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Big first line-up for Rock am Ring 2023

Nearly 50 acts confirmed: Die Toten Hosen, Machine Gun Kelly, Tenacious D, Apache 207, K.I.Z, Pantera, Evanescence, Yungblud,Papa Roach,Turnstile, Architects and NOFX. The first acts for Rock am Ring 2023 are confirmed. Among them are the exclusive German shows of Die Toten Hosen as the first of the three big headliners.  Also there: international superstar Machine Gun Kelly, rock acts like...
Big first line-up for Rock am Ring 2023

03.11.2022

Nearly 50 acts confirmed: Die Toten Hosen, Machine Gun Kelly, Tenacious D, Apache 207, K.I.Z, Pantera, Evanescence, Yungblud,Papa Roach,Turnstile, Architects and NOFX. The first acts for Rock am Ring 2023 are confirmed. Among them are the exclusive German shows of Die Toten Hosen as the first of the three big headliners.  Also there: international superstar Machine Gun Kelly, rock acts like Tenacious D, Pantera, Papa Roach and Evanescence, Deutschrap stars like Apache 207, Badmómzjay and K.I.Z. as well as the new indie generation represented by Giant Rooks and Province. NOFX will play one of their last shows ever on the stages of the Nürburgring.  > more info & tickets In 2023, Rock am Ring is again expecting over 160,000 music fans for the first highlight of the festival summer. Early Bird tickets were sold out in less than 24 hours. The first of the three headliners on the Utopia Main Stage for 2023 is one of the country's most formative rock bands: Die Toten Hosen are exclusively sending the live celebrations for their 40th band anniversary into overtime once again and will perform in Germany exclusively at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. Frontman Campino comments: "It's no secret that the two twin festival venues are among our absolute favourites, where we have fought legendary battles together with the people over the years.  We've just had a fantastic summer with the fans and are now even more excited to get the opportunity to serve up the full programme of Tote Hosen madness again next year on historic ground, to all those who want to go one more round as well as to all newcomers. Get ready!"  The two other headliners are yet to be announced - it's going to get loud!Among the almost 50 names of the first wave of bands are the most relevant artists of the moment: Apache 207, who just sold out the additional shows of his big arena tour in seconds.  US superstar Machine Gun Kelly and UK hotshot Yungblud, who have recently made pop-punk big again. Pioneers of this genre are NOFX.  Fat Mike's heroes have nevertheless decided to end their live career - the last chance to relive their stage show at Ring and Park. Turnstile have released one of the guitar albums of the last year with "Glow On".  Pantera, one of the most important metal bands of all time, will be on stage. Amy Lee with Evanescence and Alissa White-Gluz with Arch Enemy combine melody and hard sounds, while K.I.Z. have no problem winning over even the most loyal rockers in the audience. The fan favourites Jack Black and Kyle Gass alias Tenacious D, whose festival shows always manage the balancing act between persiflage and a declaration of love for stadium rock, bring humour with them. The young generation of the indie scene is represented by the sink-rock stars Giant Rooks and Province. The line-up also sets accents in German rap and has Juju, Badmómzjay and Finchdrei, the most successful acts, at the start.  For all rock fans there will be a reunion with many (not at all) old acquaintances:  Papa Roach, Hollywood Undead, The Distillers, ex-HIM frontman Ville Valo alias VV, Hot Water Music, Architects, Three Days Grace and Fever 333. © Thomas Rabsch

