18 May, Thursday

24h ring°guide for Friday, 19 May - everything at a glance

Everything you need to know about the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring from 18 to 21 May 2023. FRIDAY, 19. MAI: RACE PROGRAMME & LIVESTREAMS: FRIDAY10:00     12:00     ADAC 24h-Classic 12:40     13:05     Cup and Tourenwagen Trophy13:30     14:45     Qualifying 3 - ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring (LIVE - direkt zum Stream)15:30     16:00     Tourenwagen Legenden            16:35    ...
24h ring°guide for Friday, 19 May - everything at a glance


Everything you need to know about the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring from 18 to 21 May 2023. FRIDAY, 19. MAI: RACE PROGRAMME & LIVESTREAMS: FRIDAY10:00     12:00     ADAC 24h-Classic 12:40     13:05     Cup and Tourenwagen Trophy13:30     14:45     Qualifying 3 - ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring (LIVE - direkt zum Stream)15:30     16:00     Tourenwagen Legenden            16:35     17:05     Cup und Tourenwagen Trophy17:30     19:15     Top-Qualifying & Falken Drift Show ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring (LIVE - direkt zum Stream)   FAN-ACTIVITIES FRIDAY09:00 – 22:00    Fan-Mile in the ring°boulevard10:00 – 22:30    Ride time Ravenol Ferris Wheel12:00 – 12:45    Autograph session Mercedes-AMG drivers (AMG Fanbase im Fahrerlager)13:00 – 13:30    Meet our mascot „Legend“ (LUCIA, Bitburger Gasthaus, eSports bar)15:00 – 15:30    Meet our mascot „Legend“ (ring°boulevard)15:15 – 17:05    Trial-Shows with Fred Crosset (different positions at the Nordschleife)20:00 – 21:00    24h Nürburgring autograph session (Boxengasse)20:00 – 21:30    Falken-Drift-Show (Müllenbachschleife)   > All further information about the 24h Nürburgring can be found here.   OPEN HOURS LOCATIONS: ring°fanshop:                   10:00 - 19:00 h info°center:                      08:00 - 18:00 h ring°kartbahn:                 10:00 - 16:00 h & 19:00 - 21:00 h ring°werk Museum:         10:00 - 16:30 h Nürburgring eSports bar: 09:00 - 0:00 h ring°casino:                       12:00 - 03:00 h   OPEN HOURS GASTRONOMY: Bitburger Gasthaus:           11:00 - 22:00 h Lucia:                                 11:00 - 22:00 h Restaurant Nuvolari:          18:00 - 22:30 h   TICKETS: at all open box offices: Event ticket Thurs. - Sun. (adult): € 75.00 | (reduced): € 45.00 Weekend ticket Fri. - Sun. (adult): € 70.00 | Weekend ticket (reduced): € 42.00 Day ticket Friday (adult): € 37,00 | Day ticket Friday (reduced): € 22,20 Day ticket Saturday (adult): € 50,00 | Day ticket Saturday (reduced): € 30,00 Day ticket Sunday (adult): € 39,00 | Day ticket Sunday (reduced): € 23,40   BUS SHUTTLE TIMES WEEKEND:Times: Thursday   08:00 – 24:00Friday        08:00 – 01:00Saturday    08:00 – 24:00Sunday    00:00 – 18:00 Route 1:-    Dorint Hotel-    Scharfer Kopf (FSZ II, nur Freitag zur Falken Drift Show)-    ring°carré-    Hatzenbach / BMW Test-Center-    Schwalbenschwanz-    Pflanzgarten-    Brünnchen-    und zurück Route 2:-    Dorint Hotel-    Scharfer Kopf (FSZ II, only Friday to the Falken Drift Show)-    Quiddelbacher Höhe / Hatzenbach-    Hatzenbach / BMW Test-Center-    Breidscheid-    Adenau Schule (Adenauer Forst)-    Adenau Hauptstraße (Zweirad Schmitz) -    and back

