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Twelve hours on the Nordschleife: test drives for success

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! On March 22 and 23, racing finally returns to the Nürburgring-Nordschleife after the winter break. To kick off the season, the Nürburgring Endurance Series will celebrate its premiere with twelve hours of testing and two races on the Grand Prix circuit. To mark the return of the racing cars after the winter, visitors will have free admission to all open...
Twelve hours on the Nordschleife: test drives for success


Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! On March 22 and 23, racing finally returns to the Nürburgring-Nordschleife after the winter break. To kick off the season, the Nürburgring Endurance Series will celebrate its premiere with twelve hours of testing and two races on the Grand Prix circuit. To mark the return of the racing cars after the winter, visitors will have free admission to all open grandstands and spectator areas along the Nordschleife, including the paddock and the ring°werk motorsport experience museum, with free parking included.  Lap after lap: Green Hell to your heart's contentTwelve hours on the Nordschleife - the perfect opportunity for all teams and drivers to get ready for the 2024 season. After all, good preparation and intensive training are the basic prerequisites for success in any sport, including motorsport. All interested motorsport teams, regardless of the racing series, can now register for these test and set-up drives. The special feature: Registration at affordable, fair prices is paperless and uncomplicated via the digital platform onGRID.For a full nine hours, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Friday, the teams can do their laps to their heart's content on the NES version of the Nürburgring, the 24.358-kilometer combination of Nordschleife and sprint circuit, in order to tune their race cars to the demanding Green Hell and reawaken their reflexes for exciting races. On Saturday, three more hours of driving time are scheduled from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., but then over the Nordschleife and the complete Grand Prix circuit. Practice on the Müllenbach loop should be particularly interesting in preparation for the 24-hour race.What's more, the teams can also use the Friday for race cab rides, giving them a good opportunity for lucrative events with partners, customers and guests. Racing drivers facing their first season on the unique Nordschleife also have the opportunity on Friday to obtain the DMSB Permit Nordschleife, the full-throttle license for the Green Hell, so to speak.   And ... Action: Two 90-minute races on the Grand Prix circuitFrom midday on Saturday, the action switches to the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit, which opened in 1984. Two qualifying sessions and two races, each lasting 90 minutes - with mandatory pit stops for tire and driver changes - ensure compact racing action. There are a number of advantages for teams and drivers when the NES.Prologue takes place on the 5.2148-kilometer Grand Prix circuit instead of the Nordschleife: 120 minutes of driving time including qualifying, attractive entry fees ranging from 400 euros (production cars) to 1. 500 euros (GT3), low-risk opportunity for new drivers under racing conditions, no Nordschleife permit required, full points for the NES annual classification (no registration necessary), no tire restrictions, free choice of tires also in GT3, attractive also for non-NES/NLS teams. is also an opportunity for teams and drivers to get to know the new personnel, especially in race control and scrutineering, as well as the innovative NES regulations. Paperless online entry is already activated for the races via onGRID. In the paddock, with free access for all visitors and guests, all participating teams will have their allocated pit spaces at their disposal. A number of industrial companies will also set up their workshop tents in the paddock and offer their tried-and-tested services.The Nürburgring Endurance Series will be held on five dates in 2024. Starting with NES.02 on May 3-4, the races will be held in classic style over a duration of four hours on the breathtaking Nordschleife, in combination with the sprint circuit. NES.03 follows on July 5/6, NES.04 from September 13 to 15 and NES.05 on November 8/9.

VLN signs contract for NLS dates in 2024


VLN Sport GmbH & Co. KG signs contract for 2024 Next step: fulfillment of the contract modalities Subsequent communication of the NLS dates possible VLN Sport GmbH & Co. KG has signed the contract with Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG for the dates offered to it in 2024. The organizer of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) is thus taking the first step towards holding the races at the Nürburgring. The Nürburgring operating company is now looking forward to the fulfillment of the associated modalities by the VLN so that the contract remains effective and the dates for the NLS can now also be communicated in accordance with the contract. NES GmbH, which organizes the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NES), had already signed an essentially identical contract with Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG and fulfilled all contractual requirements. The NES dates for the 2024 season have therefore already been fixed. The Nürburgring Endurance Series (NES) and the NLS have each been offered five dates, evenly spread over the months of March to November, by Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG. The dates are based on a proposal from the VLN. Both racing series have the opportunity to organize four Saturday races each and a so-called "double-header" weekend with two race days each. Friday is also included as a practice day for all dates. The Nürburgring operating company will communicate the current calendar for the 2024 season after the final allocation of dates.

