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The champions crowned in golden autumn weather

At the 46th NIMEX DMV 4h Race, the season finale of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, all open decisions were made in golden autumn weather: Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas were crowned champions at the season finale on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. For their team Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive around team boss Matthias Unger, it is already the fifth title since...
The champions crowned in golden autumn weather

05.11.2022

At the 46th NIMEX DMV 4h Race, the season finale of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, all open decisions were made in golden autumn weather: Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas were crowned champions at the season finale on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. For their team Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive around team boss Matthias Unger, it is already the fifth title since 2018. With the third victory in a row, Jakub "Kuba" Giermaziak and Kim Luis Schramm secured Scherer Sport Team Phoenix first place in the prestigious NLS Speed Trophy. After 4:00:21.803 hours, Giermaziak and Schramm in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II were flagged off as winners. Vincent Kolb and Frank Stippler in the sister car finished second, 1:34.847 minutes behind. The fact that the two Audi duos were able to celebrate in this constellation for the third time in a row was also due to a technical problem with Walkenhorst Motorsport's BMW M4 GT3. Around an hour before the end of the race, Christian Krognes pitted for the last scheduled stop while leading the race. Due to problems with the BMW M4 GT3's fuel system, it was not possible to refill the planned amount of fuel and the stop lasted more than a minute longer than scheduled. To make matters worse, the Norwegian had to come into the pits for another fuel stop. "This has never happened to us before and we still have no idea what the problem was," Krognes explained. "Until then our car was running well and we were clearly on course to win." A small consolation: Krognes set a new lap record in the race in 7:49.578 minutes."The race was tricky. I lost a few positions in the early stages and then had to make up ground over the distance," said Giermaziak. "In terms of pace, we were on the same level as Stippi in the sister car and the guys in the Walkenhorst BMW. Due to different strategies, we were 'adjusted' to first place in the middle of the race before the BMW suddenly became really fast. In the end, the race went in our favour. To score another one-two for Scherer Sport Team Phoenix is fantastic." Kolb drew a positive conclusion to the season: "We had a fantastic season, with no retirements or technical problems. We finished on the podium six times in eight races. That's mega! We can go into the winter break with a good feeling." Victory in the Pro-Am classification of the SP9 class went to Jörg Müller, Mario von Bohlen and Anders Buchardt. The Am triumph was secured by Henry Walkenhorst, Friedrich von Bohlen and Alexander Prinz. AVIA W&S Motorsport takes the title in PETN Cup 2Daniel Blickle is champion of the drivers' classification in the Cup 2 class of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring. Together with David Jahn, the 44-year-old took fifth place overall and the third class win at the finale. The AVIA W&S Motorsport driver thus prevailed over Karsten Krämer and Christopher Brück of KKrämer Racing, who finished second in the race and in the championship.The champions of the Cup 3 class had already been decided before the final. Mauro Calamia, Ivan Jacoma and Kai Riemer took the fourth win of the season for Schmickler-Performance. Jacoma and Riemer won the PAGID Racing trophy for Gentlemen drivers. The new champions have petrol in their bloodThe car mania of Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas is not only evident on the race track - the three of them are also involved with cars off the track. Zils runs a vehicle wholesale business in Bendorf near Koblenz. Sandberg, as a McLaren technician, is deeply rooted in the field. The trained racing mechanic is employed by the Dörr Group in Frankfurt am Main. The head of the group is Rainer Dörr, Germany's most diverse sports car dealer and a long-time participant in the NLS. Finally, Setsaas is a driving instructor in his home town of Stjørdal, a municipality not far from Trondheim in Norway. "It doesn't really matter which race car you are in. The most important thing is that you win in the end. That's just a great feeling," says Setsaas. The 24-year-old Norwegian has been racing in the Nürburgring Endurance Series since 2018 and has scored ten class victories so far. His compatriot Sandberg can now look back on 21 successes. In 2014, the 30-year-old made his debut in the V4 class with a BMW 325i. The first vehicle Zils drove for his debut in the NLS in 2000 was one size smaller: a VW Polo. The 44-year-old has 82 class victories to his name. This puts Zils in eighth place in the eternal class-winner statistics of the Nordschleife championship and he is the pursuer of Nordschleife greats such as Heinz-Otto Fritzsche, Jürgen Nett, Peter Haas, Andreas and Ralf Schall, Johannes Scheid and Volker Strycek. Since completing his first race in 2009 alongside the current team boss Matthias Unger, he has remained loyal to the racing team from Heusenstamm - and extremely successfully. In 2017 and 2018 he finished second in the championship, and in 2021 he came third. "Actually, now would be exactly the right time to hang up the helmet," says Zils. "By winning the championship, I have fulfilled a big and long-cherished dream. But then I would be sitting in front of the livestream next year and it would be tingling again. All joking aside. I'm excited to see what Matthias Unger has planned for 2023." It almost goes without saying that Zils continues to count on Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive. Sandberg is one of the most successful Nordschleife drivers ever in 2022. "This was definitely my best year in motorsport," says Sandberg. "I took the class win at the TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring, celebrated the title in the RCN performance test a fortnight ago and now the championship in the NLS - you can't get more than that. The NLS title is of course the most important." Not only for the champions, but also for the other successful drivers of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, one date is marked very thickly in the calendar: 26 November. That's when the big 'Night of Champions' takes place at the Nürburgring and trophies and prize money are presented. One week later, the NLS will present itself at the Essen Motor Show. The Nordschleife Championship will be represented at the Nürburgring stand in Hall 3 from 3 to 11 December (preview day on 2 December).