24h ring°guide for Thursday, 18 May - everything at a glance


Everything you need to know about the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring from 18 to 21 May 2023. THURSDAY, 18. MAI: RACE PROGRAMME & LIVESTREAMS: Thursday08:30    12:30    RCN Rundstrecken Challenge    09:10    09:40    Tourenwagen Legenden    10:10    10:35    Cup und Tourenwagen Trophy    11:25    11:45    Tourenwagen Legenden    13:15    15:00    Qualifying 1 - ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring (LIVE - directly to the stream)   15:45    16:15    Cup und Tourenwagen Trophy    17:15    19:15    ADAC 24h-Classic    20:00    23:30    Qualifying 2 - ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring (LIVE - directly to the stream)     FAN-ACTIVITIES THURSDAY09:00 – 22:00    Fan-Mile ring°boulevard 10:00 – 23:30    Ravenol Giant Wheel Ride Time11:00 – 11:30   Meet our mascot "Legend" (ring°boulevard)12:15                 Honorary lap Tourenwagen-Legenden15:00 – 15:30   Meet our mascot "Legend" (ring°boulevard)   > All further information about the 24h Nürburgring can be found here.   OPEN HOURS LOCATIONS: ring°fanshop:                   10:00 - 19:00 h info°center:                      08:00 - 18:00 h ring°kartbahn:                 13:30 - 17:00 h & 20:00 - 22:00 h ring°werk Museum:         10:00 - 18:00 h Nürburgring eSports bar: 09:00 - 0:00 h ring°casino:                       12:00 - 02:00 h   OPEN HOURS GASTRONOMY: Bitburger Gasthaus:           11:00 - 22:00 h Lucia:                                 17:00 - 22:00 h Restaurant Nuvolari:          18:00 - 22:30 h   TICKETS: at all open box offices: Event ticket Thurs. - Sun. (adult): € 75.00 | (reduced): € 45.00 Weekend ticket Fri. - Sun. (adult): € 70.00 | Weekend ticket (reduced): € 42.00 Day ticket Thursday (adult): € 37,00 | Day ticket Thursday (reduced): € 22,20 Day ticket Friday (adult): € 37,00 | Day ticket Friday (reduced): € 22,20 Day ticket Saturday (adult): € 50,00 | Day ticket Saturday (reduced): € 30,00 Day ticket Sunday (adult): € 39,00 | Day ticket Sunday (reduced): € 23,40   BUS SHUTTLE TIMES WEEKEND:Times: Thursday   08:00 – 24:00Friday        08:00 – 01:00Saturday    08:00 – 24:00Sunday    00:00 – 18:00 Route 1:-    Dorint Hotel-    Scharfer Kopf (FSZ II, nur Freitag zur Falken Drift Show)-    ring°carré-    Hatzenbach / BMW Test-Center-    Schwalbenschwanz-    Pflanzgarten-    Brünnchen-    und zurück Route 2:-    Dorint Hotel-    Scharfer Kopf (FSZ II, only Friday to the Falken Drift Show)-    Quiddelbacher Höhe / Hatzenbach-    Hatzenbach / BMW Test-Center-    Breidscheid-    Adenau Schule (Adenauer Forst)-    Adenau Hauptstraße (Zweirad Schmitz) -    and back

Curtain up for the race of the year


The ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring (18th - 21st) will be one of the highlights of the European motorsport season this weekend. The starting field includes 136 vehicles, and more than 200,000 spectators are expected to attend the race weekend around the world's longest race track. Thirty of the mighty GT3 cars from Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche alone with an excellent international driver line-up will be fighting for victory - in many cases with factory support and drivers from the factory squads. The supporting programme is also gigantic with historic and current racing cars as well as countless attractions in the paddock and around the more than 25 km long circuit. TV partner NITRO will broadcast the race live in full length. Those who want to enjoy the "rock festival among motorsport events" on site can purchase tickets around the track. High-tension battle for victoryThe 24h Nürburgring does not only exert a special fascination on the visitors, teams and drivers are also magically attracted to the prestigious race again this year. Since Monday morning, the fans have been moving into the camping areas around the circuit and creating a tingle in the air. In a short time they traditionally transform the Ring into a festival mile full of party atmosphere, barbecue fetes and expert discussions. From Ascension Day (Thursday, 18 May) the sound of the engines can be heard. In the main race (start on Saturday, 4 p.m.), the Audi R8 LMS GT3 evo II of Audi Sport Team Scherer PHX with start number #1 will enter the race as the defending champion, but it will face extremely strong competition both within and across brands. In the Nordschleife season so far, the BMW M4 GT3s, for example, have announced their ambitions with victories. The two races of the 24h Qualifiers were won by Mercedes-AMG Team Getspeed (Mercedes-AMG GT3) and Frikadelli Racing Team (Ferrari 296 GT3). Porsche teams also took podium places (as did other manufacturers). So it will be exciting at the top. And not only there - the battle for champagne or seltzer in the 19 different classes, which will take to the track at the same time, will also be exciting. Especially the GT4 and Cup cars promise some action with well-filled classes. Sporting Supporting Programme Guarantees Best EntertainmentThe sporting supporting programme on the Nordschleife will start with the RCN performance test on Thursday morning. During the weekend, the historic racing cars of the Touring Car Legends as well as the Cup and Touring Car Trophy will complete the programme on the Grand Prix circuit with two heats each. Another fan highlight is the three-hour race of the historic cars from the ADAC 24h Classic on the overall circuit, which will shorten the waiting time until the start of the 24h on Saturday morning. All in all, five races promise the best entertainment during the weekend. Huge fan programmeIn addition to the sporting delicacies, the 24h Nürburgring will offer a continuous stream of highlights: the Adenauer Racing Day on Wednesday afternoon will kick things off with a come-together for participants from the 24h and supporting races in the racing city at the Nürburgring. From 4 p.m. there will be a vehicle parade, interview rounds on the stage as well as autograph and selfie opportunities. On Friday, the Pitwalk / Trackwalk and autograph session will attract visitors to the area around the start and finish after the top qualifying. At the same time, the popular Falken Drift Show will take place in the Müllenbachschleife. Throughout the weekend, there will also be the big fan mile on the ring°boulevard as well as numerous activities and attractions in the paddock and around the circuit. > All details can be found in the fan schedule. 24h Nürburgring are on air around the clockThe first important decisions at the 24h Nürburgring will be made on Friday afternoon in the top qualifying. TV partner NITRO will then broadcast the spectacular individual time trial live from 17:00. On Saturday, the Cologne-based channel will be broadcasting live from 2:45 p.m. until 4:40 p.m. on Sunday. As early as Thursday, fans can also follow the action at the Ring via the 24h homepage. There, the live page offers a choice between livestream and 14 onboard perspectives, a race ticker, the live timing as well as the link to the audio commentary via the digital channel of Radio RPR. The following button leads directly to the 24h live page.

ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring: Tips for fans


The ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring 2023 is the rock festival among German motorsport events - because there's something going on everywhere! Nowhere is this more visible than in the programme for fans. Because while the exciting motorsport programme takes place on the "Centre Stage" of the venerable Nordschleife, there is plenty to discover all around. The thousands of visitors around the more than 25 km long track are already worth discovering, because they make for a never-ending celebration mile, where many groups of guests try to outdo each other with crazy ideas and great actions. Especially in the paddocks and around the start/finish, however, numerous partners, teams and companies attract visitors with a mixture of offers, autograph sessions and entertainment. Often enough, visitors hardly know where to go first. The handy fan guide is available free of charge in the paddock, at the entrances to the circuit or, for example, at REWE in Adenau. The most important information for fans is summarised below. > Fan Timetable > Digital Fan Guide > Timetable Race Overture on Wednesday at the Adenau Racing DayThe rhythm of the event is, of course, set by the main act: The 24h Nürburgring and its protagonists are always in the spotlight, and their performances put the stamp on the weekend. This is already the case with the overture, which will again take place along the main street and on the central market square in the racing town of Adenauer. On Wednesday (17 May) from 4 p.m. onwards, there will be a big come-together of the fans and teams, the stars of the 24h and frame races will be on stage to answer questions, and in front of the stage there will be the opportunity to meet many pilots in person for autographs and selfies. In order to reach "Downtown Adenau" in the best possible way, the fan shuttle buses around the circuit will be in operation from Wednesday onwards and will serve all the important spectator points on two routes running in opposite directions until Sunday - from Saturday to Sunday even around the clock! Friday programme full of fan highlightsThe first race decisions will finally be made on Friday (19 May), but still on the Grand Prix circuit: At 3:30 p.m., the Touring Car Legends will hold their first race, followed at 4:35 p.m. by the impressive starting field of the Cup and Touring Car Trophy. At the same time, the main spectator points at the Nordschleife will be visited by trial icon Fred Crosset. He demonstrates his skills with short shows and can also be seen again and again on the weekend in the Grand Prix paddock in the area of Energydrink partner Monster. From the point of view of most fans, the most important sporting decision for many visitors will also be made on this day in the 24h field: After the third qualifying session, it will be decided who will be allowed to participate in the top qualifying for pole position and the places at the front of the grid in the late afternoon from 17:30. Which of the solos will be rewarded with the role of first fiddle in the race in the end will be decided by about 19:15. Immediately afterwards, however, there will be more action for the visitors: from 20:00 onwards, two popular programme events will take place in parallel. In the Müllenbachschleife, the Falken Drift Show will bring the stands to the boil. Smoking tyres, vehicle control and a great fun factor traditionally ensure the best entertainment, which thousands of visitors don't want to miss. Here, too, the fan shuttles ensure that the arrival and departure runs without any avoidable delays. Those who can't make it to the Müllenbachschleife will find a great offer at the start/finish: from 8 p.m., the gates to the track will open and the teams will gather in the pit lane for an autograph session. There you will have the opportunity to meet the pilots directly in all vehicle classes. Many visitors are sure to take advantage of this opportunity, especially as parts of the Nürburgring's legendary tarmac will be open at the same time during the track and pitwalk: A brilliant opportunity to take a selfie at the spot where the 24h winner will be waved off by race director Walter Hornung two days later! Saturday and Sunday: One highlight after the otherThe racing highlights continue on Saturday and start with a real classic: The countdown to the 24h Nürburgring begins on Saturday morning with the 24h Classic. The fast-paced journey back in time to the 24h history will be followed by the warm-up of the current 24h cars as well as the second race of the touring car legends - so the stands, especially at the Grand Prix circuit, will be well filled from noon onwards. While the traditional Audi, BMW and Hyundai car parades will take turns on the Nordschleife from 13:30, the tension around the start/finish line will continue to rise. At the same time, the guests at the start/finish line will be entertained by Fred Crosset's trial show in front of the