunes Tavares, the CEO of the Stellantis Group, which owns the Opel, Citroën, Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler brands, among others. At the side of the Portuguese, who lives in France, the Senior Vice President of Stellantis Motorsport, Jean-Marc Finot, takes the wheel. In the TCR class, the duo will face Møller Bil Motorsport with the Audi RS3 LMS, Halder Motorsport with the Honda FK7 TCR as well as Patryk Krupinski from Luxembourg, who is contesting a kind of home game in the Cupra TCR of the organising MSC Sinzig. A real showdown: who will be champion and when?The championship in the Nürburgring Endurance Series will only be decided in the last two races. Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Philipp Leisen in the Adrenalin Motorsport Team Motec BMW 330i have scored the maximum points haul in the first seven races: seven class wins in VT2-R+4WD. Nevertheless, the trio cannot sit back and relax, because Heiko Eichenberg, Fabio Grosse and Patrik Grütter, who drive a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS in Cup 3, are hot on their heels. Five class wins and two second places mean that they are currently still eight points behind. With two more class wins, the three drivers of SRS Team Sorg Rennsport can draw level, because at the end of the season, only the best seven results are included in the standings. Both teams would then be equal on points. In this case, four different rules apply and the decision becomes complicated. Rule number one weighs the respective number of placings against each other. Since both teams would have seven wins in the scored races, they would still be tied. Next, the position of the last race used for scoring is compared - again, both would have one win. Rule number three takes into account the points from the two strike results. For race eight this means: Sorg can delay the championship decision until the final with a win. If they fail to do so, Adrenalin will have a virtually unassailable lead in the standings - regardless of the result. If both teams win their class at NLS8, a third place will be enough for Adrenalin to win the title at the final. A historical plot twist is not out of the questionBy the way, the situation would get really curious if Sorg won both races and Adrenalin came second twice in the remaining races. Then rule number four would come into force: the consideration of the training results. The better average of the qualifying results leads to the title. But here, too, there is a tie - after seven of nine races, the average of both teams is 2.14. Should this remain the case until the finale, there would be two champion teams for the first time in the history of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. In the medienkraftwerk Junior Trophy 2023, Nico Otto, who competes in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup fielded by Max Kruse Racing in Cup 2, currently leads the standings. The team leading the standings, Adrenalin Motorsport, leads the NIMEX Team Trophy in four classes. A script that guarantees entertainment for the whole familyThe 55th ADAC Barbarossapreis will run over the customary distance of four hours. The positions on the starting grid will be determined in qualifying between 08:30 and 10 am. At the 'NLS-Pitwalk presented by PITWALK - das Motorsportmagazin' from 10:20 a.m. and the visit to the starting grid from 11:10 a.m., the fans will experience motorsport with all their senses. The race starts at 12 noon. The entire race day will be broadcast live on Between practice and the race, a parade for a good cause will take place on the Nordschleife. The Benefiz Corso e.V. is collecting donations for the track safety officers. The big sports stewards' party organised by the VLN in the paddock after the race is also aimed at the tireless helpers around the Nürburgring, without whom motor sport would be unthinkable.

