19 October, Wednesday

Excitement at the penultimate NLS race

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...
Excitement at the penultimate NLS race


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 and will bring the unique atmosphere of the Nordschleife Championship to the home screen.

Many title decisions at the ADAC Racing Weekend finale


Strong finale for the ADAC Racing Weekend: With numerous title decisions and more than 350 cars in eight racing series and two regularity competitions, the second season of the popular sports platform ended at the Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring. In the ADAC Formula 4, Andrea Kimi Antonelli took the crown, in the Special Touring Car Trophy (STT), favourite Uwe Alzen (Audi R8 GT3 Evo) clinched the title. Hans-Robert Holzer (BMW M3 E30) and Anton Werner (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) collected the most points in the Touring Car Legends and in the Touring Car Classic, while the best driver of the year in the Touring Car Junior Cup is Elias Olsen (VW up! GTI). And the new champions were also crowned in other racing series.  Favourite wins in the Special Touring Car TrophyUwe Alzen took the lead already in the first lap of race one, extended it further and further and because his strongest rival Jürgen Alzen (Ford GT Turbo) pitted shortly before the end of the race due to rain, Uwe Alzen was even able to gain a one-lap lead over the entire field. Jürgen Alzen and Henk Thuis (Pumaxs RT) finished second and third. In the final race, Uwe Alzen only had to reach the finish in classification, then the title could no longer be taken away from him. With another triumph ahead of Jürgen Alzen and Thuis, the new champion said goodbye to the winter break.  Thorsten Stadler and Sebastian Asch with Triumphs in the Touring Car Legends Big names started in the Touring Car Legends, but at the end of the first heat Thorsten Stadler (AMG Mercedes C-Class ITC) was on top of the podium. Roland Asch took second place in his Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo I and Jean-Pierre Zimmer (Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo I) finished third ahead of former stars Klaus Ludwig and Kurt Thiim (both Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II). Sebastian Asch (AMG Mercedes C-Class ITC), who replaced Maximilian Götz who was ill, did even better than his father in the second race and finished first ahead of Stefan Mücke (Ford Mustang DTM) and Zimmer. The two biggest trophies in the Touring Car Classic went to Christoph Peper (BMW M3 E46) and Anton Werner. Mark Trompeter (Porsche 911 Cup) climbed onto the podium in second place after both races, and Peper and Christoph Driescher (BMW M3 E90) were also each pleased with third position once.  Elias Olsen wins exciting finale in the Touring Car Junior CupThe youngsters in the Touring Car Junior Cup, who all compete with uniform VW up! GTIs, made it particularly exciting on the home stretch of the season. In the first round, Elias Olsen won without a doubt ahead of Fabio Rauer and Leon Arndt, which brought the Dane to within five points of championship leader Arndt. In the last heat of the season, he didn't let anything happen and won ahead of Rauer and Linus Hahne. He was lucky because an attack by his rival Arndt in the last corner of the race ended in a collision. Olsen was still able to continue and celebrated as the new overall winner even before the 30-second penalty against Arndt.  Andrea Kimi Antonelli best of ADAC Formula 4 2022In race one of the ADAC Formula 4, Andrea Kimi Antonelli kept the necessary patience in a duel with Rafael Camara on drying tarmac and won ahead of his team-mate as well as James Wharton, who, like all the competitors, drove a Tatuus single-seater formula racer. Rain set in immediately before the start of the second race, but even that could not stop Antonelli from racing towards another triumph. Taylor Barnard and Ugo Ugochukwu were allowed to climb the podium next to the new ADAC Formula 4 champion. In the final heat of the ADAC Formula 4 2022, Barnard was able to cheer once more, crossing the finish line ahead of Ugochukwu and Camara. Historic Formula cars and Porsche offer exciting racesIn the AvD Historic Race, Stephan Lechine (Reynard F389 VW-Spiess) saw the chequered flag first in the first heat, although he spun on a partly still wet track. Marvin Brandl and David Schneider (both Opel Lotus Mk.II) finished second and third. In the second heat, Jochen Thissen (Opel Lotus Mk.II) celebrated victory ahead of Pascal Monbaron (Van Diemen RF00) and Phillip Menzner (Reynard SF86). Roberto Cocciarelli (Swift DB2 Ford) won his class twice and can now call himself champion of the AvD Historic Race Cup 2022.  Heinz-Bert Wolters (Porsche 911 GT3 R) didn't mind fog and a damp track in the first race of the Porsche Club Historic Challenge (PCHC), triumphing ahead of Thomas Lindemann (Porsche 911 GT3 R) and Peter Mamerow (Porsche 911 (991) GT3 R). In race two, the conditions were better and Mamerow celebrated a clear success. Marvin Meister (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) crossed the finish line in second place, with Lindemann third. Christian Voigtländer (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) was also delighted to become the PCHC 2022 champion. Regularity tests round off programme in the Eifel Erik Bruynoghe (Porsche 911) won race one of the Belcar Historic Cup ahead of Luc Moortgat (Porsche 911) and Jan van Elderen (Ford Sierra Cosworth). Race two was to be the prey of Moortgat, who relegated van Elden and Evertjan Alders (BMW E30 329i) to second and third place. And finally, two regularity series were also on the agenda. The two stages of the Touring Car Revival went to Thilo Goos (Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24) and Peter Röskes / Susanne Röskes (Mercedes SLK 55 AMG). In the GLPpro the winners were Alex Brinkmann (Ford Escort MkII), Mario Müller (BMW 328i) and Tobias Möhring (Saker GT). "Thanks to the optimal preparation and the perfect interaction of all parts of the organisation, we experienced an excellent ADAC Racing Weekend with more than 350 vehicles," Jürgen Hieke, organisation manager of the organising MSC Bork, summarised with satisfaction. 

