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23 January, Monday

Green light for comprehensive digitalisation measure

Go-ahead for a milestone: All 21 km of the Nordschleife are to be equipped with a digital infrastructure. EUR 11 million is being invested by the Nürburgring operating company to take safety on the world’s most challenging race track into the future. This is to benefit all users – from private drivers during tourist drive sessions and test drivers of the Industry Pool to racing drivers at...
Green light for comprehensive digitalisation measure

23.01.2023

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

Season card for the tourist drives available at advance booking price

13.12.2022

Available now: The season card for the 2023 tourist drives. There is a lucrative early booking discount until 10 January. The card also includes exclusive Nürburgring offers and benefits for season ticket holders. Anyone who buys a season card until 10 January 2023 will get it at the special price of 2,500 euros - after that, the new regular price of 3,000 euros will apply. Holders will benefit from exclusive advantages. These include free participation in backstage tours, a track walk on the Nordschleife and a cinema evening exclusively for season card holders. Discounts on products in the official ring°fanshop, courses at the Nürburgring Driving Academy, overnight stays in the Nürburgring Hotels and Ferienpark managed by Lindner or photos from racetracker.de as well as other benefits of the Nürburgring destination are also included. An overview is available here. The tourist drives on the NürburgringThe tourist drives on the Nürburgring are an offer for everyone. The rules are quickly explained: anyone in possession of a driving licence and a registered car or motorbike can drive on the Nürburgring during opening hours. It is not a racing event and takes place according to the rules of the road traffic regulations. For example, the right-hand driving rule applies, overtaking is only allowed on the left and timekeeping is prohibited. > opening times and rules for the tourist

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

14.11.2022

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

Ring highlights in October come in a double pack

30.09.2022

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)

Green Hell Driving Days - four days of tourist drives in a row

09.06.2022

From 16 - 19 June, the first Green Hell Driving Days of the year will take place at the Nürburgring. For four days in a row, from morning to evening, everyone can take the legendary Nordschleife under their own wheels. The barrier opens for the first time at 8 a.m. on Thursday, 16 June. Driving will be in accordance with the German road traffic regulations. Traditionally, the Green Hell Driving Days take place twice a year. The long tourist driving weekend will again attract Nürburgring fans from near and far. Anyone in possession of a driving licence and a properly registered car or motorbike can drive during opening hours. Visitors can top up their credit for the ride online at any time. All that is needed is an account, which can be easily created. Access to the track is then possible via QR code. Top-ups can be made online at any time and from anywhere. Every user has full transparency over the transactions. Since the tourist drives take place according to the road traffic regulations of Germany, there are fixed rules for participation. For example, overtaking is only allowed on the left. In addition, behaviour that endangers traffic, such as drifts or stopping times, is prohibited. To ensure that driving fun and safety come first, the Nürburgring employs extensive safety personnel around and on the track. The applicable rules are available - among other things as an international explanatory video - here and on the screens at the race track. More service and special offers for tourist driversShould any incidents occur during the tourist drives, the staff will be on the spot quickly. If it becomes necessary to close the circuit, information about the approximate duration of the closure will be provided on the screens at the circuit and online. In the meantime, visitors are offered benefits at various Nürburgring locations. At the Motorsport Experience Museum ring°werk, for example, admission is available for €7.90 instead of €9.90. At the Nürburgring eSports Bar, 10% off all digital driving packages await. And if you want to fortify yourself, you can also get a 10% discount at the restaurants LUCIA - Pollo Italiano and Bitburger Gasthaus. Opening hours Green Hell Driving Days Nordschleife: Thursday, 16 June 2022: 08:00 - 19:00 hrs. Friday, 17 June 2022: 08:00 - 19:30 hrs Saturday, 18 June 2022: 08:00 - 19:00 hrs Sunday, 19 June 2022: 08:00 - 19:00 hrs

New: Waiting time prediction for tourist drives online!

