07 March, Tuesday

Nürburgring starts the 2023 event season

It's finally starting again - under the new claim "we make your heart race", the Nürburgring is entering the new event season. Great emotions await professionals, amateurs and spectators at around 50 events from the genres of motorsport, music and sport. Highlights include the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring and the 12h Nürburgring of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as well as the 50th...
Nürburgring starts the 2023 event season


It's finally starting again - under the new claim "we make your heart race", the Nürburgring is entering the new event season. Great emotions await professionals, amateurs and spectators at around 50 events from the genres of motorsport, music and sport. Highlights include the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring and the 12h Nürburgring of the Nürburgring Endurance Series as well as the 50th anniversary of the Oldtimer-Grand-Prix, the mega festival Rock am Ring or sporting events such as Rad am Ring or the Hotfoot Run. And even beyond the events, there will again be an extensive range of leisure and adventure activities.   As usual, the Nürburgring Endurance Series will do the honours for the season premiere in 2023. On 18 March, the lights will turn green for the first time. The NLS will shake the Green Hell a total of eight times. On the combination of sprint track and Nordschleife, the large field of starters in the Green Hell will once again be at full throttle - with the entire automotive diversity from near-series racing cars to full-blown GT3 bolides. The highlight of the NLS season will again be the 12h Nürburgring from 8 to 10 September. Here, even the complete version of the race track - including the entire Grand Prix Track - will be driven. The fans know the same track variant at the motorsport highlight of the season. After a veritable fan festival with 230,000 visitors, the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Race from 18 to 21 May once again invites to a gigantic horsepower party. Race teams from all over the world, a tough race on the most demanding race track in the world and the unique atmosphere around the track are expected: drivers and fans alike are looking forward to the camping and campfire atmosphere. A foretaste of the endurance classic is already available in April - on 22 and 23 April, the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers will get underway. 50th Anniversary of the Oldtimer-Grand-PrixFans of historic vehicles will also get their money's worth this year - even with a big anniversary. The Oldtimer Grand Prix (11 - 13 August) is turning 50! As one of the most traditional festivals for traditional vehicles in Europe, it is once again the highlight of the historic motorsport season in Germany. In addition to an outstanding starting field with vehicles from the entire history of the Nürburgring, fans can look forward to a fan world around the Grand Prix circuit. Those who want to experience even more time travel is in the right place at the Nürburgring. With the endurance classic ADAC 1000 kilometre race (15 - 17 September), at the Nürburgring Classic (26 - 28 May) or at the ADAC Westfalen Trophy (13 - 15 October), horsepower-packed time journeys through history await. The Int. ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix is a little rougher than the historic vehicles. The race trucks will make the racetrack shake - and from 13 to 16 July they will give each other a run for their money when they thunder around the racetrack at around 160 km/h. Also at the start in the supporting programme: the ADAC GT Masters. Besides the track, there will be a lot of colourful activities. With many activities and exhibitors in the paddock, a children's area, a trade fair and, of course, the traditional music festival in the Müllenbachschleife.  Real GT3 highlights await each other on two weekends at the end of July and the beginning of August. The Fanatec GT World Challenge pwd by AWS (29 - 30 July) will kick things off. The DTM immediately follows from 4 to 6 August. A total of 13 teams with six different brands will be competing in the race series, which is being held under the umbrella of the ADAC for the first time. There will be cars from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-AMG Porsche as well as Lamborghini and Ferrari. Strong line-up and only European concert by the Foo Fighters at Rock am RingThe festival fans return at Rock am Ring from 2 to 4 June. Strong headliners are waiting at Rock am Ring again this year with the Toten Hosen and the Kings of Leon. They will be completed by the Foo Fighters, who will make their only European appearance at the festival this year. Anyway, the