DNLS Community Cup: The champions are sought in four classes


The grand finale of the Community Cup of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series presented by Goodyear will take place on Friday evening, 15 September. From 7:45 p.m., the fans will experience the big showdown of the 2023 season at the KALFF 3-hour race live on The fifth race is dedicated to the charitable organisation Kohle fürs Ahrtal e. V., which is calling for support for those affected by the flood disaster in the Ahr valley in 2021 as part of the digital event. The protagonists will start in four classes. In the top category SP9, Dörr Esports leads the standings after four races. Including the obligatory scratch result, the Esports team of the sports car dealer from Frankfurt is two points ahead of the chasing Team Heusinkveld with 34 points. The duel in the race will then be Porsche 911 GT3 R vs. Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO. While the Dörr team already has two victories to its credit, Heusinkveld managed this feat once. The fact that the championship is still very close is primarily due to Heusinkveld's consistency. In the GT3 class, Gericke Motorsport's Lamborghini is also in the mix, with its eye-catching livery promoting the Kohle fürs Ahrtal e.V. association. At the DNLS-CC finale, donations are to be generated to support a large truck parade with 50 vehicles at the end of September, which will set out from the south of Germany to deliver specifically needed relief supplies to the Ahr valley. Even though normality has returned to the Ahr valley in many places more than two years after the flood disaster, there are still people affected who are still dependent on help. While the relief goods are exclusively donations, the fuel and toll costs amount to about 60,000 euros. The basis of the association in general is not exclusively to generate donations of money or goods. Rather, further support and assistance is also arranged. However, Gericke Motorsport is not only at the start for a good cause, but in the end also to celebrate sporting successes. After four events, the team's Porsche crew is in first place in the CUP2 class with 38 points. With 15 points still to be awarded, the team leads by seven points over KKrämer Racing, the well-known Porsche racing team from the real Nürburgring Endurance Series. Dörr Motorsport, in third place, also still has a chance of winning the title. The championship decision in the GT4 class SP10 is also exciting. Deutsche Payment Phantom leads the tableau with 32 points with the Mercedes-AMG GT4 ahead of Adrenalin Motorsport with the BMW M4 GT4. The series champions of the real NLS will do their utmost to turn the tables once again at the finale. So far, the team has scored points primarily through consistency, but is still winless. Deutsche Payment Phantom won the season opener in the class.Only one point separates the two Hyundai Elantra of Team Heusinkveld and Impulse Racing in SP3T. The championship leaders recorded two commanding victories at the beginning of the season, after which the series came to an end. Impulse Racing, on the other hand, consistently scored eleven points in each of the three races. About the DNLS Community CupVirtual motorsport for everyone in a professional environment - that is the motto of the DNLS Community Cup. The virtues that the digital counterpart of the tradition-steeped Nürburgring Endurance Series has established with the DNLS since 2020 also characterise the new Cup: well thought-out and simple regulations, professional organisation and race management, live streaming and coverage of the races on the NLS channels. The sim racers are among themselves in the Community Cup - compared to the DNLS, there is no obligation to enter a driver from real motorsport in the GT3 class.

Show acts and motorsport action thrill fans at the Ring


Thousands of fans were thrilled at the Nürburgring over the weekend. On Saturday alone, 60,000 visitors made the pilgrimage to the Red Bull Formula Nürburgring and the start of the 12h Nürburgring. With Formula 1 drives on the legendary Nordschleife as well as stunts and drifts on the Müllenbachschleife, the Red Bull athletes around Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel thrilled the fans before around 120 vehicles started the big 12-hour race a little later. Another weekend highlight in the versatile event location: the big after-show party on Saturday evening in the Eifel Stadl. The cheering in the packed Müllenbachschleife circuit was great when the stars fired up the engines - and the list of drivers and cars was equally long and legendary at Red Bull Formula Nürburgring. First and foremost, four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel, who did his laps in the RB7 racer - some of them together with David Coulthard in the RB8. Especially emotional: Mathias Lauda also turned onto the legendary Nordschleife in his father Niki's former F1 racer, the Ferrari 312 B3-74. The line-up of current and former Formula 1 drivers also included Yuki Tsunoda, Ralf Schumacher, Gerhard Berger and Jos Verstappen as well as other motorsport greats such as Phillip Eng, Jens Klingmann, Leopold Prinz von Bayern and Markus Flasch - all at the wheel of impressive vehicles. Stunt driver Aras Gibieža, freestyle motocross professional Luc Ackermann and trial freestyler Adrian Guggemos as well as Elias Hountondji from the Drift Brothers and Conor Shanahan provided breathtaking flying and drifting performances during the show. Again and again, the applause and cheers of the visitors erupted during the programme items. After the big show, the long-distance highlight beganThere were also numerous highlights beyond the Red Bull Show - after the grand finale with the joint laps of Vettel and Coulthard, the starting grid for the next horsepower spectacle already began: the 12h Nürburgring on the combination of Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife. At 3:30 p.m., the lights went green for the first part of the race, which offered thrilling racing until late in the evening. After six hours, race 1 of the so-called "double-header" came to an end, before the second 6-hour race on Sunday was again about important points and placings in the Nürburgring Endurance Series. The entire weekend was accompanied by excellent weather with sunshine and summer-like temperatures. Sold-out after-show party in the Eifel StadlWhile the fans were able to fortify themselves on both days in the Bitburger Gasthaus and the Lucia restaurant, visit the supporting programme points in the ring°boulevard or drive their personal best times in the Nürburgring eSports bar and in the ring°kartbahn, another highlight awaited all partygoers in the ring°carré on Saturday evening. In the event location Eifel Stadl, everyone celebrated together at the after-show party until the early hours of the morning. 1,800 visitors danced to the beats of the DJs in the sold-out venue and rounded off their visit to the Nürburgring.

