01 December, Friday

Nürburgring presents itself at the Essen Motor Show

The Nürburgring will once again be exhibiting at the Essen Motor Show this year. Visitors to the automobile and tuning trade fair can look forward to a large stand dedicated to the Nürburgring as a destination. Until December 10, fans can expect attractive vehicles from the Nürburgring world, simulators from the Nürburgring eSports Bar, a small ring°fanshop, a linger area in the style of the...
Nürburgring presents itself at the Essen Motor Show


The Nürburgring will once again be exhibiting at the Essen Motor Show this year. Visitors to the automobile and tuning trade fair can look forward to a large stand dedicated to the Nürburgring as a destination. Until December 10, fans can expect attractive vehicles from the Nürburgring world, simulators from the Nürburgring eSports Bar, a small ring°fanshop, a linger area in the style of the Nürburgring Ferienpark managed by Lindner, competitions and the traditional presentation of the event calendar for 2024 in Hall 3 at Stand 3A26. The exhibition area of the Nürburgring at the Essen Motor Show 2023 covers 280 square meters and is peppered with numerous exhibits and hands-on activities of Destination Nürburgring: For example, visitors can enter a high-tech simulator of the Nürburgring eSports Bar and take a few laps in a virtual racing car, dust off T-shirts and hoodies at special conditions, win great prizes in the Ring's estimation game or find their personal dream job in the Green Hell at the Job Pitstop. This year, too, the Nürburgring will be presenting its entire range of diverse topics at the Essen Motor Show. Whether the 2024 events, tourist drives or record-breaking drives, accommodation offers from the Nürburgring Ferienpark managed by Lindner or the offers from the Nürburgring eSports Bar and In keeping with tradition, the Ring will also be presenting its event calendar for 2024 at the trade fair this year and distributing it to all fans as a practical wall calendar. Vehicles from tourist drives to Nordschleife record holdersThis year, visitors will be able to marvel at three vehicles at the Nürburgring. One of the eye-catchers and at the same time representative of the popular tourist drives: the Toyota GR86 of Nürburgring influencer Misha Charoudin. The car is regularly on the road on the Nordschleife during opening hours. His car stands for thousands of enthusiast vehicles that come to the Ring every year - whether for one or hundreds of laps on the most beautiful 20.832 kilometers in the world. More than one million subscribers follow Charoudin's videos from the Green Hell on YouTube. The GR86 is now at the Essen Motor Show - and its owner will also be there for fans on selected days.  Also on display at the Nürburgring stand: the BMW M4 CSL, the current record holder in the mid-size car category. In the spring of this year, the 550 hp vehicle lapped the Nordschleife in 7:18.137 minutes. A new record for the special model, which was designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of BMW M. Racing fans will not miss out either: the Mercedes-AMG GT3 of the Schnitzelalm Racing team is one of the crowd favorites at the endurance races on the Ring - and was able to achieve several podium finishes in 2023. Now, the green and black racing car with the star adorns the stand in Hall 3 and, with its start number, gives a preview of another highlight: the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring. All other dates from the Nürburgring variety, which once again has a lot to offer in 2024 from motorsport to festivals and sporting events, can be found immediately at Early booking discount for tourist season ticketAnother promotion for the tourist rides will also start on time from the first day of the trade fair: the sale at the early bird price of the season ticket. With this ticket, tourist drivers can complete as many laps as they like on the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix circuit each year and benefit from other advantages at the Nürburgring. These include an exclusive track walk on the Nordschleife at the start of the season, a voucher for the ring°fanshop and discounts for many offers such as on the ring°kart track or at the Nürburgring eSports bar. Anyone who purchases a season ticket by December 22, 2023 (12:00 noon) will receive it at the special price of 2,750 euros - after that, the regular price of 3,000 euros applies. Tickets are sold online at

Top 10 gift ideas from the Green Hell: Christmas presents from the Nürburgring make for real #HeartRace moments