Excitement at the 2022 NLS finale

02.11.2022

The 2022 season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series is in the home stretch, with the finale taking place on Saturday, 5 November. The programme includes the 46th NIMEX DMV 4h Race, which had to be postponed in April due to weather conditions. At the eighth race, the champions will be crowned in the various NLS categories. Excitement for the visitors is therefore pre-programmed. Tickets for the 4-hour race in the Green Hell are available from 18 euros. Children up to 14 years of age are admitted free of charge. > more info & tickets After seven races in the Green Hell, Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas in the BMW 330i of Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive are practically set as champions of the 2022 Nürburgring Endurance Series. The trio took all seven race wins in the production car class up to 2,000 cc with turbo and rear-wheel drive. In the process, they collected maximum points and hold an unassailable lead in the standings. In addition to the overall standings, the Adrenalin trio will also secure the production car trophy, while Setsaas will also claim the 2022 medienkraftwerk Junior trophy. "We are thrilled to defend the NLS championship title once again - a sensational thing," said a delighted team boss Matthias Unger. Second in the overall standings are Mauro Calamia, Ivan Jacoma and Kai Riemer, piloting a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS (982). For their part, the drivers of Schmickler Performance powered by Ravenol have locked up the title in the Cup 3 classification of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring at the seventh race. Third-placed is Daniel Blickle, who in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) has good prospects of clinching the title in the Cup 2 classification of the PETN for AVIA W&S Motorsport. However, Karsten Krämer, Christopher Brück and Moritz Kranz from KKrämer Racing, who occupy second place in the Porsche one-make cup, will be challenging him for the title. Even though some preliminary decisions have been made in the NIMEX Team Trophy, suspense is still the order of the day in some classes. In VT2-FWD mathilda racing - Team LAVO Carwash is leading with the Volkswagen Scirocco R ahead of DRUCKREGELT&WAPPLER by Mertens Motorsport with the Hyundai i30 N. The lead is currently 24 points. The lead is currently 24 points, with 35 still to be awarded. There will also be a showdown in the SP9 Pro-Am between Huber Motorsport (Porsche 911 GT3 R) and PROsport-Racing (Aston Martin Vantage GT3). It will also be exciting in the BMS M240i Racing Cup class between the two Adrenalin cars #652 and #650. The title in the NLS Speed Trophy is also still vacant. The only certainty is that it will go to Scherer Sport Team Phoenix. Eight points separate the green Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II #16, which will be driven by Jakub 'Kuba' Giermaziak and Kim Luis Schramm in the finale, and the blue R8 #5 of Vincent Kolb and Frank Stippler.Walkenhorst Motorsport's BMW M4 GT3, Huber Motorsport's Porsche 911 GT3 R, Landgraf Motorsport's Mercedes AMG GT3 and PROsport-Racing's Aston Martin Vantage GT3 will also have a say in the battle for overall victory. After Manthey-Racing and Falken Motorsports have already brought the new 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 R to the Nordschleife for testing, it is now Dinamic Motorsport's turn. Matteo Cairoli and Julien Andlauer pilot the class SP-X-rated 911. Ralf Schall wants to add another triumph to his long list of class victories at the 46th NIMEX DMV 4h Race. With 105 victories, Schall ranks third in the statistics behind Volker Strycek (135) and Johannes Scheid (134). He contests the finale in a Group H Porsche.Other participants do not yet have this wealth of experience. In order to gain experience in racing on the Nordschleife, Team Four Motors Bioconcept-Car will be fielding, among others, the newly crowned champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Laurin Heinrich, and formula specialist David Beckmann, as well as the twin daughters of ex-DTM driver Fritz Kreutzpointner, Alesia and Jacqueline. The 46th NIMEX DMV 4h Race will run over the usual distance of four hours. The starting lights switch to green at 12 noon. Before that, the positions in the grid will be determined in qualifying from 08:30 to 10 am. The entire race day will be streamed live on vln.de and will bring the unique atmosphere of the Nordschleife championship to the home screen.