Excitement at the 2022 NLS finale

02.11.2022

The 2022 season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series is in the home stretch, with the finale taking place on Saturday, 5 November. The programme includes the 46th NIMEX DMV 4h Race, which had to be postponed in April due to weather conditions. At the eighth race, the champions will be crowned in the various NLS categories. Excitement for the visitors is therefore pre-programmed. Tickets for the 4-hour race in the Green Hell are available from 18 euros. Children up to 14 years of age are admitted free of charge. > more info & tickets After seven races in the Green Hell, Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas in the BMW 330i of Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive are practically set as champions of the 2022 Nürburgring Endurance Series. The trio took all seven race wins in the production car class up to 2,000 cc with turbo and rear-wheel drive. In the process, they collected maximum points and hold an unassailable lead in the standings. In addition to the overall standings, the Adrenalin trio will also secure the production car trophy, while Setsaas will also claim the 2022 medienkraftwerk Junior trophy. "We are thrilled to defend the NLS championship title once again - a sensational thing," said a delighted team boss Matthias Unger. Second in the overall standings are Mauro Calamia, Ivan Jacoma and Kai Riemer, piloting a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS (982). For their part, the drivers of Schmickler Performance powered by Ravenol have locked up the title in the Cup 3 classification of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring at the seventh race. Third-placed is Daniel Blickle, who in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) has good prospects of clinching the title in the Cup 2 classification of the PETN for AVIA W&S Motorsport. However, Karsten Krämer, Christopher Brück and Moritz Kranz from KKrämer Racing, who occupy second place in the Porsche one-make cup, will be challenging him for the title. Even though some preliminary decisions have been made in the NIMEX Team Trophy, suspense is still the order of the day in some classes. In VT2-FWD mathilda racing - Team LAVO Carwash is leading with the Volkswagen Scirocco R ahead of DRUCKREGELT&WAPPLER by Mertens Motorsport with the Hyundai i30 N. The lead is currently 24 points. The lead is currently 24 points, with 35 still to be awarded. There will also be a showdown in the SP9 Pro-Am between Huber Motorsport (Porsche 911 GT3 R) and PROsport-Racing (Aston Martin Vantage GT3). It will also be exciting in the BMS M240i Racing Cup class between the two Adrenalin cars #652 and #650. The title in the NLS Speed Trophy is also still vacant. The only certainty is that it will go to Scherer Sport Team Phoenix. Eight points separate the green Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II #16, which will be driven by Jakub 'Kuba' Giermaziak and Kim Luis Schramm in the finale, and the blue R8 #5 of Vincent Kolb and Frank Stippler.Walkenhorst Motorsport's BMW M4 GT3, Huber Motorsport's Porsche 911 GT3 R, Landgraf Motorsport's Mercedes AMG GT3 and PROsport-Racing's Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will also have a say in the battle for overall victory. After Manthey-Racing and Falken Motorsports have already brought the new 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 R to the Nordschleife for testing, it is now Dinamic Motorsport's turn. Matteo Cairoli and Julien Andlauer pilot the class SP-X-rated 911. Ralf Schall wants to add another triumph to his long list of class victories at the 46th NIMEX DMV 4h Race. With 105 victories, Schall ranks third in the statistics behind Volker Strycek (135) and Johannes Scheid (134). He contests the finale in a Group H Porsche.Other participants do not yet have this wealth of experience. In order to gain experience in racing on the Nordschleife, Team Four Motors Bioconcept-Car will be fielding, among others, the newly crowned champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Laurin Heinrich, and formula specialist David Beckmann, as well as the twin daughters of ex-DTM driver Fritz Kreutzpointner, Alesia and Jacqueline. The 46th NIMEX DMV 4h Race will run over the usual distance of four hours. The starting lights switch to green at 12 noon. Before that, the positions in the grid will be determined in qualifying from 08:30 to 10 am. The entire race day will be streamed live on vln.de and will bring the unique atmosphere of the Nordschleife championship to the home screen.

