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Ring highlights in October come in a double pack

The highlights come in a double pack at the Nürburgring in October. From the Nürburgring Endurance Series, which heralds the hot final phase of the championship with two races, to historic motorsport at the ADAC/RGB season finale and ADAC Westfalen Trophy. In addition, leisure and holiday activities await the visitors. The Green Hell Driving Days even offer three whole days of driving fun at a...
Ring highlights in October come in a double pack


The highlights come in a double pack at the Nürburgring in October. From the Nürburgring Endurance Series, which heralds the hot final phase of the championship with two races, to historic motorsport at the ADAC/RGB season finale and ADAC Westfalen Trophy. In addition, leisure and holiday activities await the visitors. The Green Hell Driving Days even offer three whole days of driving fun at a stretch for tourist drivers and for the family adventure there is plenty to discover not only in the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. A brief portrait of the highlights Nürburgring Endurance Series | 8 and 22 OctoberAt the Nürburgring Endurance Series, decisive points in the battle for the championship will be awarded on 8 and 22 October. Before races seven and eight, the driver team of Oskar Sandberg, Sindre Setsaas and Daniels Zils is leading the standings. The three drive a BMW 330i for the Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive. A highlight in the starting field is on the horizon for the race on 22 October. The return of the Porsche 911 GT3 R from Manthey is expected here. The green-and-yellow crowd favourite will be back in action on the Nordschleife for the first time since the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring. In addition, a real world premiere awaits at the Nürburgring Endurance Series in October. However, this will remain a secret until the race weekend. Tickets for the Nürburgring Endurance Series are available for a family-friendly 18 euros per person (children up to 14 years free). This not only gets you into the open grandstands at the Grand Prix circuit and the exclusive spectator areas Brünnchen and Pflanzgarten, but also into the paddock, the pit lane, the starting grid and the motorsport experience museum ring°werk. Holiday offers | 1 - 31 October & Green Hell Driving Days | 1 - 3 OctoberFor all those who are not racing drivers but still want to take the legendary Nordschleife under their own wheels, there are the tourist drives on the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix circuit. Anyone can take part with their own vehicle, subject to the road traffic regulations. A special highlight in October are the Green Hell Driving Days. From 1 to 3 October, the Nordschleife is open all day for tourist drivers. For families and Nürburgring fans, there are also holiday offers. Here, too, fast laps can be taken - for example in the ring°kartbahn or in the eSports Bar. Meanwhile, everything about the history of the Nürburgring can be found in the ring°werk motorsport experience museum or on the backstage tour. The latter offers a great look behind the scenes. ADAC/RGB Season Finale | 1 - 2 October & ADAC Westfalen Trophy | 14 - 16 OctoberThere are no less than two events revolving around historic motorsport at the Grand Prix Track of the Nürburgring in October. The RGB season finale on 1 and 2 October offers almost a dozen race series on one weekend. Among others, the Youngtimer Trophy, the Dunlop Historic Endurance Cup or the so-called "battle of the dwarfs". At the ADAC Westfalen Trophy, from 14 to 16 October, the touring car legends with their partly historic vehicles will make the fans' hearts beat faster. Cup and GT cars from 1970 to 2008 will be competing in the Touring Car Classic. The regularity test of the Touring Car Revival or the DMV Classic Masters with their touring cars and GT racing cars also promise a lot of excitement. The final of the ADAC Racing Weekend will also take place as part of the Westfalen Trophy. Here you can also experience the latest racing cars. For example, racy open-wheelers as part of the ADAC Formula 4 or full-blown GT3 bolides at the Special Touring Car Trophy H&R Cup. Highlights in October: 01.10. – 02.10. ADAC/RGB Saisonfinale 01.10. – 03.10. Green Hell Driving Days 08.10.              Nürburgring Endurance Series 7 09.10.              RCN 8 /GLP 6 14. – 16.10.     ADAC Westfalen Trophy 22.10.              Nürburgring Endurance Series  8 23.10.              European TimeAttack Masters 28.10.              GLP 7 29.10.              RCN (3h Race)

