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ring°guide for the 24-hour race: Tips for Arrival & Camping

Important Information for Arrival at the 24-Hour Race at Nürburgring: What Visitors Need to Know This Year The legendary 24-hour race at Nürburgring, a highlight for motorsport fans, is just around the corner. To provide visitors with the best possible experience, Nürburgring is releasing important information and updates regarding arrival and camping that need to be observed this year. All...
ring°guide for the 24-hour race: Tips for Arrival & Camping

22.05.2024

Important Information for Arrival at the 24-Hour Race at Nürburgring: What Visitors Need to Know This Year The legendary 24-hour race at Nürburgring, a highlight for motorsport fans, is just around the corner. To provide visitors with the best possible experience, Nürburgring is releasing important information and updates regarding arrival and camping that need to be observed this year. All necessary information can be found in the Park & Camping Regulations. Opening Times and Regulated Arrival The campsites at the Nordschleife will open their gates on Monday, May 27, at 6:00 AM, while the campsites at the Grand Prix track in zones A and C will open at the following times: A5 on Monday at 8:00 AM, C-Zone on Wednesday at 7:00 AM. Visitors are asked not to arrive before these times to protect the landscape, nature, and local residents. Violations of this regulation will be strictly monitored by the police, the public order office, and Nürburgring wardens on-site. Regulations for 2024 Opening Times of Campsites: Nordschleife: Monday, May 27, from 6:00 AMGrand Prix Track: A5 on Monday at 8:00 AM, C-Zone on Wednesday at 7:00 AMCamping before the official opening times is strictly prohibited due to landscape, nature, and resident protection. Compliance with these regulations will be monitored by the police, public order office, and wardens. If an earlier arrival is unavoidable due to planning reasons, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG provides parking spaces. Adenauer Forst – Important Change: Due to construction work, arrival at the campsite in Adenauer Forst before the official opening times is strictly prohibited this year. There is no possibility to queue near the entrance to the camping area in advance. Wehrseifen, Metzgesfeld: For these campsites, early arrival is generally not allowed due to resident protection reasons. Alternative Areas for Other Campsites: For campsites along the Nordschleife, alternative areas for early arrival have been set up, but these should only be used in exceptional cases. Hatzenbach: Early-arriving campers will be directed to the alternative area D1a, accessible from Saturday, May 25, at 8:00 AM. Access is via the B258. It is new this year that setting up on Kreisstraße 73 before the official opening of the campsite is no longer allowed to avoid noise disturbance and inconvenience for residents and to keep emergency routes clear. Brünnchen, Karussell & Hohe Acht: Early-arriving campers will be redirected to parking lot P96 from Saturday, May 25, at 8:00 AM. Brünnchen II, Pflanzgarten: Early-arriving campers will be redirected to parking lot P98 from Saturday, May 25, at 8:00 AM. Schwalbenschwanz: Early-arriving campers will be directed to parking lot P100, which opens on Friday, May 24, at 8:00 AM. One Racetrack. One Community. As in previous years, Nürburgring continues to uphold the principle of "One Racetrack. One Community." in 2024. This includes the request for all visitors to show consideration for the region and its residents during arrival, stay, and departure, and to adhere to the camping regulations.