If you want to give a passionate motorsport fan a very special treat for Christmas this year, the legendary Nürburgring is the place to be. The variety is unique: from tickets for emotional events and cool fan merchandise with the popular track silhouette to vouchers for unforgettable driving experiences – numerous gift ideas are waiting in the Nürburgring Christmas World to make racing hearts beat faster on Christmas Eve. All #HeartRace gifts from the Nürburgring are available online at Selection of Nürburgring gift ideas – recommended by Santa Claus: Voucher for a co-pilot ride in the „Beast of the Green Hell“ Send your loved ones on the fastest rollercoaster ride of their lives! A lap of driving fun in the Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO around the breathtaking Nordschleife driven by an experienced professional racing driver – an experience you'll never forget! Price: € 295.- per person | Info & Booking Voucher for a formula training at the NürburgringThe perfect gift for true racing fans: Whether you're a beginner or a pro – with a voucher for formula training in a real Formula 4 racing car at the Nürburgring (including detailed training on the vehicle and race track), you're giving the gift of an absolutely incomparable driving experience. Price: from € 425.- | Info & Booking Festival tickets for Rock am Ring or Loco Beach The ultimate experience gift for music fans: how about a festival ticket to Germany's most famous festival location? From 7 to 9 June 2024, tens of thousands of music lovers will once again make the pilgrimage to the cult event Rock am Ring in the Eifel. Loco Beach, Germany's first party festival, will then be held at the Nürburgring from 22 to 25 August 2024. Ticket holders can look forward to spectacular stage shows – including the unrivalled camping atmosphere day and night! Price Rock am Ring: from € 229.- | Info & Booking Price Loco Beach: from € 99.99 | Infos & Booking Tickets for karting on the ring°kartbahn Feel like a real racing driver for once: At the Nürburgring kart track, this dream comes true for young and old racing drivers aged 8 and over and 1.20 metres tall. Give the gift of driving fun in ultra-modern electric karts – a great experience for the whole family! Price: from € 11.- for 10 minutes karting (8 to 11 years) | Info & Booking Credit for the Nürburgring Tourist Drives This is THE challenge and a dream come true for many motorsport fans: driving a lap around the legendary Nordschleife – in your own car or motorbike. This is possible for everyone on the legendary tourist drives. Give away a Green Hell Card with freely selectable credit that can be redeemed during the opening hours of both circuits. Credit balance: individual | Info & Booking Voucher for the ring°fanshop For thousands of fans, the Nürburgring stands for a very special feeling of longing, emotions and unique moments. With a voucher for the ring°fanshop on the ring°boulevard, you are sure to make Nürburgring fans happy! From stylish hoodies and bed linen with a racetrack print to iconic Christmas jumpers – fan dreams come true in the ring°fanshop! Voucher: from € 10.- | Info & Booking Ticket for the „Darts am Ring Gala“ More darts entertainment is not possible! On 16 March 2024, it will once again be "One Hundred and Eightyyy!!!" in the ring°arena at the Nürburgring. A sensational party atmosphere and the best darts action on stage await over 3,600 fans. World champion Michael Smith and many other top players will be taking part. Price: from € 30.- per person | Info & Booking VIP experience for a Nürburgring event More event is not possible! With a VIP ticket, visitors can experience a Nürburgring event of absolute superlatives: top seats, the best catering in the VIP lounge, exciting interviews and expert talks, a guided paddock tour and much more. How about a journey through almost 100 years of motorsport history as a VIP at the 51st BELMOT Oldtimer Grand Prix from 9 to 11 August 2024? Price: from € 359.- per person | Info & Booking Official Nürburgring calendar 2024 A classic Christmas gift – but with 12 very special motifs! 12 months of emotion, fascination and heartbreak. This calendar with the most beautiful pictures of the race track MUST hang on the wall of every fan of the Green Hell in the new year. Price: € 19.27 | Info & Order Book "360 NÜRBURGRING" – The Official Guide to the Nürburgring Nordschleife The ultimate book gift for all Nordschleife enthusiasts and those who want to become one. On 322 pages, readers will find information on the history of the Nürburgring, a beginner's guide, driving instructions from professional instructors, interviews and spectacular pictures for real Nürburgring enthusiasts. Price: € 49.95 | Info & Booking These and many other great Christmas gift ideas are available online at