12.05.2022

This is a real offer-tuning for all tourist drivers: From now on, our website provides the estimated waiting time in case of a short-term route closure. This should make it easier to plan your visit. To shorten the wait, there will be an additional 10% discount in selected Nürburgring attractions and restaurants during this time. From now on, you can find a forecast of when you will be able to drive on the Nordschleife or Grand Prix Track again after a track closure HERE on our opening times page. As soon as an estimate of the necessary work on the track is possible, the scheduled time of the next barrier opening will now also appear online. At the Nordschleife, the estimated time for the reopening has already been visible on the screens there for some time. This will remain the case. The online display is an additional service. In addition to making it easier to plan, the Nürburgring is also introducing promotional discounts to shorten the waiting time. As soon as one of the circuits is closed for tourist rides, there will be a flat 10% discount in selected locations at the Ring in future. These include the ring°werk museum, the Nürburgring eSports Bar as well as the two restaurants LUCIA - Pollo Italiano and the Bitburger Gasthaus. Everything can be found around the ring°boulevard.  Stay up to date at all times and secure your advantages. HERE you can find the opening hours.

Cancellation of "Anlassen" after wintry forecast for the weekend

31.03.2022

The motorbike service "Anlassen" has been cancelled. Due to the forecast of wintry conditions, the Nürburgring's operating company decided as early as Thursday not to allow the two-wheeled event to take place. This is to allow all visitors, partners and service providers the best possible planning. Travelling to the Nürburgring by car is still worthwhile at the weekend. The weather-independent offers will be open as planned. The tourist drives are also scheduled to take place - however, changes at short notice are possible here at any time due to the weather and will be announced here. According to Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, the expected weather conditions could already endanger the safety of motorcyclists on their journey. Furthermore, under the current forecasts, various programme items such as motorbike demonstrations would not be feasible. At the Nürburgring, an intensive search was also underway to find an alternative date for the motorbike service at short notice. Unfortunately, due to the tight schedule at the Nürburgring, it is not possible to hold the event, which requires the Grand Prix paddock as a full-day event area and the Nordschleife for the motorbike parade, in a timely manner. Those responsible deeply regret the cancellation, which had no alternative. After the Corona-related cancellations of "Anlassen" in the past two years, the team of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG had been looking forward to finally being able to hold the traditional event again without any restrictions. The RCN GLP regularity test, which was to have started on Saturday, 2 April, was also cancelled. Tourist rides, ring°werk, ring°kartbahn eSports Bar and gastronomic offersHowever, according to the current status, the popular tourist drives can take place. The Nordschleife will open on Friday, April 1, from 5:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (entire circuit incl. GP circuit), on Saturday, April 2, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 3, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.. On Saturday there will also be tourist rides on the Grand Prix Track from 10 am to 7 pm. Depending on the weather conditions on the day, the Nürburgring operating company reserves the right to limit this offer to car drivers or, in case of doubt, to cancel it altogether. Regardless of the weather, families and visitors can enjoy themselves at the motorsport museum ring°werk at the weekend. Stories from 95 years of the Nürburgring await them here. Meanwhile, at the ring°kartbahn, modern and safe electric karts invite you to burn a best time into the asphalt. Driving pleasure is possible here from the age of 8 and a body height of 1.20 metres. In the ring°carré, every visitor can also take a virtual spin on the race track in the Nürburgring eSports Bar. High-quality racing simulators provide a uniquely realistic driving experience. The gastronomic offerings "LUCIA - Pollo Italiano" and the Bitburger Gasthaus will also be open. The latest information is available on the Nürburgring's social channels and here on the website.

Green light for the start of the season: Construction work at the Nürburgring successfully completed