Mercedes grandstand. A highlight of this pre-programme: the presentation of the Glickenhaus Trophy to the driver who has driven the fastest top qualifying lap. Finally, at 3:40 p.m., the starting field sets off for a long introductory lap around the Nordschleife. Led by an Audi R8 e-tron, the defilee passes the fans on the Nordschleife. Finally, at 4 p.m., the starting lights go green for the 51st edition of the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring.Nordschleife as festival site: An invitation to a voyage of discovery Even though there is a lot of action on the track, there is actually time for everyone to explore the festival grounds at the Nürburgring extensively. And it's worth it, because there are new attractions this year. Of course, this definitely applies to the various paddocks, which you definitely shouldn't miss. The path leads many visitors first to the Historic Paddock, where this year the teams of the touring car legends are taking up quarters. The way then leads through the tunnel under the track to the Grand Prix paddock, which is reserved for the 24h teams. Here there are also the large areas of well-known manufacturers. As in previous years, the Mercedes-AMG fan base will attract visitors with attractions such as a sim competition, pit stop competition, Carrera track, fan wall, catering and beer garden, vehicle exhibition and much more. Hyundai has set up its "Never Just Drive Area", where there will be public viewing on the large LED screen, a racing simulator and photo activities, among other things. Of course, the Ravenol Ferris wheel next to the Medical Centre cannot be overlooked. For the fare, visitors are rewarded with a fantastic Eifel and Nürburgring panorama, and after getting off, the next attractions are immediately waiting. Around the Ferris wheel, the Monster action area, bullriding with "Bembel with care" and more await. And don't miss the Mercedes Arena, where the teams of the ADAC 24h-Classic and the Cup and Touring Car Trophy can be found. Fan Mile in the ring°boulevardAt the latest when there is another rain shower typical for the Eifel, the covered fan mile on the ring°boulevard is almost a must. Because this is an exceptionally pleasant place to spend time. This is where the 24h's major industry partners can be found with their stands and offers - for example Audi, where there will be a give-away campaign three times a day (11:00 / 14:00 / 17:00) and a "Meet the Audi Sport drivers" is scheduled for Saturday. BMW, Tesla and TotalEnergies as well as ZF are also prominent exhibitors. There will constantly be competitions, animation and encounters with drivers. Exhibitors such as LEGO, where not only a Lamborghini can be marvelled at as a large model, but also a rally car station, LEGO racer ramps, dream car generator and other attractions encourage visitors to make their own cars, ensure that the whole family really gets its money's worth. ck modelcars will also delight young and adult visitors alike. Those who want to buy an item from the 24h merchandising collection will find a corresponding sales stand here, but also at many other positions around the track. Toyota has come up with a highlight, sending visitors on a ninja course. And of course, there will also be catering offers here to invite you to linger. Let's go on a tour around the Nordschleife!Lust but not least, it is of course the Nordschleife that is worth the trip in itself and around which surprises constantly blossom during the event days. There are racing drivers and teams who stop by to pay a flying visit to the fans - or even fan groups who create an atmosphere with their very own entertainment programme. Of course, all this is embedded in the unique atmosphere of a barbecue party, DJ contest and petrol talks. Around the time-honoured circuit, the main spectator points are of course important points of contact. The fan shuttles will also stop here, and there will also be sales points for the 24-hour merchandising in many areas. One of the shuttle stops is in Adenau, where the REWE supermarket is not only an important local supplier of everything a fan's heart desires. The team around owner Melanie Koch will also start a charity marathon, which will offer new attractions for the visitors every day and collect money for a good cause. Monster will also pitch its tents at the Brünnchen, where the energy drink manufacturer will set up a 300-square-metre fan zone. Timetable Fan Shuttles Route 1: Dorint-Hotel - Scharfer Kopf (Driving Safety Centre II, only Friday evening for the Falken Drift Show) - Eifeldorf - Hatzenbach / BMW Test Centre - Schwalbenschwanz - Pflanzgarten - Brünnchen and return Route 2: Dorint-Hotel - Scharfer Kopf (Driving Safety Centre II, only Friday evening for the Falken Drift Show) - Quiddelbacher Höhe / Hatzenbach - Breidscheid - Adenau Schule (Adenauer Forst) - Adenau Hauptstraße (Zweirad Schmitz) and back. Timetable: Thursday 08:00 - 24:00 hrs | Friday 08:00 - 01:00 hrs | Saturday 08:00 - 24:00 hrs | Sunday 00:00 - 18:00 hrs

