08 December, Thursday

ADAC creates sustainable and future-oriented structures for the DTM

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,...
ADAC creates sustainable and future-oriented structures for the DTM


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

Nürburgring Fan World at the Essen Motor Show


Race cars to touch, wall calendars and trade fair promotions: Nürburgring will be a fan magnet at the Essen Motor Show Nürburgring presents itself in Hall 3 (Stand 3A28) of the Essen Motor Show Test drive in a formula car, record car and NLS car, fan articles in the ring°fanshop Free Nürburgring A1 calendar with all dates for stand visitors The Nürburgring will present itself at the Essen Motor Show with an extensive range of offers for the fans. On 240 m², the visitors can immerse themselves in the world of the famous race track in Hall 3 (Stand 3A28). There will be various racing cars to touch and test, fan articles at special prices or the free Nürburgring wall calendar with all the dates to take away. From Saturday, 3 December to Sunday, 11 December, the Nürburgring can be visited every day at the Essen Motor Show. Once sitting in a formula racing car, taking the steering wheel in both hands and imagining yourself stepping on the gas. This dream comes true for visitors to the Nürburgring stand at the Essen Motor Show - souvenir photo included. At the stand, the perfect foretaste of a PS adventure is revealed, because the formula experience for everyone is also available in real on the race track at the Nürburgring. Right next to it, there is a real record-breaking vehicle to marvel at: the Porsche GT2 RS MR, which conquered the legendary Nordschleife in 6:43.300 min. The vehicles on display will be rounded off by a full-blown GT3 car from the Nürburgring Endurance Series. Fans can look forward to the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) from Smyrlis Racing. Free wall calendar with all dates and attractive fair offersThe fact that the Nürburgring has much more to offer than high-horsepower racing cars is revealed, among other things, in the stand design. High above the heads of the visitors, it is not only emotional track and race shots that round off the look. The variety of images of the experiences and companies of the Nürburgring destination also awaits here: from the Nürburgring Hotels and Ferienpark managed by Lindner to the Nürburgring eSports Bar and the media production company Nürburgring.TV. The 2023 event variety for home is available on the large wall calendar, which every stand visitor can take home for free. Those who want to secure the perfect Christmas gifts at the fair are also in good hands here. In the specially erected ring°fanshop, there is a large selection of items on the stand for all lovers of the Green Hell. Especially attractive: the special offers. For example, the official fan calendar 2023 with the most beautiful Nürburgring photos is only available in Essen at the fair price of €14.95. Furthermore, in addition to the current collection, various T-shirts and hoodies are waiting at a special price starting at €10. Those who would like to go fast next year can purchase vouchers for the driving experiences of the Nürburgring Driving Academy. And for goosebumps and thrilling motorsport in the Green Hell, fan club memberships of the Nürburgring Endurance Series are available at special rates. A visit to the Nürburgring stand is worthwhile in any case.

Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas? Nürburgring goes full throttle with versatile gift ideas


"Are you dreaming of a Green Hell Christmas?" – under this motto, numerous gift ideas are waiting to make the eyes of Nürburgring fans light up on Christmas Eve. The list of the Ring „Christkind“ offers adrenaline-charged driving experiences, tickets for exciting events and, of course, a large selection of emotional fan articles. And with a little luck, a great prize awaits you in the online shop's Christmas competition. > All Christmas offers Experience the Nordschleife at racing speed, find the right couples at the official Nürburgring memory® game or experience a race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as a VIP. The Nürburgring's Christmas gift ideas are as versatile as the Nürburgring itself. Those who order by 18 December will also receive their „Ring“ presents in time for the festive season. For all those who make up their minds at short notice, the Nürburgring offers the possibility of buying a gift voucher online. This can be easily printed out at home and will thus land under the Christmas tree in good time. Raffle: "Merry RINGmas Among all online shoppers who buy items and experiences worth more than € 61.13 as part of the Christmas campaign, the Nürburgring will be giving away great prizes every Monday after each Advent weekend. Those who make such a purchase in the online shop by 1 Advent even have the chance to win a prize after all four Sundays in Advent. The draw will take place on the following Monday. The exact prize will only be revealed on the day of the competition. But one thing can already be said: prizes with a total value of around € 1,200 are waiting to be won in the raffle! All gift ideas in the fan articles section can be found under the short link for driving experiences and event tickets can be found directly on the respective product pages.

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


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.