band, which has won the Grammy eleven times, returns to German stages for the first time after 2018. In addition, many other international fan favourites such as Rise Against, Limp Bizkit, the rock duo Tenacious D or US superstar Machine Gun Kelly await. Motorbike service a tradition for many bikersMotorbikes are also part of the programme at the Nürburgring. They celebrate their traditional opening of the season during the ecumenical service "Anlassen" (2 April). More than 10,000 bikers get their blessing in the paddock and enjoy the highlight: the joint parade around the Nordschleife. In addition, there will be tourist rides on the Grand Prix Track and other programme items in the paddock. Racing motorbikes from different eras will take centre stage at the Cologne circuit. On 14 May, they will show their best side on the Grand Prix Track. Particularly eye-catching are the starts of the veteran sidecar riders and the historic motor scooters. This year, for the third time, the Grand Prix circuit will be the venue of the ADAC/DMC Race Weekend (10-11 June). From "old iron" to sidecars and superbikes, everything is represented here for beginners and experienced pilots.  On foot and by bike around the RingThe fact that the Nürburgring can also be mastered on foot or by bike is impressively demonstrated by the athletes at the Hotfoot Run and at Rad am Ring. On 6 May, the famous obstacle course involves overcoming mountains of straw bales, mud pits and ice-cold pools of water. From 21 to 23 July, the cyclists take on the world's most demanding race track. The highlight of the event is the 24-hour cycle race over the combination of Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife. But the Nürburgring is also popular with athletes beyond the event: a total of seven cycling and running events are scheduled for 2023. Here, amateur athletes can run or experience the legendary track on the various dates.  But even without a major event, the Nürburgring is always worth a visit. There is much to discover and marvel at. For example, the motorsport experience museum ring°werk, the ring°kartbahn with pure motorsport feeling, the Nürburgring eSports bar, the ring°kino with one of the largest 3D cinema screens in the region or various gastronomic highlights such as the Italian restaurant Lucia or the Bitburger Gasthaus in the ring°carré as well as the Devils Diner at the Nordschleife await the visitors. For those who want to take a look behind the scenes of the legendary race track, the backstage tour is just the right thing - including a visit to the winner's podium. > see the whole event calendar 2023 Start of the season with a new claim"nürburgring. we make your heart race."The Nürburgring is taking off with a new claim. Because the Nürburgring is more than just a race track. Nestled in the Eifel forests and firmly rooted in the region, it has been an international place of emotion, passion and unique stories for almost 100 years. And for Nürburgring fans from all over the world, it is one thing above all: a place of solidarity and community - a kind of home. The fact that emotional moments, people and a very special feeling of longing make up the Nürburgring will be visible and tangible this season under the new claim of the destination. From now on, the motto at the Nürburgring is: "we make your heart race". This claim stands for the passion of the employees of the Nürburgring companies, who see themselves as pioneers of unique moments and for the diverse experiences that the players and visitors experience here. It stands for goose bumps and heart throbbing, for adrenaline and joy, for an incomparable challenge.  These emotions can be triggered by a visit to the Nürburgring Endurance Series just as much as by an overnight stay right next to the race track at the Nürburgring Congress Hotel managed by Lindner. A ride in a kart, in the passenger seat of a racing car or in the simulator of the Nürburgring eSports bar also causes special palpitations - and taking part in a corporate event with a direct view of the race track is just as special. All of this is the Nürburgring emotion that creates special impressions and memories for everyone involved. Beyond the on-site experience, the Nürburgring feeling is transported all over the world. Through emotional scenes - for example in the live broadcast of a race by Nü or in the new image clip of the destination. And of course there are a variety of emotional image motifs from all events and moments at the Nürburgring via the Nürburgring communication channels.  No matter where, no matter when: everyone should have the opportunity to experience a piece of the Nürburgring and, of course, to feel for themselves what it means when it says: "nürburgring. we make your heart race."

