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25 January, Wednesday

ADAC GT Masters as part of the ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix

The ADAC GT Masters will start the 2023 season with the proven concept, events with strong attendance, a prize money pot filled with more than 570,000 euros and the successfully established sustainable fuel. Six race weekends with two races each in Germany and Austria are planned, with the series returning to the Norisring in Nuremberg for the first time in 15 years. All races will be shown...
ADAC GT Masters as part of the ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix

25.01.2023

The ADAC GT Masters will start the 2023 season with the proven concept, events with strong attendance, a prize money pot filled with more than 570,000 euros and the successfully established sustainable fuel. Six race weekends with two races each in Germany and Austria are planned, with the series returning to the Norisring in Nuremberg for the first time in 15 years. All races will be shown live on free TV. The season will start from 9 to 11 June at a "special event" in Hockenheim. Sustainability also plays a decisive role in the new season in the ADAC GT Masters. For the second year in a row, the ADAC GT Masters will be running on the innovative Shell Blue-Gasoline 98 fuel, which consists of around 50% renewable components. Last year, the drivers completed 10,971 race laps with the sustainable fuel, making an important contribution to CO2 reduction. ADAC Head of Motorsport Thomas Voss: "The ADAC GT Masters will continue to compete in 2023 with the concept that has been thrilling fans for 16 years now. We will no longer pursue the plans presented in December with joint races of the ADAC GT Masters and prototypes. This is in line with the wishes of many teams to continue the ADAC GT Masters in its unchanged form. On the sporting side, however, we are sharpening the profile of the series by making a driver with a silver or bronze classification compulsory in every car in future. This will ensure that the ADAC GT Masters remains an attractive platform for talent hungry for success." The calendarThe season opener will take place at a special event from 9 to 11 June at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, with more information to follow shortly. One of the season's highlights already follows on the second race weekend: With the return to the Norisring, the series will contest the first of a total of four events at the DTM on the streets of Nuremberg. After the Norisring, the ADAC GT Masters will once again be a guest at one of Germany's biggest motorsport events: for the first time since 2012, the series will compete at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. After the summer break, the drivers will face the Sachsenring challenge in September. Afterwards, the mountain calls: for the penultimate stop of the season, the participants travel to the current Formula 1 circuit of the Red Bull Ring. The finale will take place at the end of October together with the DTM as usual in Hockenheim. The sporting alignmentIn the ADAC GT Masters, two drivers will continue to share a cockpit. Starting this year, a silver-rated driver or a bronze-rated driver is compulsory in each car. Thus, the ADAC GT Masters remains true to its philosophy of optimally promoting young talent and giving young talents the chance to develop in a professional environment. Good performances and successes are rewarded: In the new season, participants will be competing for cash and non-cash prizes worth more than 570,000 euros. In addition to the driver and team classifications, the Pirelli Junior classification for young talents and the Pirelli Trophy classification for ambitious gentlemen will be announced. Teams can register for the ADAC GT Masters 2023 from 25 January, the closing date for entries is 1 May.

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. 

