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23 January, Monday

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...
Green light for comprehensive digitalisation measure

23.01.2023

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

10.01.2023

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

05.01.2023

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

02.12.2022

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.

Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas? Nürburgring goes full throttle with versatile gift ideas

30.11.2022

"Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas?" – under this motto, numerous gift ideas are waiting to make the eyes of Nürburgring fans light up on Christmas Eve. The list of the Ring „Christkind“ offers adrenaline-charged driving experiences, tickets for exciting events and, of course, a large selection of emotional fan articles. And with a little luck, a great prize awaits you in the online shop's Christmas competition. > All Christmas offers Experience the Nordschleife at racing speed, find the right couples at the official Nürburgring memory® game or experience a race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as a VIP. The Nürburgring's Christmas gift ideas are as versatile as the Nürburgring itself. Those who order by 18 December will also receive their „Ring“ presents in time for the festive season. For all those who make up their minds at short notice, the Nürburgring offers the possibility of buying a gift voucher online. This can be easily printed out at home and will thus land under the Christmas tree in good time. Raffle: "Merry RINGmas Among all online shoppers who buy items and experiences worth more than € 61.13 as part of the Christmas campaign, the Nürburgring will be giving away great prizes every Monday after each Advent weekend. Those who make such a purchase in the online shop by 1 Advent even have the chance to win a prize after all four Sundays in Advent. The draw will take place on the following Monday. The exact prize will only be revealed on the day of the competition. But one thing can already be said: prizes with a total value of around € 1,200 are waiting to be won in the raffle! All gift ideas in the fan articles section can be found under the short link http://nri.ng/xmas.Vouchers for driving experiences and event tickets can be found directly on the respective product pages.

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

19.11.2022

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.

For the first time in six years: Nürburgring adjusts lap prices for tourist drives from 2023 onwards

14.11.2022

In the wake of generally rising costs, the Nürburgring is also forced to adjust its prices for tourist drives to current developments. From 2023, a lap on the Nordschleife or a stint on the Grand Prix track will be raised by five euros each. The adjustment is the first in six years in which the Nürburgring has been able to keep conditions stable. The price for the season card is also going up. Here, the track operator is offering a lucrative early booking discount until 10 January and includes exclusive Nürburgring offers and benefits for season card holders. Nürburg. „Of course we are also affected by the price increases that can be felt everywhere,“ explain Christian Stephani and Ingo Böder, Managing Directors of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG. „After six years, we are therefore forced to adjust the lap prices for the tourist drives again for the first time.“ In this context, efforts had been made to find a solution that was as moderate as possible, taking into account all the framework conditions. A stint on the Grand Prix track will therefore cost 35 euros from next year. On the Nordschleife, a lap will cost 30 Euros during the week and 35 Euros on weekends and public holidays. The price adjustments also affect the season card. With it, users can drive unlimited laps of the Nordschleife and Grand Prix track during opening hours. Tourist Travel Season Ticket - exclusive benefits and early booking discountAnyone who buys a season card until 10 January 2023 will get it at the special price of 2,500 euros - after that, the new regular price of 3,000 euros will apply. The sale will start on 13 December this year. Holders will benefit from exclusive advantages. These include free participation in backstage tours, a track walk on the Nordschleife and a cinema evening exclusively for season card holders. Discounts on products in the official ring°fanshop, courses at the Nürburgring Driving Academy, overnight stays in the Nürburgring Hotels and Ferienpark managed by Lindner or photos from racetracker.de as well as other benefits of the Nürburgring destination are also included. An overview is available here. The tourist drives on the NürburgringThe tourist drives on the Nürburgring are an offer for everyone. The rules are quickly explained: anyone in possession of a driving licence and a registered car or motorbike can drive on the Nürburgring during opening hours. It is not a racing event and takes place according to the rules of the road traffic regulations. For example, the right-hand driving rule applies, overtaking is only allowed on the left and timekeeping is prohibited. > opening times and rules for the tourist

New record time on the Nordschleife: Mercedes-AMG ONE is fastest production vehicle