Contract for endurance season: Nürburgring fixes dates with NES


First contract fixed after date proposals Five event dates for the Nürburgring Endurance Serie (NES) Contractual confirmation from VLN still pending The schedule for the 2024 premiere season of the NES has been finalized. From March to November, the two organizers VLN and NES were each offered five event dates for four Friday/Saturday events and a so-called "double-header" from Friday to Sunday. The final distribution of the dates was based on a proposal from the VLN. With the NES, facts have now been established with the first of the two parties interested in staging endurance races at the Nürburgring and the contract for the 2024 season has been signed by both parties. Start of the NES in March. Season highlight in SeptemberLike the VLN, the NES was offered five dates spread evenly over the months of March to November on the iconic race track in the Eifel. Following written confirmation from NES, the season calendar is as follows: 22. - 23.03.2024 03. - 04.05.2024 05. - 06.07.2024 13. - 15.09.2024 08. - 09.11.2024 The Nürburgring Endurance Serie opens the season with a warm-up on March 22/23. The 24.358-kilometer Nürburgring circuit variant consisting of the Nordschleife and sprint track will be available to the teams on Friday and Saturday morning for extensive testing and set-up runs, which will also include race taxi rides. On Saturday afternoon, three races will follow on the Nürburgring's sprint track, in each of which one of the three vehicle divisions will be eligible to compete. In the new NES, production cars, improved cars and racing cars will each be combined in one division. On all other dates, the usual track combination of sprint track and Nordschleife will also be run in the race. Contractual confirmation from the VLN still pendingNow that there is clarity for half of the blocked dates for endurance racing at the Nürburgring, the VLN is also expected to confirm the contract shortly. The entire calendar of endurance races at the legendary Nürburgring for 2024 will be communicated as soon as the contract is signed.

Top 10 gift ideas from the Green Hell: Christmas presents from the Nürburgring make for real #HeartRace moments