At the legendary 24-hour race: World premiere for Nürburgring mascot "Legend"


The Nürburgring is getting a mascot and this one will celebrate a real world premiere at the 24h race. In future, the fox named "Legend" will greet the big and small fans in the Green Hell. Dressed in a racing suit and equipped with a cheeky cap, he will be at the start of the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring for the first time. Legend will then be available for souvenir photos at various locations around the Nürburgring destination and will even hand out his own autograph cards. And for the little fans, there will also be their own fan articles with the new mascot, who has what it takes to become a real crowd favourite. Having grown up in the Fuchsröhre, the track section of the famous Nordschleife, Legend has his home in the Eifel forests along the history-steeped asphalt. And of course, the new Nürburgring mascot got his enthusiasm for thrilling motorsport here at an early age. Legendary races with the big names of motorsport such as Lauda, Schumacher, Vettel or Verstappen - Legend has experienced all this at first hand. Equipped with a sleek racing suit, the nimble fox is always ready to take the wheel himself. No matter whether it's an official race or a Nürburgring formula training session. And - just like a real racing driver - his name is also clearly visible on the suit's waist belt. Legend carries the fascination of the versatile event location firmly in its heart. This is also why the new claim of the race track is emblazoned on the peak of his cap: "we make your heart race". Now the new mascot is looking forward to meeting the fans of the major events and will also appear again and again on other occasions at various locations of the destination Nürburgring. The Nürburgring will communicate where Legend can be met and when via its social media channels and website.  In addition to souvenir photos and autograph cards, there are other souvenirs for the younger visitors in the ring°fanshop. T-shirts, beanies or key rings with Legend appeal to even the smallest Nürburgring fans. Legend is ready and will be at full throttle from 18 May, the Thursday of the 24h race. All information about the new mascot is available here.

DTM champions want to rock the Nordschleife


Team Scherer PHX is fielding no fewer than four Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II cars in the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring, two of which even enjoy the accolade of an official Audi Sport Team. While Frederic Vervisch (BEL), Mattia Drudi (ITA), Ricardo Feller (SUI) and Dennis Lind (DEN) will be competing as defending champions in car number #1, a very special "boy group" will be turning the wheel in the sister car #40. Because the names of the drivers feel like a little trip back in time: Mike Rockenfeller, Timo Scheider (both Switzerland) and Martin Tomczyk (Kolbermoor) are celebrating a small "revival" here. Their Scherer PHX team emerged this year from the merger of the Phoenix team, which was accustomed to success, with the up-and-coming team from Scherer Sport. Rockenfeller, Scheider and Tomczyk are thus returning to the Nürburgring-Nordschleife under new auspices after a few years' break. "Mike came up with the idea and asked if we wanted to do something together," says Scheider, explaining how the project came about. The three racing icons are united by one characteristic: "We are all three DTM champions and have raced at Phoenix." One team, three drivers, four DTM titlesAll the drivers closely link their DTM history with Phoenix Racing. Rockenfeller secured the series title in 2013 together with the team from the Eifel. Martin Tomczyk surprised everyone in 2011 together with Phoenix Racing when he won the overall classification in a one-year car. The following year, the man from Rosenheim switched to BMW. Since this year, Tomczyk has now been team manager at Abt Sportsline. "For the 24h Qualifiers and the 24h Nürburgring, I have taken myself out of the operational business," he reports. "You can only do one thing 100 per cent. For me, this project has priority now." Timo Scheider also competed in the DTM together with Phoenix. However, he secured his two titles in 2008 and 2009 together with Abt Sportsline. In return, he won the 24h Nürburgring together with Phoenix in 2003 - at that time still with Opel. Mike Rockenfeller also knows the feeling of being the overall winner on the podium at the 24h Nürburgring. However, he drove a Porsche in 2006. Tomczyk is still waiting for a success in the legendary Green Hell. He finished the 2021 24h race in second place. Having fun with ambitionsWith such a sporting CV, it is obvious that the three top pilots have set themselves ambitious goals for the mission. However, that could be difficult in 2023. "2021 was the last time I was on the Nordschleife in a VLN race," Rockenfeller told us at his start in the 24h Qualifiers. "But it's been a few years since I consciously remember taking part in a 24h race." Tomczyk also used the Qualifiers to get used to the Audi. "The switch from the BMW to the Audi is already big," he reports. "I haven't driven the Audi R8 yet either. But the car feels good and it gives confidence." Scheider last took part in a race on the Nordschleife four years ago. The former DTM champions are supposed to be all about having fun, but they still can't quite get out of their skin. "We want to have fun and when we have fun we are probably fast," Scheider clarifies. "But we are still racing drivers and want to be successful. We could live well with a place in the top 10, top five would be great, a podium incredible." At the ADAC 24h Qualifiers, the trio were already well on their way: they finished the two-hour race on Saturday in fourth place and the 4h race on Sunday in ninth.