Double is better: Walkenhorst Motorsport at the 12h Nürburgring


The 12h Nürburgring will be remembered twice by spectators and teams alike - two thrilling races over 6 hours each, two days of bright sunshine with midsummer temperatures in the middle of September in the Green Hell, and a team that landed at the top of the podium twice: Christian Krognes and Jakub 'Kuba' Giermaziak secured the double victory in races six and seven of the Nürburgring Endurance Series in the BMW M4 GT3 from Walkenhorst Motorsport.  "It's a dream come true for our team. I don't think we've ever won a doubleheader like this before," said a delighted Christian Krognes after crossing the finish line at the 62nd ADAC Reinoldus endurance race to claim his second overall victory in a row. Fellow driver Jakub Giermaziak was also fully satisfied after the victorious weekend: "After the 24h race we needed such a result to confirm ourselves. The last two races were terrific, the car ran super." That it "ran super" was not only shown by the fastest race lap that Krognes and Giermaziak burned into the asphalt of the legendary Nordschleife with a time of 7:56.743 minutes, but that applied to the entire Walkenhorst team on Sunday. Because the crew from Melle in Lower Saxony was able to cheer not only the BMW with start number 34 but also the sister car with number 35 on the podium. Just under three minutes behind, Niklas Krütten and Dylan Pereira finished second in their BMW M4 GT3. "After technical problems in yesterday's race, everything went well today. We didn't get into trouble, the car and the tires coped well with the heat. Everything was as it should be - and now I want to celebrate our second place," Pereira summed up. In addition to the two strong BMWs, the driver trio Maxime Dumarey, Christoph Breuer and Marek Böckmann surprisingly made it onto the podium with the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 from PROsport-Racing. The drivers of the Pro-Am car were correspondingly happy. "I don't even know what to say. My goal was to fight for victory in the Pro-Am, now we are on the overall podium! I'll have to sleep on it again and pinch myself again," Böckmann said, overjoyed. In the overall standings, there are also overjoyed drivers after now seven of a total of nine races in the Nürburgring Endurance Series. Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Philipp Leisen scored the maximum number of points. 37 faultless laps once again secured class victory for the number 1 BMW 330i. The title could only be in danger if the series winners from SRS Team Sorg Rennsport continue to score full points in Cup3. Including two strike results, Heiko Eichenberg, Fabio Grosse and Patrik Grütter would be on a par with the Adrenalin trio. However, two more wins are needed - the last two races will decide. In just two weeks' time, the combination of the sprint version of the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife will once again be used for championship points and at the same time for the final spurt of the popular endurance series. On September 23, the 55th edition of the ADAC Barbarossapreis will take place in the Green Hell.

Red Bull Formula Nürburgring and 12h Nürburgring attract 60,000 motorsport fans to the Ring


At the Red Bull Formula Nürburgring, more than 60,000 spectators experienced more than four hours of superlative motorsport even before the start of the sixth round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. Unique show runs, drift action and Nascar interludes were on the agenda as part of the 12h Nürburgring.  In 2013, Sebastian Vettel, four-time Formula 1 world champion, won with his RB7 at the Nürburgring. Before his run, Vettel, who once again took a seat in the cockpit of his "Kinky Kylie" race car, said: "I feel like I'm in a time capsule. A lot of memories are coming up. Everything fits together here today - including the fact that we are now running on synthetic, i.e. CO2-neutral, fuel." The event also brought back memories for many fans who made the pilgrimage to the Müllenbachschleife well before the official start of the event to get the best view of the spectacle. They experienced stars like Ralf Schumacher, Mathias Lauda and Gerhard Berger up close and cheered their runs enthusiastically. A highlight was the halftime show with some of the most prominent representatives of two-wheeled motorsport: stunt rider Aras Gibieža, freestyle motocross pro Luc Ackermann and trial freestyler Adrian Guggemos. Elias Hountondji, one of the two Drift Brothers, made the tyres smoke. As his brother was unable to attend due to an injury, Conor Shanahan, current leader of the Drift Masters Championships, provided incredible driving manoeuvres. The BMW field with Jens Klingmann, Philipp Eng, Leopold Prinz von Bayern and Markus Flasch also amazed the audience. The group of GT cars impressed with Yuki Tsunoda, the Friesacher brothers duo and the renowned PS-Influencer Gercollector. Jos Verstappen, the father of current F1 champion Max Verstappen, delivered a breathtaking performance in his Ford Supervan 4.2 in front of 35,000 fans at the Müllenbachschleife. Another 25,000 fans watched the show runs at the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife. It was a home game for Carrie Schreiner, who is the first German driver to convince in the F1 Academy. Right before the start, she said: "I'm at home on the Nordschleife and it will definitely be totally surreal to have the track all to myself. I'm going to enjoy every corner." So could David Coulthard, who had stepped in at short notice for the injured Daniel Ricciardo. The Scottish Formula 1 vice world champion from 2001 drove the RB8 and drove together with Sebastian Vettel over the almost 21 kilometre long circuit with its 73 curves in the grand finale. "I feel very privileged to drive here today with Sebastian Vettel and in front of a fantastic crowd." Four-time Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel, who supports the "Race without a trace" campaign, came with a clear mission: "Motorsport is my great passion and I want to preserve the sport. Fuels can be produced synthetically and serve as a substitute fuel. It may not be the only solution, but it is part of the solution. It is important that we all realise that we have to do something. And the great thing is: You don't feel a difference in the car, it's just as much fun." At 3:30 p.m., the protagonists of the Nürburgring Endurance Series then started the 63rd ADAC ACAS Cup. The six-hour race continues into the evening hours. On Sunday, the 62nd ADAC Reinoldus Endurance Race will follow as part of the 12h Nürburgring, another six-hour round of the tradition-steeped Nordschleife championship. Tickets are available at