"We'll be happy to come again!" Successful premiere of the regional job fair at the Nürburgring


The first regional Nürburgring job fair has come to an end after two successful days. 35 exhibitors - from internationally active companies to successful medium-sized businesses - took the opportunity to present their career opportunities to the visitors. In the end, the fair was completely convincing: through the professional planning, implementation and the affectionate design as well as through the high quality of the visitors - from prospective trainees to trained specialists. In addition to their presence at the fair stands, the exhibitors also had the opportunity to give short presentations and insights into everyday working life on stage. In addition, visitors were able to view the job offers of the participating companies again at their leisure on a separate information wall.  The managing director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG was satisfied: "It was a very good premiere for our job fair here at the Nürburgring. Our team has put together a strong stage for the companies in the region. The Bitburger Event Center and its design were convincing as a location. The feedback from the exhibitors was very positive. Many have emphasised how important such a trade fair is for our region and have already confirmed that they would be happy to come again. Therefore, we are looking forward to a continuation of this regional job fair next year." The opinions of the exhibitors: Martin Raeder, Managing Director Manthey-Racing GmbH"Of course, people know us and our Grello at the Nürburgring from our work on the race track. But Manthey's range of services goes well beyond motorsport. That's why we were happy to use the job fair to give visitors an understanding of our entire job portfolio in the areas of racing, performance, engineering, services and experiences. We had some great conversations here."  Thomas Gebauer, Head of Depot Branch West SANI"The job fair came just in time for us, because we want to further strengthen our location at the Nürburgring in terms of personnel. We were absolutely positively surprised by the good response and especially by how many good quality discussions we were able to hold. The result suits us and we will be happy to come again." Sonja Jahnen, Division Manager, Koblenz-Mayen Employment Agency"Looking for, finding and offering jobs is our profession, which is why we were right there at the job fair - as employers as well as experts on the labour market. This is a great location for this fair and there are really many exciting employers here besides us. The selection of exhibitors is very good and the number of visitors just shows how important this offer is for the region." Thurid Wagenknecht, Programme Manager Riedel Communications"This job fair here at the Nürburgring is really beautifully designed and offers a very personal environment - so everything you need for a lively exchange with visitors. We really had a lot of young visitors and students - also accompanied by parents - which impressed us a lot. Many were surprised by our performance portfolio, because here in the region the perception of Riedel Communications is very much shaped by radio technology and motor sports." Irina Wörner, Team Leader Persona Service Neuwied"We are always looking for skilled workers and since we are such a big company, actually everyone can find a job with us. Our area also extends to the Nürburgring and we want to attract applicants and employees here, especially from this region. That's why we came all the way from Neuwied. The talks were really great and we will definitely be happy to come back at the next job fair at the Nürburgring." Guido Fiedler, Member of the Management Board Köllemann GmbH"We essentially produce machines for materials handling and process engineering and export 80 per cent of these all over the world. Since our company is based in Adenau, we also like to recruit our employees in the region. Many highly qualified people presented themselves here at the job fair, including possible trainees. For us, the participation was very successful.

Pre-sale start for the 50th Oldtimer Grand Prix with Christmas offer


The largest and most traditional racing event for classic cars, the Oldtimer-Grand-Prix, will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the Nürburgring from 11 to 13 August 2023. This unique motorsport event has already opened its advance ticket sales - ideal for a successful Christmas present. In addition to the normal tickets, we have launched a special promotion until 31.12.2022: Two weekend tickets in advance for the price of one ticket = € 79.00.  > Further information & tickets 3-days of classic motorsport fascination.The programme of the 50th Oldtimer-Grand-Prix will once again present the most important racing series in history, offering two race rounds for most classes in addition to practice. Typical for this most traditional German classic racing event with international participation is the diversity of the racing series: The Grand Prix cars of the HGPCA from the 1930s onwards and the Formula Junior of the model years up to 1961 will open the round of monoposti, there will be a prominent selection of F-1 and F-2 bolides which will include Grand Prix ́s of the 1950s to 1980s in various races, the FHR with its sports cars and GT ́s up to the DTM - bolides of the 1990s and not to forget the vintage racers and sports cars in the old paddock. Many well-known drivers and teams will be presenting themselves at demo drives and autograph sessions, and the paddock and parking areas will be home to the brand clubs. Discounted tickets for ChristmasThose who decide today to visit the 50th Oldtimer Grand Prix 2023 can enjoy the "2 for 1" offer in advance until 31 December 2022.