Ring Highlights in November: Motorsport Showdowns, Taekwon-Do and Job Fair

26.10.2022

In November, event diversity reigns supreme on and off the entire Nürburgring race track. With thrilling motorsport on the Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife at the Nürburgring Endurance Series and with action-packed duels on the Müllenbachschleife at the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Right next to the start and finish straight, visitors can experience the Job Fair - powered by Nürburgring in the Bitburger Event Centre. Companies from the region will present their career opportunities here. Meanwhile, high-quality martial arts are on offer in the ring°arena. The German Taekwon-Do championship will take place here. A brief portrait of the highlights Job Fair - powered by Nürburgring | 18 and 19 NovemberThere are many exciting career opportunities in the entire region around the Nürburgring. On Friday, 18 and Saturday, 19 November, numerous companies will present their job portfolios. From apprenticeships and offers for professionals to temporary jobs. The event starts at 10 a.m. on both days at the Bitburger Event Center. Among others, the IHK Koblenz, Lidl, dpd, Bofrost, Subway, Manthey, Nett Stahl- & Metallbau, Riedel, SANI, WiSolar and Volksbank RheinAhr Eifel will be there. As participants in the fair, the Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG and Nürburgring Hotels & Ferienpark - managed by Lindner will also be presenting their portfolios. Admission for visitors is free of charge. All information and exhibitors can be found on the Nürburgring website. Nürburgring Endurance Series | 05 NovemberThe Nürburgring Endurance Series goes into overtime for the season finale. Fans will experience an extra shift of thrilling motorsport from the popular series at the catch-up event. The freshly crowned champion trio Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas will also be taking part. They scored the decisive points in the last race. The spectators can look forward to the entire range of racing cars. From production-based small cars to full-blown GT3 racers. After the qualifying in the morning, the starter groups will go hunting for the last points of the year at 12 noon. For four hours, there will be racing action on the legendary Nordschleife for the last time in 2022. Tickets cost 18 euros per person (children up to 14 years free). This gives visitors access to the open grandstands at the Grand Prix circuit, the exclusive spectator areas Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten, the paddock, the pit lane, the starting grid and the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. FIA World Rallycross Championship | 12 and 13 NovemberAt the last race at the Nürburgring this year, a world champion will be crowned. At the FIA World RX of Germany, Johan Kristoffersson is aiming for his fifth rallycross title overall. The Swede is having an absolute dream season and has won almost every race so far. Kristoffersson has fond memories of the Nürburgring. Back in 2021, he was allowed to put on the crown of rallycross sport in the snowy Eifel. The spectators can be there live in the stadium-like round of the Müllenbachschleife. During the action on gravel and asphalt, they have the approximately one-kilometre-long track and the exceptionally fast racing cars in view at all times: Equipped with 500 kW - equivalent to around 680 hp - and a torque of 880 Nm, they accelerate faster than current Formula 1 cars. German Taekwon-Do Championship 2022 | 05 NovemberMartial arts in a class of its own can be experienced in the ring°arena. The International Taekwon-Do Federation Deutschland e.V. invites you to the German Taekwon-Do Championship 2022. From 12 years up to adult age, the fighters will compete according to age and graduation. In addition, there will be various disciplines such as fighting, special technique or strength-breaking tests as part of the competition day. In addition to the championship, participants will also compete in a children's and junior tournament. Admission for visitors is free. The highlights in November:- 05.11. Nürburgring Endurance Series- 05.11. German Teakwon-Do Championship- 12. - 13.11. FIA World RX of Germany- 18. - 19.11. Job Fair - powered by Nürburgring