ring°guide: Red Bull Formula Nürburgring & 12h Nürburgring


Everything you need to know about Red Bull Formula Nürburgring and the 12h Nürburgring from 09 to 10 September 2023. ARRIVAL We recommend an early arrival, as we have to expect increased traffic.Also, here are a few tips/info: In addition, you do NOT have to print out your e-ticket - presenting the digital version on your smartphone, for example, is completely sufficient. If you have lost your ticket, we will be happy to help you on +49 2691 302 0.   On Saturday there is a one-way street regulation on the L93 and the K72 around the Müllenbachschleife (see site plan). Please pay attention to the signposting on site. Arrival from the A61, Koblenz direction Mönchengladbach:Between the Maria Laach viaduct and Wehr maintenance work, lane narrowed to two lanes. TIMETABLE / PROGRAM Saturday, 09. September 2023 08:00-21:30 – Expo in the ring°boulevard08:00-21:30 – Red Bull Formula Nürburgring Paddock (Müllenbachschleife)08:00-09:40 – Qualifying NLS610:00-14:00 – Red Bull Formula Nürburgring (Müllenbachschleife + Gesamtstrecke)10:30-14:30 – Open pits and pit lane11:30-12:15 – autograph sessions NLS Teams (pitlanes)14:30-15:10 – Gridwalk NLS615:30-21:30 – NLS6 - 6h-race16:30 – Trial Show Adrian Guggemoos in the ring°boulevard19:00 – Trial Show Adrian Guggemoos in the ring°boulevardab 20:00 – Pre-Party in the ring°carréca. 21:50 – winners podiumab 22:00 – Official Aftershow Party in the Eifel Stadl (Tickets available at the box office depending on availability) Sunday, 10. September 2023 08:30-18:00 – Expo in the ring°boulevard08:30-10:00 – Qualifying NLS710:20-11:00 – Open pits and pit lane11:00-11:40 – Gridwalk NLS712:00-18:00 – NLS7 - 6h-race13:30 – Trial Show Adrian Guggemoos in the ring°boulevard17:00 – Trial Show Adrian Guggemoos in the ring°boulevardca. 18:20 – winners podium SITE MAP Please use the recommended parking areas and observe the one-way system around the Müllenbachschleife. Here you can find a site plan for the pedestrian walkways between the event locations. LIVESTREAMS 12h Nürburgring | NLS 6 | Saturday: here 12h Nürburgring | NLS 7 | Sunday: here MEET LEGEND Maybe you will meet Legend in the Pit- and Gridwalk or in the ring°boulevard at the Expo. OPEN HOURS LOCATIONS Samstag, 09. September 2023 info°center | 08.00 - 19.00 ring°werk | 10.00 - 18.00 ring°kartbahn | 14.30 - 15.30 ring°fanshop | 10.00 - 19.00 Nürburgring eSports Bar | 12.00 - 0.00 Sonntag, 10. September 2023 info°center | 08.00 - 17.00 ring°werk | 10.00 - 17.00 ring°kartbahn | 10.00 - 20.00 ring°fanshop | 10.00 - 17.00 Nürburgring eSports Bar | 12.00 - 20.00 OPEN HOURS GASTRONOMY Saturday, 09 September 2023 Bitburger Gasthaus | 11.00 - 22.00 LUCIA | 11.00 - 22.00 Restaurant Nuvolari | 18.30 - 22.00 Sunday, 10 September 2023 Bitburger Gasthaus | 11.00 - 19.00 LUCIA | 11.00 - 22.00 Restaurant Nuvolari | 18.30 - 22.00 TIP Secure 25% off the entire NLS collection on site in the ring°fanshop and in our online store only in September. FAQ You still have general questions about the events? Have a look at our FAQ. TICKETS Here you will find an overview of the available ticket categories. Click here to go to the ticket shop. TIP: Get one of the last VIP tickets for the 12h Nürburgring incl. ticket for Red Bull Formula Nürburgring