Ring Highlights in November: Motorsport Showdowns, Taekwon-Do and Job Fair

26.10.2022

In November, event diversity reigns supreme on and off the entire Nürburgring race track. With thrilling motorsport on the Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife at the Nürburgring Endurance Series and with action-packed duels on the Müllenbachschleife at the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Right next to the start and finish straight, visitors can experience the Job Fair - powered by Nürburgring in the Bitburger Event Centre. Companies from the region will present their career opportunities here. Meanwhile, high-quality martial arts are on offer in the ring°arena. The German Taekwon-Do championship will take place here. A brief portrait of the highlights Job Fair - powered by Nürburgring | 18 and 19 NovemberThere are many exciting career opportunities in the entire region around the Nürburgring. On Friday, 18 and Saturday, 19 November, numerous companies will present their job portfolios. From apprenticeships and offers for professionals to temporary jobs. The event starts at 10 a.m. on both days at the Bitburger Event Center. Among others, the IHK Koblenz, Lidl, dpd, Bofrost, Subway, Manthey, Nett Stahl- & Metallbau, Riedel, SANI, WiSolar and Volksbank RheinAhr Eifel will be there. As participants in the fair, the Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG and Nürburgring Hotels & Ferienpark - managed by Lindner will also be presenting their portfolios. Admission for visitors is free of charge. All information and exhibitors can be found on the Nürburgring website. Nürburgring Endurance Series | 05 NovemberThe Nürburgring Endurance Series goes into overtime for the season finale. Fans will experience an extra shift of thrilling motorsport from the popular series at the catch-up event. The freshly crowned champion trio Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas will also be taking part. They scored the decisive points in the last race. The spectators can look forward to the entire range of racing cars. From production-based small cars to full-blown GT3 racers. After the qualifying in the morning, the starter groups will go hunting for the last points of the year at 12 noon. For four hours, there will be racing action on the legendary Nordschleife for the last time in 2022. Tickets cost 18 euros per person (children up to 14 years free). This gives visitors access to the open grandstands at the Grand Prix circuit, the exclusive spectator areas Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten, the paddock, the pit lane, the starting grid and the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. FIA World Rallycross Championship | 12 and 13 NovemberAt the last race at the Nürburgring this year, a world champion will be crowned. At the FIA World RX of Germany, Johan Kristoffersson is aiming for his fifth rallycross title overall. The Swede is having an absolute dream season and has won almost every race so far. Kristoffersson has fond memories of the Nürburgring. Back in 2021, he was allowed to put on the crown of rallycross sport in the snowy Eifel. The spectators can be there live in the stadium-like round of the Müllenbachschleife. During the action on gravel and asphalt, they have the approximately one-kilometre-long track and the exceptionally fast racing cars in view at all times: Equipped with 500 kW - equivalent to around 680 hp - and a torque of 880 Nm, they accelerate faster than current Formula 1 cars. German Taekwon-Do Championship 2022 | 05 NovemberMartial arts in a class of its own can be experienced in the ring°arena. The International Taekwon-Do Federation Deutschland e.V. invites you to the German Taekwon-Do Championship 2022. From 12 years up to adult age, the fighters will compete according to age and graduation. In addition, there will be various disciplines such as fighting, special technique or strength-breaking tests as part of the competition day. In addition to the championship, participants will also compete in a children's and junior tournament. Admission for visitors is free. The highlights in November:- 05.11. Nürburgring Endurance Series- 05.11. German Teakwon-Do Championship- 12. - 13.11. FIA World RX of Germany- 18. - 19.11. Job Fair - powered by Nürburgring