Another double victory for Phoenix-Racing at the NLS8

23.10.2022

Phoenix Racing is jubilant. The team from Meuspath at the Nürburgring celebrated its second double victory in a row at the PAGID Racing 46th DMV Münsterlandpokal. In the penultimate race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, Jakub "Kuba" Giermaziak and Kelvin van der Linde were flagged off as winners after 4:00:20.906 hours and 27 laps. Frank Stippler and Vincent Kolb finished 28.797 seconds behind in the second Phoenix Audi. Marcel Marchewicz, Marek Böckmann and Kenneth Heyer in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Schnitzelalm Racing celebrated the first podium place. In the battle for the championship, a preliminary decision has been made in favour of Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas. The quartet has an unassailable lead ahead of the NLS season finale in a fortnight' time. Jakub "Kuba" Giermaziak is one of the most successful NLS drivers of the 2022 season. In the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II of Scherer Sport Team Phoenix, the Pole took his third victory of the season on Saturday. Prominent were the names of his team-mates: He clinched the first triumph together with René Rast at NLS4, the second with Kim Luis Schramm and Luca Engstler at NLS7, and finally the third with Kelvin van der Linde. "Winning never gets boring," grinned Kuba at the finish. "Every single win feels fantastic. Kelvin set a very good pace in the first stint, so I could be relaxed about the race." After a four-month absence from the Nordschleife, 24h winner van der Linde made a successful return to the Green Hell. "The first laps were a bit 'shaky'," said the South African. "After that we had a perfect strategy and were able to drive freely." The first section of the race was marked by an exciting battle for the lead. At the start, Tim Heinemann in the Porsche 911 GT3 R from Falken Motorsport initially took the lead. Alessio Picariello in the Dinamic Porsche passed the novice before the end of the first lap. "Grello", the Manthey Racing 911, fell victim to an accident at the same time. Stippler took the lead on lap three and in the phase of the first pit stops the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Landgraf Motorsport temporarily took the lead. However, after 15 laps it was forced to retire with a technical defect. The third-placed Schnitzelalm Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 and the EMA Porsche fielded by Manthey Racing also clocked up kilometres in the lead. Olsen had an accident shortly before the end while in a promising position and Dinamic Motorsport pitted for too short a time. In the end, they finished fifth behind the second Schnitzelalm-AMG of Carrie Schreiner and Peter Terting. Heinemann and his team-mate Ragginger were flagged off in third place, with the duo in the Falken Porsche dropping back to seventh due to yellow card offences. Stippler and Kolb claimed second place for the fourth time this year. "I am very happy," said Kolb. "Of course it foxes me a bit to only ever finish second. But you have to remember that I have a normal job from Monday to Friday. So it's cool to be second at the end with all the top riders in the NLS." The final metres were a rollercoaster of emotions for final driver Heyer in the Schnitzelalm-AMG. On the Döttinger Höhe, Ragginger in the Falken Porsche passed him. "I just thought that was it for our first podium," said Heyer. "When I was then not guided into the Parc Fermé but under the podium, I was initially taken aback. Now the joy is great." Marchewicz added: "That was a perfect end to the season for our first GT3 year on the Nordschleife. We worked towards this for three years, then we had a lot of bad luck. The current success is especially important for the team, which did a perfect job again." Adrenalin trio on the verge of winning the titleAt the PAGID Racing 46th DMV Münsterlandpokal, the preliminary decision was made in the championship. Zils, Sandberg and Setsaas took the seventh class win in a row in the BMW 330i of the Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive. This gives the trio an unassailable lead in the drivers' standings and they will be crowned the new champions of the Nürburgring Endurance Series at the finale in a fortnight' time. "I haven't even realised it yet," admitted Zils, who has narrowly missed out on the title several times in recent years. "We did everything exactly the same today as we always do. But the pressure from our opponents was noticeably greater." Sandberg describes the secret of success: "We are a damn good driver trio. We talk openly about our strengths and weaknesses and always try to bring out the best for the team in the end. Speaking of the team, Adrenalin simply knows how to build good cars and accordingly has a big share in the success. It's not without reason that it's the fifth title in a row for the team around Matthias Unger." Setsaas was also overwhelmed: "What happened today is still beyond my perception. I was at the Nürburgring for the first time at the 24h race when I was nine years old and have dreamed of being successful here ever since. Fifteen years later it has worked out." The finale of the Nürburgring Endurance Series takes place in a fortnight' time. The make-up event of the 46th NIMEX DMV 4h race, which was cancelled in April due to weather conditions, will conclude the 46th season of the Nordschleife championship. The race distance is four hours. Tickets are available from 18 euros. Children up to 14 years of age are admitted free of charge.

