With a successful event mix, happy fans and perfect weather, the Nürburgring started the event season last weekend. With a darts gala in front of more than 3,000 visitors to kick things off, the first race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series and all-day tourist rides on the Nordschleife, there was plenty on offer throughout the weekend. Next Sunday, it's now the bikers' turn. At the traditional motorbike service "Anlassen" they can look forward to their official start of the season at the Nürburgring.
Flashing chrome, exchanges among like-minded people in the Grand Prix paddock, a joint parade around the Nordschleife - for thousands of motorcyclists, the start of the season at "Anlassen" is an integral part of their personal annual programme. This Sunday, 3 April, the programme starts at 10 a.m. for the two-wheeled enthusiasts who travel from all over Germany and nearby countries. Once again, there will be tourist rides on the Grand Prix circuit as well as various demonstrations by the Rhineland-Palatinate state police, the German Red Cross, the driving safety centre or the motorbike brand POLO. Live music, the open day at the Medical Centre with guided tours and a live auction are also part of the programme before the ecumenical church service starts at 3 pm. After the blessing for all motorcyclists, the joint parade over the Nordschleife will start at 4:15 pm. The ride into the Green Hell is the emotional highlight of "Anlassen" for the participants.
The event for motorcyclists is the next highlight in the versatile calendar of the Nürburgring. Last weekend already showed the mix that makes up the multifunctional event location. On Friday evening, the Darts Gala celebrated its premiere at the Nürburgring in the ring°arena. The big names of darts and more than 3,000 fans were present at the indoor event. There was a great party inside the arena and in the stands. After the successful start, the continuation for 2023 is already firmly planned. A date will be announced soon. Thousands of fans were also present live on Saturday at the first race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. On the grandstands of the Grand Prix circuit, on the starting grid and in the paddock as well as around the Nordschleife, the visitors followed the action. In the end, a real crowd favourite won: the Porsche 911 GT3 R from Manthey Racing. At the end of the weekend, all the fans could do their own laps on the legendary race track. In the tourist drives, the Nordschleife opened all day on Sunday and heralded a real start to the season here as well in pre-summer weather - because after the first few weekends, the Nürburgring now opens almost daily for tourist drivers.