Another double victory for Phoenix-Racing at the NLS8

23.10.2022

Phoenix Racing is jubilant. The team from Meuspath at the Nürburgring celebrated its second double victory in a row at the PAGID Racing 46th DMV Münsterlandpokal. In the penultimate race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, Jakub "Kuba" Giermaziak and Kelvin van der Linde were flagged off as winners after 4:00:20.906 hours and 27 laps. Frank Stippler and Vincent Kolb finished 28.797 seconds behind in the second Phoenix Audi. Marcel Marchewicz, Marek Böckmann and Kenneth Heyer in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Schnitzelalm Racing celebrated the first podium place. In the battle for the championship, a preliminary decision has been made in favour of Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas. The quartet has an unassailable lead ahead of the NLS season finale in a fortnight' time. Jakub "Kuba" Giermaziak is one of the most successful NLS drivers of the 2022 season. In the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II of Scherer Sport Team Phoenix, the Pole took his third victory of the season on Saturday. Prominent were the names of his team-mates: He clinched the first triumph together with René Rast at NLS4, the second with Kim Luis Schramm and Luca Engstler at NLS7, and finally the third with Kelvin van der Linde. "Winning never gets boring," grinned Kuba at the finish. "Every single win feels fantastic. Kelvin set a very good pace in the first stint, so I could be relaxed about the race." After a four-month absence from the Nordschleife, 24h winner van der Linde made a successful return to the Green Hell. "The first laps were a bit 'shaky'," said the South African. "After that we had a perfect strategy and were able to drive freely." The first section of the race was marked by an exciting battle for the lead. At the start, Tim Heinemann in the Porsche 911 GT3 R from Falken Motorsport initially took the lead. Alessio Picariello in the Dinamic Porsche passed the novice before the end of the first lap. "Grello", the Manthey Racing 911, fell victim to an accident at the same time. Stippler took the lead on lap three and in the phase of the first pit stops the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Landgraf Motorsport temporarily took the lead. However, after 15 laps it was forced to retire with a technical defect. The third-placed Schnitzelalm Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 and the EMA Porsche fielded by Manthey Racing also clocked up kilometres in the lead. Olsen had an accident shortly before the end while in a promising position and Dinamic Motorsport pitted for too short a time. In the end, they finished fifth behind the second Schnitzelalm-AMG of Carrie Schreiner and Peter Terting. Heinemann and his team-mate Ragginger were flagged off in third place, with the duo in the Falken Porsche dropping back to seventh due to yellow card offences. Stippler and Kolb claimed second place for the fourth time this year. "I am very happy," said Kolb. "Of course it foxes me a bit to only ever finish second. But you have to remember that I have a normal job from Monday to Friday. So it's cool to be second at the end with all the top riders in the NLS." The final metres were a rollercoaster of emotions for final driver Heyer in the Schnitzelalm-AMG. On the Döttinger Höhe, Ragginger in the Falken Porsche passed him. "I just thought that was it for our first podium," said Heyer. "When I was then not guided into the Parc Fermé but under the podium, I was initially taken aback. Now the joy is great." Marchewicz added: "That was a perfect end to the season for our first GT3 year on the Nordschleife. We worked towards this for three years, then we had a lot of bad luck. The current success is especially important for the team, which did a perfect job again." Adrenalin trio on the verge of winning the titleAt the PAGID Racing 46th DMV Münsterlandpokal, the preliminary decision was made in the championship. Zils, Sandberg and Setsaas took the seventh class win in a row in the BMW 330i of the Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive. This gives the trio an unassailable lead in the drivers' standings and they will be crowned the new champions of the Nürburgring Endurance Series at the finale in a fortnight' time. "I haven't even realised it yet," admitted Zils, who has narrowly missed out on the title several times in recent years. "We did everything exactly the same today as we always do. But the pressure from our opponents was noticeably greater." Sandberg describes the secret of success: "We are a damn good driver trio. We talk openly about our strengths and weaknesses and always try to bring out the best for the team in the end. Speaking of the team, Adrenalin simply knows how to build good cars and accordingly has a big share in the success. It's not without reason that it's the fifth title in a row for the team around Matthias Unger." Setsaas was also overwhelmed: "What happened today is still beyond my perception. I was at the Nürburgring for the first time at the 24h race when I was nine years old and have dreamed of being successful here ever since. Fifteen years later it has worked out." The finale of the Nürburgring Endurance Series takes place in a fortnight' time. The make-up event of the 46th NIMEX DMV 4h race, which was cancelled in April due to weather conditions, will conclude the 46th season of the Nordschleife championship. The race distance is four hours. Tickets are available from 18 euros. Children up to 14 years of age are admitted free of charge.

