13 January, Thursday

From Monday on: Free Covid tests at the Nürburgring on a daily basis

Daily, free of charge, without appointment: From Monday, 17 January, everyone will again have the opportunity to be tested for the Corona virus at the Nürburgring - by an antigen rapid test. The test station will be open every day, including weekends, from 2 to 6 pm.. In cooperation with the DRK Kreisverband Ahrweiler, antigen tests will be offered free of charge at the Nürburgring. The test...
From Monday on: Free Covid tests at the Nürburgring on a daily basis


Daily, free of charge, without appointment: From Monday, 17 January, everyone will again have the opportunity to be tested for the Corona virus at the Nürburgring - by an antigen rapid test. The test station will be open every day, including weekends, from 2 to 6 pm.. In cooperation with the DRK Kreisverband Ahrweiler, antigen tests will be offered free of charge at the Nürburgring. The test station will again be located in the ring°carré (formerly Eifeldorf) - not far from the ring°boulevard at the Grand Prix Track. The route is signposted on site. The public test offer for "everyone" at the Nürburgring means: No registration is required, only the passport must be brought along for identification. Registration is done digitally via QR code. The result is available 15 minutes after the smear test. The result is then also sent digitally by e-mail or SMS. If no smartphone is available, there is also the alternative of registering in writing on site. Photo: Nürburgring

Nürburgring non-stop: Season ticket now available


One ticket for the whole year: The 2022 season ticket for the Nürburgring tourist drives is now available. It allows unlimited access throughout the year during the public sessions. The season ticket is valid for both the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track. The price remains stable.  This year, the gates to the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track will open almost 200 times for tourist drivers. With the annual ticket, all these dates are included! The official starting signal for the 2022 tourist drives will be given on Saturday, 12 March. The Nordschleife will be open to everyone for the entire weekend. After that, it's one after the other: almost every day, the circuit will then open for private drivers. The exact times can be found here on the Nürburgring website.  The Easter weekend - Good Friday, 15 April, to Easter Monday, 18 April - and the Green Hell Driving Days promise to be real highlights. These will take place from 16 to 19 June and from 1 to 3 October 2022. So anyone looking for the ultimate driving pleasure is well advised to buy a season ticket. It is still available for 2,200 euros and entitles the holder to drive on the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track.  The purchase process is quick and uncomplicated: Register on the Nürburgring website, select your season ticket and complete the purchase process as usual. There are still two months to go until the race finally starts again. The asphalt on the wintery Nürburgring is currently being renewed. Just in time for the start of the season, all drivers will once again have perfect conditions on the world's most famous 20.832 kilometers.

Karate am Ring: Successful first event in 2022!


The first event of the year, the International Rhein Shiai, took place at the weekend. More than 500 athletes from Germany and abroad competed in top-class karate matches at the Nürburgring. The organisers relied on the versatile indoor infrastructure of the modern event location. The hotspot of the karate competition was the ring°arena. Up to 8 competitions could be held simultaneously in the infield of the multifunctional arena. Meanwhile, coaches and family were seated on the comfortable grandstands. "Optimal conditions", summed up the organising Sen5 Karate Club after the event. Especially in order to be able to meet the strict Corona protection requirements.  Next door, the Bitburger Event Centre was also actively used - and the club presented itself on the ring°wall and provided walking Nürburgring visitors with impressions of the event. After the successful start to the 2022 event year, the focus is now on the future. There are just two months to go until the engines start again on the race track in mid-March. In the ring°arena we are then looking forward to the premiere of Darts am Ring.   

World Rallycross Championship at the Ring: Date for 2022 fixed!


