07 March, Tuesday

Nürburgring starts the 2023 event season

It's finally starting again - under the new claim "we make your heart race", the Nürburgring is entering the new event season. Great emotions await professionals, amateurs and spectators at around 50 events from the genres of motorsport, music and sport. Highlights include the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring and the 12h Nürburgring of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as well as the 50th...
Nürburgring starts the 2023 event season


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

"Official Tyre Partner": Nürburgring and Goodyear continue partnership


The Nürburgring operating company and Goodyear are continuing their partnership. The US company thus remains the official tyre partner of the Nürburgring. In addition, it retains advertising space and naming rights to sections of the Grand Prix Track as well as a VIP lounge above the pit lane. The successful cooperation has now been in place for 13 years. Under the terms of the agreement, Goodyear will continue to be called the "Official Tyre Partner" of the Nürburgring. The Driving Academy, the ring°kartbahn, the Nürburgring Offroadpark as well as all service and company cars will be equipped."With Goodyear, we have a high-performance partner who stands for quality and performance," explains Christian Stephani, Managing Director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG. "We are pleased to be able to continue a partnership that has grown over many years and to benefit from it together." Goodyear turn and Goodyear braceIn addition to the tyre partnership, Goodyear is also continuing other commitments. The famous 180-degree bend in the Müllenbachschleife will continue to be called Goodyear-Kehre, and when the sprint version of the Grand Prix Track is driven, the cars will use the Goodyear-Spange. Advertising installations - such as the distinctive time tower in the Goodyear-Kehre - also underline the strong ties between the legendary race track and the successful tyre brand. Another visible sign of the intensive cooperation is the Nürburgring partner logo, which Goodyear uses in its communication. "The Nürburgring is the perfect terrain for our tyres and a great flagship," explains Dr André Weisz, Managing Director Consumer DACH at Goodyear. "Here we develop and test our high-end products and also see them in racing use on the track. In addition, the Nürburgring's participants and employees benefit from the quality - whether during formula training sessions, on the ring°kart track or during rides with the company cars." VIP lounge above the pit lanePart of the partnership is also the presence directly at the start and finish, where the Goodyear VIP Lounge forms an attractive event location above the pit lane. It guarantees guests and customers a great all-round view of the action. In particular, the VIP Lounge's wrap-around balcony is popular with visitors for views of the thrilling action of various races such as the Nürburgring Endurance Series or the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring.

Engine noises again at last: Teams test at the Nürburgring


The motorsport season at the Nürburgring is approaching in leaps and bounds. At the Nürburgring, racing teams from various series are conducting the final set-up runs and tests. The start will be made by the endurance competition cars from 10 to 12 March. During their test and set-up days, they will be driving on the combination of sprint track and Nordschleife. This will be directly followed by the test days for GT cars on the Grand Prix circuit on 13 and 14 March. Spectators who also want to get a taste of the season are welcome to visit the taster grandstand, the paddock and the Nordschleife. "Everyone praises what Nürburgring tests" - this saying has now been valid for over 95 years. Thanks to its challenging and versatile track variations, the legendary race track has been a sought-after terrain for motorsport enthusiasts from all over the world as well as for all those who develop and comprehensively test vehicles since its opening in 1927. Test and set-up days for competition vehicles from NLS, 24h, RCN | 10 - 12 MarchOn 10 March, the first engine noises will finally return for this purpose. The test and setting days will awaken the Nordschleife from its winter break. For three days, the warm-up of the competition cars of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring and RCN will take place. In preparation for the upcoming motorsport season in the Green Hell, racing will take place on the combination of the sprint version of the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife. Access to the paddock and the Nordschleife is free of charge for all visitors. Those who would like to get the best view of the pit lane and the start and finish straight can take a seat in the taster grandstand of the BMW M Power grandstand. Tickets are available for €2.50 per person at the info°center. Race teams can find more info and booking options at: . Test days for GT cars | 13 - 14 MarchThe test and set-up days are hardly over and the test days for GT cars will follow. On 13 and 14 March there will be ample opportunity for testing on the entire Grand Prix circuit. The taster grandstand will be open for spectators. Cheap tickets are also available at the info°center. Participant places for teams are available at:

Nürburgring and "Friends of the Nürburgring": Investment of € 50,000 in the marshals workstations