frequently asked questions to 12h Nürburgring & Red Bull Formula Nürburgring


This weekend the 12h Nürburgring and Red Bull Formula Nürburgring will take place at our legendary racetrack. These are your frequently asked questions and answers about the upcoming racing festival!   To the point: Where will which programme take place on the day?Most of the Red Bull Formula (Saturday, 9 September) will take place exclusively in the Müllenbachschleife of our Grand Prix circuit. One of the many programme items is the show run of the F1 cars. They will drive on the Nordschleife and the entire Grand Prix circuit. Afterwards, the race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series will start - also on the entire circuit. Is there an exact timetable? When do the F1 cars race on the Nordschleife?No, but the showruns will take place between 10:00 - 14:00 h. You can find the exact information here.  Is there a site plan?Yes, there is. You can find it on our website! Will there be an autograph session with Vettel & Co?No, there are no autograph sessions planned by the organisers at the moment. How many laps will the Formula 1 cars do?That varies, but there will be plenty of time and all laps can be followed via the video walls. Are tickets still available?Yes! The Red Bull Formula is sold out, as the capacity of 30,000 seats in the Müllenbachschleife has been exhausted. But the following tickets are still available: 1.) 12h Nürburgring (full payer: 25 Euro)Admission to all grandstands around start-finish, GP paddock & spectator points Nordschleife 2.) 12h Nürburgring PLUS (full payer: 29 Euro)Additional access to grandstands T5a or T10b with a view of part of the Müllenbachschleife Will additional screens be set up to follow the action?Yes, we will set up 8 additional TV screens in the Müllenbachschleife. In addition, there will be our permanent video wall at the BMW M Power grandstand (T3). The entire programme will run there as well. Will the Red Bull Formula be broadcast live?No, you can only experience the event live on site. But of course you will find numerous photos and videos on social media afterwards. As usual, the Nürburgring Endurance Series will be broadcast on our YouTube channel. What is the 12h Nürburgring all about?The 12h Nürburgring is a doubleheader of two endurance races of 6 hours each - one on Saturday, one on Sunday. More than 100 racing cars will be at the starting line - from the arrow-quick Porsche GT3 to the close-to-production BMW 325i. Your ticket gets you really close: the paddock, the starting grid before the race and all the grandstands are included. There will also be an expo area in the ring°boulevard. Which cars will be at the start of the 12h Nürburgring? Is there anything else special?The Nürburgring Endurance Series will publish the exact starting list. One special feature: on Saturday, the Nürburgring Endurance Series will race on the Nordschleife and the entire Grand Prix circuit (including the AMG Arena and Müllenbachschleife). So visitors to the Müllenbachschleife will also experience the racing action of the NLS. Where can I camp?At the Nordschleife, overnight camping is possible from Saturday to Sunday at the Brünnchen section. You will be charged per vehicle: 35 euros per night. There is no infrastructure (showers, toilet, electricity, fresh water, waste water disposal). We also recommend the permanent camping site "Camping am Nürburgring". This is located directly at the Müllenbachschleife and offers electricity as well as permanent sanitary buildings. Which grandstands are open?All of them. Both our frequently used grandstands around the start-finish (T3, T4, T4a), the grandstands of the Müllenbachschleife (T5a - T10b), as well as the T12a at the Advan-Bogen, the back straight of our GP circuit. How long does it take me to walk from the Müllenbachschleife to the paddock and the start-finish?It's about 1.5 kilometres on foot from the Goodyear bend to the start-finish straight. Depending on your speed, you will need around 15 to 20 minutes for the walk. Can I also watch at the Nordschleife?Yes, there are special spectator zones for ticket holders at the Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten sections. All other sections of the Nordschleife are free to watch. Walking and cycling around the circuit are possible as usual. Where can I park at the Grand Prix circuit?We have set up a parking guidance system around the Grand Prix circuit. Simply enter Nürburgring in your sat nav and you will be given all further instructions on site. Basically, we recommend arriving early on the day, as a high volume of traffic is expected. Where can I park at the Nordschleife?P96, P98, P100, Hatzenbachplateau.  