Three dozen potential candidates for victory at the 24h


Now it's official: Exactly 136 cars are on the entry list for the 51st edition of the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring. The endurance classic on the legendary Nordschleife is thus just as imposing as last year, when 135 racing cars threw themselves into the battle twice around the clock at the anniversary. As expected, the strongest vehicle class is that of the potential overall winners: more than 30 GT3 vehicles can be found in the SP9 Pro and Pro-AM classes. With Audi, Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche, there are no less than seven makes here - and many of them will be competing with factory teams or factory-supported entries. But the rest of the field is also sure to please the fans: Well-staffed classes, such as the GT4 racing car category (16 vehicles from four manufacturers) promise the best motorsport entertainment, as does the huge range of vehicles. They range from the small Dacia Logan to the legendary Opel Manta to the latest generation of high-tech GTs. The provisional entry list is now online. > Click here to go directly to the list As last year's winner, an Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II from Audi Sport Team Scherer PHX has car number #1 on the bonnet this time. The former Phoenix team has merged with Scherer as a strong partner since the triumph at the 50th anniversary, with Belgian Frederic Vervisch the only one of last year's winning drivers remaining in the cockpit. He tackles the title defence project with Mattia Drudi (ITA), Ricardo Feller (SUI) and Dennis Lind (DEN). Also represented in the Audi camp are the Car Collection and Land Motorsport teams. The trio of drivers from GetSpeed, who finished second and third in last year's 24h, have been retained in their entirety: Adam Christodoulou (GBR) will team up with Maximilian Götz from Uffenheim and Fabian Schiller from Troisdorf in the cockpit of the Mercedes-AMG GT3 #2. The #3 sister car is driven by Maro Engel (MON), Jules Gounon (AND) and Daniel Juncadella (ESP). The latter also recently showed top form at the 24h Qualifiers at the end of April, when he took a win and a second place in the two races together with Christodoulou. With a total of nine GT3 racers, the Mercedes-AMG faction is the strongest participating make in the top class this year, on which GetSpeed, HRT and Schnitzelalm also rely. The spearheads in the BMW camp are the factory's own Junior Team, whose BMW M4 GT3 carries the #72, Walkenhorst Racing (with the starting numbers #100 / #101 / #102) as well as Rowe Racing with the traditional starting numbers #98 and #99. Here, one of last year's winners, Dries Vanthoor (in the #98), also turns the wheel, thus making a brand change from the Audi camp. Last year's team-mate Kelvin van der Linde did the same, driving a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo 2 for Abt Sportsline (#27) in the field. The second Lambo in the field (#7) is entered by Konrad Motorsport, a team that has gathered a wealth of successful experience with the Italian brand. New sports car developments give chaseWith the Huracan GT3, a completely new development enters the motorsport stage this year, but it is not the only novelty at the 24h. Ferrari will bring three cars of the newly developed Ferrari 296 GT3. Frikadelli Racing (#30), a team that is at home on the Nordschleife, is the spearhead. With victory in the second 24h Qualifiers race in April, Klaus Abbelen's team not only took the 296's first race win worldwide. It also knocked audibly on the door of the supposed top dogs to announce its ambitions. But the newly developed GT3 also includes the Porsche 911 GT3 R, which is now based on the 992 model series. The car from Zuffenhausen, always on the shortlist as a candidate for top positions at the 24h anyway, proved to be well sorted out in preparation. At the 24h Qualifiers, the 911 of Manthey Racing (#911) managed to jump into second place in the first of the two races, while their brand colleagues from Falken Motorsports (#44) followed suit with a podium finish in the second heat. All in all, the new "911" is represented six times in the field - and the teams are all professionally set up teams with a lot of experience: good prerequisites for top placings. The Aston Martin models are an unknown quantity in the GT3 field: the experienced Dörr team (#69) and the Pro-AM team Prosport-Racing (#28) rely on the Vantage AMR GT3. Here, the big hit has not yet been achieved, but like all the other teams, these teams will be perfectly prepared for the 24h. Class and model diversity provides plenty of spiceTraditionally, the 24 Hours of the Nürburgring have a lot more to offer in addition to the battle for overall victory. The champagne and seltzer competitions in the numerous classes are also thrilling every year. The group of GT4 cars, for example, which are grouped in the SP10 class, deserves special attention. Here, 16 participants promise an interesting event, especially since four different makes are represented with Aston Martin, BMW, Mercedes-AMG and Toyota, all of which are entered by well-known and competent teams. The Cup Porsche classes from the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring are also very popular with many fans because they are extremely exciting. Although they do not race for championship points at the 24h, they nevertheless offer the drivers a very attractive platform to fight in the front third of the classification. Ten entries in the Cup2 class for the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) and eleven starters in the Cup3 class for the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport (982) therefore enrich the field. In total, vehicles from 19 classes are on the grid. Once again, the range extends from near-series racing touring cars to thoroughbred racing GTs.