If you want to give a passionate motorsport fan a very special treat for Christmas this year, the legendary Nürburgring is the place to be. The variety is unique: from tickets for emotional events and cool fan merchandise with the popular track silhouette to vouchers for unforgettable driving experiences – numerous gift ideas are waiting in the Nürburgring Christmas World to make racing hearts beat faster on Christmas Eve. All #HeartRace gifts from the Nürburgring are available online at Selection of Nürburgring gift ideas – recommended by Santa Claus: Voucher for a co-pilot ride in the „Beast of the Green Hell“ Send your loved ones on the fastest rollercoaster ride of their lives! A lap of driving fun in the Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO around the breathtaking Nordschleife driven by an experienced professional racing driver – an experience you'll never forget! Price: € 295.- per person | Info & Booking Voucher for a formula training at the NürburgringThe perfect gift for true racing fans: Whether you're a beginner or a pro – with a voucher for formula training in a real Formula 4 racing car at the Nürburgring (including detailed training on the vehicle and race track), you're giving the gift of an absolutely incomparable driving experience. Price: from € 425.- | Info & Booking Festival tickets for Rock am Ring or Loco Beach The ultimate experience gift for music fans: how about a festival ticket to Germany's most famous festival location? From 7 to 9 June 2024, tens of thousands of music lovers will once again make the pilgrimage to the cult event Rock am Ring in the Eifel. Loco Beach, Germany's first party festival, will then be held at the Nürburgring from 22 to 25 August 2024. Ticket holders can look forward to spectacular stage shows – including the unrivalled camping atmosphere day and night! Price Rock am Ring: from € 229.- | Info & Booking Price Loco Beach: from € 99.99 | Infos & Booking Tickets for karting on the ring°kartbahn Feel like a real racing driver for once: At the Nürburgring kart track, this dream comes true for young and old racing drivers aged 8 and over and 1.20 metres tall. Give the gift of driving fun in ultra-modern electric karts – a great experience for the whole family! Price: from € 11.- for 10 minutes karting (8 to 11 years) | Info & Booking Credit for the Nürburgring Tourist Drives This is THE challenge and a dream come true for many motorsport fans: driving a lap around the legendary Nordschleife – in your own car or motorbike. This is possible for everyone on the legendary tourist drives. Give away a Green Hell Card with freely selectable credit that can be redeemed during the opening hours of both circuits. Credit balance: individual | Info & Booking Voucher for the ring°fanshop For thousands of fans, the Nürburgring stands for a very special feeling of longing, emotions and unique moments. With a voucher for the ring°fanshop on the ring°boulevard, you are sure to make Nürburgring fans happy! From stylish hoodies and bed linen with a racetrack print to iconic Christmas jumpers – fan dreams come true in the ring°fanshop! Voucher: from € 10.- | Info & Booking Ticket for the „Darts am Ring Gala“ More darts entertainment is not possible! On 16 March 2024, it will once again be "One Hundred and Eightyyy!!!" in the ring°arena at the Nürburgring. A sensational party atmosphere and the best darts action on stage await over 3,600 fans. World champion Michael Smith and many other top players will be taking part. Price: from € 30.- per person | Info & Booking VIP experience for a Nürburgring event More event is not possible! With a VIP ticket, visitors can experience a Nürburgring event of absolute superlatives: top seats, the best catering in the VIP lounge, exciting interviews and expert talks, a guided paddock tour and much more. How about a journey through almost 100 years of motorsport history as a VIP at the 51st BELMOT Oldtimer Grand Prix from 9 to 11 August 2024? Price: from € 359.- per person | Info & Booking Official Nürburgring calendar 2024 A classic Christmas gift – but with 12 very special motifs! 12 months of emotion, fascination and heartbreak. This calendar with the most beautiful pictures of the race track MUST hang on the wall of every fan of the Green Hell in the new year. Price: € 19.27 | Info & Order Book "360 NÜRBURGRING" – The Official Guide to the Nürburgring Nordschleife The ultimate book gift for all Nordschleife enthusiasts and those who want to become one. On 322 pages, readers will find information on the history of the Nürburgring, a beginner's guide, driving instructions from professional instructors, interviews and spectacular pictures for real Nürburgring enthusiasts. Price: € 49.95 | Info & Booking These and many other great Christmas gift ideas are available online at