Excitement at the penultimate NLS race

19.10.2022

The Nürburgring Endurance Series is entering the home straight. The PAGID Racing 46th DMV Münsterlandpokal (22 October), which was actually planned as the finale, is now the seventh race of the 2022 season due to the postponement of NLS2. The battle for the championship is coming to a head and a preliminary decision is even possible with one race to go. Tickets for the 4-hour race in the Green Hell are available here. Children up to 14 years of age are admitted free of charge. They still have a spotless white waistcoat after six races: Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas in the BMW 330i of the Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive. With six wins in six races, the trio starts the final two races as title favourites. Four points are still needed in the remaining two races to take a virtually unassailable lead in the championship. Expressed in results: fifth place in a class with seven or more cars, fourth place with six cars, etc. So for team boss Matthias Unger, the fifth title in a row is within reach. The pursuers - Mauro Calamia, Ivan Jacoma and Kai Riemer, who drive a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS (982) for Schmickler Performance powered by Ravenol - have taken three class victories so far. With 30 points still to be awarded in the remaining two races, the trio needs two wins to keep their chances of winning the title alive. Even with maximum points they would have to hope for the misfortune of the championship leaders, who are only four points off the title. The two dominant teams from the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 2 are currently tied for third place, AVIA W&S Motorsport and KKrämer Racing have no more chance of winning the title. Over the course of the season, both have shared the victories between themselves and thus lost points. "Even if the standings paint a different picture, our season so far in the VT2-R+4WD class has not been a foregone conclusion," says Adrenalin team boss Matthias Unger. "We had to put all our experience on the line and the races were always fiercely contested. Even though the starting point is very good for us - the final score is settled at the end. We have to keep our focus on the two races in order to clinch our fifth title in a row." Ring clear for round two: Falken Motorsports tests the new 911After the successful first test run of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) at the last NLS race by Manthey Racing, the Porsche customer teams now get their turn. Falken Motorsports will be the first to put the new 911 on the grid at NLS 8. Julien Andlauer and Klaus Bachler take turns at the wheel. "It's a great honour for Falken Motorsports to be the first customer team to field the new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992). The Nürburgring is the perfect location for this," says Stefanie Olbertz, responsible for motorsport at Falken Tyre Europe GmbH. "The whole team is very excited before the race. We will attack fully and see what works. At the same time, we are also competing with the familiar model, so that we have immediate comparative values that will then flow into our tyre development for the coming season." The second Falken Porsche is driven by Tim Heinemann and Martin Ragginger. Grello returns to the Nordschleife at the Münsterland Cup. The yellow-green Manthey Porsche will be driven by Jaxon Evans and Thomas Preining. In addition, the team from the industrial park at the Nürburgring will contest an event together with the Australian team EMA Motorsport and the drivers Matteo Cairoli and Dennis Olsen. In addition to Preining and Olsen, other DTM drivers are returning to the Nordschleife. For HRT, Austria's Lucas Auer and India's Arjun Maini, together with Australian Jordan Love, will take to the track in a Mercedes-AMG GT3. "The Nürburgring Endurance Series has a special appeal and I want to show a good performance here as well. Together with Arjun and Jordan, we are well positioned," says DTM vice-champion Auer. And Kelvin van der Linde won't miss the chance to return to the scene of his greatest successes in 2022. The South African will start together with Kuba Giermaziak in the Audi R8 LMS of Scherer Sport Team Phoenix. "On the Nordschleife, the goal is always to win," says the Audi Sport driver. "After the success at the 24h race, we obviously want to be competitive again. I've never driven in a car with Kuba before, but he's a fast man. We are perfectly prepared and have a good chance of a top result." New vehicles - big and smallAt NLS8, the Keeevin Sports and Racing team around Kevin Wolters will enter a newly built Hyundai i30N Performance in the VT 2 FWD class for the first time. The vehicle has been extensively tested over the past two months. "Now the time has come for us to compete with our new vehicle," says Wolters. "It took a little longer, but now we can go into the last two races well prepared so that we can fully attack again next year." Georg Griesemann, Maik Rönnefarth, Yves Volte and Felix von der Laden are entering new territory. The three Team Teichmann Racing drivers will be competing in the SP10 class for the first time with a Toyota Supra GT4. "We are always looking at options in order to position ourselves as broadly as possible," says Michael Teichmann. "The option to test the Supra GT4 in NLS 8 came up for us at very short notice. After an accident in the last race, our X-BOW GTX is not ready for action. This gives us the opportunity to test a new car at the end of the season and decide on an expansion of our entry cars during the winter break." The PAGID Racing 46th DMV Münsterlandpokal will run over the usual distance of four hours. The starting lights switch to green at 12 noon. Prior to that, the grid positions will be determined in qualifying from 08:30 to 10 am. The entire race day will be streamed live on vln.de and will bring the unique atmosphere of the Nordschleife Championship to the home screen.