International ADAC Truck Grand Prix: A festival for the whole family


Thrilling motorsport with a celebrity guest appearance as well as a new mix of music, trade fair and festival - the season highlight of the European Truck Championship will attract over 100,000 fans to the Nürburgring from 13 to 16 July 2023. Advance ticket sales for this top event have started. For more than three decades, the Eifel has been dominated by truck racing every third weekend in July. Hardly any other event at the Nürburgring promises visitors as much variety as the International ADAC Truck Grand Prix, which this year presents itself with an extended supporting programme. Whether motorsport fan, festival devotee, professional truck driver or trade visitor - there is something for the whole family at the 36th edition. "Motorsport, entertainment, sustainability and innovation - that's what the ADAC Truck Grand Prix stands for, which also marks a season highlight in the European motorsport calendar. We expect around 50,000 day visitors who can look forward to a spectacular weekend full of action and entertainment," says Marc Hennerici, Managing Director of the organiser ADAC Travel & Event Mittelrhein GmbH. The focus of the sporting part is on the heats of the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship, where Europe's best truck racers compete against each other. Top drivers such as Jochen Hahn, Sascha Lenz and Norbert Kiss will engage in a thrilling battle for valuable European Championship points on the legendary Eifel circuit and offer the fans motorsport to touch, just like the French championship, which will again make a guest appearance at the Ring as in 2022. Motorsport up close: FIA ETRC & GT MastersWith another prominent guest appearance, two motorsport worlds will meet this year: for the first time since 2012, the popular ADAC GT Masters racing series will make a pit stop at the Truck Grand Prix. The super sports cars from manufacturers such as Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG, Porsche or McLaren, 550 hp strong and 250 km/h fast at the Nürburgring, will meet race trucks with 1,000 hp and a top speed limit of 160 km/h. As different as the performance, as sustainable the fuel: both racing series rely on alternative energies such as hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) with which CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to 90 per cent. Top decision-makers at one of the largest commercial vehicle trade fairsOne of the largest industrial fairs in the commercial vehicle sector will take place in the adjacent exhibition park throughout the weekend. National and international truck manufacturers, suppliers and hauliers will present themselves to the public on around 10,000 square metres. In addition, the sustainable (drive) technologies of tomorrow will be shown in an Innovation Camp. This is also a topic of the ADAC/TÜV Rheinland Truck Symposium, which will take place on Friday, 14 July. High-ranking experts from politics and business will exchange views on solutions for the logistics of tomorrow. Interested trade visitors can register at Family entertainment with traffic educationDuring the entire race weekend, visitors can look forward to a varied supporting programme: from trucker parade to fan village and trucker camp to children's land where, in addition to duck rodeo and bouncy castles, there will also be a traffic event for children for the first time this year. The ADAC Mittelrhein and Blicki e.V. will sensitise the little ones to the dangers of trucks in road traffic. Blicki the kangaroo will explain the important traffic rules and sources of danger, keyword blind spot, to the children at various learning stations and on the Truck Grand Prix truck. The joint campaign is under the patronage of Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing. Country & Party Music with FireworksThis year, the Müllenbachschleife will once again be the scene of a musical extravaganza. For the first time, there will be party music in addition to country music, as requested by the truck community. On Friday, 14 July, US shooting star Jessica Lynn, the band Gone Country and perennial favourite Tom Astor will make country hearts beat faster from 7 p.m., and fans can expect a musical surprise. One day later, at the same time, Tobee, Schürze, Julian Benz, Markus Becker and Isi Glück will create a cracking party atmosphere in the Müllenbachschleife with the traditional fireworks as another highlight. Charity actions for the Ahr valleyIn the spirit of the #SolidAHRität campaign, various charity activities are planned for the entire weekend, the proceeds of which will benefit the flood victims and the reconstruction efforts in the Ahr Valley: from the mobile Ahr Valley Store with local products to the Ahr Valley Bakery Truck, in which Katrin 'Tinka' Oschmann, known from the Kabel1 series 'Trucker Babe', will sell, among other things, specially designed Truck Grand Prix donuts. Job fair for people interested in a careerOne topic that concerns Tinka, but also the entire trucking scene, is the shortage of skilled workers. For this reason, the ADAC Mittelrhein together with the Nürburgring is organising the Truck Grand Prix Job Expo for the second time, which brings together people interested in a career with future employers. The fair will take place from Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the ring°boulevard (Nürburgring Boulevard 1, 53520 Nürburg), admission is free.