Georg Berlandy wins the Cologne-Ahrweiler Rally once again


Record winner Georg Berlandy (ŠKODA Fabia R5) celebrated his fifteenth victory with Tina Annemüller celebrated his fifteenth victory in the ADAC Rallye Köln-Ahrweiler. "I can hardly realize the victory. It's always nice, it's difficult here, even if the choice of tires was easy today, with the temperatures only rain tires. I enjoy feeling the car the most, that's why I keep coming back," said here again and again," said Georg Berlandy on the finish ramp. Tina Annemüller added:"Once you've experienced Köln-Ahrweiler, you always come back!"After around 150 kilometers of special stages, the lead over second-placed DennisRostek and co-driver Stefan Kopczyk (ŠKODA Fabia Rally 2 Evo) by 1:51.4 minutes.Rostek, who was able to repeat last year's result, was satisfied with the result"Anyone who beats Georg Berlandy up here, I take my hat off to him. Driving the Nordschleife the other way round is really something special. I thought I could put him under a bit of pressure today, but he knows every millimeter up here!The conditions were very difficult today, it was one of the of the most difficult rallies I've driven".Third place was also taken by Christopher Gerhard / Björn Mann, a team thatteam that relied on the Skoda Fabia and has only been seriously involved in rallying for around two years, as Gerhard was mostly successful on the circuit. Jonas Tischner/Joachim Carl, the fastest in the YOUNGTIMER classification, came infinished fourth overall with the BMW M3 E 30! "With the rear-wheel drive carwere of course very difficult conditions, but we had a lot of fun! Jodid a great job and we were happy about every meter that was dry." TheThe top five was completed by Dutchmen Edwin and Ingrid Wolves,who switched from Opel power to a Renault Clio R3 at short notice. The twoonly around 10 seconds behind fourth-placed Tischner/Carl at the finish.Tischner/Carl. Jonas Tischner wins the YOUNGTIMER Gold CupThe special classification for historic vehicles was won by fourth-placed JonasTischner and co-pilot Joachim Carl won the special classification for historic vehicles. Second place in the Youngtimer Gold Cup was his BMW M3 brand colleague Yann Munhowen with Luc Kalmes in the hot seat. With Toni Kluth/Patrick Buhr, the fastestFord Escort team in third place. Positive conclusion from the organizers"With the Cologne-Ahrweiler Rally, we were once again able to present great motorsport at the end of the season.motorsport at the end of the season. We would like to thank the many fans who, despite the cold and wet weather and wet weather made the rally a rally festival once again," says organizer organizer Hans-Werner Hilger from the organizing Scuderia Augustusburg Brühl. "Without the many helpers and sponsors, as well as the open ears of the authorities and the local communities, such an event would not be possible."We are already looking forward to the 2024 edition, which is planned for November 08/092024 is planned. We will then be celebrating 30 years of the Cologne-Ahrweiler Rally after its resumption in 1994." Rally director Peter Krieger was also satisfied. "We had more than tenmore competition vehicles at the start than last year! It's also nice to seethat 56 of these vehicles ultimately drove over the ramp at the Nürburgringand were able to master the challenge of almost 150 kilometers of special stages". Special stage best timesSS1 Dreimühlenhof Berlandy/Annemüller 3:33.7 minutesSS2 Bocksberg Berlandy/Annemüller 10:03.8 minutesSS3 Lückenbacher Hohl Berlandy/Annemüller 6:16.0 minutesSS4 Burg Aremberg Berlandy/Annemüller 3:17.3 minutesSS5 Feste Nürburg Berlandy/Annemüller 10:55.4 minutesSS6 Waldhof 1 Rostek/Kopczyk 6:16.5 minutesSS7 Südschleife Berlandy/Annemüller 13:04.0 minutesSS8 Eifeler Land Rostek/Kopczyk 4:50.4 minutesSS9 Waldhof 2 Berlandy/Annemüller 6:18.6 minutesSS10 Scharfer Kopf Berlandy/Annemüller 13:24.1 minutesSS11 Hohe Acht Berlandy/Annemüller 3:10.4 minutesSS12 Eifelgold Berlandy/Annemüller 6:30.5 minutes ADAC Rallye Köln-Ahrweiler 2023Final standings1st Berlandy / Annemüller ŠKODA Fabia R5 1:27:47.5 hours2nd Rostek / Kopczyk ŠKODA Fabia Rally 2 Evo 1:29:38.9 hours3rd Gerhard / Mann ŠKODA Fabia R5 1:31:08.9 hours4th Tischner / Carl BMW M3 E30 1:32:49.2 hours5th Wolves / Wolves Renault Clio R3 1:32:59.3 hoursAll results of the Cologne-Ahrweiler Rally can be found online here:

Job fair at the Nürburgring doubles exhibitors and visitors


For two days, the focus was on career opportunities at the Nürburgring. 60 companies took the opportunity to present their wide range of jobs at the "Job Fair powered by Nürburgring". There was a great deal of interest: over 2,000 school pupils, skilled workers and potential career changers came to the ring°arena. After the Nürburgring doubled the number of exhibitors and visitors at the second edition of the job fair, it is already clear that there will be another one in 2024. Nürburgring. In addition to information about the various jobs, the companies also had various activities to offer at the stand. For example, visitors were able to try their hand at tapping slate slabs, estimate the weight of gravel in an excavator shovel, take a spin in the driving simulator or hunt for goals in a game of table football. "We are delighted with the positive development of the trade fair and the variety of companies exhibiting here. It is a great confirmation of the professional organization of our project team, of the Nürburgring as a central attraction in the region and beyond, and of the versatility of our event location, which is also a successful venue for indoor events regardless of the weather," explains Nürburgring Managing Director Christian Stephani. Together with the District Administrator of the Ahrweiler district, Cornelia Weigand, he gained a comprehensive impression of the exhibitors and visitors during a tour of the fair. Several schools were also involved in the job fair this year. They came to the legendary race track with selected classes so that future career starters could obtain comprehensive information. Over 600 pupils from BBS Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Grund- und Realschule plus St. Martin from Kelberg, Hocheifel Realschule Plus from Adenau and St. Thomas Realschule plus from Andernach took part. After the successful second edition of the "Job Fair powered by Nürburgring", it is already clear that the next edition will take place at the Nürburgring in 2024.  Outlook: Cheerleaders, karate fighters and darts pros to follow in the ring°arenaThe indoor program at the Nürburgring will continue unabated in the coming weeks. The next event on the program in the ring°arena is the cheerleading national championship. Around 400 athletes will be competing on December 2. At the beginning of next year, the karate event "International Rhine Shiai" will take place over three days at the same location. More than 1,000 participants from all over the world will compete in competitions, training and randori. And on March 16, an Ally Pally-like atmosphere awaits when the darts pros once again do the honors at the Nürburgring. Other indoor highlights include the comedy format NightWash live (25.11.23 | in the ring°werk motorsport experience museum) and Mo-Torres unplugged (08.12.23 | in the ring°kino).  Comments on the "Job Fair powered by Nürburgring" Marcus Hartmüller, insurance and finance specialist | Deutsche Vermögensberatung"We at Deutsche Vermögensberatung are a team of motorsport enthusiasts and that alone makes the Nürburgring the perfect place for us to be at the job fair. We also represent our company motto "People need people" here and, with this in mind, have had some interesting discussions - with the students, who have shown more interest in our job offers than we would have expected, and also with many visitors who are looking for a career change." Ulrich Goliarsch, Head of DLZ Testing and Measurement Service Eschborn | Federal Network Agency"The Nürburgring is an internationally renowned magnet for visitors and we are familiar with the location as part of our event management. That's why we like to present ourselves as an employer here, especially as we have one of six central locations in the immediate vicinity, in Bonn, and also have 46 locations throughout Germany with a wide variety of job offers." Tanja Krämer, Marketing | Krämer Bau GmbH"We present ourselves as a regional, medium-sized company at the Nürburgring, as we have our main catchment area for employees in the Eifel region. We had many interesting conversations with schoolchildren and interested visitors, to whom we were able to present the range of our work. Many were surprised at how varied the job profiles in civil engineering are." Nicki Raeder, Managing Director | Manthey Racing GmbH"At the job fair at the Nürburgring, we also want to appeal to people who are not directly looking for a racing team - with around 300 employees, we have a much larger portfolio. The proximity of the Nürburgring to our location is of course perfect for us, because we primarily want to inspire people from the Eifel region to work at Manthey. Our experience is that people who identify with the region are happy to work and stay here." Constanze Wiesner, Head of Human Resources | Griesemann Group"In general, job fairs are an excellent tool for us to recruit new trainees, engineers or technical/industrial employees in plant engineering. In addition, as a growing and stable company, the Griesemann Group is always on the lookout for inspiring people who can help drive the company and its future-oriented innovations forward. We feel particularly emotionally connected to the job fair at the Nürburgring due to our involvement in motorsport."