With a total investment of € 50,000, the stands and workplaces of the marshals along the Nordschleife will be refurbished. The workplaces at a total of 33 posts will be upgraded through various measures. The project is supported by the "Friends of the Nürburgring" association. The association is contributing € 15,000 as an earmarked donation. The work should be completed by the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring at the latest. Marshals are the good souls of motorsport. Their tasks around the race track are manifold - they ensure safety and a correct sporting procedure. Marshals wave the different coloured flags that send important signals to the racers, they intervene if a vehicle has an accident or a vehicle part is lost and they are at the track during every race: in wind, sun and rain. "Without the marshals, the events at our racetrack would not be so feasible. It is their dedication and passion for motorsport that makes it all possible," explains Ingo Böder, Managing Director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG. "That's why upgrading the stands and workplaces is not only necessary but also a matter of the heart." After several small improvements in the past years, a larger investment now follows. The €50,000 project includes various large and small measures - from the new plexiglass screen at the track marshal's shelter to new metal stairs for quick and safe use. "We support the upgrading of the stand and workplaces of the marshals from the bottom of our hearts," explains Manfred Sattler, chairman of the "Friends of the Nürburgring" association. "We are committed to the Nürburgring as a legendary race track and to all those who contribute here full of energy. The marshals are undoubtedly one of them - and that's why it was no question that we would contribute € 15,000 here." Piece by piece, the construction of the stands and workplaces is now underway so that everything will be ready for the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring at the latest.

Green light for comprehensive digitalisation measure


Go-ahead for a milestone: All 21 km of the Nordschleife are to be equipped with a digital infrastructure. EUR 11 million is being invested by the Nürburgring operating company to take safety on the world’s most challenging race track into the future. This is to benefit all users – from private drivers during tourist drive sessions and test drivers of the Industry Pool to racing drivers at various events. From the 2025 season, the new infrastructure is to be operational around the race track and use camera technology and artificial intelligence to seamlessly monitor the entire race track. The digitalisation measure, for which construction work will start this winter, is one of the most comprehensive construction projects in the almost 100-year history of the Nürburgring. Over the next two years, a completely new infrastructure will be built around the 21 km race track. Foundations will be laid and storm-proof masts erected to carry special HD cameras. At the same time, earthworks for laying fibre optic and power cables will take place along the entire track. In addition, so-called off-grid systems for power supply will be set up and LED panels for digital warning signals will be installed. When construction is completed, one of the world’s most comprehensive race track safety systems is to be launched. To this end, the crucial practical experience for the project has been gathered over the past two years in the test cluster “Döttinger Höhe”, the 2.8 km stretch of the Nordschleife between the Galgenkopf section and the Grand Prix track – and developed in collaboration with the IT group Fujitsu based on artificial intelligence (AI). The AI is what makes it possible in the first place to operate the digital safety system on the planned scale. It is designed to detect hazards, accidents and other unscheduled events on the track and support the operations control team in taking immediate action. In the future, it is to automatically warn following traffic of dangerous situations via the LED panels. In addition to the standard procedure of radio messages by the marshals, all images and information will in future be transmitted directly to the operations control centre through some 50 km of fibre optic cables. Here, staff will decide on further measures – this can be done in a matter of seconds because they have direct insight into what is happening for the first time.   The new system is scheduled to be in operation as of 2025. Until then, a lot remains to be done within two years and two construction phases. Beyond the construction measures, the artificial intelligence will be continuously refined in live operation and adapted to the peculiarities of the Nordschleife. Extensive information to be provided at press conference 2023:Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG will report on the state of work and the future use of the digital system at a press conference in March 2023. Further information will follow.  About the development of the artificial intelligenceThe artificial intelligence for controlling the track monitoring at the Nürburgring is being developed in cooperation with Fujitsu. It has already completed extensive training for practical operations, learning to correctly identify various components of the race track, such as “track”, “grass”, “gravel” and “guardrails”, as well as the vehicles. It also learned to differentiate between various special occurrences, such as rain or shadows, dirt on the track, objects or living beings. The data is collected in real time and immediately transferred to a system that is able to initiate further steps, alerts and warnings. 