Tips for fans of the 24h Nürburgring

21.05.2024

In the week around Fronleichnam the Nürburgring will be in full swing: at the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring, the traditional race track in the heart of the Eifel region will be the setting for what is perhaps the most beautiful full-throttle festival in Europe. As early as Monday, May 27, the on-demand campsites around the Nordschleife will be filled with enthusiastic fans who will transform the legendary "Green Hell" into a paradise for motorsport fans until the finish on Sunday, June 2. Even though the actual program on and off the track only really gets underway from Thursday (30 May), the days leading up to the event are also a hive of activity around the world's most beautiful 25 km of asphalt. When the actual racing program starts from Corpus Christi onwards, it's all happening in quick succession: with countless attractions and colourful entertainment, while motorsport can be experienced live on the "Ring". For many full-throttle fans, these days are a must - and once you've experienced it, there's a risk of addiction. If you want to try it out, you can find all the ticket information and the detailed fan program including the schedule here. Even if the wheels don't start rolling until Thursday: The rush of fans traditionally begins on Monday morning, when the on-demand campsites at the Nordschleife open. By then, the numerous individual visitors and fan groups are already hard at work setting up their camps around the legendary Nordschleife - at the same time as the teams arrive in the paddock. However, there won't be anything to really see there until Tuesday afternoon, because that's when scrutineering begins, which lasts until Wednesday evening. Vehicle after vehicle will then roll into the test hall - and visitors will have the opportunity to take a look at the competition vehicles. On Wednesday - for once! - the traditional Adenau Racing Day, which unfortunately falls victim to roadworks in the center of the racing town on the Ring this year. Nevertheless, the trip to Adenau is worthwhile, as the REWE supermarket, which is popular with fans, will start its daily 24-hour promotions on this day. Incidentally, the merchandising collection of the Eifel classic will also be on sale here. Information on this and other promotions can also be found in the 24h fan guide. The race program starts on Thursday It's "full throttle" from Thursday - both on and off the track. The RCN performance test on the Nordschleife will take over wake-up duty in the morning from 8:30 a.m., and the first races with the touring car legends and the Cup and Touring Car Trophy on the Grand Prix circuit will start in the late morning. The highlights are, of course, the two 24-hour qualifying sessions, the second of which lasts until 11:30 p.m., creating that authentic endurance racing feeling at dusk. From Thursday, the 24h fan buses will also be operating a shuttle service around the circuit and the fan mile on the ring°boulevard will open its doors. Friday is fan day! Friday not only brings the third 24h qualifying (from 13:30) and the decisive battle for pole in the top qualifying (from 17:30). The touring car legends and the Cup and Touring Car Trophy will also contest two more races. While they race on the Grand Prix circuit, there will be a lap of honor around the Nordschleife with 24h partner Monster - fans can look forward to a variety of activities. And once the pole has been awarded, the party will of course continue. The pit lane will open at 19:45: at the big autograph session with all the teams, visitors can look forward to selfies and small talk with the drivers, autographs and the real 24-hour family feeling. After all, when else do you get the opportunity to take a selfie on the start-finish straight or in the pit lane and stroll around? At the same time, you'll be spoiled for choice, as the Falken Drift Show in the Müllenbachschleife will be offering squealing tires, smoky drifts and spectacular action. Lars Gutsche will present the action there, which will also be broadcast on the 24h live stream and where many other vehicles can be seen alongside the Falken Drift Team. For the first time: two Hyundai models with electric drive! Saturday won't be long until the start Before the 24h Nürburgring finally starts on Saturday at 16:00, there will be an extra dose of entertainment. One highlight: the 24h Classic race in the morning. The touring car legends will also provide racing action on the Grand Prix circuit with their third race of the weekend. Once they have crossed the finish line, the final countdown begins: there will then be a Toyota lap of honor and car parades with BMW, Hyundai and Volkswagen on the Nordschleife. Watch out for the VW defile: there are some very special models here, as the Wolfsburg-based company is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Golf this weekend. While the starting field forms on the start-finish straight from 14:45, there will be an FMX show by Monster in front of the cars. Of course, traditional highlights such as the presentation of the Glickenhaus Cup are also part of the scheduled program. Paddock: RAVENOL Ferris wheel, birthday parties and much more When the race finally gets underway, the entertainment continues - because from Thursday to Sunday, there will be plenty of fan highlights next to the track. From Thursday, the Fan Mile on the ring°boulevard will open its doors, where there will not only be a number of companies with exhibitions, autograph sessions and entertainment. Of course, there will also be delicious catering - and two genuine premieres. Volkswagen is celebrating the Golf anniversary with the world premiere of the Golf GTI Clubsport (Friday, 16:30). Toyota will be presenting the new GR Yaris for the first time in Germany at its large stand on Saturday. There will also be a birthday atmosphere in the paddock. Mercedes-AMG will be celebrating 130 years of motorsport with a star by continuing its birthday tour of the top international events. At the 24h, there will be a large exhibition and action area on the heliport, which will be a hotspot for fans. Finally, RAVENOL also invites you to take a ride on the Ferris wheel here - sponsored by the 24h title partner at a significantly reduced price, it offers an incomparable panoramic view over the Eifel. A Magic Sky tent roof with a diameter of 30 meters also ensures that the fan area on the heliport is weatherproof. There is also a Monster fan zone with an action area, lounge area and many attractions. The fan hospitality of "Bembel with Care" with bullriding action and the ADAC video wall can also be found here. New this year is a catering mile on the multifunctional area next to the heliport: The CEWE photo truck will be waiting here, club members will be able to enjoy free coffee in the ADAC Advantage World, and a DTM Infomobile and many food trucks will also be positioned here. Hyundai will also be making a big appearance in the paddock: The official vehicle partner of the 24h Nürburgring is planning a great deal of entertainment for visitors in its exhibition area in the paddock, including a DJ, video wall and much more. Always stay informed: All information online All important information for visitors as well as the fan schedule is also available online on the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring homepage. As many dates and activities are traditionally finalized in the days leading up to the event, it is worth checking here for the latest information: Visitor information Fan schedule Fan guide

