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Thrilling GT Masters races - Rallycross World Championship to follow

The month of decisions at the Nürburgring started this weekend with the title decision of the ADAC GT Masters. In the final round of the German GT Championship, the Audi duo Christopher Mies and Ricardo Feller secured the title. And the next final is not long in coming. The appearance of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (27 & 28 November) is now eagerly awaited. On the first Advent...
Thrilling GT Masters races - Rallycross World Championship to follow

07.11.2021

The month of decisions at the Nürburgring started this weekend with the title decision of the ADAC GT Masters. In the final round of the German GT Championship, the Audi duo Christopher Mies and Ricardo Feller secured the title. And the next final is not long in coming. The appearance of the FIA World Rallycross Championship (27 & 28 November) is now eagerly awaited. On the first Advent weekend, the new world champion will be crowned here. On the last weekend in November, spectators can experience the thrilling decisive races live - and get very close to the drivers and teams on site. Get your ticket here! The new German GT champions were crowned at the Nürburgring: After a thrilling season finale, Christopher Mies and Ricardo Feller (Montaplast by Land-Motorsport) were crowned the new champions of the ADAC GT Masters. Having travelled to the Eifel with a razor-thin lead, the Audi duo defended their advantage in two thrilling final races. With a victory in Saturday's race and a tenth-place finish on Sunday, the lead in the standings was no longer out of their reach. The spectators were rewarded with racing action and real fan proximity. The gates to the paddock were open to everyone, and there was free seating in the grandstands. A worthy finale! Racing finale with Rallycross World Championship on 27 & 28 NovemberNow the focus is on the racing finale of the year at the Ring. And this one has it all: On the first Advent, the long-awaited premiere of the FIA World Rallycross Championship will take place. A doubleheader is scheduled in the rallycross arena of the Nürburgring: Saturday and Sunday (27 & 28 November) will see the last two races of the season. Five drivers still have a chance to win the rallycross crown. Exciting conditions for all involved. The spectators can look forward to an action-packed weekend at the Müllenbachschleife of the Nürburgring. There will also be free seating, spectators will be allowed into the pit lane during the pitwalk and there will also be direct contact with teams and drivers during the autograph session. The organisers have put together special ticket packages for the rallycross weekend. In addition to the single tickets for 59 Euros, there are various special packages such as the family ticket (two adults and two children up to and including 15 years for 129 Euros) or the friend ticket (two tickets for 99 Euros). Vaccinated, tested and recovered persons have access.  

Today: Title decision for the German GT Championship at the Nürburgring!

07.11.2021

The title decision in the German GT Championship will be made today in the final race of the season at the Nürburgring. Audi drivers Ricardo Feller and Christopher Mies (both Land-Motorsport) scored their third victory in the penultimate race of the season thanks to a commanding performance, thus clearly extending their points lead. But before the final race, three driver pairings still have a chance of winning the title. Among them are the runners-up of the race, Mathieu Jaminet and Michael Ammermüller (SSR Performance). Ricardo Feller laid the foundation for the championship leaders' victory in the first half of the race. After taking pole position in qualifying, he was pressed by second in the standings Luca Stolz (Mercedes-AMG Team Toksport WRT) at the start of the race, but then gradually built up a lead. At the driver change in the middle of the race, he was almost seven seconds ahead of Stolz. Partner Mies then brought the victory home without any problems. In the end, his lead was 3.490 seconds. Thanks to their triumph, Feller and Mies have a 17-point lead ahead of the final race of the season on Sunday, with a maximum of 28 still to be awarded on Sunday. Feller also took his sixth class win in the Pirelli Trophy standings for young drivers, in which he also leads the standings. Thanks to the victory, their racing team Montaplast by Land-Motorsport took the lead in the team standings. While everything was clear at the top, the pit stops once again shook up the chasing positions. Porsche drivers Jaminet and Ammermüller were in third place in the first half of the race, but opted for an early driver change in the middle of the race. This paid off: The SSR drivers passed the Mercedes-AMG for second place, which they also took to the finish. This means that Jaminet and defending champion Ammermüller still have a chance of winning the title on Sunday. However, they are 25 points behind. Porsche drivers Christian Engelhart and Thomas Preining (Küs Team Bernhard) also got past the Mercedes-AMG of Stolz and Engel during the pit stop window and took their second podium of the season in third place. The Mercedes works drivers Stolz and Engel therefore had to settle for fourth place, but remain in second place in the standings. With a 17-point gap to the leaders, they remain their closest pursuers. Race start for the season finale of the German GT Championship is today at 15:30. Tickets are still available online and on site, all information - including the livestream - at: adac-motorsport.de

ADAC GT Masters Raceday I: Exciting title fight in qualifying!