Excitement at the penultimate NLS race

19.10.2022

The Nürburgring Endurance Series is entering the home straight. The PAGID Racing 46th DMV Münsterlandpokal (22 October), which was actually planned as the finale, is now the seventh race of the 2022 season due to the postponement of NLS2. The battle for the championship is coming to a head and a preliminary decision is even possible with one race to go. Tickets for the 4-hour race in the Green Hell are available here. Children up to 14 years of age are admitted free of charge. They still have a spotless white waistcoat after six races: Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas in the BMW 330i of the Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive. With six wins in six races, the trio starts the final two races as title favourites. Four points are still needed in the remaining two races to take a virtually unassailable lead in the championship. Expressed in results: fifth place in a class with seven or more cars, fourth place with six cars, etc. So for team boss Matthias Unger, the fifth title in a row is within reach. The pursuers - Mauro Calamia, Ivan Jacoma and Kai Riemer, who drive a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS (982) for Schmickler Performance powered by Ravenol - have taken three class victories so far. With 30 points still to be awarded in the remaining two races, the trio needs two wins to keep their chances of winning the title alive. Even with maximum points they would have to hope for the misfortune of the championship leaders, who are only four points off the title. The two dominant teams from the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 2 are currently tied for third place, AVIA W&S Motorsport and KKrämer Racing have no more chance of winning the title. Over the course of the season, both have shared the victories between themselves and thus lost points. "Even if the standings paint a different picture, our season so far in the VT2-R+4WD class has not been a foregone conclusion," says Adrenalin team boss Matthias Unger. "We had to put all our experience on the line and the races were always fiercely contested. Even though the starting point is very good for us - the final score is settled at the end. We have to keep our focus on the two races in order to clinch our fifth title in a row." Ring clear for round two: Falken Motorsports tests the new 911After the successful first test run of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) at the last NLS race by Manthey Racing, the Porsche customer teams now get their turn. Falken Motorsports will be the first to put the new 911 on the grid at NLS 8. Julien Andlauer and Klaus Bachler take turns at the wheel. "It's a great honour for Falken Motorsports to be the first customer team to field the new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992). The Nürburgring is the perfect location for this," says Stefanie Olbertz, responsible for motorsport at Falken Tyre Europe GmbH. "The whole team is very excited before the race. We will attack fully and see what works. At the same time, we are also competing with the familiar model, so that we have immediate comparative values that will then flow into our tyre development for the coming season." The second Falken Porsche is driven by Tim Heinemann and Martin Ragginger. Grello returns to the Nordschleife at the Münsterland Cup. The yellow-green Manthey Porsche will be driven by Jaxon Evans and Thomas Preining. In addition, the team from the industrial park at the Nürburgring will contest an event together with the Australian team EMA Motorsport and the drivers Matteo Cairoli and Dennis Olsen. In addition to Preining and Olsen, other DTM drivers are returning to the Nordschleife. For HRT, Austria's Lucas Auer and India's Arjun Maini, together with Australian Jordan Love, will take to the track in a Mercedes-AMG GT3. "The Nürburgring Endurance Series has a special appeal and I want to show a good performance here as well. Together with Arjun and Jordan, we are well positioned," says DTM vice-champion Auer. And Kelvin van der Linde won't miss the chance to return to the scene of his greatest successes in 2022. The South African will start together with Kuba Giermaziak in the Audi R8 LMS of Scherer Sport Team Phoenix. "On the Nordschleife, the goal is always to win," says the Audi Sport driver. "After the success at the 24h race, we obviously want to be competitive again. I've never driven in a car with Kuba before, but he's a fast man. We are perfectly prepared and have a good chance of a top result." New vehicles - big and smallAt NLS8, the Keeevin Sports and Racing team around Kevin Wolters will enter a newly built Hyundai i30N Performance in the VT 2 FWD class for the first time. The vehicle has been extensively tested over the past two months. "Now the time has come for us to compete with our new vehicle," says Wolters. "It took a little longer, but now we can go into the last two races well prepared so that we can fully attack again next year." Georg Griesemann, Maik Rönnefarth, Yves Volte and Felix von der Laden are entering new territory. The three Team Teichmann Racing drivers will be competing in the SP10 class for the first time with a Toyota Supra GT4. "We are always looking at options in order to position ourselves as broadly as possible," says Michael Teichmann. "The option to test the Supra GT4 in NLS 8 came up for us at very short notice. After an accident in the last race, our X-BOW GTX is not ready for action. This gives us the opportunity to test a new car at the end of the season and decide on an expansion of our entry cars during the winter break." The PAGID Racing 46th DMV Münsterlandpokal will run over the usual distance of four hours. The starting lights switch to green at 12 noon. Prior to that, the grid positions will be determined in qualifying from 08:30 to 10 am. The entire race day will be streamed live on vln.de and will bring the unique atmosphere of the Nordschleife Championship to the home screen.