Save the date: The FIA World Rallycross Championship will back at the Nürburgring in 2022! After the snowy 2021 premiere, the best rallycross drivers in the world will travel to the Ring this summer. On 30 and 31 July, the second edition of the World RX of Germany will take place in the Eifel. As soon as the pre-sale starts, we will inform you on and via our newsletter.  > more info about the FIA World RX The grapes are hanging high after a furious premiere of the 2021 World Rallycross Championship. A title fight down to the last corner, peppered with action-packed duels and lots of contact sport. An event that truly thrilled. This year's venue is once again the Grand Prix Track of the Nürburgring. Almost one kilometer long and surrounded by the numerous grandstands, the track in the Müllenbachschleife awaits the approximately 600-hp rallycross vehicles. The latter are entering a new era this year. From 2022, the World RX will be fully electric.  As soon as pre-sales for the FIA World RX of Germany 2022 (30 & 31 July) starts, you will find all the information here at The same applies to accommodation and camping options at the track. © Christian Hahn / Nürburgring

Nürburgring announces dates for tourist drives in 2022


Nürburg. The new management at the Nürburgring officially starts their work on January 1st. Nevertheless, Ingo Böder and Christian Stephani have already made an important decision: The prices for tourist trips remain stable - despite inflation and despite increased costs. At the same time, the race track is publishing the dates for the 2022 tourist drives on the Grand-Prix track and the legendary Nordschleife. This also includes the highlight weekends such as the “Green Hell Driving Days” and the Easter weekend, which offer several days of driving fun at a time. For frequent drivers there is still the offer of the season card, which is available from January 11th. "In these times, when so many things are getting more expensive, we want to give the fans of our racetrack a piece of consistency," says the future management of the Nürburgring operating company. The decision in favor of stable prices is therefore also a sign of solidarity in difficult times. In addition to occasional drivers from all over the world, a large community of fans has formed who regularly drive their own vehicles on the track. The rules for driving as part of the tourist drives are very simple: In principle, anyone who has a driver's license and a registered, roadworthy car or motorcycle can drive on the Grand-Prix track or the Nordschleife. The rules of the road traffic regulations apply. This means that, for example, the right-hand drive applies and overtaking is therefore only permitted on the left. A stopwatch is also not allowed to run while driving. These rules define the tourist trips as a ride for everyone and clearly separate them from racing events.  Tourist trips almost daily - first date on March 12th The Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG has now published the dates for everyone who wants to take the historic race track under their own wheels. The official start of the tourist driver season will be given on Saturday, March 12th. From March 21st, things really get going: the racetrack opens its barriers to private drivers almost every day. The Green Hell Driving Days and the Easter weekend promise to be real highlights again. From April 15 to 18, from June 16 to 19 and from October 1 to 3, the Nürburgring can be used for several days from morning to evening. A round of the Nordschleife starts at 25 euros In addition to the dates in 2022, our website offers the option of  topping up credit for tourist trips. With a customer account, everyone can keep an eye on their personal data. Since the lap prices remain stable in the sixth year, a lap on the Nordschleife still costs 25 euros from Monday to Thursday and 30 euros from Friday to Sunday and on public holidays. On the Grand-Prix track, regardless of the day of the week, the 15-minute stint is also available for 30 euros. Anyone looking for unlimited driving pleasure is well advised with the season card. It is available for 2,200 euros and entitles you to drive on the Nordschleife and the Grand-Prix track. Until it starts again, the fans have to be patient a little longer. The asphalt on the wintry Nürburgring is currently being renewed. The work will be completed in time for the start of the season and then, as usual, offer all drivers the best conditions.