Double victory for Scherer Sport Team Phoenix

08.10.2022

Two cars, one team: The two Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II cars of Scherer Sport Team Phoenix settled the victory at the 54th ZEWOTHERM ADAC Barbarossapreis between themselves. Jakub "Kuba" Giermaziak, Kim Luis Schramm and Luca Engstler won race six of the Nürburgring Endurance Series after a four-hour race distance with a lead of 21.649 seconds ahead of teammates Frank Stippler and Vincent Kolb. Julien Andlauer and Frédéric Makowiecki celebrated a fantastic debut at the world premiere of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R: They finished third in the new 911's first race outing. The weather conditions made race six of the NLS a major challenge on several occasions. Low temperatures in qualifying were followed by light rain on the grid and before the race had even started, it became a poker game. Most teams played it safe and went for rain tyres in the starting phase. After five laps, the track had dried enough to switch to slicks. This was also done by the two Scherer-Audi cars, which preferred the 'short' stint. After two and a half hours, rain set in again from time to time. The two Audi teams were not impressed by this either and drove home the victory in a spectacular pairing. In the end, the team in the green Audi R8 - Giermaziak, Schramm and Engstler - cheered at the top of the podium at the award ceremony. Giermaziak was the overall winner for the second time this season. The joy was also great for Engstler, who crowned his first Nordschleife race with a GT3 car with victory. "If someone had told me this morning that I would be on top at the end of the day, I would have called them crazy," said Engstler. "My goal was to collect kilometres on the Nordschleife, leave the car whole and not take any risks. When I was on slicks in the rain, the team helped me a lot. We always knew where it was wet and where it was dry. So I could always adjust to the conditions." Kolb was also satisfied with his third podium finish in a row: "In the third stint I was driving in the rain. The main thing here was not to make any mistakes. Overall, I had a lot of fun again today and the one-two for Phoenix is a fantastic result."It was not expected that the new Porsche 911 GT3 R would score a podium finish on its race debut. Since the 911 does not yet have final homologation for the GT3 class, it started in the specially designated SP-X class. Regardless of the practice time achieved, the #911 from Manthey had to start the race behind the last GT3 car of the first starting group and additionally had to stand 30 seconds longer at each pit stop. The fact that it was still enough for a podium finish in the end - with a gap of 2:07.450 minutes - was due in part to the way the race went and the perfect tactics of the experienced Manthey team. "If you subtract the 90 seconds we lost in the pits, you see the reality," said Makowiecki. "The car was running well - quite as expected. We now know where we can still improve things." The direct lap comparison underpins the Frenchman's statement: Stippler clocked 7:57.319 minutes on his fastest lap, the Manthey Porsche 7:58.942 minutes. Behind the top trio, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Landgraf Motorsport was flagged off in fourth place. However, as the vehicle height did not comply with the regulations, the #55 car was disqualified after the race. With Schnitzelalm Racing, brand colleagues Carrie Schreiner and Peter Terting moved up to fourth place. In fifth place, Christoph Breuer and Nico Verdonck in the PROsport-Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3 celebrated victory in the Pro-Am category. Fastest in the Am category were Michael Heimrich and Arno Klasen in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II from Twin Busch by équipe vitesse. Philipp Leisen (Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive) and Malte Tack (Manheller Racing) fought an impressive battle for victory in the V4 class until the very end. Bumper to bumper, the two BMW 325i cars chased each other through the Green Hell - with the better end for three-time champion Leisen. At the finish, his lead was 5.104 seconds. The VT2-FWD was also close. mathilda racing - Team LAVO Carwash prevailed in the VW Scirocco R with a lead of 5.546 seconds over the BMW 128ti from Sorg Rennsport. The finish in SS3 was also close: The Toyota GT86 Cup of Car Competiton Racing Team was the class winner, 6.069 seconds ahead of the Renault Clio Cup of X85racing. A small preliminary decision has been made in terms of the championship. While Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas in the Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive BMW 330i celebrated their sixth class win in the sixth race, the pursuers fluffed. Mauro Calamia, Ivan Jacoma and Kai Riemer, who drive a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS (982) for Schmickler Performance powered by Ravenol, only managed third place in CUP3. Daniel Blickle and Tim Scheerbarth finished second in CUP2 in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup from AVIA W&S Motorsport. Class wins went to Smyrlis Racing with Christopher Rink, Philipp Stahlschmidt and Francesco Merlini in CUP3. Karsten Krämer, Christopher Brück and Moritz Kranz from KKrämer Racing triumphed again in CUP2. The seventh race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series will take place in a fortnight, on 22 October. The PAGID Racing 46th DMV Münsterlandpokal runs over the usual distance of four hours.