Many title decisions at the ADAC Racing Weekend finale

17.10.2022

Strong finale for the ADAC Racing Weekend: With numerous title decisions and more than 350 cars in eight racing series and two regularity competitions, the second season of the popular sports platform ended at the Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring. In the ADAC Formula 4, Andrea Kimi Antonelli took the crown, in the Special Touring Car Trophy (STT), favourite Uwe Alzen (Audi R8 GT3 Evo) clinched the title. Hans-Robert Holzer (BMW M3 E30) and Anton Werner (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) collected the most points in the Touring Car Legends and in the Touring Car Classic, while the best driver of the year in the Touring Car Junior Cup is Elias Olsen (VW up! GTI). And the new champions were also crowned in other racing series.  Favourite wins in the Special Touring Car TrophyUwe Alzen took the lead already in the first lap of race one, extended it further and further and because his strongest rival Jürgen Alzen (Ford GT Turbo) pitted shortly before the end of the race due to rain, Uwe Alzen was even able to gain a one-lap lead over the entire field. Jürgen Alzen and Henk Thuis (Pumaxs RT) finished second and third. In the final race, Uwe Alzen only had to reach the finish in classification, then the title could no longer be taken away from him. With another triumph ahead of Jürgen Alzen and Thuis, the new champion said goodbye to the winter break.  Thorsten Stadler and Sebastian Asch with Triumphs in the Touring Car Legends Big names started in the Touring Car Legends, but at the end of the first heat Thorsten Stadler (AMG Mercedes C-Class ITC) was on top of the podium. Roland Asch took second place in his Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo I and Jean-Pierre Zimmer (Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo I) finished third ahead of former stars Klaus Ludwig and Kurt Thiim (both Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II). Sebastian Asch (AMG Mercedes C-Class ITC), who replaced Maximilian Götz who was ill, did even better than his father in the second race and finished first ahead of Stefan Mücke (Ford Mustang DTM) and Zimmer. The two biggest trophies in the Touring Car Classic went to Christoph Peper (BMW M3 E46) and Anton Werner. Mark Trompeter (Porsche 911 Cup) climbed onto the podium in second place after both races, and Peper and Christoph Driescher (BMW M3 E90) were also each pleased with third position once.  Elias Olsen wins exciting finale in the Touring Car Junior CupThe youngsters in the Touring Car Junior Cup, who all compete with uniform VW up! GTIs, made it particularly exciting on the home stretch of the season. In the first round, Elias Olsen won without a doubt ahead of Fabio Rauer and Leon Arndt, which brought the Dane to within five points of championship leader Arndt. In the last heat of the season, he didn't let anything happen and won ahead of Rauer and Linus Hahne. He was lucky because an attack by his rival Arndt in the last corner of the race ended in a collision. Olsen was still able to continue and celebrated as the new overall winner even before the 30-second penalty against Arndt.  Andrea Kimi Antonelli best of ADAC Formula 4 2022In race one of the ADAC Formula 4, Andrea Kimi Antonelli kept the necessary patience in a duel with Rafael Camara on drying tarmac and won ahead of his team-mate as well as James Wharton, who, like all the competitors, drove a Tatuus single-seater formula racer. Rain set in immediately before the start of the second race, but even that could not stop Antonelli from racing towards another triumph. Taylor Barnard and Ugo Ugochukwu were allowed to climb the podium next to the new ADAC Formula 4 champion. In the final heat of the ADAC Formula 4 2022, Barnard was able to cheer once more, crossing the finish line ahead of Ugochukwu and Camara. Historic Formula cars and Porsche offer exciting racesIn the AvD Historic Race, Stephan Lechine (Reynard F389 VW-Spiess) saw the chequered flag first in the first heat, although he spun on a partly still wet track. Marvin Brandl and David Schneider (both Opel Lotus Mk.II) finished second and third. In the second heat, Jochen Thissen (Opel Lotus Mk.II) celebrated victory ahead of Pascal Monbaron (Van Diemen RF00) and Phillip Menzner (Reynard SF86). Roberto Cocciarelli (Swift DB2 Ford) won his class twice and can now call himself champion of the AvD Historic Race Cup 2022.  Heinz-Bert Wolters (Porsche 911 GT3 R) didn't mind fog and a damp track in the first race of the Porsche Club Historic Challenge (PCHC), triumphing ahead of Thomas Lindemann (Porsche 911 GT3 R) and Peter Mamerow (Porsche 911 (991) GT3 R). In race two, the conditions were better and Mamerow celebrated a clear success. Marvin Meister (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) crossed the finish line in second place, with Lindemann third. Christian Voigtländer (Porsche 911 GT3 Cup) was also delighted to become the PCHC 2022 champion. Regularity tests round off programme in the Eifel Erik Bruynoghe (Porsche 911) won race one of the Belcar Historic Cup ahead of Luc Moortgat (Porsche 911) and Jan van Elderen (Ford Sierra Cosworth). Race two was to be the prey of Moortgat, who relegated van Elden and Evertjan Alders (BMW E30 329i) to second and third place. And finally, two regularity series were also on the agenda. The two stages of the Touring Car Revival went to Thilo Goos (Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24) and Peter Röskes / Susanne Röskes (Mercedes SLK 55 AMG). In the GLPpro the winners were Alex Brinkmann (Ford Escort MkII), Mario Müller (BMW 328i) and Tobias Möhring (Saker GT). "Thanks to the optimal preparation and the perfect interaction of all parts of the organisation, we experienced an excellent ADAC Racing Weekend with more than 350 vehicles," Jürgen Hieke, organisation manager of the organising MSC Bork, summarised with satisfaction. 

