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Nürburgring offers varied event programme in July

The Nürburgring starts the second half of the year at full throttle. In July, the wide range of motorsport awaits the spectators - with impressive race trucks, ultra-fast rallycross vehicles or the huge starting field of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. And at Rad am Ring you need muscle power and endurance instead of horsepower. A brief portrait of the event highlights in July. World RX of...
Nürburgring offers varied event programme in July

21.06.2022

The Nürburgring starts the second half of the year at full throttle. In July, the wide range of motorsport awaits the spectators - with impressive race trucks, ultra-fast rallycross vehicles or the huge starting field of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. And at Rad am Ring you need muscle power and endurance instead of horsepower. A brief portrait of the event highlights in July. World RX of Germany | 30 - 31 July 2022The action on and off the tarmac at the Ring is extraordinary and spectacular. At the FIA World RX of Germany, the drivers also fight for important points in the world championship on gravel. The mode of competition for victory is particularly exciting and entertaining. Over several heats, six vehicles fight against each other for a place in the semi-finals and finals. Mutual contact is part and parcel of the event. The track is crisp, varied and just one kilometre long. On the stadium-like grandstands of the Müllenbachschleife, spectators have a view of the entire racing action from start to finish. There are also interesting ticket packages for friends and families. ADAC Truck Grand Prix | 15 - 17 July 2022 XXL motorsport, music festival, eventful paddock. The Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix comes to the Nürburgring with a colourful experience weekend. With up to 1,050 hp, the race trucks will make the grandstands shake. The new series for LMP3 and sports prototypes in Germany, the Prototype Cup Germany, will celebrate its premiere in the supporting programme. Musical highlights await the visitors on Friday and Saturday evening in the Müllenbachschleife, where the country band Truck Stop will be back after a long time - and of course perennial favourite Tom Astor, who has been at every county festival at the Ring since 1986. On Friday, the Truck Grand Prix Job Expo, which is open to the public, will take place in the ring°boulevard. Here, people who want to become professional drivers will be brought together with companies in the industry. 6h Race Nürburgring Endurance Series | 9 July 2022 On the combination of the legendary Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit, the ROWE 6 Hours ADAC Ruhr Cup Race of the NLS gets down to business. With around 160 vehicles, the whole fascination of racing can be experienced here - from the full-blown GT3 bolides to the close-to-production small cars. The spectators are right in the middle of the action. In the paddock and even on the grid, they can get up close and personal with teams and drivers. On the grandstand of the Grand Prix circuit and around the Nordschleife, the race can be followed from various spectator points - from the start to the famous champagne shower. Rad am Ring | 22 - 24 July 2022 At Rad am Ring, people pedal hard. For the ambitious riders, it's even around the clock. 24-hour races are held for racing cyclists and mountain bikers. Given the demanding topography of the Nürburgring, this is no easy endeavour. After all, there is a 300-metre difference in altitude per lap alone. In addition to the ultra and long-distance event, there will be various races for everyone as part of the German Cycling Cup, a time trial and touring without timekeeping. Spectators are admitted free of charge. GRIP - das Motorevent & European TimeAttack Masters | 10 July 2022 Spectacular Everyman drag races, drift and race taxi rides, meet & greets with well-known RTL II stars and other programme items can be experienced at GRIP - das Motorevent. At the premiere at the Nürburgring, 30,000 visitors made the one-day event a mega success. In the paddock, fans can present and admire their mobile treasures and talk shop with like-minded people. There will also be a kids' area and an exhibition mile. Also in the supporting programme of the event: the European TimeAttack Masters. At the meeting of the European TimeAttack scene, the best teams from all over Europe will compete against each other and fight for the title of the European Championship in their respective classes. Event overview | July 2022 01 - 03.07.      ADAC/DMC Reinoldus Race Weekend 02.07.              RCN 4/GLP 3 09.07.              Nürburgring Endurance Series 5 (6h Race) 10.07.              GRIP - the motor event 10.07.              European TimeAttack Masters 15. - 17.07.    ADAC Truck Grand Prix 22. - 24.07     Rad am Ring 29. - 31.07     ADAC Racing Weekend 30. - 31.07.    FIA World RX of Germany

Thrilling motorsport with tournament mode, Superpole and fan proximity at World RX

14.06.2022

The FIA World RX of Germany will bring thrilling motorsport action to the Nürburgring again this year. From July 30-31, fans will have plenty to look forward to with entertaining races in tournament mode, a Superpole shootout and free access to the paddock. The fast-paced vehicles in the world championship have plenty of horsepower under the hood and are running purely electric for the first time this season. Tickets for the motorsport spectacle are available here. The FIA World Rallycross Championship is the first world championship to compete in purely electric mode at the Nürburgring. What the drivers and their vehicles are capable of is demonstrated on the circuit of gravel and asphalt, which is just one kilometer long. Thrilling duels and nerve-racking overtaking maneuvers are part and parcel of the action. The spectators are right in the middle of every action, because on the stadium-like grandstands in the Müllenbachschleife everything is in view from start to finish. The races with five vehicles each are held in tournament mode. With heats, semifinals and finals, each race promises real thrills. Whoever wins the final will be at the top of the podium. Due to the entertaining motorsport format with many races, eliminations in the knockout system and an exciting final, the FIA World RX of Germany is equally suitable for horsepower enthusiasts, families and casual visitors. That's why there are also different ticket offers and packages. Day tickets are available from 39 euros, weekend tickets for 59 euros. Children and young people between the ages of 13 and 15, as well as people with disabilities, receive a discount on the ticket price. Children up to and including 12 years of age even enjoy free admission. In addition, there are special ticket packages for families and friends as well as VIP tickets for an exclusive motorsport adventure.