With machine and muscle power through the Green Hell: The Nürburgring highlights in May


Glowing brake discs, steaming running shoes and racing legends: In May, one highlight follows the next at the Nürburgring. With the famous ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring (18 - 21 May) as a motorsport highlight, the challenging obstacle course Hootfoot Run (6 May) and the Nürburgring Classic (26 - 28 May) as a classic car event, the merry month is representative of the variety of events at the Ring. Sports enthusiasts who want to be active themselves on the legendary race track will also find the perfect opportunity at the first two cycling and running events of the year. > to the complete event calendar A brief portrait of the highlights: ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring | Thursday, 18 May - Sunday, 21 MayThe supreme discipline of endurance racing, on the most demanding race track in the world, four days in a row: far more than 100 racing cars will fight thrilling duels on the 25.3 kilometres of the Nürburgring at the 24h race. Large and small racing teams from all over the world are at the start again. In addition to high-powered GT3 racing machines, the 24-hour race also offers the familiar variety - including numerous near-series vehicles. In concrete terms, this means that Porsche 911s share the track not only with other super sports cars from Mercedes-AMG, BMW, Ferrari and Co. but also with an Opel Manta, Hyundai i30N or VW Golf GTI. They are cheered on by tens of thousands of spectators. Many of them have pitched their tents directly at the track to celebrate the biggest endurance party of the year. Tickets for the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring are available from 32 Euros. Hotfoot Run | Saturday, 6 MayThe well-known obstacle course at the Nürburgring will start this year for the first time under the new name "Hotfoot Run". Numerous obstacles on and around the Grand Prix track await the participants. Those who want to reach the finish line must also be able to climb and crawl. There are three routes to choose from: 6, 12 or 24 kilometres. Along the way, obstacles with names like "Spiderman", "Dip Dip Hurra" or "Hellstadl" get in their way. But between the mud, the pain and the sporting ambition, the Hotfoot Run is all about having fun together. The spectators on site can also experience this. Admission is free. The BMW M Power Grandstand and T12a will be open at the Grand Prix Track. Nürburgring Classic | Friday, 26 May - Sunday, 28 May Historic Formula 1 cars, pre-war racing cars, DTM touring cars from the 1980s and 1990s: At the Nürburgring Classic, fans can look forward to a time travel through a complete century of motorsport. More than 800 participants are expected at the event again this year. And despite the age of some of the vehicles, more than 20 races will be held at full throttle. Spectators will be able to get up close: The ticket - starting at 12 euros - always includes admission to the paddock. Historic motor sport at your fingertips with a colourful supporting programme: this is what awaits you at the Nürburgring Classic on the last weekend in May at the Ring. Cycling and Running Meeting | Monday, 8 May & Wednesday, 24 MayIf you simply want to jog around the Grand Prix Track or cycle around the Nordschleife, the cycling and running club is the right place for you. There are two dates in May: Monday, 8 May, and Wednesday, 24 May, both from 19:00 to 21:30. Runners and cyclists pay just € 5 for the time slot on the Grand Prix Track. Two and a half hours of driving time on the combined Grand Prix Track and Nordschleife cost €18. Participants can park for free in car park D5.