Anniversary: 40 years of the Grand Prix circuit

19.05.2024

Opened on May 12, 1984, the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Today, it is a diverse home for motorsport events, festivals and sporting events - it was created in response to pressing questions about safety in motorsport. The exciting history of its origins is accompanied by legendary names and still provides the basis for the most diverse Nürburgring of all time, which welcomes hundreds of thousands of motorsport fans from all over the world every year. A chronological journey through time - to which we add a new chapter every day: Safety discussions in the 1970s lead to the redesign of the NürburgringThe world of motorsport in the 1970s: race car technology was changing, and drivers and organizers were moving towards shorter race tracks that met the latest safety requirements - requirements that the 22-kilometer Nordschleife could no longer meet at the time. Hardly solvable safety problems and high organizational costs made the legendary track increasingly uneconomical for the racing series. After the prestigious Formula 1 also moved away in 1976, many questions arose about the future of the world-famous Nürburgring, which had formed the economic basis of an entire region since 1927. Various options were discussed - in the end, the only option was to build a new arena circuit that would offer drivers, organizers and spectators the best conditions. From a natural track to the most diverse Nürburgring of all timeIn the late 1970s, the world's leading experts in race track construction set about redesigning the Nürburgring. They quickly developed innovative designs for a modern and safe Grand Prix circuit that would coexist with the historic Nordschleife. An originally proposed track layout of almost seven kilometers with two pit lanes was rejected for cost reasons. The decision-makers finally agreed on a new construction costing around 80 million DM, which was built on the site of the previous start and finish area and the old south loop. The final design envisaged a 4.542-kilometer Grand Prix circuit that could be used both on its own and in combination with the Nordschleife. Several citizens' initiatives were formed to preserve this economically and culturally important track, including the "Yes to the Nürburgring" association, founded by Otto Flimm. This played a decisive role in securing funding for the construction project. The first spade was turned for a construction period of 30 monthsIn November 1981, Dr. Bernhard Vogel, the former Minister President of Rhineland-Palatinate, performed the groundbreaking ceremony, signaling the start of construction for the new circuit at the Nürburgring. Over the next 30 months, a modern track was built, meeting high standards of landscape and environmental protection from the outset. The Südschleife (South Loop) as well as the Start and Finish loops, integral parts of the Nürburgring from its inception, were replaced in favor of the new track. Despite extensive construction work, motorsport in the Eifel region remained vibrant. To continue hosting races, the Nordschleife (North Loop) was shortened and received its own pit lane at Tribune 13, along with additional facilities for race control. Grand opening in 1984 and surprise at the opening raceOn May 12, 1984, the new Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit was officially opened. The newly inaugurated facilities also included a press center, a motorsport museum and improved facilities for teams and event organizers. The highlight of the opening celebrations was a race with identical Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16 cars. The field of drivers consisted of selected, renowned motorsport legends such as Niki Lauda, James Hunt, Stirling Moss, Phil Hill, Alain Prost and Jack Brabham. The race, which lasted twelve laps, ended with a surprising winner: Ayrton Senna, still an up-and-coming, relatively unknown driver at the time, stepped in at short notice for Emmerson Fittipaldi and won the race impressively. With this success, Senna wrote himself into the annals of the "new Nürburgring" as the first winner ever. New opportunities, new events, big victoriesSince the opening of the Nürburgring's new Grand Prix circuit in 1984, the staging of motorsport, music and sporting events has established itself in the Eifel region. The modernized track also brought back Formula 1 in October 1984 and served as the stage for the season finale of the newly founded German Touring Car Championship (DTM).  In the following years, the Nürburgring expanded its event portfolio considerably. In 1985, the now legendary "Rock am Ring" music festival was launched. One year later, the Truck Grand Prix made its debut, attracting further streams of visitors to the Eifel. Over the following four decades, the Nürburgring enriched the event and motorsport world with a variety of other events, including international guest appearances such as the FIA WEC and the EDM festival New Horizons. A special moment in the history of the circuit was Michael Schumacher's victory in the 1995 Formula 1 race, when he became the first German F1 driver to triumph at the Nürburgring. Schumacher, the seven-time world champion, recorded a total of five victories at the Nürburgring, which he affectionately called "his living room". The deep connection between Schumacher and the Nürburgring was honored in 2007 by naming a section of the track after him, the Michael-Schumacher-S. The new Nürburgring in the course of timeSince its reopening, the Nürburgring has continuously improved its infrastructure to meet the ever-increasing demands placed on a race track and event location. In the 1990s, medical care was significantly improved and raised to a new level with the establishment of a new Medical Center. In 2001, the facility underwent a significant modernization when the existing pit facilities and the race management building were replaced by a comprehensive new building. These new facilities still meet the high standards of modern motorsport today. Further significant progress was made in 2020 with the construction of the new Race Control. Equipped with a 30 square meter video wall consisting of 35 screens, it ensures optimal monitoring and control of the races, but also serves as a control center for other events. In 2002, the track was extended to include the AMG Arena, adding a challenging section to the Grand Prix circuit and extending it from the original 4.542 kilometers to 5.148 kilometers. Another milestone was the completion of the extensive new building in 2009, which still offers a versatile infrastructure for public and corporate events as well as for day visitors. This includes the Nürburgring hotels and restaurants as well as a boulevard with various stores, an event arena, a kart track and a museum as well as the new BMW M Power main grandstand, directly on the start and finish straight. The Nürburgring today: event location for motorsport and events of all kindsIn its anniversary year, the Nürburgring will once again attract hundreds of thousands of spectators to a wide range of events with its modern Grand Prix circuit and versatile infrastructure. In 2024, racing series such as the DTM, the ADAC GT Masters, the GT World Challenge and the IDM, as well as established events such as the International ADAC Truck Grand Prix, the Nürburgring Classic, the Ferrari Racing Days and the BELMOT Oldtimer Grand Prix will thrill spectators.  