Over 60 companies present themselves at job fair at Nürburgring


On November 3 and 4, the ring°arena will be the meeting place for a wide range of career opportunities. More than 60 regional and national companies will be presenting themselves as part of the large job fair at the Nürburgring. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in each case, visitors can find out about the offers. The range extends from crafts to office jobs and from mini-jobs to apprenticeships and vacancies for trained professionals. Admission and parking are free for visitors on both days. > more info and an overview of all exhibitors On both days of the fair, large, internationally active companies will be offering insights into their professional world just as much as successful medium-sized companies. Premium exhibitors such as the Federal Network Agency, Deutsche Vermögensberatung, Krämer Bau, Manthey Racing and Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG will be represented with the largest booths in the ring°arena. In addition, there will be various presentations: For example, the Employment Agency will provide information on the topic of "Working 4.0 and Qualification." The MYK/AW tax office will be discussing careers in tax administration, and the VWA Koblenz will be talking about dual studies alongside training or work. The Federal Police is looking for "the good guys for a change" as part of its presentation. There will also be other presentations by various companies. Workers of tomorrow: partner schools arrive with over 500 studentsIn addition to the exhibitors, several schools are also involved in the job fair at the Nürburgring. They come to the legendary race track with selected classes so that the future career starters can obtain comprehensive information. The BBS Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, the Grund- und Realschule plus St. Martin from Kelberg, the Hocheifel Realschule Plus from Adenau and the St. Thomas Realschule plus from Andernach will be there. In total, more than 500 students from the partner schools can look forward to a varied day at the fair. Over 60 enterprises are on 3. and 4 November with therebyAlphabetically sorted so far the following exhibitors are present at the Nürburgring: Holzbau Adams, Agentur für Arbeit/Jobcenter, AOK, apra-norm, attentio, AWO Bezirksverband Rheinland, Beutlhauser, Blumer Lehmann, Bundesnetzagentur, Bundespolizei, Bundeswehr, Care Concept AG, compassio, Dachser, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Vermögensberatung, Steuerverwaltung Rheinland-Pfalz, Griesemann, Griesson - de Beukelaer, Heim & Haus, Hotel Rieder, IHK Koblenz, ISA-Racing, IVKO, Katholische KiTa Koblenz, Köllemann, Krämer Bau, Kreissparkasse Ahrweiler, Landesbetrieb Mobilität RLP, Lidl, Lohner, Manthey-Racing, Marienhaus Bildungszentrum Eifel-Mosel, Moog Rekofa, Stahl- und Metallbau Nett, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, Nürburgring Hotels & Ferienpark, persona service, Police Rhineland-Palatinate, Randstad, Riedel Communications, Antriebstechnik Saftig, SANI, SCANIA, Schnorpfeil, SWB, steep, Stephani Steuerberatung, SVG Fahrschulzentrum Südwest, Techniropa, Tesla Automation,Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Adenau, VR Bank RheinAhrEifel, Vorwerk, VWA Koblenz, Weinand & Pauken, Wirtgen, WI SOLAR and ZF.