NLS dates 2023: Eight times through the Green Hell


The race calendar of the Nürburgring Endurance Series for 2023 is set: Next year, the popular series will again stage eight races on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. Six events will cover the classic NLS race distance of four hours, one race will last six hours and one 12 hours. The new season highlight of the NLS with camping at the Nordschleife will be held from 8 to 10 September. The 2023 endurance teams will start on 18 March with NLS1. One week before, the unofficial starting signal for the 47th season of the traditional racing series in the Green Hell will be given with the test and set-up run (11-12 March). Until the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (18-21 May), two more NLS events will take place on 1 and 15 April.  NLS4 on 17 June will be followed by the 6h race on 8 July. After a summer break of just under two months, the final spurt begins with the 12h Nürburgring from 8-10 September. NLS7 (23 September) and the season finale NLS8 on 7 October follow in a two-week rhythm.  In 2023, there will again be a full day of test and setting runs on the Friday before the races. These not only serve to prepare for the race, but also offer the possibility of co-pilot rides in the afternoon, so that partners and guests can experience the NLS result with all their senses.  Alternative dates provide planning securityNLS has made provisions for weather-related race cancellations, at least in terms of alternative dates: Should one of the first two races not be able to take place due to weather conditions, there is the option to extend NLS3 as a doubleheader to 16 April. Another alternative date is 4 November. NLS dates 2023 11.-12.03.2023    Test- and Set-up Sessions 18.03.2023    NLS1 01.04.2023    NLS2 15.04.2023    NLS3 17.06.2023    NLS4 08.07.2023    NLS5 (6h Race) 09.-10.09.2023    NLS6 (12h Nürburgring) 23.09.2023    NLS7 07.10.2023    NLS8

Investment in electric mobility at the Nürburgring


The Nürburgring continues to invest in its infrastructure and in the future of the automobile. In cooperation with "TotalEnergies", 18 new charging points for electric vehicles have been installed at the world-famous event location. The charging facilities are now available to visitors to the Nürburgring. The importance of electric mobility and its expansion have played a major role at the Nürburgring since 2009. With the construction of the multifunctional event location, the first e-charging points were also installed. In recent years, various charging options have been added - including six Tesla Superchargers. With 18 more AC charging points, the Nürburgring has consistently pushed ahead with the expansion of its own future-oriented infrastructure, its sustainability and the service for owners of electric vehicles. The charging facilities are available to all Nürburgring visitors as well as guests of the accommodation and holiday destinations operated by Lindner - Nürburgring Ferienpark, Nürburgring Motorsport Hotel and Nürburgring Congress Hotel. Further charging stations at the unique event location are already being planned. Charging is powered by 100% green electricity - the green energy makes charging particularly sustainable. Electric drives in development, at record runs and for the first time at the FIA World ChampionshipElectric drives are also playing an increasingly important role in development and motorsport at the Nürburgring. This year's event will be the FIA World RX of Germany for the first time (12.11. - 13.11.2022). This will be the first all-electric event at the Ring and will thrill the spectators on a track of gravel and asphalt. The development of electric vehicles from a wide range of manufacturers takes place at the Nürburgring at the so-called Industry Pool. Within this framework, companies from the automotive industry spend a total of 16 weeks a year on product developments as well as test and development drives on the legendary Nordschleife. The performance of the cars can be put to the test during the official Nürburgring record drives. Here, too, impressive records have already been set with the alternative e-drives. In the prototype category, the VW ID.R circled the Nordschleife in 6:05.336 minutes in 2019. In the electric production vehicles, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S holds the current record with 7:33.35 minutes. Electric karts for big and small racers The ring°kartbahn has had purely electric karts since 2014, which have been repeatedly updated to the latest state of development with the latest models. Around 30 karts for adults and children are in use at the Nürburgring. A sound box provides the powerful racers with an additional portion of racing feeling. A roll bar, seat belt system and brake lights make the ride on the 400-metre-long indoor track a fast-paced and safe experience. The ride here is possible for big and small racers - from the age of 8 and a height of 1.20 metres, anyone can take the wheel here.