06.11.2021

72 thousandths of a second separate the two worst championship contenders in Saturday's ADAC GT Masters qualifying! Championship leaders Ricardo Feller and Christopher Mies start the first final race at the Nürburgring in first place in the Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS. Followed by championship runners-up Luca Stolz and Maro Engel in the Toksport WRT Mercedes-AMG. The race starts today at 15:30. Tickets are still available online and on site, all information - including the livestream - at: adac-motorsport.de   More information will follow! 

ADAC GT Masters this weekend: 13 drivers can still become champions!

03.11.2021

Grand finale at the Nürburgring: Who will take the title in the German GT Championship? When the ADAC GT Masters championship is decided at the Nürburgring (5 - 7 November), a whole 13 drivers still have a chance of winning the title. Spectators can look forward to two final races - one each on Saturday and Sunday. The day ticket is available from 22.50, children up to 12 years of age are admitted free of charge. Visit the ticket shop! Fans are free to choose their seats, and the paddock is again open to everyone. Access is open to those who have been vaccinated, recovered and tested.  Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-AMG, Lamborghini: the title candidates for the German GT Championship are sitting in four different racing cars this weekend. Also, four points separate the leaders from their strongest rivals. As championship leader, Christopher Mies, together with Ricardo Feller in the Audi R8 LMS, has the best chance of winning the second title after 2016, while the duo behind them could provide a novelty: Mercedes-AMG drivers Luca Stolz and Maro Engel could become the first team to clinch the title without a single win. This is made possible by an amazing consistency and a total of six podium finishes. Porsche drivers Michael Ammermüller and Mathieu Jaminet follow in second place and are 17 points behind the championship leaders. An possible task with a total of 56 points still up for grabs this weekend. 25 points each for the race win and 3 points per pole position.  Raffaele Marciello and Maximilian Buhk in the Mercedes-AMG have recently dropped points, but since the beginning of the season they have repeatedly underlined their ambitions as one of the strongest teams in the championship. A few points behind them lurks Lamborghini works driver Mirko Bortolotti. Other drivers have outside chances.   Two sprint races (start: 15:30) over 60 minutes each are scheduled for the ADAC GT Masters finale. Two drivers will share one car. Spectacular driver changes during each race are therefore guaranteed. The race will be held on the Nürburgring Sprint Circuit, which is particularly spectator-friendly with its 3.629 kilometres and modern grandstands.  Keyword grandstands: spectators are spoilt for choice at the ADAC GT Masters. Both the BMW M-Power grandstand (T3) and the Bilstein (T4) and Mercedes-AMG grandstands (T4a) are open. There is free choice of grandstand and seating. All three will have video screens and food and drink will be provided: Hardy REMAGEN racing sausage will be sizzling on the grill.  It's also worth taking a look at the supporting programme - both on and off the track: with the TCR Germany, the ADAC Formula 4 and the GT4 Germany, three supporting series will be lining up for their final races alongside the GT Masters. A special highlight for fans: the Pitwalk. Here, spectators come into the pit lane and can look over the teams' shoulders as they work. The Pitwalk starts at 12:00 on Saturday and 12:55 on Sunday. 