Nürburgring publishes 2024 endurance racing dates


The Nürburgring is giving a first preview of the 2024 season, and fans and teams of the popular endurance motorsport on the legendary Nordschleife can pull out their calendars. Because in addition to the date for the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring (May 30 to June 2, 2024), which has already been fixed for some time, the provisional dates for the popular formats of an endurance series and the Rundstrecken-Challenge Nürburgring (RCN) are now also fixed. As usual, the Nürburgring will present the entire event calendar for next year at the Essen Motor Show at the beginning of December. The challenges of the most demanding race track in the world are among the special fascinations in motorsport - for professionals, amateurs and fans alike. The endurance motor racing races lasting several hours have always been part of the Nürburgring DNA. That's why many horsepower enthusiasts mark the dates in their calendars well in advance and plan their vacations and free time accordingly. And the racing teams try to plan their entries as early as possible - either at the various races at the Nürburgring or taking into account the international racing calendar. Four-day motorsport festival at the 24h NürburgringNo matter what the respective focus is - planning security plays an important role for the teams. This is also why the Nürburgring already announced in 2021 together with the ADAC Nordrhein, as the organizer of the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring, that the current contract would be extended early until 2028. The date of the highlight for 2024 was accordingly fixed early. Fans can look forward to a four-day motorsport festival in the Green Hell again next year. The 52nd edition of the endurance classic will take place from Thursday, May 30 to Sunday, June 2, 2024, with the dress rehearsal taking place a good month beforehand - the associated ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers from April 13 to 14, 2024. One race every month - nine dates for endurance seriesAs usual, the coming motorsport year will kick off with the test and set-up day. The first testing opportunity on the combination of Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife will be on Saturday, March 16, 2024, when the teams taking part in the various races at the Nürburgring can prepare for the tasks ahead. The "warm-up" will be followed each month by fixed dates for an endurance series and for the Nürburgring Circuit Challenge (RCN). From March to October, the operators of the Nürburgring have taken into account the dates here, planning ahead with the respective season highlights. Thus, for an endurance series after the season opener on March 23, 2024, a 12-hour race or a double header (13 - 15.09.2024) can also take place. On this date, Sunday has already been reserved in addition to the usual race Saturday. The season finale is scheduled for October 12. Popular sport in the Green Hell: Nürburgring Circuit Challenge No racing series better represents the fact that the Nürburgring is also the home of popular sport than the Nürburgring Circuit Challenge. In this context, the entry-level series is called GLP - a regularity test whose regulations allow drivers to start with a street-legal vehicle. The goal is consistency. The participants must repeat their submitted lap time as accurately as possible in the subsequent confirmation laps. The next stage is the so-called performance test, the Nürburgring Circuit Challenge. This must be contested with a race-ready car and with at least the DMSB license A. In addition to a points system based on the lap times driven, there is also the 3-hour "Schwedenkreuz" race at the end of the season, which is counted as the eighth race. There the participants can gain their first racing experience. The dates for these popular formats have now also been set well in advance of the start of the season. The green light for the start of the RCN / GLP 2024 will be given at the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifier on the second weekend in April. The RCN will celebrate another appearance as usual in the context of the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring. In October, there will be a double-header of the circuit challenge: on Sunday, October 13, and on Saturday, October 26, with the 3h race as the season's crowning finale. Overview of all provisional endurance motorsport dates in 2024: Tryout and set-up session: 16.03.2024 Endurance series: 23.03.2024 Endurance series: 06.04.2024 ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers with RCN / GLP: 13. - 14.04.2024 RCN / GLP: 27.04.2024 Endurance series: 04.05.2024 ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring with RCN: 30.05. - 02.06.2024 Endurance series: 22.06.2024 RCN / GLP: 29.06.2024 Endurance series: 06.07.2024 Endurance series: 03.08.2024 RCN / GLP: 04.08.2024 RCN / GLP: 31.08.2024 Endurance series: 13 - 15.09.2024 Endurance series: 12.10.2024 RCN / GLP: 13.10.2024 GLP: 25.10.2024 RCN 3h race: 26.10.2024

Nürburgring and "Friends of the Nürburgring": Investment of € 50,000 in the jobs of the sports stewards


With a total investment of 50,000 euros, the stands and workplaces of the sports stewards along the Nordschleife were refurbished this season. The workplaces at a total of 33 posts have been upgraded through various measures. The measure was supported by the "Friends of the Nürburgring" association. The latter contributed 15,000 euros as an earmarked donation. Sports stewards are the good souls of motorsports. Their tasks around the race track are manifold - they ensure safety and a correct sporting procedure. Sports stewards wave the different colored 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 for every race: in wind, sun, and rain. "Without the sports stewards, the events at our racetrack would not be so feasible. Their dedication and passion for motorsport is what makes it all possible," explains Andreas Klapperich, Team Leader Track Operations & Safety at the Nürburgring. "That's why upgrading the stands and workstations is not only necessary but also a matter of the heart." After several small improvements in previous years, a larger investment followed this season. The project, which totaled 50,000 euros, included various large and small measures and works - from a new plexiglass screen at the track marshal shelter to new metal stairs for fast and safe operation. "We supported the upgrading of the stand and workplaces of the sports marshals out of deep conviction," explains Manfred Sattler, chairman of the "Friends of the Nürburgring" association. "For years, we have been committed to the Nürburgring as a legendary race track and to all those who contribute here full of energy. The sports officials are undoubtedly one of them - and therefore it was no question that we contribute €15,000 here."