Green light for DNLS 22/23: Innovations in the virtual championship


The engines are still roaring in the Green Hell - and with three races still to run, the Nürburgring Endurance Series will start into the golden autumn and towards the championship decision on 08 October. To ensure that the friends of cultivated Nordschleife sport don't get bored over the winter, preparations for the 22/23 season of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series are in full swing. More competition is the motto for the winter. To bring the DNLS races to the home screens, the livestream will also be upgraded again. The DNLS is entering its fourth season. Originally launched as a replacement for cancelled races in the real world at the beginning of the pandemic, the digital counterpart of the Nürburgring Endurance Series quickly drove its way into the hearts of the fans. Thrilling motorsport in cold temperatures - the virtual world makes it possible. And to make the DNLS experience even stronger, there are some innovations in the livestream. The opening show will have a new format. A big part of it is the earlier entry into the training events in order to pick up the viewers even better. In addition, the two regular presenters Patrick Simon and Olli Martini will in future always be assisted by a simracing expert who will contribute his expertise in virtual racing.What has distinguished the DNLS from the very beginning is the combination of real racing drivers and simracing professionals in the cars of the SP9 class. These rules will be refined for the coming season. In the process, an internal rating of the simracing pros will ensure more competitiveness among the participants. The requirements that a real racing driver has to bring along in order to participate will also be concretised in order to ensure more competitive competition. The DNLS season starts on 19 November with the first race. Shortly before Christmas, it will be another round on 17 December. In the new year, the races will take place on 7 January, 11 February and 11 March. The SP9, CUP2, SP10 and SP3T classes will be offered again this winter season. Up to 60 vehicles will compete in the 3-hour races in the racing simulation iRacing. Registrations will be possible online shortly.

Vehicles and ultrasound equipment for DRK rescue service Nürburgring


With two new emergency vehicles and a mobile ultrasound device, the equipment of the DRK rescue service Nürburgring has been expanded. With a new all-terrain and wadeable Unimog as well as a retrofitted command vehicle, the Medical Service Nürburgring of the DRK-Kreisverband Ahrweiler e.V. can support operations at events and in the region. The new ultrasound device enables the team to make diagnoses as quickly as possible. The new purchases were supported, among other things, by the financial commitment of the Nürburgring operating company. Nürburg. The staff of the DRK Medical Service take care of the needs of many patients, large and small. Whether it's injuries to event visitors, injuries to racing drivers or various emergency missions in the region: the team of the modern racetrack hospital is on duty all year round and even accompanies rescue helicopter missions in the entire district and beyond. With the acquisition of a mobile ultrasound device, the German Red Cross at the Nürburgring is now doubly equipped for quick diagnoses of people who have had accidents. With the support of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, a second mobile ultrasound device was purchased for the emergency ambulance. In case of doubt, this can save lives by providing the fastest possible sonography with display on the tablet screen. The evaluation at the scene of the emergency provides valuable information for the choice of a possible target hospital. In addition to its operations on and off the racetracks, the DRK-Nürburgring is also committed to providing the best possible care for the citizens of the Adenau region with the new equipment and, if necessary, supports the colleagues of the DRK rescue station in Adenau when they are not available. Powerful vehicles for operations at major events and in the regionIn addition to the ultrasound device, the DRK rescue service at the Nürburgring now also has a modified Unimog that is capable of off-road use and wading. This can be used in the adjacent off-road park of the Nürburgring as well as in the numerous camping areas during major events. If necessary, the Unimog can also be called upon district-wide to provide support in the event of major disasters. Talks are underway with the district administration on this. The extended equipment of the vehicle includes a respirator, ECG, suction and emergency backpack, scoop stretcher and vacuum mattress. If necessary, the equipment can be supplemented by a sling stretcher. The new command vehicle is also in use at major events at the Nürburgring. Like the Unimog, it is also available for regional operations in the event of major incidents or a mass casualty incident. The vehicle is a gift from the Ober-Ramstadt fire brigade as part of the flood relief. A delegation from Ober-Ramstadt brought the vehicle to the district during the flood disaster to hand it over to the DRK rescue service Nürburgring. The vehicle was refitted with state-of-the-art technology by the team itself. In addition, the company Stefan Manheller from Meuspath assisted with the repainting, the company Landstorfer in Bonn with the sticking in the DRK ring design and Alexander Krahe from the district fire brigade association Ahrweiler, who established the contact to Ober-Ramstadt. All in all, the DRK-Nürburgring was able to gain important building blocks in the medical care at and around the Nürburgring with the new acquisitions.