02.03.2022

This year's construction work at the Nürburgring is being successfully completed - just in time for the start of track operations next week. The final work is currently being completed. 2.5 kilometres of the legendary race track have been renewed over the past four months. Almost every year, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG uses the winter season for extensive work on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix Track. In the past few years alone, those responsible have invested 12.5 million euros in the modernisation and maintenance of the track as well as in the expansion of the safety facilities. 2.5 kilometres of race track. In less than 4 months. In the middle of winter. As always, the conditions for the construction work on the longest permanent race track in the world were challenging. New asphalt had to be laid on the seemingly endless straight, the Döttinger Höhe. Together with the following fast and demanding passages: Antoniusbuche, Tiergarten and the Hohenrain chicane. Fresh asphalt on the now 95-year-old Nordschleife means: the track is being renewed from the ground up. Powerful machines are removing large parts of all the existing layers. The underlying soil is then reinforced. This is the only way the asphalt can withstand the extreme loads for the next 20 years. "Continuously maintaining around 25 kilometers of race track is an enormous task," explains project manager Alexander Schnobel. He has been working for the track operator for more than 20 years and knows the requirements like no other: "It's not just about new asphalt, but also about maintaining the unique characteristics of the track." For the track construction, the Nürburgring relies, among other things, on a particularly sustainable recycling process. The old base course is first removed, then processed by special machines and finally reinstalled as a new mixture. Just in time for the start of March, the track is now ready: From the Döttinger Höhe up to and including the Hyundai N curve of the Grand Prix Track, there is now brand new asphalt. In addition, further safety equipment was also installed during the construction work this year: 300 metres of new FIA catch fence now stands on the Nordschleife between the Kallenhard and Wehrseifen sections.  In total, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG invested a total of 2.5 million euros in the maintenance and expansion of safety this year. If you add up the measures since 2015, more than 12.5 million euros have been invested in modernisation and expansion. In this way, the operators will continue to secure the Nürburgring as a motorsport and development location in the future - with international top-class sport as well as many other usage formats such as the development drives of the industrial pool or the popular tourist drives. The latter will open the season at the Nürburgring on 12 March with the first barrier opening in 2022. One week later, from 18 to 20 March, race cars will drive over the new asphalt of the Nordschleife and Grand Prix Track for the first time during the test and set-up sessions. Investments in the Nürburgring - an overview of the past years: 2015: 1 million euros New asphalt in the Eschbach area  Asphalt work on and next to the Grand Prix Track 2016: 1 million euros New asphalt Quiddelbacher Höhe & Flugplatz New FIA safety fences at Schwedenkreuz, Metzgesfeld, Stefan-Bellof-S, etc. Information boards for the Nordschleife access road 2017: 1 million euros New asphalt Hatzenbach, Hohe Acht, Hedwigshöhe & Brünnchen  FIA catch fences at Hatzenbach & Kesselchen, among others 2018: 4 million euros New asphalt Schwedenkreuz, Kallenhard, Wehrseifen & Ex-Mühle Further FIA catch fences on the Nordschleife 2019: 1.3 million euros Extensive digitalisation of the Grand Prix circuit 4K track cameras, 17 kilometers of new fibre optic cables Completely renewed race control 2020: 1 million euros New asphalt AMG Arena (Grand Prix Track) New construction of the Nürburgring rallycross track Further infrastructure measures Müllenbachschleife 2021: 1 million euros Digitalisation project for parts of the Nordschleife 4K track cameras & fibre optics from Döttinger Höhe to Hohenrain chicane 2022: 2.5 million euros New asphalt Döttinger Höhe (Nordschleife) to Hyundai N curve (Grand Prix Track) 300 metres of new FIA catch fence between Kallenhard and Wehrseifen

Nürburgring non-stop: Season ticket now available

11.01.2022

One ticket for the whole year: The 2022 season ticket for the Nürburgring tourist drives is now available. It allows unlimited access throughout the year during the public sessions. The season ticket is valid for both the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track. The price remains stable.  This year, the gates to the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track will open almost 200 times for tourist drivers. With the annual ticket, all these dates are included! The official starting signal for the 2022 tourist drives will be given on Saturday, 12 March. The Nordschleife will be open to everyone for the entire weekend. After that, it's one after the other: almost every day, the circuit will then open for private drivers. The exact times can be found here on the Nürburgring website.  The Easter weekend - Good Friday, 15 April, to Easter Monday, 18 April - and the Green Hell Driving Days promise to be real highlights. These will take place from 16 to 19 June and from 1 to 3 October 2022. So anyone looking for the ultimate driving pleasure is well advised to buy a season ticket. It is still available for 2,200 euros and entitles the holder to drive on the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track.  The purchase process is quick and uncomplicated: Register on the Nürburgring website, select your season ticket and complete the purchase process as usual. There are still two months to go until the race finally starts again. The asphalt on the wintery Nürburgring is currently being renewed. Just in time for the start of the season, all drivers will once again have perfect conditions on the world's most famous 20.832 kilometers.