"Karate am Ring": First event in 2023 successful


More than 1,000 karate fighters came to the Nürburgring last weekend, from 6 to 8 January 2023, for the fourth edition of the "Sen5 Rhein Shiai". Karatekas from 23 nations travelled to the tournament, which was organised by the Mayen "Sen5" club in an "everyone against everyone" competition system. The focus was on the competitions of the children, youths and adults on 12 fighting areas in the ring°arena located in the ring°boulevard. With training and warm-up areas in the neighbouring Bitburger Event Center, the organiser was able to optimally combine the two locations and offer versatile possibilities. "We are overjoyed with the way the event went and would especially like to thank the Nürburgring for the opportunity to hold our event on site," emphasised the first chairman of the Sen5 Karate Club Christian Grüner. In addition to the indoor locations, the participants also took advantage of the Nürburgring's varied accommodation options - from Motorsport Hotel to Ferienpark managed by Lindner. The fifth edition of the "Sen5 Rhein Shiai" will take place at the Nürburgring from 05 to 07 January 2024. Further indoor events at the Nürburgring For the Nürburgring, too, the karate event marks a successful start of the indoor events 2023. Thus, the versatile premises directly next to the start-finish straight will be used for corporate events, product presentations, trade fairs and also public events again this year. The next sporting highlight awaits visitors on 18 March 2023 with "Darts am Ring". In addition to Michael van Gerwen, Luke Humphries, Fallon Sherock and the German World Championship semi-finalist "The German Giant" Gabriel Clemens will be among those on the darts board in the ring°arena. The much sought-after tickets are already available from 29 euros here.

Award for commitment: Nürburgring receives FIA environmental accreditation


The Nürburgring has been awarded the two-star environmental accreditation of the FIA, the world governing body for motor sport. After an extensive review process, the award recognises, among other things, the circuit's commitment to and initiatives for environmental sustainability, as well as its action plan for continuous improvement. The FIA Environmental Accreditation Programme aims to help motorsport and mobility stakeholders worldwide measure and improve their environmental impact through an assessment process. "We are delighted that our commitment has been recognised by the FIA with the environmental accreditation," explain the Managing Directors of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, Christian Stephani and Ingo Böder. "As a world-renowned race track and event location, as well as a private company and regional economic driver, there is a pronounced effort on our part to harmonise economy and ecology and thus meet the multifaceted requirements." Within the scope of the test procedure, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG scored points in various areas. These included 100% green electricity from hydroelectric power plants, investments in solar energy and intelligent measuring systems for efficient building energy control. The investments in the charging point infrastructure for electric vehicles also had a positive impact. This permanently installed infrastructure is available to all visitors to the Nürburgring and is to be further expanded. It is currently being temporarily expanded for events as needed. With regard to noise emissions, the Nürburgring has a comprehensive noise protection concept with individual measures. Compliance is monitored by a permanent noise monitoring system, the data of which is transmitted to an independent institute for the monitoring of emissions. The racetrack operators voluntarily set themselves a limit sound level below the actual approved volume. Further fields of action within which the Nürburgring implements continuous improvement processes and plans optimisations are the careful use of water resources and responsible waste management. With the certification achieved, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG is pleased to have taken an intermediate step. The company's clear goal is to further optimise and expand the measures. In this way, a contribution is also to be made in terms of environmental protection so that the Nürburgring will be a place of fascination, emotion and gathering for people from all over the world for many generations to come.