The highlight of the endurance calendar, the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring, will once again attract fans from all over the world who want to experience the unique atmosphere of the combination of the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife. Just one week after the motorsport marathon, Rock am Ring transforms the paddock into a vibrant festival arena, followed by Rad am Ring, a challenging cycling event that makes the participants sweat. The infrastructure of the Grand Prix circuit is also the focal point of this event. This year, the fascination of the Nürburgring is once again fed by the combination of tradition and modernity. From the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife. The latter still has its big anniversary ahead of it when the Nürburgring turns 100 in just three years' time and is successfully preparing for the next century thanks to the Grand Prix circuit. September 1984The DTM hosts its season finale on the new Grand Prix track. Known at the time as the German Production Car Championship (DPM), the race is held as part of the Super Sprint Weekend. Participants include drivers such as Olaf Manthey, Harald Grohs, and Volker Strycek, who gets to celebrate winning the championship in its inaugural year. The race at the Nürburgring is won by Peter John in a Chevrolet Camaro Z28. This year, the DTM – just like the Grand Prix track – is celebrating its 40th anniversary. From August 16 to 18, important championship points will be contested over the 3.6 kilometers of the sprint track.  May 1985Just one year after the opening of the Grand Prix circuit, a now legendary festival also celebrates its premiere: "Rock am Ring". 17 bands thrill the 75,000 visitors - all performing on a single stage. Big names such as U2, Joe Cocker, Chris de Burgh and Marius Müller-Westernhagen perform at the first edition. In the following years, "Rock am Ring", whose distinctive letters RAR become a real trademark on the rear windows of arriving cars, will repeatedly bring the highlights of the music scene to the Eifel. The Nürburgring transforms itself into a vibrant festival area, as this aerial photo from 1999 shows. This year, fans can also look forward to some real hits - the line-up for June 7 to 9 has been confirmed. The bands around the headliners Die Ärzte, Green Day and Måneskin will once again heat things up on stage.  All information and tickets are available here. 1986A thunderous start in XXL: the 1st International ADAC Truck Grand Prix brings a new racing format to Germany. With "Power, Action, Fun, Music" and perfect summer weather, the premiere attracts over 70,000 spectators. 51 drivers from eight nations duel it out on the track - the atmosphere in the stands is impressive. To this day, fans get up close to the action: in the paddock and on the Grid Walk, visitors experience the PS giants up close. The successful concept continues - thousands are expected again this year. They can look forward to thrilling motorsport and an entertaining mix of music, trade fair and festival. The supporting program offers something for everyone, from the trucker parade to the fan village and the children's area. The 37th edition of the International ADAC Truck Grand Prix will be held this year from July 11 to 14, 2024. All information and tickets are available here. 1995In 1995, Michael Schumacher became the first German driver in Formula 1 to secure victory at the Nürburgring. It was one of his most emotional victories of the season on the way to his second world championship title. He would go on to stand at the top of the podium at the Ring four more times. In 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2006, he was the first to cross the finish line at the same place, in his "living room". A very special honor followed in 2007. He was the only racing driver ever to have his own section of the Grand Prix circuit dedicated to him: the Michael Schumacher S. To this day, it commemorates his extraordinary achievements and his special connection to the Ring, which will always remain an important part of Schumacher's history. At the same time, Michael Schumacher is an integral part of the history of the Nürburgring. Visitors to the ring°werk motorsport experience museum can admire a life-size figure of the Kerpen-born driver up close - in his unique jubilant pose, of course. Development of the Nürburgring's infrastructure The Nürburgring has undergone continuous development along the Grand Prix circuit in the last four decades in order to meet the high demands of modern motorsport and offer a varied experience for all visitors. 2001: The existing pit facilities and the race control building were replaced by a comprehensive new building. These new facilities still fulfil the high standards of modern motorsport today.2002: The track was extended with the AMG Arena, adding a challenging section to the Grand Prix circuit and extending it from the original 4.542 kilometres to 5.148 kilometres.2009: Another milestone was the completion of the extensive new building, which today offers a versatile infrastructure for public and corporate events as well as for day visitors. In addition to the indoor and outdoor areas, this also includes the Nürburgring hotels and restaurants as well as a boulevard with various shops, the ring°arena, the ring°kart track, the ring°werk museum and the new BMW M Power main grandstand, directly on the start and finish straight. To this day, this versatility contributes to the positive development of the Nürburgring. In the 1990s: Medical care is significantly improved and raised to a new level with the establishment of a new Medical Centre. To this day, the Medical Centre not only provides care for athletes and visitors at the Nürburgring - from bee stings to acute emergencies - but also contributes to medical care in the entire region.  2020: Another significant advance in safety was made with the construction of the new Race Control Centre. Equipped with a 30 square metre video wall consisting of 35 screens, it ensures optimum monitoring and control of the races and also serves as a control centre for other events. Today: The Nürburgring continues to do everything in its power to ensure the highest level of safety. The Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit still has "FIA Grade 1" status, the highest category of the FIA for the safety standard and performance of a race track. Licensing is a prerequisite for top international racing series, including Formula 1, to be allowed to race on the track.