A real Eifel thriller: High-voltage at the premiere of the 12h Nürburgring


Premiere a success! The first edition of the 12h Nürburgring was a real highlight on and off the track. The race had all the elements needed for a good Eifel thriller: a real tyre poker in changeable conditions on Saturday, Nordschleife romance in the evening hours, the restart as an additional element of suspense, drama in the fight for victory and a happy ending with beaming winners at the end. The successful protagonists were Joel Eriksson, Jaxon Evans, Sven Müller and Alessio Picariello after two six-hour races. They brought the Porsche 911 GT3 R from Falken Motorsports home in first place after 79 hard-fought laps through the Green Hell. "It wasn't clear to us until the very end whether we would really take home the win, because we didn't know exactly how long our competitors would need at the final stop based on the time monitors," said Müller. "In the end, we were extremely happy to win the 12h Nürburgring after winning the 6h race. The conditions in the first six hours were really tough. With slicks and a lot of rain, it was difficult to keep the car on the track. Today the weather was no longer a factor. It was still really close in the end." Müller welcomes the format of the 12h Nürburgring: "We had a lot of fun driving into the night yesterday. The restart was interesting as well." The fastest car on Sunday was the Audi R8 LMS GT3 of Scherer Sport Team Phoenix. Jakub "Kuba" Giermaziak and Kim Luis Schramm could only be stopped by a strategic slip-up. After 58 laps, Schramm rolled into the pit lane with an empty tank. After the stop, the team lost further seconds until the car started again. "It's not always the fastest car that wins, then we would be at the top of the podium," Giermaziak admitted. "On Saturday we had the wrong tyres on once, which also cost us a lot of time. Still, it's nice to be on the podium, but it's not nice to be second." On the other hand, Frank Stippler and Vincent Kolb were happy about third place, who in the sister car of Scherer Sport Team Phoenix ended up less than a minute behind the leaders. "We didn't do everything right on Saturday in particular, but we didn't do everything wrong either, which shows third place at the end," said Stippler. Kolb added: "I lost some time when I was on slicks in the heavy rain in the early stages. That was like driving on black ice. Today we didn't lose much time and we are happy with the result."Behind the top trio, Björn Grossmann and Luca Ludwig drove to fourth in the Ferrari 488 GT3 from octane 126. After the duo had been in contention for the top spot in changing conditions on Saturday, they lacked the pace in the dry to climb the podium. Fifth place went to Marcel Marchewicz and Marek Böckmann in the Schnitzelalm Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3. The fastest SP9 Pro-Am car - the Audi R8 LMS GT3 from Lionspeed by Car Collection Motorsport - was driven by Leon Köhler, Simon Reicher, Florian Spengler and Jörg Viebahn in eighth place. The Cup2 911s, new this year, caused a sensation especially in the early stages of the race. Starting from third place, Gabriele Piana (Black Falcon) stormed into first place immediately at the start with the right tyre choice. After the first lap, Fabio Grosse in the G-Tech Competition counterpart returned as the leader. Even though the Cup 911s could no longer compete for the very top positions in the end, they showed strength: After 12 hours, Daniel Blickle, Tim Scheerbarth and David Jahn in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup of AVIA W&S Motorsport only just missed the top 10 in eleventh place. They collected the 30 points for first place in the class, as did Mauro Calamia, Ivan Jacoma and Kai Riemer in the fastest Cup3 Cayman. In VT2-R+4WD, Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas triumphed in the BMW 330i of Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive. Thus, the top two finishers in the championship each scored maximum points. The gap in the drivers' standings remains unchanged at 17 points with three races to go. Jahn/Hinzer/Sidorenko/Schroers (VW Golf, GITI TIRE MOTORSPORT BY WS RACING) in VT2-FWD, Epp/Uelwer/Kaatz (Renault Clio Cup, MSC Adenau) in SS3 and Markert/Reimer/Deißler (BMW M240i Racing Cup, Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive) also secured maximum points.The VLN officials drew a positive conclusion at the end of the 12h Nürburgring. "From a sporting point of view, almost everything went perfectly - so the many hours of preparation were worth it," said Michael Bork, VLN Head of Sport and Race Director. "Especially the restart was a highlight of the event. We received a lot of positive feedback from the participants." The event was also a success from a marketing point of view: "Together with our partners, we created a lot of attractions on the ring°boulevard, in the paddock and the pit lane. This attracted many young families to the Nürburgring and there were shining children's eyes," says Michel Pathe, Managing Director of VLN VV GmbH & Co. KG. "When you look at the great pictures of the 12h Nürburgring, it becomes clear what our team has put a lot of heart and soul into over the last weeks and months." The teamwork of the two organisers, AC Altkreis Schwelm e.V. in the ADAC and Dortmunder MC e.V. in the ADAC, is praised by Ralph-Gerald Schlüter, Managing Director of VLN Sport GmbH & Co. KG: "For the first time in the history of the series, a race was jointly organised by two organisers. ACAS and DMC have succeeded in this in an exemplary manner. Both clubs complemented each other and played to their strengths." The sixth race of the Nürburgring Endurance Series will take place on 8 October. The 54th ZEWOTHERM ADAC Barbarossapreis of the MSC Sinzig will then again take place over the usual NLS distance of four hours.