ADAC creates sustainable and future-oriented structures for the DTM

08.12.2022

Brand core Germany moves into the focus of the DTM in 2023 ADAC uses synergies for new top motorsport platform ADAC GT Masters to be held under the umbrella of the new DTM Endurance in future Race at the Nürburgring on 04 - 06 August The DTM will compete under the ADAC umbrella from 2023 as the pinnacle of a strong German motorsport platform. Following the acquisition of the DTM brand rights, the ADAC is using synergies to create future-oriented and sustainable structures for the top classes on the circuit. On its way to introduce synthetic fuels in the future, the DTM relies on an environmentally friendly and innovative fuel from Shell, which consists of 50% renewable components, as part of a new sustainability concept. The DTM's unique and proven concept of one driver per car will remain. With the eight-station calendar, the series will focus on the German brand core without sacrificing appearances at internationally renowned tracks. In 2023, the DTM will be shown live on free TV with a strong TV partner. ADAC Sport President Dr Gerd Ennser: "The DTM enjoys an international reputation and an excellent reputation beyond the borders - but the heart of the DTM beats in Germany. It was very important to us to create planning security for the teams shortly after the acquisition of the brand rights. It was important for us to concentrate on the core market. The ADAC is taking on a great legacy and continues to align the DTM with its transnational appeal as a strong international brand in European motorsport. We are creating a strong platform for German motorsport with sustainable and future-oriented structures." Sporting orientationThe DTM will continue to be the spearhead for professionals in the future. The ADAC is continuing the successful concept of the DTM and is sticking to the features that have defined the DTM brand for almost 40 years. The format with one driver per car and two rounds per event will remain. Tyre changes will continue to be a race-decisive factor: during the performance pit stops, the teams will fight for every tenth of a second. From 2023, standard tyres will be supplied by the premium manufacturer and Formula 1 supplier Pirelli. The recognised vehicle classification of the SRO Motorsports Group ensures equal opportunities in the field of participants. Sustainability will play a decisive role in the DTM from now on. Shell's innovative and renewable fuel, which has already been successfully used in the ADAC GT Masters in the 2022 season, will also be used in the DTM from 2023. The "Bottle Free Zone" initiative launched together with BWT ensures the avoidance of plastic waste in the paddock. For the teams, the series organiser ADAC makes economically relevant decisions. Significant budget reduction measures are planned for the participants. ADAC GT Masters to remainIn future, the ADAC GT Masters will find its home in the new DTM Endurance. Within the framework of the DTM, the GT3 cars from the ADAC GT Masters will compete in six to seven events together with the sports cars of the Prototype Cup Germany. The ADAC is currently in good talks with the ACO to coordinate the details. In addition to the new DTM Endurance, the ADAC GT4 Germany, the BMW M2 Racing Cup and the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland are also an integral part of the DTM programme. Dates DTM 2023, subject to changes: 26.05. – 28.05.2023, Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 23.06. – 25.06.2023, Circuit Zandvoort / NL 07.07. – 09.07.2023, Norisring 04.08. – 06.08.2023, Nürburgring 18.08. – 20.08.2023, DEKRA Lausitzring 08.09. – 10.09.2023, Sachsenring 22.09. – 24.09.2023, Red Bull Ring / A 20.10. – 22.10.2023, Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg

ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring & 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers: Advance Booking for 2023 starts

30.11.2022

Many fans of the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring have been waiting for this, and now the time has finally come: tickets for the highlight of the year from 18 to 21 May 2023 are now available. At the same time, advance sales also started for the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers (22-23 April 2023), which will again mark the prologue on the legendary Nordschleife one month before the 24h. The price structure could be largely maintained compared to the previous year. Even those who decide to visit the race through the green hell at a later date still have a little time: the advance sale for the 24h Nürburgring ends on 9 May. But tickets for both events are also available at the box office as usual. > more info & tickets 24h Nürburgring > more info & tickets 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers A good week earlier than this year, the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring will bring the Nordschleife to life next year. This is because Ascension Day (Thursday, 18 May) will again be used as a floating holiday for the long event weekend in 2023. So the 24h will again be the perfect setting for an extended Father's Day outing next year. And those who don't have any plans a month earlier on 21-23 April will also be well entertained at the Nürburgring, as the 24h Qualifiers are on the agenda on that date. For both events, camping and parking areas around the Nürburgring will also be open for overnight visitors - for the 24h, of course, traditionally around the entire track. Here, tickets are only available on site and will be sold directly at the entrance to the on-demand camping and spectator parking areas. The personal ticket is of course available as usual in the ticket shop.

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.