ADAC Racing Weekend with diverse finale at the Nürburgring


The Nürburgring will be the venue for the finale of the ADAC Racing Weekend this coming weekend (14 - 16 October) as part of the ADAC Westfalen Trophy. In the Eifel, the fans will be offered a lot: spectacular cars in the Special Touring Car Trophy (STT), up-and-coming young drivers in the Touring Car Junior Cup as well as historic racing cars of various kinds from the Touring Car Legends to the AvD Historic Race Cup. In addition, there will be the ADAC Formula 4 and the Belcar Historic Cup for the first time this season. All races can be followed in the free livestream (, which goes on air at 8:40 a.m. on Saturday with the first round of the Porsche Club Historic Challenge (PCHC) and starts at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday with the start of round one of the Belcar Historic Cup. Uwe Alzen (Audi R8 GT3 Evo) goes into the final weekend of the STT as the top favourite. For the Audi driver it has been an almost perfect season so far, only one race he could not win. But that was at the Nürburgring, of all places, when his brother Jürgen Alzen (Ford GT Turbo) saw the chequered flag in first place. Jürgen Alzen now wants to repeat this and he will give everything to bring his red Ford GT Turbo to the finish line in front of his brother's black and grey Audi R8 LMS.  The Touring Car Legends once again shine with big names in the starting field. Klaus Ludwig (AMG Mercedes C-Class ITC and Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II), Roland Asch (Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo I) and Kurt Thiim (Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II) do not want to miss the chance to drive their former cars on a race track once again. In the Touring Car Classic, the underbelly of the Legends, we will go even deeper into racing history with, among others, two Ford Capri and two Ford Escort from the 1970s. The Capri will be driven by Wim and Dieter Kuijl, while the Ford Escort RS2000 will be driven by Jens Weimann and the Ford Escort RS1800 is in the hands of Peter and Stefan Mücke from Berlin. In the field of the Touring Car Revival, the entry class of the legends, there are even cars from the 60s with the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT driven by Jörg Hoffmann and the Daimler-Benz 300 SE Heckflosse driven by Michael Sielaff. In the revival, the drivers contest two regularity tests.  "The ADAC Racing Weekends were once again an excellent platform for our three racing series Touring Car Legends, Touring Car Classic and Touring Car Revival," says Carsten Setzefand, Head of Sport and Events for the three touring car series. "On the one hand, we appreciate the professionalism of the ADAC, but on the other hand, we also appreciate the family atmosphere in the paddock on the part of the organisers. For us, this is the perfect symbiosis: very well organised events within a reasonable cost framework. A special highlight is the free live stream, which our fans wouldn't want to miss." In the Touring Car Junior Cup, in which all drivers drive a uniform VW up! GTI, Leon Arndt has built a small lead over his first pursuer Linus Hahne; he leads the overall standings by eleven points ahead of Hahne. In addition, Arndt comes to the Eifel with fond memories, as he won both rounds at the Nürburgring in the summer. Hahne, on the other hand, has to be careful not to be pushed into third place in the final standings by Elias Olsen. The Dane showed good form at Hockenheim at the beginning of October, as did Fabio Rauer, who celebrated his first victory and is in fourth place in the standings.  The PCHC also goes into the final two races of 2022 at the Nürburgring. While Klaus Horn (Porsche 911 GT3 R) and Thomas Lindemann (Porsche 997 GT3 R) each won a race at the first appearance of an ADAC Racing Weekend this year in Assen, the Netherlands, Marvin Meister and Christian Voigtlänger (both Porsche 997 GT3 Cup) are battling it out for the title. The decision will be made next weekend. The same applies to the AvD Historic Race Cup, which features historic junior formula cars and Sports 2000 prototypes. Roberto Cocciarelli (Swift DB2 Ford) has the lead in the overall standings over Pascal Monbaron, who will be competing in a Van Diemen RF00. Stephan Lechine (Reynard F389 VW-Spiess) takes third place in the AvD Historic Race Cup ranking. The ADAC Formula 4, in which the stars of tomorrow will compete, will celebrate its premiere at the ADAC Racing Weekend 2022. Among others, current Formula 1 drivers Mick Schumacher, Lando Norris and Guanyu Zhou have laid the foundation for their future careers in ADAC Formula 4. Currently, Andrea Kimi Antonelli holds first place in the overall standings; only the Briton Taylor Barnard can still take the title from the Italian.  The Belcar Historic Cup will also make its debut at the ADAC Racing Weekend 2022, with Dieter Kuijl (Ford Capri 2600 RS Weslake), Wim Kuijl (Ford Capri 3100 RS), Luc Moortgat (Porsche 964) and Tim Kuijl (BMW E36 325i) starting the final weekend as leaders of the various classes.  The programme starts at 8:05 a.m. on all three days. Friday will be opened by the first free practice of the ADAC Formula 4, Saturday by the free practice of the Belcar Historic Cup and on Sunday the Touring Car Junior Cup will start with the second timed practice. Friday will close with the end of the timed practice of the Touring Car Legends at 17:40, Saturday with the conclusion of the first regularity test of the Touring Car Revival at 17:35 and Sunday with the finish of the second race of the Touring Car Classic at 17:10.