Advance booking for the 24h is open


Fans of the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring wait impatiently for this every year: The starting signal for advance ticket sales for the Nordschleife classic from May 30 to June 2, 2024 has been given. From now until May 17, 2024, tickets are available in the 24h ticket store here on the 24h homepage. Advance ticket sales are also available online on the Nürburgring homepage at At the same time, advance sales for the ADAC 24h Nürburgring Qualifiers, which are scheduled for next year from April 13 to 14, have already gone online. > more info & tickets Ticket bundle: Two 24h races with a 15 percent discount!There will be a special treat for fans of the 24h at the Nürburgring next year. As part of the cooperation with the SRO Motorsports Group, the 24h in the Eifel will not only welcome the participants of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, fans will also benefit from the partnership: Those who want to visit the two 24h classics of Spa-Francorchamps (June 27 - 30, 2024) and the ADAC RAVENOL 24h Nürburgring will soon be able to purchase a ticket bundle and save 15 percent: This means that both event tickets will only cost €126.65 instead of €149 (sum of the individual prices). The online store for these tickets is currently in preparation and will be online shortly. Yearbook and event ticket available as a packageJust in time for Christmas, all the tickets that make 24h fans happy are now available - traditionally they are often found under the Christmas tree. This also applies to the Gruppe-C-Verlag yearbook, which will be available from December 2023. On 272 pages, there is a comprehensive review of this year's 24h - and you can also combine this with the anticipation of 2024: The popular package of yearbook and event ticket will soon be available via the publisher's website ( for a discounted €145 (instead of €185 if purchased individually).

Extensive winter construction work at the Nürburgring


The winter period will once again be used for extensive construction work at the Nürburgring this year. Extensive work is being carried out on and off the track along the Nordschleife and on the Grand Prix circuit. In total, more than one kilometer of asphalt will be renewed. The track operator is spending three million euros on this. At the same time, construction work on the digitalization of the Nordschleife will continue this winter. The 11 million euro project started last winter. Its aim is to monitor the entire race track with artificial intelligence and camera technology by the 2025 season. New asphalt for the "Fuchsröhre": Almost one kilometer of the fast and challenging section of the Nürburgring Nordschleife is being extensively renovated. The asphalt surface itself and all underlying layers will be completely renewed. As with all construction work on the legendary Green Hell, the same applies here: The unique characteristics, the track layout and therefore also the world-famous claim of the race track will be retained. In addition, the excavators