"Official Tyre Partner": Nürburgring and Goodyear continue partnership


The Nürburgring operating company and Goodyear are continuing their partnership. The US company thus remains the official tyre partner of the Nürburgring. In addition, it retains advertising space and naming rights to sections of the Grand Prix Track as well as a VIP lounge above the pit lane. The successful cooperation has now been in place for 13 years. Under the terms of the agreement, Goodyear will continue to be called the "Official Tyre Partner" of the Nürburgring. The Driving Academy, the ring°kartbahn, the Nürburgring Offroadpark as well as all service and company cars will be equipped."With Goodyear, we have a high-performance partner who stands for quality and performance," explains Christian Stephani, Managing Director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG. "We are pleased to be able to continue a partnership that has grown over many years and to benefit from it together." Goodyear turn and Goodyear braceIn addition to the tyre partnership, Goodyear is also continuing other commitments. The famous 180-degree bend in the Müllenbachschleife will continue to be called Goodyear-Kehre, and when the sprint version of the Grand Prix Track is driven, the cars will use the Goodyear-Spange. Advertising installations - such as the distinctive time tower in the Goodyear-Kehre - also underline the strong ties between the legendary race track and the successful tyre brand. Another visible sign of the intensive cooperation is the Nürburgring partner logo, which Goodyear uses in its communication. "The Nürburgring is the perfect terrain for our tyres and a great flagship," explains Dr André Weisz, Managing Director Consumer DACH at Goodyear. "Here we develop and test our high-end products and also see them in racing use on the track. In addition, the Nürburgring's participants and employees benefit from the quality - whether during formula training sessions, on the ring°kart track or during rides with the company cars." VIP lounge above the pit lanePart of the partnership is also the presence directly at the start and finish, where the Goodyear VIP Lounge forms an attractive event location above the pit lane. It guarantees guests and customers a great all-round view of the action. In particular, the VIP Lounge's wrap-around balcony is popular with visitors for views of the thrilling action of various races such as the Nürburgring Endurance Series or the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring.

Engine noises again at last: Teams test at the Nürburgring


The motorsport season at the Nürburgring is approaching in leaps and bounds. At the Nürburgring, racing teams from various series are conducting the final set-up runs and tests. The start will be made by the endurance competition cars from 10 to 12 March. During their test and set-up days, they will be driving on the combination of sprint track and Nordschleife. This will be directly followed by the test days for GT cars on the Grand Prix circuit on 13 and 14 March. Spectators who also want to get a taste of the season are welcome to visit the taster grandstand, the paddock and the Nordschleife. "Everyone praises what Nürburgring tests" - this saying has now been valid for over 95 years. Thanks to its challenging and versatile track variations, the legendary race track has been a sought-after terrain for motorsport enthusiasts from all over the world as well as for all those who develop and comprehensively test vehicles since its opening in 1927. Test and set-up days for competition vehicles from NLS, 24h, RCN | 10 - 12 MarchOn 10 March, the first engine noises will finally return for this purpose. The test and setting days will awaken the Nordschleife from its winter break. For three days, the warm-up of the competition cars of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring and RCN will take place. In preparation for the upcoming motorsport season in the Green Hell, racing will take place on the combination of the sprint version of the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife. Access to the paddock and the Nordschleife is free of charge for all visitors. Those who would like to get the best view of the pit lane and the start and finish straight can take a seat in the taster grandstand of the BMW M Power grandstand. Tickets are available for €2.50 per person at the info°center. Race teams can find more info and booking options at: . Test days for GT cars | 13 - 14 MarchThe test and set-up days are hardly over and the test days for GT cars will follow. On 13 and 14 March there will be ample opportunity for testing on the entire Grand Prix circuit. The taster grandstand will be open for spectators. Cheap tickets are also available at the info°center. Participant places for teams are available at:

DTM ticket pre-sale started: Super sports car racing action at family-friendly prices