Nürburgring Fan World at the Essen Motor Show


Race cars to touch, wall calendars and trade fair promotions: Nürburgring will be a fan magnet at the Essen Motor Show Nürburgring presents itself in Hall 3 (Stand 3A28) of the Essen Motor Show Test drive in a formula car, record car and NLS car, fan articles in the ring°fanshop Free Nürburgring A1 calendar with all dates for stand visitors The Nürburgring will present itself at the Essen Motor Show with an extensive range of offers for the fans. On 240 m², the visitors can immerse themselves in the world of the famous race track in Hall 3 (Stand 3A28). There will be various racing cars to touch and test, fan articles at special prices or the free Nürburgring wall calendar with all the dates to take away. From Saturday, 3 December to Sunday, 11 December, the Nürburgring can be visited every day at the Essen Motor Show. Once sitting in a formula racing car, taking the steering wheel in both hands and imagining yourself stepping on the gas. This dream comes true for visitors to the Nürburgring stand at the Essen Motor Show - souvenir photo included. At the stand, the perfect foretaste of a PS adventure is revealed, because the formula experience for everyone is also available in real on the race track at the Nürburgring. Right next to it, there is a real record-breaking vehicle to marvel at: the Porsche GT2 RS MR, which conquered the legendary Nordschleife in 6:43.300 min. The vehicles on display will be rounded off by a full-blown GT3 car from the Nürburgring Endurance Series. Fans can look forward to the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) from Smyrlis Racing. Free wall calendar with all dates and attractive fair offersThe fact that the Nürburgring has much more to offer than high-horsepower racing cars is revealed, among other things, in the stand design. High above the heads of the visitors, it is not only emotional track and race shots that round off the look. The variety of images of the experiences and companies of the Nürburgring destination also awaits here: from the Nürburgring Hotels and Ferienpark managed by Lindner to the Nürburgring eSports Bar and the media production company Nürburgring.TV. The 2023 event variety for home is available on the large wall calendar, which every stand visitor can take home for free. Those who want to secure the perfect Christmas gifts at the fair are also in good hands here. In the specially erected ring°fanshop, there is a large selection of items on the stand for all lovers of the Green Hell. Especially attractive: the special offers. For example, the official fan calendar 2023 with the most beautiful Nürburgring photos is only available in Essen at the fair price of €14.95. Furthermore, in addition to the current collection, various T-shirts and hoodies are waiting at a special price starting at €10. Those who would like to go fast next year can purchase vouchers for the driving experiences of the Nürburgring Driving Academy. And for goosebumps and thrilling motorsport in the Green Hell, fan club memberships of the Nürburgring Endurance Series are available at special rates. A visit to the Nürburgring stand is worthwhile in any case.

"We'll be happy to come again!" Successful premiere of the regional job fair at the Nürburgring


The first regional Nürburgring job fair has come to an end after two successful days. 35 exhibitors - from internationally active companies to successful medium-sized businesses - took the opportunity to present their career opportunities to the visitors. In the end, the fair was completely convincing: through the professional planning, implementation and the affectionate design as well as through the high quality of the visitors - from prospective trainees to trained specialists. In addition to their presence at the fair stands, the exhibitors also had the opportunity to give short presentations and insights into everyday working life on stage. In addition, visitors were able to view the job offers of the participating companies again at their leisure on a separate information wall.  The managing director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG was satisfied: "It was a very good premiere for our job fair here at the Nürburgring. Our team has put together a strong stage for the companies in the region. The Bitburger Event Center and its design were convincing as a location. The feedback from the exhibitors was very positive. Many have emphasised how important such a trade fair is for our region and have already confirmed that they would be happy to come again. Therefore, we are looking forward to a continuation of this regional job fair next year." The opinions of the exhibitors: Martin Raeder, Managing Director Manthey-Racing GmbH"Of course, people know us and our Grello at the Nürburgring from our work on the race track. But Manthey's range of services goes well beyond motorsport. That's why we were happy to use the job fair to give visitors an understanding of our entire job portfolio in the areas of racing, performance, engineering, services and experiences. We had some great conversations here."  Thomas Gebauer, Head of Depot Branch West SANI"The job fair came just in time for us, because we want to further strengthen our location at the Nürburgring in terms of personnel. We were absolutely positively surprised by the good response and especially by how many good quality discussions we were able to hold. The result suits us and we will be happy to come again." Sonja Jahnen, Division Manager, Koblenz-Mayen Employment Agency"Looking for, finding and offering jobs is our profession, which is why we were right there at the job fair - as employers as well as experts on the labour market. This is a great location for this fair and there are really many exciting employers here besides us. The selection of exhibitors is very good and the number of visitors just shows how important this offer is for the region." Thurid Wagenknecht, Programme Manager Riedel Communications"This job fair here at the Nürburgring is really beautifully designed and offers a very personal environment - so everything you need for a lively exchange with visitors. We really had a lot of young visitors and students - also accompanied by parents - which impressed us a lot. Many were surprised by our performance portfolio, because here in the region the perception of Riedel Communications is very much shaped by radio technology and motor sports." Irina Wörner, Team Leader Persona Service Neuwied"We are always looking for skilled workers and since we are such a big company, actually everyone can find a job with us. Our area also extends to the Nürburgring and we want to attract applicants and employees here, especially from this region. That's why we came all the way from Neuwied. The talks were really great and we will definitely be happy to come back at the next job fair at the Nürburgring." Guido Fiedler, Member of the Management Board Köllemann GmbH"We essentially produce machines for materials handling and process engineering and export 80 per cent of these all over the world. Since our company is based in Adenau, we also like to recruit our employees in the region. Many highly qualified people presented themselves here at the job fair, including possible trainees. For us, the participation was very successful.