will also be rolling on the Grand Prix circuit in the coming weeks. The exit of the pit lane will be renewed there. Next construction phase of the Nordschleife digitizationIn addition to the work on the asphalt, the Nürburgring is also continuing to focus on the digitization of the Nordschleife. While the first half of the Green Hell was prepared for the use of digital infrastructure last winter, it is now the turn of the remaining 12 kilometers - from the Breidscheid section in Adenau to the Galgenkopf. The digital networking of the Green Hell is an extensive project, because in addition to the cameras, all other infrastructural requirements must also be created. For example, foundations for 58 cameras are being laid, shafts for several kilometers of fiber optics are being dug, cables are being laid and the power supply is being ensured at every single point. No easy task on the Nordschleife, which winds its way through the middle of the Eifel forests with its unique topography. Start of the motorsport season on March 16, 2024Like every winter, the schedule at the Ring is tight. There are now less than four months until the wheels start turning again. Speed and precision are therefore required once again to ensure that all work is completed on time. On March 16, the test and set-up day heralds the start of the 2024 motorsport season. The major construction measures in safety & infrastructure of the Nürburgring race tracks - an overview of the past years (total since 2015: ~29 million euros): - 2023/20243 million euros New asphalt Fuchsröhre (Nordschleife)Pit lane exit (Grand Prix circuit)& Continuation of the 11 million euro "Digitalization of the Nordschleife" project- 2022/2023 - 2024/202511 million euros North Loop digitization measures4K track cameras, fiber optics, power supply around the entire Nordschleife & development of artificial intelligence- 2021/20223 million euros New asphalt Döttinger Höhe (Nordschleife) to Hyundai N curve (Grand Prix circuit)300 meters of new FIA safety fence between Kallenhard and Wehrseifen- 2020/20211 million euros Digitization project for parts of the Nordschleife4K track cameras & fiber optics from Döttinger Höhe to Hohenrain chicane- 2019/20201 million euros New asphalt AMG Arena (Grand Prix circuit)New construction of Nürburgring rallycross trackFurther infrastructure measures Müllenbachschleife- 2018/20191.3 million euros Extensive digitalization of the Grand Prix circuit4K track cameras, 17 kilometers of new fiber optic cableCompletely renewed Race Control- 2017/20184 million euros New asphalt Schwedenkreuz, Kallenhard, Wehrseifen & Ex-MühleAdditional FIA safety fences on the Nordschleife- 2016/20171 million euros New asphalt Hatzenbach, Hohe Acht, Hedwigshöhe & Brünnchen- 2015/20162 million euros New asphalt Quiddelbacher Höhe & airfieldNew FIA safety fences at Schwedenkreuz, Metzgesfeld, Stefan-Bellof-S, among othersInformation display boards on the Nordschleife access road- 2014/20151 million euros New asphalt in the Eschbach areaAsphalt work on and next to the Grand Prix circuit