With prominent drivers, renowned top teams as well as super sports cars from six manufacturers, the DTM will start at the Nürburgring from 04 - 06 August 2023. Tickets are now available online. Fans can look forward to great news: Thanks to a new price structure developed by the ADAC, DTM tickets are on average ten to 20 euros cheaper than last year and can be purchased for as little as 39 euros. ADAC members also benefit from a 10% discount in the online presale. > more info & tickets "Our aim is to make the DTM events more attractive, especially for families, and to get more people excited about the series again. We were able to expand the programme at the DTM even more appealingly this year. At the same time, we succeeded in reducing ticket prices in all categories. Children under the age of 16 are even admitted free of charge to the race track when accompanied by an adult, something that has never been done before at the DTM," says ADAC Motorsport Director Thomas Voss.  As a rule, the new ticket model consists of five price categories - in two of them, children and young people under 16 are admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult. For grandstand tickets in the higher categories, under-16s receive a 50 per cent discount. Free admission to the paddock is included in all tickets. Also bookable now are VIP tickets for the Coca-Cola business°lounge of the Nürburgring with the best view of the start and finish straight. High-quality catering and access to the exclusive balcony with upholstered seats included. > more information and booking VIP tickets This year, the DTM will be organised under the umbrella of the ADAC for the first time and will be held at eight race tracks in Germany, Austria as well as the Netherlands in the new season. In addition to the DTM, fans will also experience the racing action of the ADAC GT Masters at four events and exciting rounds of the ADAC GT4 Germany at six events. In addition, the Prototype Cup Germany will be on the grid three times. The BMW M2 Racing Cup and the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland are also an integral part of the DTM programme.

Nürburgring and "Friends of the Nürburgring": Investment of € 50,000 in the marshals workstations


With a total investment of € 50,000, the stands and workplaces of the marshals along the Nordschleife will be refurbished. The workplaces at a total of 33 posts will be upgraded through various measures. The project is supported by the "Friends of the Nürburgring" association. The association is contributing € 15,000 as an earmarked donation. The work should be completed by the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring at the latest. Marshals are the good souls of motorsport. Their tasks around the race track are manifold - they ensure safety and a correct sporting procedure. Marshals wave the different coloured flags that send important signals to the racers, they intervene if a vehicle has an accident or a vehicle part is lost and they are at the track during every race: in wind, sun and rain. "Without the marshals, the events at our racetrack would not be so feasible. It is their dedication and passion for motorsport that makes it all possible," explains Ingo Böder, Managing Director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG. "That's why upgrading the stands and workplaces is not only necessary but also a matter of the heart." After several small improvements in the past years, a larger investment now follows. The €50,000 project includes various large and small measures - from the new plexiglass screen at the track marshal's shelter to new metal stairs for quick and safe use. "We support the upgrading of the stand and workplaces of the marshals from the bottom of our hearts," explains Manfred Sattler, chairman of the "Friends of the Nürburgring" association. "We are committed to the Nürburgring as a legendary race track and to all those who contribute here full of energy. The marshals are undoubtedly one of them - and that's why it was no question that we would contribute € 15,000 here." Piece by piece, the construction of the stands and workplaces is now underway so that everything will be ready for the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring at the latest.

Strong teams and multiple manufacturers: The stage is set for the 2023 DTM season


The DTM lines up with a top-class field in 2023. A total of 13 teams with six different manufacturers will contest the 35th season of the DTM, which will be promoted by the ADAC for the first time. Teams will go in pursuit of the title with cars from Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche when the season gets underway from 26th to 28th May. Fans can look forward to new models from Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche. Thanks to the ADAC, the topic of sustainability will play an important role in the DTM: from this year, all the cars will run on a sustainable fuel from Shell, which is made from 50% renewable components. ProSieben will continue to broadcast all the races, on the Saturday and the Sunday of race weekends, live and in full on free-to-air TV. Tickets for the live experience at the circuits will go on sale on 1st March. > more info about the DTM at the Nürburgring (04 - 06 August 2023) “We are opening a new chapter for the DTM under the umbrella of the ADAC. From now on, the DTM is all about sustainability, innovation, entertainment and exciting motorsport. With a host of high-profile newcomers, internationally-renowned top teams, super sports cars from all the premium manufacturers, and elite drivers, fans can look forward to a thrilling season. The high level of interest in the DTM shows that our ideas and plans for the series have been well received,” says ADAC Sport President Dr. Gerd Ennser. The DTM grid will feature two Audi teams in 2023: ABT Sportsline and Liqui Moly Team Engstler will run the Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II. The defending champions at Schubert Motorsport will put their faith in the BMW M4 GT3, as will newcomers Project 1. The champion team from the 2022 ADAC GT Masters, Emil Frey Racing, are set for their DTM debut with the brand-new Ferrari 296 GT3. Lamborghini is also represented by the GRT Grasser Racing Team and SSR Performance. Both teams line up with the latest GT3 model, the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO2. Mercedes-AMG Team HRT, the team that won last year’s ADAC GT Masters, and DTM newcomers Mercedes-AMG Team Landgraf and Mercedes-AMG Team WINWARD will fly the flag for Mercedes-AMG. Completing the high-class DTM field are three Porsche teams with the newly-developed 911 GT3 R: Manthey EMA returns to the DTM, Toksport WRT is set to make its debut, and KÜS Team Bernhard represents Porsche for the second year. TV partner ProSieben will again show all 16 races live on free-to-air TV. As well as the races, fans can also watch the battle for grid positions in qualifying live at Presenters Andrea Kaiser and Matthias Killing, together with commentator Eddie Mielke, will provide fascinating and entertaining coverage for all fans watching on TV. 