10.11.2022

The Mercedes-AMG ONE is the fastest production car on the Nürburgring's Nordschleife. With 6:35.183 minutes, racing driver Maro Engel set the new best time on the 20.8 kilometer track. Mercedes-AMG is the first manufacturer to have taken on the challenges of the Nürburgring in the "super sports car" category. The drive took place as an official record attempt. This guarantees the manufacturers a uniform standard - in each case accompanied by TÜV Rheinland as well as a notary who verifies the vehicle condition and the stopped time. > all record times and further information "That was really an unforgettable experience," explained Maro Engel after completing the record lap. "I didn't expect that we would be able to set such a lap time in these track conditions. In some crucial parts of the track, it hadn't dried completely yet and was therefore tricky." The driver therefore only set the new official record time on the last lap of the day, although he was able to set a new best time beforehand. Engel used the Formula 1™ hybrid drive technology with 782 kW (1,063 hp) of system power as well as the DRS function of the hypercar. Energy recovery during the braking phases also ensured that the high-performance battery still had enough power for 338 km/h top speed in the Döttinger Höhe section of the track. "This is real Formula 1 feeling. It's really something special to be able to drive around the Ring in this unique vehicle," Engel was pleased with the new best time of 6:35.183 minutes at the end. Onboard through the Green HellThe record lap of the Mercedes-AMG ONE is now also available on the Nürburgring's YouTube channel. The onboard recording from the cockpit of the vehicle offers the opportunity to relive this fantastic lap. Information on the official Nürburgring record runsThe general principle for the drives is: one track, one full lap, one time - according to uniform standards. In addition to timekeeping with calibrated measuring equipment, official record attempts and attempts to achieve a lap time are always accompanied by a notary. In addition to monitoring the timekeeping, the vehicle is also inspected. TÜV Rheinland checks for series conformity and documents this. The exact track length as well as the start and finish line are precisely defined. A full Nordschleife lap with a flying start is driven and measured (20.8 kilometres). The vehicle categories for record runs and official Nürburgring lap times are subdivided according to various segments of the Federal Motor Transport Authority as well as specially defined special classes.

Job fair at the Nürburgring with 35 strong employers from the region

08.11.2022

The diverse career opportunities of 35 strong employers from the region can be experienced at the job fair at the Nürburgring. Large, internationally active companies are just as much a part of the event as successful medium-sized businesses. On two days - Friday, 18 November and Saturday, 19 November, both from 10 a.m. - interested parties can obtain comprehensive information on an area of around 2,000 square metres in the Bitburger Event Centre. The range of job profiles extends from crafts to office work and from mini-jobs to apprenticeships and job offers for trained professionals. Admission and parking are free for visitors on both days. > more info, all exhibitors and program Within the framework of the Job Fair at the Nürburgring, the many employers take the opportunity to give visitors an insight into their professional world. Information on apprenticeships and job offers is available from A to W - from Adams Holzbau-Fertigbau to Wi SOLAR. Personal conversations at the numerous trade fair stands are just as much a part of the visit as lectures or unique exhibits. The employment agency, for example, offers a job application portfolio check, career advice and a lecture on the topic of "Working 4.0 and Qualification". Manthey-Racing GmbH, meanwhile, will bring along the famous "Grello" Porsche in addition to job offers. Köllemann GmbH will be demonstrating a real racing motorbike and at the stand of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, visitors can take a seat in a real formula car. Small culinary highlights have also been thought of for the visitors: a food truck and a barista stand will be on site. The job fair at the Nürburgring promises to be a mixture of job offers, information and entertainment. The following exhibitors will be at the Nürburgring in alphabetical order: Adams (prefabricated timber construction), Agentur für Arbeit / Jobcenter, Barmenia Versicherungen, bofrost*, Bundeswehr, dpd, Goodyear, Kaiserslautern University, HIL, Hotel Rieder, IHK Koblenz, Köllemann (materials handling, process and environmental technology), LIDL, Manthey-Racing, Moog Rekofa (electromechanical systems), Nett (steel and metal construction), Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, Nürburgring Hotels & Ferienpark, persona service, Riedel Communications, Saftig (drive technology and electrical engineering), SANI (modular construction and sanitary infrastructure), SCANIA, SWB Regional, Stephani Steuerberatung, SUBWAY, Techniropa Holding, Karst Tiefbau, Volksbank RheinAhrEifel, Wirtgen Group and Wi SOLAR.