New management - dual leadership at the Nürburgring


Nürburg. The future management of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG has been established. The operating company of the racetrack is starting the new year with the two leaders: Ingo Böder and Christian Stephani. Both are firmly rooted in the ring and the region. With their in-depth experience in the event and sales sector, they should continue to drive the development of the unique Nürburgring destination. The new management will start work on January 1, 2022. A stringent further development of the racetrack, the retention of lived values, and the versatile know-how from its own team: with the presentation of its new management, the Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG is setting a clear signal for the future and a proven philosophy. Because despite many external applications for the management position, an internal Nürburgring solution was found in Ingo Böder and Christian Stephani. Both have in-depth knowledge of business and event locations and can therefore tackle current tasks and future projects immediately. This year, Böder took on the role of “Head of Events & Operations” at the racetrack and previously gained 17 years of experience in a managerial role at a large event agency. Christian Stephani has been working in various positions at the Nürburgring for ten years now: eight years in sales for the Nürburgring operating company and since 2019 as managing director of the Nürburgring Endurance Series. He successfully faced the challenges here for two years.  Managing director rooted in the race track and region Both managing directors grew up not far from the Nürburgring and are rooted in the region. Ingo Böder comes from a place in the Adenau community, Christian Stephani from near Mayen. That is why the Nürburgring has been with them since childhood. The dual leadership will bring their respective core competencies fully into the Nürburgring business in the future. Christian Stephani therefore also takes on the management of sales, Ingo Böder remains responsible for the "Events & Operations" area. With the direct operative involvement of the management, Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG expects even faster and more efficient coordination and decision-making processes. In addition, the contact in the region should continue to be actively lived. The new management team has the best prerequisites for all of this.  Statements: Ingo Böder, Managing Director Nürburgring: “I came to the Nürburgring in order to be able to contribute my many years of experience in the event industry. Due to the many event formats that are held here every day, the task not far from my home town appealed to me from the start. From formula training to tourist drives and from the 24-hour race to Rock am Ring, there is a globally unique portfolio and diverse requirements. Now I am looking forward, in the role of managing director and with a strong team at my side, to advance this internationally known location.“ Christian Stephani, Managing Director Nürburgring: “I have been able to gain experience in various functions at the Nürburgring for over ten years now. As managing director of the Nürburgring endurance series, I was able to get a completely new perspective and gather valuable knowledge. I would now like to contribute this in the interests of the Nürburgring location, our customers and organizers as well as the partners and companies. I look forward to this assignment with enormous motivation.”

Rallycross at the Nürburgring: Thrilling finale for world championship!


Johan Kristoffersson wins the 2021 FIA World Rallycross Championship at the Nürburgring. On a thrilling Advent weekend, the decision was made in the very last race. In cold and snowy conditions, spectators followed the action on gravel and asphalt at the Müllenbachschleife. The race track operators were satisfied after the successful premiere. "That was totally crazy - an incredible finale," said Johan Kristoffersson. In a breathtaking race shortly before, he won the 2021 World Championship just in front of his rival Timmy Hansen. After the heats and the two semifinals, the two were separated by just one point in the overall standings. Whoever comes out on top in the final will be the 2021 World Rallycross Champion. And the final rounds of the year really had it all. The two Swedes fought a bumper-to-bumper duel from start to finish - with the better end for the now four-time world champion Kristoffersson. He was correspondingly happy after crossing the finish line. The operators of the Nürburgring also look back with satisfaction on the premiere weekend, when the new track was used for the first time by the world's best rallycross drivers. The approximately one-kilometer-long course of gravel and asphalt had been laid out with great effort. The rallycross drivers drove against the actual direction of travel of the Nürburgring. And on Saturday morning an additional challenge awaited: freshly fallen snow and changing weather conditions. WRC third-placed Niclas Grönholm even spoke of the craziest rallycross race of his career. The appearance at the Nürburgring was also the end of an era in the World Rallycross Championship. Starting next year, the series will switch from combustion engines to pure electric racing vehicles. The fans also got a first impression of this at the Nürburgring. The legend among rally cars, the Lancia Delta Integrale, was presented in the E version for the 2022 season. The rallycross finale also marked the end of the racing season at the Nürburgring. Now the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit will be prepared in the coming weeks. As early as March, fans can look forward to the sound of engines in the Green Hell again. Then with the start of the season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (26.03.2022).