Attractive indoor program: comedy, concerts, darts


More and more indoor events promise an exciting visit to the Nürburgring even in the cold season. In addition to the popular Nürburgring Darts Gala (March 16, 2024), visitors can look forward to comedy formats such as "NightWash" (November 25, 2023) and newcomer Simon Stäblein (March 28, 2024) or an unplugged concert by Cologne chart-topper Mo-Torres (December 8, 2023). And there is also plenty on the sporting calendar - around 800 karateka from all over the world will compete at the international Rhein Shiai (January 5 to 7, 2024), as will around 400 cheerleaders at the Rhineland-Palatinate Championships (December 2, 2023). Information on the events and other winter activities is available online at The last laps of the year were completed on the asphalt of the Nordschleife. The track, which is over 20 kilometers long, was still open for the popular tourist drives at the weekend. Now the engines at the Nürburgring traditionally take a break until March. On the one hand due to the weather, on the other hand for construction and renovation work as well as the further expansion of digitalization. Despite this, the indoor locations of the versatile Nürburgring destination will continue to operate. For example, with conferences and B2B events in the weather-independent locations. And the family offers in the ring°werk adventure museum or on the ring°kart track are also still there for visitors in winter. In addition, more and more organizers of sports and entertainment formats are using the versatile indoor locations for their events in winter - and so comedians, cheerleaders, darts players and karate fighters are now coming to the Eifel between November and March. "The Nürburgring destination is becoming increasingly popular as a year-round location. We are looking forward to the various events in the coming weeks," commented Nürburgring Managing Director Ingo Böder on the development. The indoor highlights of the coming months at a glance:  NightWash live | November 25, 2023The well-known comedy series returns to the Nürburgring. Once started in a launderette in Cologne, the well-known TV format is still a springboard for stand-up newcomers today. This time, the up-and-coming comedians will be performing at the ring°werk adventure museum - surrounded by historic racing cars and other exhibits. If you would like to attend the ring edition of NightWash live on Saturday, November 25, tickets are available for 29.90 euros at Cheerleading state championship RLP | December 2, 2023 The most talented cheerleaders from all over Rhineland-Palatinate compete at the Nürburgring. Around 400 athletes from numerous clubs will come to the ring°arena for the official Rhineland-Palatinate championship on Saturday, December 2. For those who want to be there: the grandstands of the arena offer space for numerous spectators. Tickets are available for 17.50 euros (from 13 years) at and on site at the box office.  Mo-Torres unplugged | December 8, 2023 A very special acoustic concert: Cologne chart-topper Mo-Torres is coming to the Nürburgring for an unplugged performance. The audience can look forward to an emotional performance in the historic atmosphere of the ring°werk motorsport experience museum. Tickets for the concert on Friday, December 8, are available for 29.80 euros at  XMAS Brunch | December 3 / 10 / 17, 2023Live music, children's entertainment and a sumptuous buffet: the Nürburgring Congress Hotel managed by Lindner is once again offering its popular XMAS brunch on several Sundays in Advent. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., guests can feast in a special atmosphere - and then dance the night away. Adults pay 42 euros, children under 12 21 euros. Reservations can be made by email at: International Rhein Shiai | January 5 to 7, 2024Around 900 athletes from all over the world come to the ring for the karate competition shortly after the turn of the year. This makes the event one of the largest karate tournaments in the world. For the fifth time, junior and adult athletes will compete for an entire weekend in the ring°arena. Anyone who would like to watch the karateka compete: Weekend tickets are available at or at the box office. Darts am Ring | March 16, 2024The popular Darts Gala will once again be held at the Nürburgring in 2024. In previous editions, more than 3,500 fans transformed the ring°arena into a madhouse. And got to see spectacular matches. This year, current world champion "The Bully Boy" Michael Smith will be on stage at the Darts Gala at the Nürburgring and will compete with multiple major champion "Ferrel" Jonny Clayton, Dutchman "The Titan" Dirk van Dujvenbode, "Cool Hand Luke " Humphries and other special guests. Seated tickets for the darts evening in the ring°arena are available from just 30 euros at  Simon Stäblein | March 28, 2024Comedian Simon Stäblein comes to the Nürburgring. On Thursday, 28 March, he will be performing his current program "Ich schmeiß' mich weg" at the ring°kino with nachos and popcorn. Simon Stäblein, who is described in the press as the meanest comedian in the country, prefers to see himself as the most realistic comedian. Tickets for his stand-up show are available for 25 euros on the Nürburgring website. Indoor events 2023 / 2024: 25.11.2023: NightWash live 02.12.2023: Cheerleading state championship RLP 08.12.2023: Mo-Torres unplugged 05 - 07.01.2024: International Rhine Shiai 16.03.2024: Darts on the ring gala 28.03.2024: Simon Stäblein