Double victory for Scherer Sport Team Phoenix


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


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


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


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

Investment in electric mobility at the Nürburgring


The Nürburgring continues to invest in its infrastructure and in the future of the automobile. In cooperation with "TotalEnergies", 18 new charging points for electric vehicles have been installed at the world-famous event location. The charging facilities are now available to visitors to the Nürburgring. The importance of electric mobility and its expansion have played a major role at the Nürburgring since 2009. With the construction of the multifunctional event location, the first e-charging points were also installed. In recent years, various charging options have been added - including six Tesla Superchargers. With 18 more AC charging points, the Nürburgring has consistently pushed ahead with the expansion of its own future-oriented infrastructure, its sustainability and the service for owners of electric vehicles. The charging facilities are available to all Nürburgring visitors as well as guests of the accommodation and holiday destinations operated by Lindner - Nürburgring Ferienpark, Nürburgring Motorsport Hotel and Nürburgring Congress Hotel. Further charging stations at the unique event location are already being planned. Charging is powered by 100% green electricity - the green energy makes charging particularly sustainable. Electric drives in development, at record runs and for the first time at the FIA World ChampionshipElectric drives are also playing an increasingly important role in development and motorsport at the Nürburgring. This year's event will be the FIA World RX of Germany for the first time (12.11. - 13.11.2022). This will be the first all-electric event at the Ring and will thrill the spectators on a track of gravel and asphalt. The development of electric vehicles from a wide range of manufacturers takes place at the Nürburgring at the so-called Industry Pool. Within this framework, companies from the automotive industry spend a total of 16 weeks a year on product developments as well as test and development drives on the legendary Nordschleife. The performance of the cars can be put to the test during the official Nürburgring record drives. Here, too, impressive records have already been set with the alternative e-drives. In the prototype category, the VW ID.R circled the Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes in 2019. In the electric production vehicles, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S holds the current record with 7:33.35 minutes. Electric karts for big and small racers The ring°kartbahn has had purely electric karts since 2014, which have been repeatedly updated to the latest state of development with the latest models. Around 30 karts for adults and children are in use at the Nürburgring. A sound box provides the powerful racers with an additional portion of racing feeling. A roll bar, seat belt system and brake lights make the ride on the 400-metre-long indoor track a fast-paced and safe experience. The ride here is possible for big and small racers - from the age of 8 and a height of 1.20 metres, anyone can take the wheel here.