ADAC Racing Weekend with diverse finale at the Nürburgring

14.10.2022

The Nürburgring will be the venue for the finale of the ADAC Racing Weekend this coming weekend (14 - 16 October) as part of the ADAC Westfalen Trophy. In the Eifel, the fans will be offered a lot: spectacular cars in the Special Touring Car Trophy (STT), up-and-coming young drivers in the Touring Car Junior Cup as well as historic racing cars of various kinds from the Touring Car Legends to the AvD Historic Race Cup. In addition, there will be the ADAC Formula 4 and the Belcar Historic Cup for the first time this season. All races can be followed in the free livestream (youtube.com/adac), which goes on air at 8:40 a.m. on Saturday with the first round of the Porsche Club Historic Challenge (PCHC) and starts at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday with the start of round one of the Belcar Historic Cup. Uwe Alzen (Audi R8 GT3 Evo) goes into the final weekend of the STT as the top favourite. For the Audi driver it has been an almost perfect season so far, only one race he could not win. But that was at the Nürburgring, of all places, when his brother Jürgen Alzen (Ford GT Turbo) saw the chequered flag in first place. Jürgen Alzen now wants to repeat this and he will give everything to bring his red Ford GT Turbo to the finish line in front of his brother's black and grey Audi R8 LMS.  The Touring Car Legends once again shine with big names in the starting field. Klaus Ludwig (AMG Mercedes C-Class ITC and Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II), Roland Asch (Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo I) and Kurt Thiim (Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 Evo II) do not want to miss the chance to drive their former cars on a race track once again. In the Touring Car Classic, the underbelly of the Legends, we will go even deeper into racing history with, among others, two Ford Capri and two Ford Escort from the 1970s. The Capri will be driven by Wim and Dieter Kuijl, while the Ford Escort RS2000 will be driven by Jens Weimann and the Ford Escort RS1800 is in the hands of Peter and Stefan Mücke from Berlin. In the field of the Touring Car Revival, the entry class of the legends, there are even cars from the 60s with the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT driven by Jörg Hoffmann and the Daimler-Benz 300 SE Heckflosse driven by Michael Sielaff. In the revival, the drivers contest two regularity tests.  "The ADAC Racing Weekends were once again an excellent platform for our three racing series Touring Car Legends, Touring Car Classic and Touring Car Revival," says Carsten Setzefand, Head of Sport and Events for the three touring car series. "On the one hand, we appreciate the professionalism of the ADAC, but on the other hand, we also appreciate the family atmosphere in the paddock on the part of the organisers. For us, this is the perfect symbiosis: very well organised events within a reasonable cost framework. A special highlight is the free live stream, which our fans wouldn't want to miss." In the Touring Car Junior Cup, in which all drivers drive a uniform VW up! GTI, Leon Arndt has built a small lead over his first pursuer Linus Hahne; he leads the overall standings by eleven points ahead of Hahne. In addition, Arndt comes to the Eifel with fond memories, as he won both rounds at the Nürburgring in the summer. Hahne, on the other hand, has to be careful not to be pushed into third place in the final standings by Elias Olsen. The Dane showed good form at Hockenheim at the beginning of October, as did Fabio Rauer, who celebrated his first victory and is in fourth place in the standings.  The PCHC also goes into the final two races of 2022 at the Nürburgring. While Klaus Horn (Porsche 911 GT3 R) and Thomas Lindemann (Porsche 997 GT3 R) each won a race at the first appearance of an ADAC Racing Weekend this year in Assen, the Netherlands, Marvin Meister and Christian Voigtlänger (both Porsche 997 GT3 Cup) are battling it out for the title. The decision will be made next weekend. The same applies to the AvD Historic Race Cup, which features historic junior formula cars and Sports 2000 prototypes. Roberto Cocciarelli (Swift DB2 Ford) has the lead in the overall standings over Pascal Monbaron, who will be competing in a Van Diemen RF00. Stephan Lechine (Reynard F389 VW-Spiess) takes third place in the AvD Historic Race Cup ranking. The ADAC Formula 4, in which the stars of tomorrow will compete, will celebrate its premiere at the ADAC Racing Weekend 2022. Among others, current Formula 1 drivers Mick Schumacher, Lando Norris and Guanyu Zhou have laid the foundation for their future careers in ADAC Formula 4. Currently, Andrea Kimi Antonelli holds first place in the overall standings; only the Briton Taylor Barnard can still take the title from the Italian.  The Belcar Historic Cup will also make its debut at the ADAC Racing Weekend 2022, with Dieter Kuijl (Ford Capri 2600 RS Weslake), Wim Kuijl (Ford Capri 3100 RS), Luc Moortgat (Porsche 964) and Tim Kuijl (BMW E36 325i) starting the final weekend as leaders of the various classes.  The programme starts at 8:05 a.m. on all three days. Friday will be opened by the first free practice of the ADAC Formula 4, Saturday by the free practice of the Belcar Historic Cup and on Sunday the Touring Car Junior Cup will start with the second timed practice. Friday will close with the end of the timed practice of the Touring Car Legends at 17:40, Saturday with the conclusion of the first regularity test of the Touring Car Revival at 17:35 and Sunday with the finish of the second race of the Touring Car Classic at 17:10.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS laps the Ring in 6:49.328 minutes

13.10.2022

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS lapped the Nordschleife in 6:49.328 minutes - 10.6 seconds faster than the current 911 GT3. At the wheel was Porsche brand ambassador Jörg Bergmeister, who was intensively involved in the development of the new top model of the 911 series. The lap time was achieved in the presence of a notary. The new 911 GT3 RS is uncompromisingly designed for maximum performance. In doing so, the 386 kW (525 hp) road-legal high-performance sports car consistently uses technologies and principles from motorsport. In addition to the high-revving naturally aspirated engine with racing genes and intelligent lightweight construction, it is above all the cooling and aerodynamic concept that proves the direct kinship with its motorsport brethren. At 285 km/h, the 911 GT3 RS achieves a total downforce of 860 kilograms - three times as much as a 911 GT3. > Rekord drives at the Nürburgring "The 911 GT3 RS was able to prove today what you can already see at first glance - its absolute competence on the racetrack," says Andreas Preuninger, Model Series Manager GT vehicles. "Considering the less than ideal conditions with a strong headwind on the long Döttinger Höhe straight and excessively cool asphalt temperatures, we are satisfied with the time. The 911 GT3 RS sets new standards in the areas of aerodynamics and chassis. There has never been so much motorsport in a road car." The 911 GT3 RS with Weissach package was equipped with the optionally available Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 R tyres in the dimensions 275/35 R 20 at the front and 335/30 R21 at the rear. The new 911 GT3 RS completed the previously used shortened lap in 6:44.848 minutes."Due to the strong, sometimes gusty wind, we lost a little downforce. Nevertheless, I'm very happy with the lap," says Jörg Bergmeister. "Especially in the fast sections, the 911 GT3 RS is in a league of its own. Here the car is on a level that you otherwise only know from high-class race cars. The car also sets new standards in braking. This makes fast laps on the Nordschleife simply a lot of fun." Frank Moser, Head of the 911 and 718 series, followed the fast lap from the pit wall: "I am incredibly proud of what the entire team has achieved in the development and testing of the new 911 GT3 RS. Jörg Bergmeister nailed it today and fully exploited the car's potential in the not so easy conditions at the Ring today. The 911 is always good for a surprise and proves that the rear-engined concept is still excellent for high-performance sports cars."