Georg Berlandy wins the Cologne-Ahrweiler Rally once again


Record winner Georg Berlandy (ŠKODA Fabia R5) celebrated his fifteenth victory with Tina Annemüller celebrated his fifteenth victory in the ADAC Rallye Köln-Ahrweiler. "I can hardly realize the victory. It's always nice, it's difficult here, even if the choice of tires was easy today, with the temperatures only rain tires. I enjoy feeling the car the most, that's why I keep coming back," said here again and again," said Georg Berlandy on the finish ramp. Tina Annemüller added:"Once you've experienced Köln-Ahrweiler, you always come back!"After around 150 kilometers of special stages, the lead over second-placed DennisRostek and co-driver Stefan Kopczyk (ŠKODA Fabia Rally 2 Evo) by 1:51.4 minutes.Rostek, who was able to repeat last year's result, was satisfied with the result"Anyone who beats Georg Berlandy up here, I take my hat off to him. Driving the Nordschleife the other way round is really something special. I thought I could put him under a bit of pressure today, but he knows every millimeter up here!The conditions were very difficult today, it was one of the of the most difficult rallies I've driven".Third place was also taken by Christopher Gerhard / Björn Mann, a team thatteam that relied on the Skoda Fabia and has only been seriously involved in rallying for around two years, as Gerhard was mostly successful on the circuit. Jonas Tischner/Joachim Carl, the fastest in the YOUNGTIMER classification, came infinished fourth overall with the BMW M3 E 30! "With the rear-wheel drive carwere of course very difficult conditions, but we had a lot of fun! Jodid a great job and we were happy about every meter that was dry." TheThe top five was completed by Dutchmen Edwin and Ingrid Wolves,who switched from Opel power to a Renault Clio R3 at short notice. The twoonly around 10 seconds behind fourth-placed Tischner/Carl at the finish.Tischner/Carl. Jonas Tischner wins the YOUNGTIMER Gold CupThe special classification for historic vehicles was won by fourth-placed JonasTischner and co-pilot Joachim Carl won the special classification for historic vehicles. Second place in the Youngtimer Gold Cup was his BMW M3 brand colleague Yann Munhowen with Luc Kalmes in the hot seat. With Toni Kluth/Patrick Buhr, the fastestFord Escort team in third place. Positive conclusion from the organizers"With the Cologne-Ahrweiler Rally, we were once again able to present great motorsport at the end of the season.motorsport at the end of the season. We would like to thank the many fans who, despite the cold and wet weather and wet weather made the rally a rally festival once again," says organizer organizer Hans-Werner Hilger from the organizing Scuderia Augustusburg Brühl. "Without the many helpers and sponsors, as well as the open ears of the authorities and the local communities, such an event would not be possible."We are already looking forward to the 2024 edition, which is planned for November 08/092024 is planned. We will then be celebrating 30 years of the Cologne-Ahrweiler Rally after its resumption in 1994." Rally director Peter Krieger was also satisfied. "We had more than tenmore competition vehicles at the start than last year! It's also nice to seethat 56 of these vehicles ultimately drove over the ramp at the Nürburgringand were able to master the challenge of almost 150 kilometers of special stages". Special stage best timesSS1 Dreimühlenhof Berlandy/Annemüller 3:33.7 minutesSS2 Bocksberg Berlandy/Annemüller 10:03.8 minutesSS3 Lückenbacher Hohl Berlandy/Annemüller 6:16.0 minutesSS4 Burg Aremberg Berlandy/Annemüller 3:17.3 minutesSS5 Feste Nürburg Berlandy/Annemüller 10:55.4 minutesSS6 Waldhof 1 Rostek/Kopczyk 6:16.5 minutesSS7 Südschleife Berlandy/Annemüller 13:04.0 minutesSS8 Eifeler Land Rostek/Kopczyk 4:50.4 minutesSS9 Waldhof 2 Berlandy/Annemüller 6:18.6 minutesSS10 Scharfer Kopf Berlandy/Annemüller 13:24.1 minutesSS11 Hohe Acht Berlandy/Annemüller 3:10.4 minutesSS12 Eifelgold Berlandy/Annemüller 6:30.5 minutes ADAC Rallye Köln-Ahrweiler 2023Final standings1st Berlandy / Annemüller ŠKODA Fabia R5 1:27:47.5 hours2nd Rostek / Kopczyk ŠKODA Fabia Rally 2 Evo 1:29:38.9 hours3rd Gerhard / Mann ŠKODA Fabia R5 1:31:08.9 hours4th Tischner / Carl BMW M3 E30 1:32:49.2 hours5th Wolves / Wolves Renault Clio R3 1:32:59.3 hoursAll results of the Cologne-Ahrweiler Rally can be found online here:

Digital Nürburgring endurance series starts fifth season with new features


After the season is before the season. While the real Green Hell is slowly but surely coming to rest, preparations for the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series (DNLS) are in full swing. Season 5 of the successful sim racing championship, which replicates the traditional and unique Nordschleife series of the VLN, kicks off the 23/24 winter season on December 2. With new vehicles and new classes, there will be more thrilling racing action on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in around a month's time. The most important innovation is the upgrading of the always fiercely contested CUP2 class. The Porsche Esports Endurance Trophy Nürburgring (PEETN) will be held here for the first time. With the support of Manthey, who also provide the two strongest Cup classes in the NLS in the real world, sim racers can also look forward to trophies and prize money totaling 8,000 euros in the future. As in its real-life counterpart, the PEETN is seamlessly integrated into the DNLS races. "We are delighted to be expanding the PETN season with the 'Porsche Esports Endurance Trophy Nürburgring', giving both teams and drivers as well as fans the opportunity to experience exciting racing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife during the winter months," says Julia Klee, Project Manager Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring. "This complements the existing one-make cup concept so that participants can continue to develop their driving skills and compete for a championship even after the official Nordschleife season. We are particularly looking forward to the additional collaboration with the well-known PETN teams and drivers and at the same time to getting to know new faces in virtual racing." A breath of fresh air is also blowing in the other classes. For example, the Ferrari 296 GT3, which has caused a stir in real motorsport this year - including victory in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring - will be competing in the SP9 for the first time. In the SP10, the Aston Martin Vantage GT4 will join BMW and Mercedes-AMG in the winter season. In the SP3T, the Hyundai Elantra will be replaced by the Veloster. And with the introduction of the VT2 class, the Toyota GT86 celebrates its entry into the digital Nordschleife championship. "The regulations are available online at and registration for the new season will start shortly," says Lars Nachtsheim, DNLS project manager within the VLN. "We are convinced that the DNLS will take another big step forward in Season 5, also thanks to the support of Manthey with the Porsche Esports Endurance Trophy Nürburgring. There is also an innovation in our own scoring mode: in addition to the winners in the now five classes, we will also crown the overall DNLS champion at the end. As in the real Nürburgring Endurance Series, the teams in the 'small' classes have the opportunity to finish at the top." When the new season of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series kicks off on December 2, four teams that won the DNLS Community Cup this year will also be taking part: Dörr Esports (SP9), Gericke Motorsport (CUP2), Deutsche Payment Phantom (SP10) and Team Heusinkveld (SP3T).

Race4Friends ensures pure joy for special passengers


Bright eyes and lifelong memories at the Nürburgring: 860 people with disabilities experienced high-speed cab rides on the Grand Prix circuit at this year's Race4Friends. A record number of participants! Never before have so many passengers sat in the passenger seat during the event. 150 helpers, 250 escorts and 120 drivers with their racing cars volunteered their services. The Nürburgring provided the entire infrastructure, including the race track, race control and sports marshals, free of charge. The excitement before the drive, the waving from the car, the unbridled joy when getting out of the car. All of this could be observed every second. The Race4Friends has been an integral part of the Ring calendar since 2010 and has provided countless unique moments since its premiere. While other motorsport events are all about trophies and points, the focus here is on one thing only: the joy of the participants. "That's what drives us," explains Christoph Brune, 1st Chairman of Race4Friends e.V. "We are happy for the people and also that we can give them a special experience that they probably wouldn't otherwise have." "I think it's great how many Nürburgring employees get involved"Racing cars waited in rows of two in the pit lane of the Grand Prix circuit for the participants, who were each taken to the vehicle by one or more attendants. While some only needed a little help getting in, others required several helping hands. A number of wheelchair users were also able to look forward to a ride. They were lifted into the vehicles by the helpers. Right in the middle of the action: the Mercedes-AMG GT R PRO from the Nürburgring Driving Academy. At the wheel: Nürburgring chief instructor Andreas Gülden. He has also been a volunteer at the event since its premiere and is delighted with his special co-drivers. "It's so nice to see how we can give so much joy with our passion for motorsport. I also think it's great how many Nürburgring employees are involved here as helpers and lend a hand in the background. It's great teamwork." The Race4Friends left everyone enthusiastic. Meanwhile, the organizers can start planning for next year. The Nürburgring has already confirmed its support for 2024.