Showdown at the Nürburgring: Four-way fight for the World Championship - Rallycross "double-header" promises thrilling finale

18.10.2021

The decision in the FIA World Rallycross Championship will be made at the Nürburgring. A real showdown now awaits on the circuit's Müllenbachschleife at the finale at the end of November (27 and 28 November). After the third-last world championship race in Portugal, four drivers still have a chance of winning the title. The special feature of the Nürburgring is that two WRC rounds will be held here. That means for the weekend: Double points for the drivers, double action for the spectators. If you want to be there live, you can get your ticket at www.nuerburgring.de. One winner has already been determined before the World Championship weekend in November: the spectators. This is because there will be a free choice of seats on site at the Müllenbachschleife on both days of the event. This means that every visitor can watch the many qualifying races, the semi-finals and the final on different grandstands. Whether at the start, at the finish, at the joker lap or at another spot on the track - everyone can decide on site from where they want to experience the action. The entire racing action is in full view at all times, no matter which spot you choose. The entire one-kilometer track of the Müllenbachschleife can be viewed from anywhere. Direct contact with drivers and teams is possible during the autograph session in the pit lane as well as during the pitwalk. All spectators are admitted according to the 3G principle. In addition to the one-way tickets for 59 euros, there are various advantage packages such as the family ticket (two adults and two children up to and including the age of 15 for 129 euros) or the friend ticket (two tickets for 99 euros), available at the Nürburgring Ticket Shop. Timmy Hansen arrives in the lead - chasing trio can hope for successThere will be excitement on the track for the spectators. Each day, the action of a whole weekend can be experienced twice: on Saturday and Sunday, qualifying races, semi-finals and finals are scheduled and promise motorsport action from morning to night without a break. Timmy Hansen will travel to the big decision at the Nürburgring as the world championship leader and will have to defend his lead against his pursuers Johan Kristoffersson, Kevin Hansen and Niclas Grönholm. The trio will try to make the most of their last chance for the title. One thing is already certain for the rallycross weekend at the Nürburgring: anyone who wants to stand at the top of the podium will have to work hard for this honor. Because the mode of this type of motorsport is as special as the racing itself. The drivers have to get through several heats and a final before it is clear who will emerge as the winner. To make it to the finals, the drivers have to prove their world class and keep an eye on their vehicle. Because in rallycross, mutual contact and paint damage are an integral part of the race.

From now on: The paddock opens again for spectators / Free choice of seats in the grandstands

16.09.2021

Finally: At the Nürburgring, spectators at events can now come back to the paddock. The gates to the paddock will open again this Saturday at the ADAC 1,000 kilometer race. At the final season races of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (25.09 & 09.10) fans can finally get up close and personal again. Another highlight: You can now choose your seats in the grandstands - tickets are no longer tied to a seat. Those who have been vaccinated, those who have recovered and those who have tested negative have access to the events. There are free test options on site.Important when booking tickets: For technical reasons, an exact seat must still be booked for the upcoming events. With the admission ticket, however, spectators can access all open grandstands, the paddock and the starting grid. An additional ticket is no longer required.Meanwhile, there are no access restrictions on the Nordschleife. Hiking, walking and cycling are possible along the route as usual. Special service: If you buy a ticket to visit the grandstands on the Grand Prix Track, you can also park your vehicle exclusively in the open parking areas at the Nordschleife with your parking ticket. These are the sections Brünnchen, Pflanzgarten and Hatzenbach.With the ADAC 1,000 kilometer race, a big name returns to the Green Hell this Saturday (September 18). Fans can look forward to historic motorsport from the 60s, 70s and 80s at the revival of the endurance classic. The combination of the Nordschleife and the sprint track is used. From Saturday, September 25th, the Nürburgring Endurance Series will be entering the home straight of its season. In the eighth and the final race of the season on October 8th, around 150 vehicles will again fight for trophies and points. The drivers compete in different classes in lightning-fast GT3 cars with around 500 hp, robust touring cars and near-series sports cars.