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


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 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

Thrilling weekend at FIA World RX of Germany


Johan Kristoffersson concluded a dominant 2022 FIA World Rallycross Championship campaign with an eighth victory from ten rounds at World RX of Germany today. Kristoffersson’s weekend at the Nürburgring was not flawless – he uncharacteristically picked up a five-second penalty for cutting a corner in heat two – but, as has so often been the case in the history of the World Championship, the Swede was unquestionably the class of the field. Just in case anybody needed reminding of that fact, he went a full eight tenths-of-a-second faster than his nearest rival in the single-lap SuperPole shootout, before pacing two of the three heats and winning both his progression race and semi-final in his Volkswagen RX1e. After exiting a hectic first few corners of the final in the lead, the result was never truly in doubt, and Kristoffersson duly edged away from his pursuers to take the chequered flag more than a second-and-a-half clear to cement the 35th success of his glittering World RX career. “It was a very good weekend,” acknowledged the Kristoffersson Motorsport star. “This is a huge team effort and the KMS guys and girls have delivered a perfect car all year. Every win we’ve achieved has been for our loyal partners and everybody involved in this project who put the whole package together from zero. When they build a car I can trust and that gives me the confidence to push, I can simply focus on doing my job. “Many of those people were on-site and seeing the car that they built race for the first time. That was a very nice feeling, as was sharing the Teams’ Championship podium with my dad. It’s been some years since I joined papa on the podium at a rallycross event – the last time was back when he was driving, so that is a memory we will share for the rest of our lives.” Kevin Hansen emerged from Kristoffersson’s dust in second place, in so doing exacting revenge on Niclas Grönholm by pinching third spot in the championship classification at the last gasp – just as the Finn had done to him at the same circuit 12 months ago.  The Construction Equipment Dealer Team blew hot-and-cold over the course of the weekend, and Grönholm only made it into the final when Klara Andersson – who had initially qualified – was withdrawn to allow her team-mate to fight for a top three position in the overall standings. Ultimately, it was in vain, but Grönholm certainly gave it his best shot as he threw his bright yellow car boldly around the outside of turns two and three to climb to second at the start. The 26-year-old didn’t quite have enough pace to hold off early joker Hansen, but third place nonetheless marked his fourth podium finish of the season. Timmy Hansen – for much of the weekend, Kristoffersson’s closest competitor – wound up fourth after coming off worst in the three-way first corner shuffle, with Ole Christian Veiby rounding out the finalists in fifth. Andersson was unfortunate to be denied her place in the final after her finest display in World RX to-date – winning the first race of her fledgling career in the series courtesy of a gritty drive in heat three and then confidently keeping Kristoffersson at bay for much of the pair’s progression race, missing out on a famous world champion-beating performance by less than a third-of-a-second. Volkswagen Dealerteam BAUHAUS rookie Gustav Bergström exited proceedings at the semi-final stage, as did Euro RX1 Champion Anton Marklund – making his electric racing debut in ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport’s SEAT Ibiza – and Guerlain Chicherit. Behind the wheel of the evocative Lancia Delta Evo-e-RX – the reincarnation of a 1980s rallying legend, the Lancia Delta Integrale – Chicherit was in the wars throughout, with a clash with the younger Hansen brother in heat one on Saturday ruling him out of the remaining heats. The Frenchman returned to action on Sunday, and looked set to reach the final before a heavy kerb strike on the penultimate lap of his semi-final broke the Lancia’s suspension. In the last round of the 2022 FIA European Rallycross Championship’s Euro RX3 campaign, Kobe Pauwels fought back from a slow start to the weekend to prevail at the end of a dramatic final. Saturday pace-setter Jan Černý got a lightning launch from the middle of the grid to grab the initial lead, but an early joker strategy brought Pauwels back into play. When Černý subsequently took his own joker on lap three, he rejoined alongside his arch-rival, but two-into-one was never going to work and contact with the tyre wall tore the right-front wheel from the Czech driver’s Škoda Citigo. Pauwels emerged unscathed to secure a fourth triumph from five rounds this year, ahead of hugely impressive newcomer Jens Hvaal and series sophomore Damian Litwinowicz, who duly sealed second in the title table. FINAL RESULT: WORLD RX of Germany1. Johan KRISTOFFERSSON (SWE) Kristoffersson Motorsport2. Kevin HANSEN (SWE) Hansen World RX Team + 1.669s3. Niclas GRÖNHOLM (FIN) Construction Equipment Dealer Team + 2.275s4. Timmy HANSEN (SWE) Hansen World RX Team + 2.852s5. Ole Christian VEIBY (NOR) Kristoffersson Motorsport + 4.709s

New record time on the Nordschleife: Mercedes-AMG ONE is fastest production vehicle


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.