Job fair at the Nürburgring doubles exhibitors and visitors


For two days, the focus was on career opportunities at the Nürburgring. 60 companies took the opportunity to present their wide range of jobs at the "Job Fair powered by Nürburgring". There was a great deal of interest: over 2,000 school pupils, skilled workers and potential career changers came to the ring°arena. After the Nürburgring doubled the number of exhibitors and visitors at the second edition of the job fair, it is already clear that there will be another one in 2024. Nürburgring. In addition to information about the various jobs, the companies also had various activities to offer at the stand. For example, visitors were able to try their hand at tapping slate slabs, estimate the weight of gravel in an excavator shovel, take a spin in the driving simulator or hunt for goals in a game of table football. "We are delighted with the positive development of the trade fair and the variety of companies exhibiting here. It is a great confirmation of the professional organization of our project team, of the Nürburgring as a central attraction in the region and beyond, and of the versatility of our event location, which is also a successful venue for indoor events regardless of the weather," explains Nürburgring Managing Director Christian Stephani. Together with the District Administrator of the Ahrweiler district, Cornelia Weigand, he gained a comprehensive impression of the exhibitors and visitors during a tour of the fair. Several schools were also involved in the job fair this year. They came to the legendary race track with selected classes so that future career starters could obtain comprehensive information. Over 600 pupils from BBS Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Grund- und Realschule plus St. Martin from Kelberg, Hocheifel Realschule Plus from Adenau and St. Thomas Realschule plus from Andernach took part. After the successful second edition of the "Job Fair powered by Nürburgring", it is already clear that the next edition will take place at the Nürburgring in 2024.  Outlook: Cheerleaders, karate fighters and darts pros to follow in the ring°arenaThe indoor program at the Nürburgring will continue unabated in the coming weeks. The next event on the program in the ring°arena is the cheerleading national championship. Around 400 athletes will be competing on December 2. At the beginning of next year, the karate event "International Rhine Shiai" will take place over three days at the same location. More than 1,000 participants from all over the world will compete in competitions, training and randori. And on March 16, an Ally Pally-like atmosphere awaits when the darts pros once again do the honors at the Nürburgring. Other indoor highlights include the comedy format NightWash live (25.11.23 | in the ring°werk motorsport experience museum) and Mo-Torres unplugged (08.12.23 | in the ring°kino).  Comments on the "Job Fair powered by Nürburgring" Marcus Hartmüller, insurance and finance specialist | Deutsche Vermögensberatung"We at Deutsche Vermögensberatung are a team of motorsport enthusiasts and that alone makes the Nürburgring the perfect place for us to be at the job fair. We also represent our company motto "People need people" here and, with this in mind, have had some interesting discussions - with the students, who have shown more interest in our job offers than we would have expected, and also with many visitors who are looking for a career change." Ulrich Goliarsch, Head of DLZ Testing and Measurement Service Eschborn | Federal Network Agency"The Nürburgring is an internationally renowned magnet for visitors and we are familiar with the location as part of our event management. That's why we like to present ourselves as an employer here, especially as we have one of six central locations in the immediate vicinity, in Bonn, and also have 46 locations throughout Germany with a wide variety of job offers." Tanja Krämer, Marketing | Krämer Bau GmbH"We present ourselves as a regional, medium-sized company at the Nürburgring, as we have our main catchment area for employees in the Eifel region. We had many interesting conversations with schoolchildren and interested visitors, to whom we were able to present the range of our work. Many were surprised at how varied the job profiles in civil engineering are." Nicki Raeder, Managing Director | Manthey Racing GmbH"At the job fair at the Nürburgring, we also want to appeal to people who are not directly looking for a racing team - with around 300 employees, we have a much larger portfolio. The proximity of the Nürburgring to our location is of course perfect for us, because we primarily want to inspire people from the Eifel region to work at Manthey. Our experience is that people who identify with the region are happy to work and stay here." Constanze Wiesner, Head of Human Resources | Griesemann Group"In general, job fairs are an excellent tool for us to recruit new trainees, engineers or technical/industrial employees in plant engineering. In addition, as a growing and stable company, the Griesemann Group is always on the lookout for inspiring people who can help drive the company and its future-oriented innovations forward. We feel particularly emotionally connected to the job fair at the Nürburgring due to our involvement in motorsport."