Full throttle in the ring°fanshop - Green light for Green Hell Sale Days


Until Thursday, 16 February, the hearts of fans at the Nürburgring are beating particularly faster again. During the Green Hell Sale Days, the legendary race track is giving green light for heavily discounted fan articles in the official ring°fanshop. There is a discount of up to 40% on around 90 selected items. These include T-shirts, hoodies and caps as well as bags, scarves or headbands. The articles are available in different designs, colours and sizes for all Nürburgring fans. Discover offers now In addition to many articles for adults and children, we have also thought of the smallest fans of the Green Hell. Baby articles such as rompers and caps are therefore also on offer at the Green Hell Sale Days. Fans can now go full throttle, because the following applies to all heavily reduced items: only while stocks last. Special tip: In February, the "ring°thing of the month" - the "Starting Grid" backpack - is also 20.832 % cheaper.

First win of the season for Mercedes-AMG Team HRT by Unicorns of Love


The winners of the HAPPY RACING 3.5h race are Elias Seppanen and Alejandro Sánchez. Driving a Mercedes-AMG GT3, the duo took the first victory for Mercedes-AMG Team HRT by Unicorns of Love in the penultimate race of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series presented by Goodyear. Finishing in second place were Will Tregurtha and Vasilios Belesiotis of Williams Esports Razer. For the second year in a row, Adrenalin Motorsport - the champion team of the real Nordschleife championship - took third place with Sindre Setsaas and Fabian Hari. In a thrilling qualifying, NLS champion Setsaas secured pole position with a time of 7:47.556 minutes. However, at the start the Norwegian had to admit defeat to European Truck Champion Norbi Kiss in the BMW M4 GT3 of Team BMW Bank and Alexey Nesov in the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of AMG Team URANO. Nesov led for the first few kilometres, but Kiss pushed past the Mercedes-AMG on lap one and held the lead until the first stop. Seppanen completed a quicker stop and returned to the race in the lead. Team BMW Bank then maintained second place. It was only after the change to Robby Foley, who touched the track barrier during an overtaking manoeuvre, that the champion team of the first DNLS season in 2020 dropped back. At the front, HRT dominated the action until the chequered flag fell. After 27 laps, the lead of Seppanen and Sánchez was 42.28 seconds. The Spaniard Sánchez even drove the fastest race lap in 1:45.248 minutes on his DNLS debut in the last lap. "I'm a bit annoyed that I didn't manage a 1:44 lap in the end," said the 22-year-old after the race. "I am very happy with my first race for the team and in the championship. We had a great car and the pace was just right. Elias laid the foundation for our success. All I really had to do was manage the lead and make sure I didn't make any mistakes in traffic." The URANO team made a pit stop mistake during the race, which resulted in a drive-through penalty. Nesov and Schmalenbach then fought their way up from ninth to fourth in the race. Behind them, Dörr Esports, PhoenixRacing eSport, Walkenhorst Motorsport, Team BMW Bank, Team75 Bernhard by SimRC and Leipert eSports completed the top 10 positions.After their victory in the Cup 2 class at the opening race, Marvin Strehl and Jürgen Frank from Team75 Bernhard by SimRC went one better in race four. The duo relegated Luca Alpert and Fabian Hochstatter (Phoenix eSport) as well as Adrian Gericke and Loïc Rabier (Gericke Motorsport) to places. "It went very well for us today," said Frank. "We have very strong opponents in the class with Phoenix and URANO. It was an extremely tight affair, especially in the early stages. After the first stop, I managed a bit better with cold tyres and was able to gain an advantage. In addition, saving fuel was the order of the day today - we managed that perfectly." Managing fuel was also an issue in SS10. "It's not so easy with a GT4 car because we don't have a clutch and have to brake with the engine," explained Dutchman Ruben Bonga, who single-handedly beat the competition in the BS+Competition BMW M4 GT4. "It was the goal in the first stint to do one more lap, which we managed to do. After that, I was able to fully attack and take the win." Second place went to Niclas Laubisch and Yoep de Ligt in the Urano eSports Mercedes-AMG GT4. Pascal Stix - also driving solo in another Mercedes-AMG - finished third for CoRe SimRacing.In SP3T, Nathan Amess and Kieran Harrison celebrated the second win of the season for Sim RC $DNLS in the Hyundai Elantra N TC. Fabian Siegmann and Stefan Schella of Heusinkveld 401, who won race two, finished second ahead of Steen Ledger and Konstantin Stolzenburg of Puresim Esports. The season finale of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series presented by Goodyear will take place on 11 March alongside the Nürburgring's test and set-up days. The longest distance of the winter season 22/23 is on the agenda at the KALFF 4h race.