Pre-Sale for International ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix 2023 started  

07.11.2022

Four event days with motor sport, trade fair and festival from 13 - 16 July 2022 On Monday, 07 November, the advance sale for the 36th edition of the Inter-national ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix will start. Once again, a varied programme is in store - from thrilling motor sport to music festival and the largest industrial fair of the commercial vehicle sector to trucker camp and job expo.  > more info & tickets From 2023 onwards, the event will run over four days for the first time and will therefore already begin for spectators on Thursday, 13 July. On this day, there will be free practice on the open grandstands and teams and exhibitors will already be waiting in the paddock.   From a sporting point of view, the races of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship will take centre stage, with top drivers like Jochen Hahn, Sascha Lenz and Norbert Kiss competing for valuable European Championship points on the legendary Eifel circuit.   During the day, the leading manufacturers of the commercial vehicle industry will present the latest technologies, and families can look forward to an entertaining supporting programme: from trucker parade to van village and trucker camp to children's land. In addition, the ADAC/TÜV Rheinland Truck Symposium and the Goodyear FIA ETRC Innovation Talk will take place. And the lights don't go out in the evening either: in the Müllenbachschleife, the music festival of country and pop invites you to a party - combined with the legendary fireworks on Saturday evening. 

Excitement at the 2022 NLS finale

02.11.2022

The 2022 season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series is in the home stretch, with the finale taking place on Saturday, 5 November. The programme includes the 46th NIMEX DMV 4h Race, which had to be postponed in April due to weather conditions. At the eighth race, the champions will be crowned in the various NLS categories. Excitement for the visitors is therefore pre-programmed. Tickets for the 4-hour race in the Green Hell are available from 18 euros. Children up to 14 years of age are admitted free of charge. > more info & tickets After seven races in the Green Hell, Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas in the BMW 330i of Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive are practically set as champions of the 2022 Nürburgring Endurance Series. The trio took all seven race wins in the production car class up to 2,000 cc with turbo and rear-wheel drive. In the process, they collected maximum points and hold an unassailable lead in the standings. In addition to the overall standings, the Adrenalin trio will also secure the production car trophy, while Setsaas will also claim the 2022 medienkraftwerk Junior trophy. "We are thrilled to defend the NLS championship title once again - a sensational thing," said a delighted team boss Matthias Unger. Second in the overall standings are Mauro Calamia, Ivan Jacoma and Kai Riemer, piloting a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS (982). For their part, the drivers of Schmickler Performance powered by Ravenol have locked up the title in the Cup 3 classification of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring at the seventh race. Third-placed is Daniel Blickle, who in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) has good prospects of clinching the title in the Cup 2 classification of the PETN for AVIA W&S Motorsport. However, Karsten Krämer, Christopher Brück and Moritz Kranz from KKrämer Racing, who occupy second place in the Porsche one-make cup, will be challenging him for the title. Even though some preliminary decisions have been made in the NIMEX Team Trophy, suspense is still the order of the day in some classes. In VT2-FWD mathilda racing - Team LAVO Carwash is leading with the Volkswagen Scirocco R ahead of DRUCKREGELT&WAPPLER by Mertens Motorsport with the Hyundai i30 N. The lead is currently 24 points. The lead is currently 24 points, with 35 still to be awarded. There will also be a showdown in the SP9 Pro-Am between Huber Motorsport (Porsche 911 GT3 R) and PROsport-Racing (Aston Martin Vantage GT3). It will also be exciting in the BMS M240i Racing Cup class between the two Adrenalin cars #652 and #650. The title in the NLS Speed Trophy is also still vacant. The only certainty is that it will go to Scherer Sport Team Phoenix. Eight points separate the green Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II #16, which will be driven by Jakub 'Kuba' Giermaziak and Kim Luis Schramm in the finale, and the blue R8 #5 of Vincent Kolb and Frank Stippler.Walkenhorst Motorsport's BMW M4 GT3, Huber Motorsport's Porsche 911 GT3 R, Landgraf Motorsport's Mercedes AMG GT3 and PROsport-Racing's Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will also have a say in the battle for overall victory. After Manthey-Racing and Falken Motorsports have already brought the new 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 R to the Nordschleife for testing, it is now Dinamic Motorsport's turn. Matteo Cairoli and Julien Andlauer pilot the class SP-X-rated 911. Ralf Schall wants to add another triumph to his long list of class victories at the 46th NIMEX DMV 4h Race. With 105 victories, Schall ranks third in the statistics behind Volker Strycek (135) and Johannes Scheid (134). He contests the finale in a Group H Porsche.Other participants do not yet have this wealth of experience. In order to gain experience in racing on the Nordschleife, Team Four Motors Bioconcept-Car will be fielding, among others, the newly crowned champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Laurin Heinrich, and formula specialist David Beckmann, as well as the twin daughters of ex-DTM driver Fritz Kreutzpointner, Alesia and Jacqueline. The 46th NIMEX DMV 4h Race will run over the usual distance of four hours. The starting lights switch to green at 12 noon. Before that, the positions in the grid will be determined in qualifying from 08:30 to 10 am. The entire race day will be streamed live on vln.de and will bring the unique atmosphere of the Nordschleife championship to the home screen.