Double victory for Scherer Sport Team Phoenix

08.10.2022

Two cars, one team: The two Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II cars of Scherer Sport Team Phoenix settled the victory at the 54th ZEWOTHERM ADAC Barbarossapreis between themselves. Jakub "Kuba" Giermaziak, Kim Luis Schramm and Luca Engstler won race six of the Nürburgring Endurance Series after a four-hour race distance with a lead of 21.649 seconds ahead of teammates Frank Stippler and Vincent Kolb. Julien Andlauer and Frédéric Makowiecki celebrated a fantastic debut at the world premiere of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R: They finished third in the new 911's first race outing. The weather conditions made race six of the NLS a major challenge on several occasions. Low temperatures in qualifying were followed by light rain on the grid and before the race had even started, it became a poker game. Most teams played it safe and went for rain tyres in the starting phase. After five laps, the track had dried enough to switch to slicks. This was also done by the two Scherer-Audi cars, which preferred the 'short' stint. After two and a half hours, rain set in again from time to time. The two Audi teams were not impressed by this either and drove home the victory in a spectacular pairing. In the end, the team in the green Audi R8 - Giermaziak, Schramm and Engstler - cheered at the top of the podium at the award ceremony. Giermaziak was the overall winner for the second time this season. The joy was also great for Engstler, who crowned his first Nordschleife race with a GT3 car with victory. "If someone had told me this morning that I would be on top at the end of the day, I would have called them crazy," said Engstler. "My goal was to collect kilometres on the Nordschleife, leave the car whole and not take any risks. When I was on slicks in the rain, the team helped me a lot. We always knew where it was wet and where it was dry. So I could always adjust to the conditions." Kolb was also satisfied with his third podium finish in a row: "In the third stint I was driving in the rain. The main thing here was not to make any mistakes. Overall, I had a lot of fun again today and the one-two for Phoenix is a fantastic result."It was not expected that the new Porsche 911 GT3 R would score a podium finish on its race debut. Since the 911 does not yet have final homologation for the GT3 class, it started in the specially designated SP-X class. Regardless of the practice time achieved, the #911 from Manthey had to start the race behind the last GT3 car of the first starting group and additionally had to stand 30 seconds longer at each pit stop. The fact that it was still enough for a podium finish in the end - with a gap of 2:07.450 minutes - was due in part to the way the race went and the perfect tactics of the experienced Manthey team. "If you subtract the 90 seconds we lost in the pits, you see the reality," said Makowiecki. "The car was running well - quite as expected. We now know where we can still improve things." The direct lap comparison underpins the Frenchman's statement: Stippler clocked 7:57.319 minutes on his fastest lap, the Manthey Porsche 7:58.942 minutes. Behind the top trio, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Landgraf Motorsport was flagged off in fourth place. However, as the vehicle height did not comply with the regulations, the #55 car was disqualified after the race. With Schnitzelalm Racing, brand colleagues Carrie Schreiner and Peter Terting moved up to fourth place. In fifth place, Christoph Breuer and Nico Verdonck in the PROsport-Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3 celebrated victory in the Pro-Am category. Fastest in the Am category were Michael Heimrich and Arno Klasen in the Audi R8 LMS GT3 EVO II from Twin Busch by équipe vitesse. Philipp Leisen (Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive) and Malte Tack (Manheller Racing) fought an impressive battle for victory in the V4 class until the very end. Bumper to bumper, the two BMW 325i cars chased each other through the Green Hell - with the better end for three-time champion Leisen. At the finish, his lead was 5.104 seconds. The VT2-FWD was also close. mathilda racing - Team LAVO Carwash prevailed in the VW Scirocco R with a lead of 5.546 seconds over the BMW 128ti from Sorg Rennsport. The finish in SS3 was also close: The Toyota GT86 Cup of Car Competiton Racing Team was the class winner, 6.069 seconds ahead of the Renault Clio Cup of X85racing. A small preliminary decision has been made in terms of the championship. While Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas in the Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive BMW 330i celebrated their sixth class win in the sixth race, the pursuers fluffed. Mauro Calamia, Ivan Jacoma and Kai Riemer, who drive a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CS (982) for Schmickler Performance powered by Ravenol, only managed third place in CUP3. Daniel Blickle and Tim Scheerbarth finished second in CUP2 in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup from AVIA W&S Motorsport. Class wins went to Smyrlis Racing with Christopher Rink, Philipp Stahlschmidt and Francesco Merlini in CUP3. Karsten Krämer, Christopher Brück and Moritz Kranz from KKrämer Racing triumphed again in CUP2. The seventh race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series will take place in a fortnight, on 22 October. The PAGID Racing 46th DMV Münsterlandpokal runs over the usual distance of four hours.