Fan festival, curious race start and exciting race action


The Nürburgring Endurance Series got off to a flying start in the 12h Nürburgring. The premiere of the new season highlight went into the break on Saturday evening with the first race section scheduled for a six-hour race distance. In the interim results, Joel Eriksson, Jaxon Evans, Sven Müller and Alessio Picariello in the #3 Falken Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R are leading after half the distance. The quartet kept a cool head in changeable weather conditions and finished 59.932 seconds ahead of Björn Grossmann and Luca Ludwig in the #26 Ferrari 488 GT3 from octane 126. Kim Luis Schramm and Jakub "Kuba" Giermaziak were flagged off in third place on the first of two race days in the Eifel. The Saturday of the 12h Nürburgring was not for the faint-hearted. On a wet track, qualifying already turned into a thriller. On the track, which dried out towards the end, Giermaziak set the best time in 8:19.189 minutes, closely followed by the Walkenhorst-BMW #34 with a gap of 1.530 seconds. The surprise followed in third place: Gabriele Piana put the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup from Black Falcon on the third grid spot. Never before has a Cup 2 car qualified for a grid spot in the top three. In the course of the first half of the race, showers repeatedly added spice and challenged man and material alike. Over the course of the six hours, the lead changed no less than seven times. The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup from G-Tech Competition, the Ferrari 488 GT3 from octane 126, the Audi R8 LMS GT3 from Scherer Sport Team Phoenix and the currently leading Falken Porsche collected the lead kilometres. "We are happy that Sven was flagged off in first place. But we'll settle the score tomorrow," says Felix Stiller, vehicle engineer of the #3 Falken Porsche. "We got the maximum out of it, brought the car home in one piece, always had the right tyres on and made the right decisions." In addition to the action on the race track, the extensive supporting programme thrilled the fans at the Nürburgring: the legendary vehicle K.I.T.T. was just as popular a photo motif as the stars from Paw Patrol. In the paddock and on the track, the Falken-Drifters caused as much of a sensation as the Red Bull DJ-Mobile. The ring°boulevard was a popular meeting point and the fans were thrilled by the autograph session with all the participants during the pitwalk. There was also a good and exuberant atmosphere at the Nordschleife, where camping was possible for the first time at an NLS race. Until the second half of the race on Sunday, the cars will remain in the Parc Fermé on the start-finish straight. The restart will take place tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the intervals in which the cars were waved off today. 