Green Hell Driving Days - four days of tourist drives in a row

09.06.2022

From 16 - 19 June, the first Green Hell Driving Days of the year will take place at the Nürburgring. For four days in a row, from morning to evening, everyone can take the legendary Nordschleife under their own wheels. The barrier opens for the first time at 8 a.m. on Thursday, 16 June. Driving will be in accordance with the German road traffic regulations. Traditionally, the Green Hell Driving Days take place twice a year. The long tourist driving weekend will again attract Nürburgring fans from near and far. Anyone in possession of a driving licence and a properly registered car or motorbike can drive during opening hours. Visitors can top up their credit for the ride online at any time. All that is needed is an account, which can be easily created. Access to the track is then possible via QR code. Top-ups can be made online at any time and from anywhere. Every user has full transparency over the transactions. Since the tourist drives take place according to the road traffic regulations of Germany, there are fixed rules for participation. For example, overtaking is only allowed on the left. In addition, behaviour that endangers traffic, such as drifts or stopping times, is prohibited. To ensure that driving fun and safety come first, the Nürburgring employs extensive safety personnel around and on the track. The applicable rules are available - among other things as an international explanatory video - here and on the screens at the race track. More service and special offers for tourist driversShould any incidents occur during the tourist drives, the staff will be on the spot quickly. If it becomes necessary to close the circuit, information about the approximate duration of the closure will be provided on the screens at the circuit and online. In the meantime, visitors are offered benefits at various Nürburgring locations. At the Motorsport Experience Museum ring°werk, for example, admission is available for €7.90 instead of €9.90. At the Nürburgring eSports Bar, 10% off all digital driving packages await. And if you want to fortify yourself, you can also get a 10% discount at the restaurants LUCIA - Pollo Italiano and Bitburger Gasthaus. Opening hours Green Hell Driving Days Nordschleife: Thursday, 16 June 2022: 08:00 - 19:00 hrs. Friday, 17 June 2022: 08:00 - 19:30 hrs Saturday, 18 June 2022: 08:00 - 19:00 hrs Sunday, 19 June 2022: 08:00 - 19:00 hrs

"Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel": Sabine Schmitz exhibition opens at the Nürburgring

27.05.2022

Emotional inauguration of the exhibition in honour of Sabine Schmitz at the Nürburgring: Mother Ursula Schmitz and Sabine's long-time partner Klaus Abbelen jointly opened the new area of the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. Under the title "Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel", fans can now experience private and racing moments from her life. Family and team members, friends and companions came to the opening. Among them Johannes Scheid, with whom she won the 24h race twice, motorsport great Bernd Schneider or long-time friends like Ralf Zensen. Together with Sabine's family, he helped with the realisation of the exhibition: "Sabine was unique and versatile. It's good that all of that now has its place here," he explained and recalled many moments from Sabine's life during the opening: Her first laps on the Nordschleife at just 17, her rides in the BMW Ring Taxi, her love of animals and painting - and also music. "At Christmas, she played the piano that is here in the exhibition. She didn't hit every note on it, but they're great memories of a good time with her." How Sabine was like that - just an original - the exhibition shows with background information and especially with personal photos and quotes. "The entire project is one of the most emotional that we were allowed to accompany - from the first selection of photos and exhibits to today's opening. Sabine's family and friends have been really open-hearted in their support of this process," said Alexander Gerhard, Head of Communications at Nürburgring Betreibergesellschaft. "This exhibition at the ring°werk is a great tribute to Sabine and a special place to go for all fans who want to remember her." From now on, the exhibition can be seen during the opening hours of the motorsport experience museum ring°werk.

"Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel" - Exhibition honours the life of Sabine Schmitz

13.05.2022

The Nürburgring pays tribute to former racing driver Sabine Schmitz with a very personal exhibition. Under the title "Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel", private and racing moments from her life will be brought to life for fans. The exhibition will open in the circuit's own museum ring°werk on Friday, 27 May, just in time for the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring. Full of joie de vivre, always with an easy joke on her lips and always available for a souvenir photo - that's how the fans knew Sabine Schmitz and that's how everyone remembers her. Her fellow racers, on the other hand, often only knew the rear of her car. Especially on the legendary Nordschleife, the woman from Nürburg, who was born not far from the race track, drove away from many of them - for 15 years alone in a Frikadelli Racing Porsche. She was the first woman to win the 24-hour race and she showed her fellow drivers in the BMW Ring Taxi the Green Hell in her unique way. Through her successes and her unmistakable manner, Sabine Schmitz became a popular figure all over the world and through her lived connection to her homeland, she became the figurehead of the Nürburgring. Fans all over the world eventually christened her "Queen of the Nürburgring". Personal exhibition - from racing suit to pianoAfter her much too early death last year, the Nürburgring already honoured Sabine Schmitz for her successes and achievements with her own section of the Nordschleife - the greatest and extremely rare honour. Now, with the support of her family and friends, an exhibition follows in the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. It gives fans a very personal insight into the life of Sabine Schmitz. On display are motor sport stations and successes. But also private moments and exhibits that have not yet been seen in public. Her racing suits, the piano she played at Christmas, her love of painting and animals. All this belonged to Sabine Schmitz, this made her unmistakable and all this is shown in the exhibition "Queen of the Nürburgring - Child of the Eifel". From 27 May, visitors can see the ring°werk exhibition. In addition, many other exhibition areas with winning cars and racing drivers as well as hands-on attractions and 4D cinemas all about the history of the Nürburgring await visitors. © Björn Schüller

Nürburgring continues partnership with Coca-Cola

05.05.2022

Coca-Cola has been the naming right partner for the lounge area of the BMW M Power Grandstand since 2019. Now the successful partnership will be continued - the contract has been extended until 2025. The attractive VIP area of the main grandstand directly on the start and finish straight offers a direct view of the starting grid and the action in the pit lane. In addition to the contract for the naming rights with the beverage manufacturer, the Nürburgring is simultaneously continuing the existing partnership for the delivery rights with Coca-Cola. Those who want to experience motorsport up close and in an exclusive ambience are in exactly the right place in the Coca-Cola business°lounge. A total of seven lounge segments, which are completely glazed towards the race track, provide a unique view of the action. On 200 square metres per segment, the full VIP experience is offered, from catering to live broadcasts on the screens. In addition, there are around 80 business seats each for real motorsport enjoyment in the covered outdoor area. In total, the Coca-Cola business°lounge has a versatile area of 1,750 m². Up to 600 people can experience the many major events here. In addition, the unique atmosphere is suitable for conferences, workshops, evening events or corporate events that leave a lasting impression on all participants. All further information is available here.

Easter holidays at the Ring: Versatile offers for day trips and short holidays

08.04.2022

The wide range of offers at the Nürburgring provide exciting Easter holiday adventure days for visitors young and old. Families and motorsport fans alike can look forward to fun and adventure in the Green Hell. Action is guaranteed with fast laps on the ring°kart track or exciting moments on a journey through 95 years of history in the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. Real and virtual driving pleasures await at the tourist rides or in the eSports bar in the ring°carré, and an Easter brunch with live music is also provided. All offers & opening hours Burning the fastest time into the asphalt and feeling like a real racing driver. That is the dream of many children and motorsport fans. The Nürburgring makes this possible and offers opportunities every day during the Easter holidays that will make fans' hearts beat faster. On the ring°kart track, young and old racers can chase top times with modern e-karts - rapid acceleration and a varied track included. From the age of 8 and a height of 1.20 metres, the motto here is: Full throttle! Ring discoverers can look forward to the history of the Nürburgring with historic and current winning cars every day at the ring°werk. Unique exhibits, simulators and attractions await you from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission costs €9.90 for adults and €7.90 for children. Every day at the ring°kino it's movie day! Mondays and Tuesdays are cinema day here. That means adults and children only pay €6 admission. Cinema visitors can park free of charge in the multi-storey car park at the info°center by presenting their parking ticket at the cinema box office.   Real emotions - on a drive on the Nordschleife and at the Easter brunch with live musicDuring the tourist drives, everyone can take the legendary Green Hell under their own wheels. Almost every day, the Nordschleife opens its gates. On the Easter weekend, 15 to 18 April, there will even be four whole days of tourist drives at a stretch on the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix circuit. Those who would like to drive a fast race car on the circuit can step on the gas in the eSports Bar in the ring°carré. In the unique simulators, which reproduce every bump and g-forces, the ride becomes a real adrenaline experience. And for refreshment afterwards, one of the gastronomic offers is waiting right next door. The "LUCIA - il pollo italiano" or the Bitburger Gasthaus welcome their guests with fresh and delicious creations. And if the stay should last a little longer, with a bit of luck a room can be found at short notice in one of the Nürburgring Hotels managed by Lindner. The Nürburgring Holiday Park near the race track is fully booked. If you want to combine live music and good food, the Easter Soul Brunch is the place to be. On Sunday, 17 April, this will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Nuvolari Restaurant in the Nürburgring Congress Hotel. A special highlight is the Hamburg soul singer Dennis Durant, who will provide musical accompaniment and a great atmosphere.

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.

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.