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 lane
The 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°boulevard
During 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 holder
On 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 www.nuerburgring.de. Tickets can also be purchased at the open box offices.