Tips for fans of the 24h Nürburgring


In the week around Fronleichnam the Nürburgring will be in full swing: at the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring, the traditional race track in the heart of the Eifel region will be the setting for what is perhaps the most beautiful full-throttle festival in Europe. As early as Monday, May 27, the on-demand campsites around the Nordschleife will be filled with enthusiastic fans who will transform the legendary "Green Hell" into a paradise for motorsport fans until the finish on Sunday, June 2. Even though the actual program on and off the track only really gets underway from Thursday (30 May), the days leading up to the event are also a hive of activity around the world's most beautiful 25 km of asphalt. When the actual racing program starts from Corpus Christi onwards, it's all happening in quick succession: with countless attractions and colourful entertainment, while motorsport can be experienced live on the "Ring". For many full-throttle fans, these days are a must - and once you've experienced it, there's a risk of addiction. If you want to try it out, you can find all the ticket information and the detailed fan program including the schedule here.

Even if the wheels don't start rolling until Thursday: The rush of fans traditionally begins on Monday morning, when the on-demand campsites at the Nordschleife open. By then, the numerous individual visitors and fan groups are already hard at work setting up their camps around the legendary Nordschleife - at the same time as the teams arrive in the paddock. However, there won't be anything to really see there until Tuesday afternoon, because that's when scrutineering begins, which lasts until Wednesday evening. Vehicle after vehicle will then roll into the test hall - and visitors will have the opportunity to take a look at the competition vehicles. On Wednesday - for once! - the traditional Adenau Racing Day, which unfortunately falls victim to roadworks in the center of the racing town on the Ring this year. Nevertheless, the trip to Adenau is worthwhile, as the REWE supermarket, which is popular with fans, will start its daily 24-hour promotions on this day. Incidentally, the merchandising collection of the Eifel classic will also be on sale here. Information on this and other promotions can also be found in the 24h fan guide.

The race program starts on Thursday

It's "full throttle" from Thursday - both on and off the track. The RCN performance test on the Nordschleife will take over wake-up duty in the morning from 8:30 a.m., and the first races with the touring car legends and the Cup and Touring Car Trophy on the Grand Prix circuit will start in the late morning. The highlights are, of course, the two 24-hour qualifying sessions, the second of which lasts until 11:30 p.m., creating that authentic endurance racing feeling at dusk. From Thursday, the 24h fan buses will also be operating a shuttle service around the circuit and the fan mile on the ring°boulevard will open its doors.

Friday is fan day!

Friday not only brings the third 24h qualifying (from 13:30) and the decisive battle for pole in the top qualifying (from 17:30). The touring car legends and the Cup and Touring Car Trophy will also contest two more races. While they race on the Grand Prix circuit, there will be a lap of honor around the Nordschleife with 24h partner Monster - fans can look forward to a variety of activities. And once the pole has been awarded, the party will of course continue. The pit lane will open at 19:45: at the big autograph session with all the teams, visitors can look forward to selfies and small talk with the drivers, autographs and the real 24-hour family feeling. After all, when else do you get the opportunity to take a selfie on the start-finish straight or in the pit lane and stroll around? At the same time, you'll be spoiled for choice, as the Falken Drift Show in the Müllenbachschleife will be offering squealing tires, smoky drifts and spectacular action. Lars Gutsche will present the action there, which will also be broadcast on the 24h live stream and where many other vehicles can be seen alongside the Falken Drift Team. For the first time: two Hyundai models with electric drive!

Saturday won't be long until the start

Before the 24h Nürburgring finally starts on Saturday at 16:00, there will be an extra dose of entertainment. One highlight: the 24h Classic race in the morning. The touring car legends will also provide racing action on the Grand Prix circuit with their third race of the weekend. Once they have crossed the finish line, the final countdown begins: there will then be a Toyota lap of honor and car parades with BMW, Hyundai and Volkswagen on the Nordschleife. Watch out for the VW defile: there are some very special models here, as the Wolfsburg-based company is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Golf this weekend. While the starting field forms on the start-finish straight from 14:45, there will be an FMX show by Monster in front of the cars. Of course, traditional highlights such as the presentation of the Glickenhaus Cup are also part of the scheduled program.

Paddock: RAVENOL Ferris wheel, birthday parties and much more

When the race finally gets underway, the entertainment continues - because from Thursday to Sunday, there will be plenty of fan highlights next to the track. From Thursday, the Fan Mile on the ring°boulevard will open its doors, where there will not only be a number of companies with exhibitions, autograph sessions and entertainment. Of course, there will also be delicious catering - and two genuine premieres. Volkswagen is celebrating the Golf anniversary with the world premiere of the Golf GTI Clubsport (Friday, 16:30). Toyota will be presenting the new GR Yaris for the first time in Germany at its large stand on Saturday. There will also be a birthday atmosphere in the paddock. Mercedes-AMG will be celebrating 130 years of motorsport with a star by continuing its birthday tour of the top international events. At the 24h, there will be a large exhibition and action area on the heliport, which will be a hotspot for fans. Finally, RAVENOL also invites you to take a ride on the Ferris wheel here - sponsored by the 24h title partner at a significantly reduced price, it offers an incomparable panoramic view over the Eifel. A Magic Sky tent roof with a diameter of 30 meters also ensures that the fan area on the heliport is weatherproof. There is also a Monster fan zone with an action area, lounge area and many attractions. The fan hospitality of "Bembel with Care" with bullriding action and the ADAC video wall can also be found here. New this year is a catering mile on the multifunctional area next to the heliport: The CEWE photo truck will be waiting here, club members will be able to enjoy free coffee in the ADAC Advantage World, and a DTM Infomobile and many food trucks will also be positioned here. Hyundai will also be making a big appearance in the paddock: The official vehicle partner of the 24h Nürburgring is planning a great deal of entertainment for visitors in its exhibition area in the paddock, including a DJ, video wall and much more.

Always stay informed: All information online

All important information for visitors as well as the fan schedule is also available online on the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring homepage. As many dates and activities are traditionally finalized in the days leading up to the event, it is worth checking here for the latest information:

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