Start list promises an exciting 24h

13.05.2024

The ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring is regarded by many fans and participants as the "race of the year". The motorsport festival, which is expected to attract over 200,000 spectators again this year, will once again live up to this claim: after the end of the entry deadline, 130 vehicles are on the provisional list of participants. At the top of the field, the stars of the GT3 scene will meet at the upcoming 52nd edition of the endurance classic from May 30 to June 2. Eight car manufacturers with 26 top-class super sports cars will be competing in the top classes (GT3 / SP9 and SP-X), in which the overall victory will be contested. It will also be exciting behind the top-class field, because the battle for victory in the numerous vehicle classes will also be exciting action without end. > Click here for the entry list for the 24h The "title defense" project is likely to be difficult for the crowd favorites from Frikadelli Racing. Because the Ferrari 296 GT3 of the team around Klaus "Frikadelli" Abbelen is not only facing fierce opposition in terms of numbers, the driver line-up is also excellent. Top-class customer racing teams from the major German car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Porsche and Mercedes-AMG will be supported by works drivers and equipment in their bid to take the crown on the longest and most beautiful race track in the world. The Porsche teams are the provisional favorites, having won all the races in the Nürburgring Langstrecken-Serie (NLS) and the ADAC 24h Qualifiers in April. Most successful: Falken Motorsports - the works team of the Japanese tire manufacturer sent two Porsche 911 GT3Rs with top drivers into the race. The green and blue nine-eleven cars with the starting numbers #33 and #44 are likely to be a benchmark for the entire field - together with the car of their brand colleagues from Manthey Racing. The #911 in the familiar "Grello" design will start the race for them, also driven by four proven top drivers. The Porsche GT3 armada is completed by the Renauer, Dinamic GT and Lionspeed teams, with the latter racing in the Pro-Am classification. A total of six 911 GT3Rs are on the grid. Top teams at the front of the fieldIn terms of sheer quantity, the teams that rely on Mercedes-AMG GT3s are right at the front alongside the Porsche teams. Here too, several teams are complemented by drivers from the works squad. The proven and very successful teams from HRT and GetSpeed will be involved as support teams, while a Pro-Am GT3 from Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport will also take part in the race. Audi and BMW will each be represented with three cars. The two R8 LMS GT3s from Scherer Sport PHX will spearhead the Ingolstadt outfit, while there will also be a Pro-Am entry from Juta Racing. BMW will rely on the M4 GT3 and the RMG and Rowe Racing teams. Four Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3Evo cars from Walkenhorst, Prosport Racing and Four Motors are coming to the Ring in very British style. The two Lamborghini Huracan GT3s from Abt and Konrad Motorsport and the SCG 004C from Glickenhaus Racing will also be in the field to add spice, spectacular visuals and further intensify the competition. Cup classes and GT4 field with a strong line-upThe battle in the other classes, which offer attractive cars and fiercely contested classifications, will also provide plenty of excitement. More than 20 entrants will be competing in the PETN (Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring), for example, with the Cup3 classification standing out in particular with 14 cars: the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport may not be vying for championship points, but they will be competing for the most coveted individual victory of the season. The GT4 class (SP10) also has a strong field, with 14 entrants from Aston Martin, BMW, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche and Toyota. In the production car classes, the VT2 category with rear-wheel drive is particularly fiercely contested with ten starters - it is firmly in the hands of the BMW 330i models. VW celebrates Golf anniversary, Mercedes-AMG celebrates 130 years of motorsportSpread across the field and in different classes, there will once again be a number of factory entries from car manufacturers or companies from the supplier industry at the 24h. These include Subaru and Hyundai. Volkswagen is using the 24h Nürburgring to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Golf. A Golf GTI entered by Max Kruse Racing will celebrate its race debut at the 24h, bearing the starting number #50 to mark the anniversary. The celebrations will also include a trio of Golf GTIs in the 24h Classic support race and a world premiere: the new Golf GTI Clubsport will be presented for the first time on the ring°boulevard on Friday. Incidentally, this anniversary is not the only one being celebrated on the race weekend: Mercedes-AMG is also celebrating 130 years of motorsport under the banner of the star at the 24h. A Mercedes-AMG GT3 with a strong line-up from GetSpeed will therefore bear the starting number #130, and there will also be a large activity area in the paddock on the theme.