The Porsche 911 GT3 R starts for its first race in the NLS7

06.10.2022

Raise the curtain and clear the stage. The 54th ZEWOTHERM ADAC Barbarossapreis will see a world premiere that will make the hearts of NLS fans beat faster: The brand new Porsche 911 GT3 R will start for its first race outing and will be driven by Julien Andlauer and Frédéric Makowiecki next Saturday (8.10.). The film set is the Nürburgring-Nordschleife and in addition to the protagonist there are 131 other main characters. The chase through the Green Hell lasts four hours. Tickets for the sixth race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series are available from 18 euros (children up to 14 years free) online and on site at the box offices. The entire race day will be streamed live, bringing the unique atmosphere of the Nordschleife championship to your home screen. > More info, tickets & livestream "The new 911 GT3 R follows in big footsteps," says Michael Dreiser, Head of Sales at Porsche Motorsport. "Its predecessor has won just about everything there was to win in the GT3 scene in four seasons since 2019." The challenger is based on the current generation 992 and can take off at the start of the 2023 season. Development began back in 2019 and is now culminating in its first outing under real racing conditions on the most beautiful and challenging race track in the world. The main focus was on improved driveability for professionals and so-called gentleman drivers, as well as greater power reserves depending on the classification by the 'Balance of Performance' (BoP). Simplified handling of the race car for the teams and optimised running costs were also the focus of development. The new 911 starts in the SP-X class because it does not yet have final homologation for the GT3 class. Nevertheless, it is in the same league as the 15 cars that have entered for the SP9 class. His direct opponents include the two Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II cars of Scherer Sport Team Phoenix, which are currently fighting for the NLS Speed Trophy crown. In the #16 car, Luca Engstler celebrates his GT3 debut on the Nordschleife alongside Jakub "Kuba" Giermaziak and Kim Luis Schramm. Three other prominent participants are also aiming for this goal in the medium term. Three-time Le Mans winner and ex-Formula 1 driver Kazuki Nakajima will tackle the race together with Heiko Tönges in the Toyota GT86 of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Germany powered by Ring Racing. Ferdinand Habsburg, great-grandson of Charles I of Austria and ex-DTM driver, will start together with Benjamin Goethe in the BMW 330i of the Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive to complete his mandatory laps for obtaining the 'big' Nordschleife licence. Hugo Sasse is also at the start in terms of the 'permit'. Together with Gabriela Jílková, Niek Hommerson and Ivan Peklin, the ADAC GT4 Germany championship leader will complete a double start in two PROsport-Racing Porsche Caymans in the V5 and VT3 classes. Interesting side stories provide entertainmentIn the 2022 season they were opponents, now they are making common cause. We are talking about Laurin Heinrich and Larry ten Voorde, who are competing together with Georg Kiefer in the Porsche Cayman GT4 CS from Four Motors Bioconcept Car in the alternative fuel class. In the Carrera Cup, the two engaged in a fierce battle for the championship, which Heinrich most recently decided in his favour at the Sachsenring. The TCR class is experiencing a renaissance at NLS7. Five cars from four different manufacturers are represented. Jürgen and