Exciting programme at the 12h Nürburgring


On the weekend of 9 to 11 September, a real season highlight awaits at the Nürburgring. With thrilling motorsport, a "Back to the 90's" party with the original stars and a supporting programme that appeals to fans and families alike. The programme items range from camping at the Nordschleife to Caught in the Act and from grid walk to children's entertainment. The teams of the 12h Nürburgring speak of a new challenge when they look at the race format that is now celebrating its premiere. On Friday, the weekend of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) will still start as usual with the all-day test and set-up runs (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.) on the combination of Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife. From Saturday onwards, things will really get going. At 9:30 a.m., the lights for qualifying will turn green for the first time. The teams have until 11:30 a.m. to get a good starting position. Race until dusk, morning restart from the pit laneThe 12h Nürburgring will then start at 14:30 and be run in two sections of six hours each. After the first finish, at 20:30 on Saturday evening, the cars will be stored overnight in the Parc Fermé. No work is allowed on them during this time. The following morning, the teams will start the race again from the pit lane - lined up in three rows in the order of the previous finish. The winner of part one starts first. The other cars follow in the distance they had when crossing the finish line on Saturday - similar to a pursuit race in the biathlon. Code-60 then applies throughout the course. Once all vehicles have started the race, the speed limit is lifted and the race continues. Six more hours of motorsport action await. The winner of the 12-hour premiere will be decided on Sunday afternoon at 16:00. Drivers and cars to touch, hands-on activities in the ring°boulevardDuring the weekend, the fans will have ample time to experience the activities on and off the track. In addition to the open paddock, they can, for example, get up close and personal with the drivers and vehicles between qualifying and the start of the race. On Saturday, there will be a pit walk with an autograph session and an extensive visit to the grid - the one-hour grid walk. In addition, a parade with more than 400 vehicles from the Porsche Club Nürburgring and BMW M-Town will take place on the Nordschleife before the race. The Falken Drift Show will take place on the start and finish straight and in the AMG Arena. In addition, various highlights await throughout the day: On the ring°boulevard there are the hands-on activities of the RPR1.Livemobile, the HARIBO Roadshow, Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol or K.I.T.T. from the Knight Rider series. Exhibitors thyssenkrupp BILSTEIN, KTM Sportscar, Blåkläder, Scherer and BMW M will also be represented here. Visitors can also see BMW M vehicles in front of the Bitburger Event Centre. The Porsche Club Nürburgring will exhibit its classic cars in the ring°carré. So that fans can keep an eye on everything, the Nürburgring has published timetables and site plans on its website. "Back to the 90's" party on Saturday evening - admission to the grandstands for concert ticket holderOn Saturday evening, shortly after the finish of the first half of the race, the time of the 90's will come alive again in the ring°arena. Live and with the original stars Caught in the Act, Loona, Masterboy & Beatrix Delgado, Candela Squad and the DJ team Mütze Katze can be experienced live. The big 90s concert starts at 9:45 pm. The pre-show starts as a warm-up at 8:30 pm. There will also be a good atmosphere after the main acts: the after-show party will start at 2 am.A special motorsport offer awaits all ticket holders of the 90's Party. On Saturday, 10 September, from 7:30 p.m., they will have free access to the BMW M Power Grandstand (T3) and can experience another hour of motorsport free of charge. You won't find this special combination at any other concert.Tickets for the concert are available here. Motorsport live. On the grandstand, at the Nordschleife or at the campsite.The season highlight of the Nürburgring Endurance Series can be followed as usual around the track. At the Grand Prix circuit, the BMW M Power grandstand (T3), the Bilstein grandstand (T4) as well as the T12 and the T12a near the Grand Prix paddock will be open. There are also numerous spectator points around the Nordschleife. The special feature of the 12h Nürburgring is the opening of camping sites directly at the Nordschleife. From Thursday evening (08.09.) to Sunday (11.09.), race fans can set up camp at the "Brünnchen" (already sold out) and Pflanzgarten sections and enjoy the Green Hell. Those who want something a little more exclusive and fancy motorsport combined with good catering, lounge atmosphere and exclusive excursions to the paddock and the Nordschleife can book a VIP ticket for the 12h Nürburgring. This way, nothing stands in the way of an all-round, carefree visit. All information on the 12h Nürburgring and advance ticket sales are available here at Tickets can also be purchased at the open box offices.