ADAC GT Masters as part of the ADAC Truck-Grand-Prix


The ADAC GT Masters will start the 2023 season with the proven concept, events with strong attendance, a prize money pot filled with more than 570,000 euros and the successfully established sustainable fuel. Six race weekends with two races each in Germany and Austria are planned, with the series returning to the Norisring in Nuremberg for the first time in 15 years. All races will be shown live on free TV. The season will start from 9 to 11 June at a "special event" in Hockenheim. Sustainability also plays a decisive role in the new season in the ADAC GT Masters. For the second year in a row, the ADAC GT Masters will be running on the innovative Shell Blue-Gasoline 98 fuel, which consists of around 50% renewable components. Last year, the drivers completed 10,971 race laps with the sustainable fuel, making an important contribution to CO2 reduction. ADAC Head of Motorsport Thomas Voss: "The ADAC GT Masters will continue to compete in 2023 with the concept that has been thrilling fans for 16 years now. We will no longer pursue the plans presented in December with joint races of the ADAC GT Masters and prototypes. This is in line with the wishes of many teams to continue the ADAC GT Masters in its unchanged form. On the sporting side, however, we are sharpening the profile of the series by making a driver with a silver or bronze classification compulsory in every car in future. This will ensure that the ADAC GT Masters remains an attractive platform for talent hungry for success." The calendarThe season opener will take place at a special event from 9 to 11 June at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, with more information to follow shortly. One of the season's highlights already follows on the second race weekend: With the return to the Norisring, the series will contest the first of a total of four events at the DTM on the streets of Nuremberg. After the Norisring, the ADAC GT Masters will once again be a guest at one of Germany's biggest motorsport events: for the first time since 2012, the series will compete at the ADAC Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. After the summer break, the drivers will face the Sachsenring challenge in September. Afterwards, the mountain calls: for the penultimate stop of the season, the participants travel to the current Formula 1 circuit of the Red Bull Ring. The finale will take place at the end of October together with the DTM as usual in Hockenheim. The sporting alignmentIn the ADAC GT Masters, two drivers will continue to share a cockpit. Starting this year, a silver-rated driver or a bronze-rated driver is compulsory in each car. Thus, the ADAC GT Masters remains true to its philosophy of optimally promoting young talent and giving young talents the chance to develop in a professional environment. Good performances and successes are rewarded: In the new season, participants will be competing for cash and non-cash prizes worth more than 570,000 euros. In addition to the driver and team classifications, the Pirelli Junior classification for young talents and the Pirelli Trophy classification for ambitious gentlemen will be announced. Teams can register for the ADAC GT Masters 2023 from 25 January, the closing date for entries is 1 May.