Motorsport galore on the 24-hour weekend

10.05.2024

The ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring stands for thrilling motorsport action on the most beautiful race track in the world. But it is not only the actual 24-hour race that is exciting, the sporting supporting program also ensures an extremely entertaining time: current and historic racing cars, popular sport in the best sense and exciting drift action at the Falken Drift Show await visitors on the Corpus Christi weekend (30 May to 2 June). And as befits this racing festival, there is something to experience in all areas of the legendary event site. ADAC 24h Classic with a gigantic starting fieldFor many visitors, the ADAC 24h Classic race is a highlight of the weekend in its own right. In this fast-paced homage to the more than 50-year history of the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring, historic racing cars follow in the footsteps of the endurance classic. As was the case for the first time last year, the actual race is scheduled for Saturday morning: three hours of thrilling scenes with legendary cars - just the right accompaniment for breakfast and as a prelude to the race day with the start of the 24h Nürburgring at 4:00 pm as the highlight. The 24h Classic is not only very popular with spectators. The organizers of the historic racing spectacle announced well before the closing date for entries: Nothing is left. With 210 vehicles and several racing cars on the waiting list, the maximum permitted by the track license for this race has been reached. Spectators can therefore look forward to a great and exciting starting field with numerous automotive highlights from the two participating racing series. The Youngtimer Trophy, which provides the majority of the participants, stands for timeless touring car and GT classics that are on the starting grid here. From the NSU TT and the classic "dog bone" Ford Escort to the Porsche 911 RSR, everything is represented here. One newcomer is likely to capture the hearts of fans right from the start: the legendary Beckmann-Opel Manta competed in the 24h until last year and is finally moving into the historic vehicle camp this year. The Historic Championship 81 (HC '81), Germany's oldest historic racing series, will make an important contribution to the starting field. The 30 entries also include many Porsche 911 RSRs and STs, as well as Alfa Romeos, BMW M1s, Lancia Flavias and VW Golf 1s. In the footsteps of the DTMThe huge field of touring car legends is also a tribute to 24-hour history. Almost 50 (!) of the classic racing touring cars and GT sports cars from the seventies to nineties with their special focus on historic DTM vehicles are reminiscent of those years when this first league of German touring cars held their races as part of the 24h supporting program. Today, however, the participants no longer race around the 25 km long circuit, but stay on the Grand Prix course. But there is all the more action, as the series holds three half-hour races at the Nürburgring 24 Hours: From Thursday to Saturday, it's "Ring frei" once a day for the forefathers of today's DTM generation. Cup and Touring Car TrophyThe Cup and Touring Car Trophy, which is part of the 24h Nürburgring program for the second time this year, offers a special kind of motorsport mix. More than 35 cars from various cups and racing series, including the WTCC, will compete in the two races on Thursday and Friday on the Grand Prix circuit. It will be the second race weekend of the season after the successful season opener in Hockenheim. Jesco Kaczmarek (Porsche 997GT3 Cup) comes to the Eifel as the championship leader. In the battle for victory, he will primarily have to contend with the drivers of the six Porsche 911s from the 996 and 997 series mentioned above, especially last year's winner Mike Münch. However, the BMW faction with former champion Sascha Faath and Heiko Hammel, who is also known from the NLS, will also want to have a say in the overall victory. The field also includes a number of TCR cars as well as entrants with Mini and Renault Clio vehicles - a colorful field that promises plenty of racing and top entertainment. Four hours of pure Nordschleife racing to kick things offThe motorsport kick-off on Thursday morning is traditionally provided by the Rundstrecken Challenge Nürburgring. From 9:10 a.m., the large starting field of the popular mass sports series will take to the Nordschleife for the performance test. Although this is a fast-paced event, the diverse vehicles do not compete directly for positions, but mainly against the clock. Target time and best time laps alternate, the evaluation of which only leads to a list of results at the end. So far this season, the duo Julian Reeh / Sascha Steinhardt have best managed the balancing act of mastering the 20 km long track in the RCN version quickly, in a controlled manner and as accurately as possible: at the season opener as part of the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers in April, Reeh prevailed in the Porsche 997 GT3 against veteran Ralf Schall and drove home the first overall victory for the Porsche team. After winning the second race of the season at the end of April, the two drivers, who share the car, are now also the favorites for the 24h. Falken Drift ShowFriday evening at the 24h Nürburgring is a highlight of its own kind. After the fastest drivers of the weekend have decided the pole position and best grid positions among themselves in the top qualifying session from 5:30 p.m., it's time for the evening's motorsport. As befits a festival, there is more to experience than just a single stage: While the gates to the pit lane open at the start/finish and fans can collect autographs on the pit walk and take a stroll where normally only teams and racing cars are allowed to go, the Falken Drift Show takes place in the Müllenbachschleife. The in-house drift team of the Japanese tire manufacturer and important 24-hour partner Falken will then take turns with other "drifters" to conjure up the most spectacular drift angles on the track. This fun, which thousands of fans don't miss out on every year, is a highlight of the weekend in its own right and the exuberant finale to a packed day of motorsport.

The Ring weekend - from tourist rides to motorcycle events

10.05.2024

This weekend, the Nürburgring offers a variety of HeartRace experiences, especially for motorcycle fans. From a variety of motorcycle cups as part of the 4th ADAC / DMC Race Weekend to racing motorcycles from different eras at the Köl, there is something for everyone. All Events at a Glance: 4th ADAC / DMC Race Weekend (May 10th - May 11th) TICKETS Tickets are available here or at the box office on the day BOX OFFICES Box office 1 (Historic Paddock) Box office 11 (Stefan-Bellof-Str.) info°center OPEN TRIBUNES T4a T12a ENTRANCES Gate 1 (historic paddock) Gate 11 (Stefan-Bellof-Straße) PARKING Parking lots A6, A7, A8, B1 A10 (Buses) PARKING FEES Daily flat rate for cars: €10.00 per vehicle Daily flat rate for buses: €50.00 Kölner Kurs (May 12th) TICKETS Tickets are available here or at the box office on the day BOX OFFICES Box office 1 (Historic Paddock) Box office 11 (Stefan-Bellof-Str.) info°center OPEN TRIBUNES T3 (BMW M Power Tribune) T12a PARKING Parking lots A6, A7 PARKING FEES Daily flat rate for cars: €10.00 per vehicle Tourist Drives Nordschleife Friday, May 10th: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Saturday, May 11th: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM Sunday, May 12th: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Experience the Nürburgring your own way