Tesla sets official record for electric vehicles

10.09.2021

Nürburg. The American car manufacturer Tesla has set the official record for electric vehicles at the Nürburgring. The "Model S Plaid" circumnavigated the 20.8-kilometre Nordschleife in 7:35.579 minutes and reached a top speed of 279 km/h. The 1,020 hp vehicle with a tri-motor was driven by Swedish driver Andreas Simonsen. The time is now listed in the category for electric production cars, which thus celebrates its premiere. The onboard video of the record drive can be seen on the Nürburgring's Youtube channel. All official times set on the Nordschleife so far can be found here.To this day, a best time in the so-called "Green Hell" is a special benchmark for the automotive industry. After all, the Nordschleife, opened in 1927, is considered the most demanding race track in the world. On one lap, drivers can expect 73 bends, a 300-metre difference in altitude as well as several demanding climbs, descents and inclines. Accordingly, a time achieved here is valuable.The official Nürburgring record runs guarantee a uniform standard for the manufacturers. In general, the principle applies here: one track, one whole lap, one time - according to uniform standards. In addition to timekeeping with calibrated measuring equipment, official record attempts as well as attempts to achieve a lap time are always accompanied by a notary. In addition to monitoring the timekeeping, the vehicle is also inspected. The exact track length as well as the start and finish line are precisely defined. A full Nordschleife lap with flying start will be 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.

Sabine Schmitz Curve officially inaugurated

10.09.2021

The Sabine Schmitz Curve was inaugurated on Friday evening at the Nürburgring. This means that the left-hand bend of the Nordschleife near Nürburg now officially bears her name. The unveiling of the new track section sign took place in the presence of her family. Born in Adenau, she was firmly associated with the race track throughout her life and was considered its best-known ambassador. She is the first female racing driver ever to be given her own curve at the Nürburgring in the circuit's over 90-years long history.With her own curve, the Nürburgring places Sabine Schmitz in the ranks of its most influential personalities. Besides her, only three other sections of the track bear the names of racing drivers: Formula 1 record world champion Michael Schumacher, Rudolf Caracciola, the legendary winner of the inaugural race in 1927, and Stefan Bellof. The latter had set the eternal lap record at a race event on the Nordschleife some 40 years ago during training for the 1000-kilometre race.The Sabine Schmitz Curve is located on the outskirts of Nürburg - the racing driver grew up only a few metres away from here. In addition, the location is quickly and easily accessible for spectators. Both were decisive criteria in the choice of the curve, because Sabine Schmitz had a unique bond with the fans and with her home. The curve will therefore also be a place of shared remembrance in the future.The racing driver spent her entire life at and on the 20.832-kilometre Nordschleife. For more than 30 years, she drove vehicles here at the limit - 33,000 laps in total. With her driving skills and her open-hearted manner, she achieved worldwide fame and was for example part of the British car magazine "Top Gear", among others. She was the first and so far the only woman to win the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in 1996 and 1997. Sabine Schmitz died in March this year at the age of only 51.It doesn't stay quiet for long in the new Sabine Schmitz Curve. From early Saturday morning, the drivers chase through the Green Hell at the six-hour race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. A racing series in which Sabine Schmitz herself did her laps on the Nordschleife for decades. Photo: The sign was unveiled in the presence of her family - Klaus Abbelen, Ursula and Beat Schmitz - and ring spokesman Alexander Gerhard (from right to left).

PRO upgrade for Nürburgring co-pilot vehicle - book a ride now!

26.08.2021

Upgrade for the Green Hell: Passengers of the Nürburgring co-pilot vehicle will in future be seated in a brand new, spectacular sports car. The strictly limited Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO (combined fuel consumption: 13.1 l/100 km | combined CO2 emissions: 299 g/km) guarantees even more driving pleasure on the Nordschleife. And the best: The PRO upgrade of the "Beast of the Green Hell" does not cost the guest a cent extra. A ride on the world's most demanding racetrack is still available for 295 euros. A 20.832-kilometer hellish ride over the historic asphalt of the Nürburgring: adrenaline fans experience nothing less week after week in the passenger seat of the “Beast of the Green Hell”. But from now on there is a brand new model from the premium manufacturer on Affalterbach under the striking design of the co-pilot vehicle. The Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO promises even more entertaining laps on the Nordschleife. Compared to its predecessor, an optimized power-to-weight ratio, improved aerodynamics and a new chassis ensure additional fun on the world's most demanding racetrack. This is complemented by the most experienced drivers on the Nordschleife, who sit behind the wheel of the 585-hp car. The co-pilot drives can be booked online. Dates are still available for this year until November - often several times a week. Vouchers that can be redeemed without deadline pressure are even more flexible. More information is available here.