Ring Highlights in November: Motorsport Showdowns, Taekwon-Do and Job Fair

26.10.2022

In November, event diversity reigns supreme on and off the entire Nürburgring race track. With thrilling motorsport on the Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife at the Nürburgring Endurance Series and with action-packed duels on the Müllenbachschleife at the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Right next to the start and finish straight, visitors can experience the Job Fair - powered by Nürburgring in the Bitburger Event Centre. Companies from the region will present their career opportunities here. Meanwhile, high-quality martial arts are on offer in the ring°arena. The German Taekwon-Do championship will take place here. A brief portrait of the highlights Job Fair - powered by Nürburgring | 18 and 19 NovemberThere are many exciting career opportunities in the entire region around the Nürburgring. On Friday, 18 and Saturday, 19 November, numerous companies will present their job portfolios. From apprenticeships and offers for professionals to temporary jobs. The event starts at 10 a.m. on both days at the Bitburger Event Center. Among others, the IHK Koblenz, Lidl, dpd, Bofrost, Subway, Manthey, Nett Stahl- & Metallbau, Riedel, SANI, WiSolar and Volksbank RheinAhr Eifel will be there. As participants in the fair, the Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG and Nürburgring Hotels & Ferienpark - managed by Lindner will also be presenting their portfolios. Admission for visitors is free of charge. All information and exhibitors can be found on the Nürburgring website. Nürburgring Endurance Series | 05 NovemberThe Nürburgring Endurance Series goes into overtime for the season finale. Fans will experience an extra shift of thrilling motorsport from the popular series at the catch-up event. The freshly crowned champion trio Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas will also be taking part. They scored the decisive points in the last race. The spectators can look forward to the entire range of racing cars. From production-based small cars to full-blown GT3 racers. After the qualifying in the morning, the starter groups will go hunting for the last points of the year at 12 noon. For four hours, there will be racing action on the legendary Nordschleife for the last time in 2022. Tickets cost 18 euros per person (children up to 14 years free). This gives visitors access to the open grandstands at the Grand Prix circuit, the exclusive spectator areas Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten, the paddock, the pit lane, the starting grid and the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. FIA World Rallycross Championship | 12 and 13 NovemberAt the last race at the Nürburgring this year, a world champion will be crowned. At the FIA World RX of Germany, Johan Kristoffersson is aiming for his fifth rallycross title overall. The Swede is having an absolute dream season and has won almost every race so far. Kristoffersson has fond memories of the Nürburgring. Back in 2021, he was allowed to put on the crown of rallycross sport in the snowy Eifel. The spectators can be there live in the stadium-like round of the Müllenbachschleife. During the action on gravel and asphalt, they have the approximately one-kilometre-long track and the exceptionally fast racing cars in view at all times: Equipped with 500 kW - equivalent to around 680 hp - and a torque of 880 Nm, they accelerate faster than current Formula 1 cars. German Taekwon-Do Championship 2022 | 05 NovemberMartial arts in a class of its own can be experienced in the ring°arena. The International Taekwon-Do Federation Deutschland e.V. invites you to the German Taekwon-Do Championship 2022. From 12 years up to adult age, the fighters will compete according to age and graduation. In addition, there will be various disciplines such as fighting, special technique or strength-breaking tests as part of the competition day. In addition to the championship, participants will also compete in a children's and junior tournament. Admission for visitors is free. The highlights in November:- 05.11. Nürburgring Endurance Series- 05.11. German Teakwon-Do Championship- 12. - 13.11. FIA World RX of Germany- 18. - 19.11. Job Fair - powered by Nürburgring