08.05.2024

By foot, by bike, in your own car, in a classic car or by bus: everyone can experience the Nürburgring in their own way. One of the highlights: The Green Hell Driving Days for passionate car and motorcycle drivers. This year, these special tourist drives take place on the Whitsun weekend (May 18 - 20). Meanwhile, if you want to conquer the route with muscle power, the cycling and running club is the right place for you. If you want to take your own classic car out for a spin, you can do so as part of the After Work Classics on the Grand Prix circuit. And if you want a real racing driver to explain the Green Hell up close, there is the Trackwalk Nordschleife.  Tourist drives and Green Hell Driving DaysThe Green Hell Driving Days attract Nordschleife fans from all over the world to the Eifel every year. Three days of tourist driving in a row are a good reason for a visit, especially for international Ring enthusiasts. And so, from May 18 to 20, license plates from all over the world will once again be seen on the Nordschleife. A Whitsun visit to the Nürburgring is definitely worthwhile - even if you just want to watch and soak up the atmosphere. This year, the Nürburgring is also extending its evening sessions on the Grand Prix circuit for tourist drives. On May 14, June 19 and July 23 and 30, car and motorcycle drivers can experience the race track for themselves - in each case until 8:45 pm. Exclusively for classic cars - the After Work ClassicsThe After Work Classics also promise a special atmosphere. These tourist rides are specially designed for classic cars. The After Work Classics will take place a total of four times this year. On three Mondays - May 13, June 17 and August 26 as well as a Wednesday, September 25 - the Grand Prix circuit opens in the evening (6 to 8 p.m.) exclusively for cars that are at least 30 years old. Experience the legend up closeAt the cycling and running event, the Green Hell is conquered with muscle power. Cyclists and runners can test themselves on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit. Seven events are scheduled this year - especially many of them before Rad am Ring. Cyclists like to use them as preparation for the big two-wheel event Rad am Ring from July 19 to 21. The exact dates and further information can be found online at nuerburgring.de. Trackwalk Nordschleife - by bus and on foot through the Green HellIf you would like to be chauffeured around the Nordschleife by bus, mark the dates for the so-called "Trackwalk" in your calendar. On board a comfortable coach, the tour takes you through the Green Hell: informative, with a professional racing driver as a guide, and with stops for short, interesting exits along the route. Participants experience a whole lap of the Nordschleife and can get up close and personal with the track on the legendary asphalt in between. Adults pay 34.90 euros, children between the ages of 6 and 12 pay 14.90 euros. Info and dates at a glance: Tourist rides & Green Hell Driving Days Opening hours almost daily Special feature: Green Hell Driving Days | 18. to 20.05.2024 | 08:00 - 19:00 each day  Prices per round: Monday to Thursday, 30 euros | Friday to Sunday &public holiday, 35 Euro After Work Classics   Dates: 13.05. (Sprint), 17.06. (Sprint), 26.08. (Sprint), 25.09. (GPS)  Opening time in each case from 18:00 - 20:00  Only classic cars are permitted. In other words, vehicles that are at least 30 years old. Prices: 35 euros per 15-minute stint | credit top-up analogous to the "normal" tourist rides  Tourist rides Grand Prix circuit Highlight dates with longer driving time:  Tuesdays, 14.05., 19.06., 23.07., 30.07.2024 | 18:00 - 20:45 in each case Prices: 35 euros per 15-minute stint Trackwalk Nordschleife Dates: Fridays, 10.05., 14.06., 12.07., 16.08., 06.09.2024 | Start: 19:30 h Prices: Adults: 34.90 euros | Children (6 - 12 years): 14.90 euros  Cycling & running meeting | Grand Prix circuit & Nordschleife Dates: 22.05., 15.06., 24.06., 03.07., 16.07, 29.07., 06.08.2024 Grand Prix circuit: 19:00 to 21:30 | last ascent: 21:00  Nordschleife (cyclists only): 19:30 to 21:30 | last ascent: 20:30  Price Grand Prix circuit: runners & cyclists 5 euros Price Grand Prix circuit & Nordschleife: only cyclists admitted 18 euros Children and young people up to the age of 17 do not pay any entry fees, but may only take part if accompanied by a paying adult.