Twelve hours of racing action in the Green Hell


The summer break in the Nürburgring Endurance Series is over. Next weekend, the tradition-steeped Nordschleife racing series will kick off the final third of the season with the 12h Nürburgring - and the doubleheader of the NLS is casting its shadow ahead: on the schedule are the 63rd ADAC ACAS Cup on Saturday and the 62nd ADAC Reinoldus endurance race on Sunday. Both races run over the distance of six hours through the green hell. Day tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available here. In addition, both races are available in full length on the livestream at Premiere in the Nürburgring Endurance Series: On Saturday, the complete Grand Prix circuit - including the AMG Arena and Müllenbachschleife - will be contested in combination with the Nordschleife for the first time. Qualifying will take place in the morning between 8 and 9:40 am. Racing starts at 3:30 p.m. and continues into the evening hours with a race duration of six hours. On Sunday, everything will be back to normal at NLS7: qualifying from 8:30 to 10 a.m., race start at 12 noon. And then the normal NLS variant will be run again, with a short connection to the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife. Even though the 12h Nürburgring is two separate rounds this year - the protagonists are fired up to shine this weekend, because the two six-hour races bring a whopping amount of points for the championship. In the course of this, some top teams have brought reinforcements on board. Nicki Thiim will start alongside brothers Ben and Phil Dörr in the Dörr Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT3. Marek Böckmann will also compete for PROsport-Racing in a British super sports car, together with Maxime Dumarey and Christoph Breuer. Stefan Aust, 'Jacob Schell' and Luca Ludwig will start alongside Christian Kohlhaas in the Ferrari 296 GT3 from racing one. And Adam Christodoulou joins Charles Putman, Charles Espenlaub and Shane Lewis in CP Racing's Mercedes-AMG GT3. In a completely new constellation, one of Walkenhorst Motorsport's three BMW M4 GT3s is on the grid. Taking turns at the wheel are Jörg Breuer, Carrie Schreiner, Charles Weerts and Christian Bollrath. In the top class they will meet Nordschleife cracks like Klaus Bachler and David Pittard in the #3 and Dennis Fetzer and Martin Ragginger in the #4. Falken won the 12h Nürburgring last year and took the first victory of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R on the Nordschleife at NLS5.  Fresh wind in the AT(-G) classSmudo & Co from Four Motors Bioconcept-Car get competition in the Alternative Fuel class. For the first time, Griesemann Gruppe by TR Team is fielding an E-Fuels-powered Toyota Supra GT4 in the Nürburgring Endurance Series. Georg Griesemann and Yves Volte take turns at the wheel. After a technical defect at NLS3, roots racing also returns to the race track just in time for the 12h Nürburgring. Tim Schrick and Lucian Gavris pilot a Subaru BRZ RR-AT, which is fueled with bioethanol. The teams in this class impressively demonstrate that there are also environmentally friendly alternatives to the usual fossil combustion engines in motorsport. Will a preliminary decision be made in the championship?The two trios of Adrenalin Motorsport Team Motec - Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Philipp Leisen in the BMW 330i and Yannick Fübrich, Sven Markert and Nils Steinberg in the BMW M240i Racing Cup - lead the championship after five races with 79 points. Eight points behind are second-placed Heiko Eichenberg, Fabio Grosse and Patrik Grütter, who are competing for SRS Team Sorg Rennsport in a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS. At the 12h Nürburgring, a preliminary decision in the matter of the championship could already be made, because the extra points for the two 6h races included and with two strike results in the remaining two races of the season, the championship lead could no longer be taken away from them. Who will be crowned champion in the end will be decided by various factors - perhaps even by the positions in practice. Get your tickets now!Even though the Red Bull Formula Nürburgring, the side event of the 12h Nürburgring, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Müllenbachschleife, is already sold out - tickets for the NLS season highlight are still available here from 25 euros. These include access to grandstands T3 (BMW M Power grandstand), T4 (Bilstein grandstand) and T12a (paddock grandstand) as well as the exclusive spectator areas in the Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten. In addition, there is access to the paddock, the pit lane and the starting grid. Also included is a one-time free visit to the motorsport experience museum ring°werk.