Joachim Nett celebrate their comeback after a two-year break with their Peugeot 308 Racing Cup TCR. The duo will be up against the two strongly fielded Audi RS3 LMS from Møller Bil Motorsport with the three experienced Norwegians Håkon Schjærin, Kenneth Østvold and Anders Lindstad, as well as Scherer Sport with drivers Andreas Gülden, Mathias Schläppi and Michael Bohrer. Sebastian Schemmann, Florian Haller and Daniel Fink will be driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR for MSC Emstal, while Jens Wulf, Roger Vögeli and Meik Utsch will bring a Seat Cupra Leon Cup Racer/TCR to the start. In addition to the SP9 with 15 cars, the two classes VT2 with front- as well as rear- and all-wheel drive are also very well occupied with ten and eleven cars, respectively, and earn full points according to the NLS scoring system. The two classes of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring are also strong with 13 (CUP2) and 15 (CUP3) cars. In the championship, Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas in the Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive BMW 330i are in the lead. The trio has a 17-point lead over second-placed Mauro Calamia, Ivan Jacoma and Kai Riemer, who pilot a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS (982) in CUP3 for Schmickler Performance powered by Ravenol and, for their part, have an eleven-point advantage over Daniel Blickle and Tim Scheerbarth in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup of AVIA W&S Motorsport. © Photo: Porsche

Ring highlights in October come in a double pack

30.09.2022

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

NLS dates 2023: Eight times through the Green Hell

30.09.2022

The race calendar of the Nürburgring Endurance Series for 2023 is set: Next year, the popular series will again stage eight races on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. Six events will cover the classic NLS race distance of four hours, one race will last six hours and one 12 hours. The new season highlight of the NLS with camping at the Nordschleife will be held from 8 to 10 September. The 2023 endurance teams will start on 18 March with NLS1. One week before, the unofficial starting signal for the 47th season of the traditional racing series in the Green Hell will be given with the test and set-up run (11-12 March). Until the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (18-21 May), two more NLS events will take place on 1 and 15 April.  NLS4 on 17 June will be followed by the 6h race on 8 July. After a summer break of just under two months, the final spurt begins with the 12h Nürburgring from 8-10 September. NLS7 (23 September) and the season finale NLS8 on 7 October follow in a two-week rhythm.  In 2023, there will again be a full day of test and setting runs on the Friday before the races. These not only serve to prepare for the race, but also offer the possibility of co-pilot rides in the afternoon, so that partners and guests can experience the NLS result with all their senses.  Alternative dates provide planning securityNLS has made provisions for weather-related race cancellations, at least in terms of alternative dates: Should one of the first two races not be able to take place due to weather conditions, there is the option to extend NLS3 as a doubleheader to 16 April. Another alternative date is 4 November. NLS dates 2023 11.-12.03.2023    Test- and Set-up Sessions 18.03.2023    NLS1 01.04.2023    NLS2 15.04.2023    NLS3 17.06.2023    NLS4 08.07.2023    NLS5 (6h Race) 09.-10.09.2023    NLS6 (12h Nürburgring) 23.09.2023    NLS7 07.10.2023    NLS8