The Nürburgring highlights in May

03.05.2024

Classics, bikes and thrilling endurance motorsport: numerous events will be held at the Nürburgring in the coming weeks. At the end of May, the racing world will be looking to the Eifel for the prestigious ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring (May 30 - June 2). The week before, the Nürburgring Classic (May 24 - 26) invites you to a three-day celebration of historic motorsport. Two-wheeler fans will get their money's worth with the motorcycle double-header of the ADAC DMC Race Weekend (May 9 - 11) and the Cologne circuit (May 12). The “May highlights” will kick off with the race premiere of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (May 3 - 4), which will also be the teams' last test of strength before the 24-hour race. Further information is available online at nuerburgring.de. The events at a glance: ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring (Thursday, May 30 - Sunday, June 02)The supreme discipline of endurance racing, held on the most demanding race track in the world. Year after year, the 24-hour race fascinates motorsport fans from near and far. The ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring promises to be another highlight in 2024. For one day and one night, around 130 racing cars will engage in thrilling duels on the 25.3 kilometers of the Ring. They are cheered on by thousands of spectators. Many of them pitch their tents right next to the track and celebrate the biggest racing party of the year. It all starts on Corpus Christi Thursday (30 May) with qualifying sessions, races from other series and a large supporting program next to the track. The 24-hour race starts on Saturday (June 01) at 4 pm. Tickets for the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring are available online (orderable until May 17) or on site from as little as 34 euros. Nürburgring Classic (May 24 - 26)100 years of motorsport history will take to the track at the Nürburgring Classic from May 24 to 26. Fans can look forward to historic formula cars, pre-war racing cars and DTM touring cars from the 80s and 90s. Hundreds of these rare garage treasures are expected at the Nürburgring Classic, which takes place partly on the Nordschleife and mostly on the Grand Prix circuit. The drivers put the pedal to the metal in the 20 or so races, despite the often advanced age of the vehicles. A visit is also worthwhile because of the atmosphere next to the track. The ticket - from just 18 euros - always includes entry to the paddock. There, a Ferris wheel, live music and racing legends are waiting to be discovered. ADAC DMC Race Weekend (May 09 - 11) & Cologne circuit (May 12)Two motorcycle events in one go: with the ADAC DMC Race Weekend (May 9 to 11) and the Cologne circuit (May 12), the Grand Prix circuit will be dominated by sleek two-wheelers for one weekend. While modern machines conquer the Eifel circuit at the Race Weekend, racing motorcycles from past eras take to the track at the Cologne circuit. Large starting fields and challenging endurance races alternate with entertaining program items at the ADAC DMC Race Weekend. In the Scooter Cup, for example, iconic scooters do their laps on the Ring at two and four engine speeds. The sidecar teams at the Cologne circuit are also very popular. In addition to the acrobatic two-man motorcycles, spectators can look forward to many other historic racing machines on that Sunday. Day tickets (including paddock) cost 15 euros for the ADAC DMC Race Weekend and 10 euros for the Cologne circuit. Those wishing to attend both events are advised to purchase a discounted combined ticket. Events in May 2024: May 03 & 04: Nürburgring Endurance Series 2 May 09 - 11: ADAC DMC Race Weekend May 12: Cologne circuit May 24 - 26: Nürburgring Classic May 25: GLP regularity test May 30 - June 02: ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring (and RCN) Further information:www.nuerburgring.de

Tourist drives: New access and exit regulation

02.05.2024

In order to improve traffic flow and optimize the experience for all tourist drivers, the Nürburgring is introducing new access and exit regulations for tourist drives. From now on, accessing the Nordschleife area is exclusively for direct access to the Nordschleife track. This means that anyone turning from the L93 roundabout towards the Nordschleife will be directed to the barrier and will need a lap ticket or sufficient credit. Simply turning towards the parking lots in this area during approach is no longer permitted. Only drivers who have completed a lap of the Nordschleife can subsequently use the designated parking areas in the access area. This change aims to prevent cross traffic and entrance traffic that previously only served parking search purposes. These changes are intended to optimize traffic flow at the Nordschleife access and thus improve the driving experience for all visitors. Drivers who have completed a lap of the Nordschleife now have the following options: Direct exit to the L93 roundabout. Exit to the large parking lot at the Nordschleife access. Direct passage for another lap - depending on operation, either through the mobile barrier at Döttinger Höhe or through direct passage to the barrier system. These new measures are intended to significantly facilitate and streamline outgoing traffic. The goal is to reduce congestion and thereby improve the user experience for all visitors. Parking for restaurant visitors and site guests: Visitors who wish to access the access area or the Devil's Diner restaurant will find ample parking directly opposite the access on the other side of the roundabout. Pitstop Area remains part of tourist drives: The new regulation is another step after the introduction of a 'Pitstop Area' for tourist drives last year. This means that tourist drivers can take a break or refuel between their laps on the Nordschleife in the area at T13. Then it's straight back onto the track. Around 100 vehicles can be accommodated here simultaneously. To ensure orderly operation, two marshals regulate the traffic. About tourist drives: The rules for a drive as part of the tourist drives are very simple: Basically, anyone with a driver's license and a licensed, roadworthy car or motorcycle can drive on the Grand Prix track or Nordschleife. The rules of the road traffic regulations apply, including the right-hand traffic rule.