Nürburgring gets two and a half kilometres of new asphalt


The Nordschleife and the Grand Prix circuit will receive a total of two and a half kilometres of new track surface this winter. The start of the work was this week. A powerful asphalt milling machine started to remove the tarmac of the Döttinger Höhe. It will now work its way from the long Nordschleife straight through the Antoniusbuche, Tiergarten and Hohenrain chicane to the Grand Prix circuit. Here, the Hyundai N curve before the start-finish as well as the connecting sections between the two circuits will be resurfaced. Until February 2022, the construction machines will be working at full throttle so that the start of the season can take place in the best track conditions, as it does every year. Next Event: WorldRX Nürburgring (27 & 28 November) "The asphalt work on our race tracks is one of the most emotional parts of my job," explains project manager Alexander Schnobel. "We work here on behalf of the 95-year history of our racetrack. Preserving the characteristics of the track is always a top priority during the construction work. At the same time, we are producing a modern standard that meets today's demands on our tracks." Schnobel has been responsible for construction planning and infrastructure at the Nürburgring for 20 years and has already implemented quite a few projects around the track. In addition to the asphalt work, these include the many structural safety measures, the new Race Control or the digital test cluster on the Döttinger Höhe.    Fundamental expansion on the Nordschleife - new asphalt surface on the Grand Prix circuitOn average, one kilometre of asphalt is renewed every year on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit. With a total length of around 25 kilometres, the quality of the newly laid asphalt must therefore withstand the highest stresses for around 15 to 20 years before it is renewed again. "Our race tracks are busy every day from mid-March to mid-November. In addition to the approximately 50 major events, these include driving training sessions, tourist drives or industry test drives," explains Alexander Schnobel. Furthermore, the project manager explains that the construction work on the race tracks is done differently. At the Nordschleife, the layers under the asphalt of the track, which was opened in 1927, are also being renewed. The area is therefore excavated to a depth of more than one metre and then completely rebuilt. On the modern Grand Prix circuit, on the other hand, which was raced on for the first time in 1984, it is usually sufficient to first mill off the upper two asphalt layers and then renew them. Specially developed asphalt mixtures also ensure that the respective grip level remains consistent on the respective tracks even with the newly paved surface. This should give the drivers a reliable driving experience without too many differences on a lap of 25 kilometres. 2.5 million euros for new asphaltThe Nürburgring is investing a total of about 2.5 million euros in the construction project. As in the past, expertise from Rhineland-Palatinate is being relied on - the company Schnorpfeil from Treis-Karden and the engineering office Porz & Partner from Sinzig are involved in the planning.   One of the special features this year is that although the construction work on the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit includes two tracks that can be operated separately, it will be carried out on one contiguous area. It covers the track from the Döttinger Höhe to the Sabine-Schmitz curve, and includes the connecting sections between the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife as well as the Hyundai N curve of the Grand Prix circuit located there. Weather permitting, the work should be completed by the end of February. Shortly afterwards, the Nürburgring will start its 95th season in March.

For more safety during tourist drivers: Breidscheid access reserved for emergency forces


In future, the Nordschleife access road in Breidscheid will only be open to emergency vehicles during tourist drives. This was decided by the circuit operators in the interest of safety. The closure of the so-called "second access road" is intended to avoid possible disruptions to tourist traffic. For a long time, it was also possible for tourist drivers to access the track in the Adenau district. In future, this will only be possible via the main access road near the village of Nürburg. In April 2020, private drivers were able to do their laps on the legendary Nordschleife again for the first time after a short Corona break. The popular tourist rides were the first offer that the Nürburgring was able to make possible again under strict hygiene regulations. All car parks around the circuit were closed to minimise contact and the barrier at the second access road in the Adenau district of Breidscheid also remained down. Only the main access road near Nürburg could be used as part of the concept. After the experience of the last two years, the Breidscheid access road will now remain permanently closed to tourist drivers and will only be used by emergency services. This step is intended to further increase safety for tourist drivers. Originally, vehicles had to merge into the ongoing traffic at this point halfway round.  For the rescue and emergency forces, the exclusive use of the Breidscheid access road means that they can get onto the route without additional traffic, can reach the scene of an incident more quickly and can leave the 20.8-kilometre route at this point if necessary. The safety of the emergency services and the traffic is additionally increased by a warning light. It indicates to approaching traffic that the entrance and exit are currently being used.