Exciting programme at the 12h Nürburgring


On the weekend of 9 to 11 September, a real season highlight awaits at the Nürburgring. With thrilling motorsport, a "Back to the 90's" party with the original stars and a supporting programme that appeals to fans and families alike. The programme items range from camping at the Nordschleife to Caught in the Act and from grid walk to children's entertainment. The teams of the 12h Nürburgring speak of a new challenge when they look at the race format that is now celebrating its premiere. On Friday, the weekend of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) will still start as usual with the all-day test and set-up runs (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.) on the combination of Grand Prix circuit and Nordschleife. From Saturday onwards, things will really get going. At 9:30 a.m., the lights for qualifying will turn green for the first time. The teams have until 11:30 a.m. to get a good starting position. Race until dusk, morning restart from the pit laneThe 12h Nürburgring will then start at 14:30 and be run in two sections of six hours each. After the first finish, at 20:30 on Saturday evening, the cars will be stored overnight in the Parc Fermé. No work is allowed on them during this time. The following morning, the teams will start the race again from the pit lane - lined up in three rows in the order of the previous finish. The winner of part one starts first. The other cars follow in the distance they had when crossing the finish line on Saturday - similar to a pursuit race in the biathlon. Code-60 then applies throughout the course. Once all vehicles have started the race, the speed limit is lifted and the race continues. Six more hours of motorsport action await. The winner of the 12-hour premiere will be decided on Sunday afternoon at 16:00. Drivers and cars to touch, hands-on activities in the ring°boulevardDuring the weekend, the fans will have ample time to experience the activities on and off the track. In addition to the open paddock, they can, for example, get up close and personal with the drivers and vehicles between qualifying and the start of the race. On Saturday, there will be a pit walk with an autograph session and an extensive visit to the grid - the one-hour grid walk. In addition, a parade with more than 400 vehicles from the Porsche Club Nürburgring and BMW M-Town will take place on the Nordschleife before the race. The Falken Drift Show will take place on the start and finish straight and in the AMG Arena. In addition, various highlights await throughout the day: On the ring°boulevard there are the hands-on activities of the RPR1.Livemobile, the HARIBO Roadshow, Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol or K.I.T.T. from the Knight Rider series. Exhibitors thyssenkrupp BILSTEIN, KTM Sportscar, Blåkläder, Scherer and BMW M will also be represented here. Visitors can also see BMW M vehicles in front of the Bitburger Event Centre. The Porsche Club Nürburgring will exhibit its classic cars in the ring°carré. So that fans can keep an eye on everything, the Nürburgring has published timetables and site plans on its website. "Back to the 90's" party on Saturday evening - admission to the grandstands for concert ticket holderOn Saturday evening, shortly after the finish of the first half of the race, the time of the 90's will come alive again in the ring°arena. Live and with the original stars Caught in the Act, Loona, Masterboy & Beatrix Delgado, Candela Squad and the DJ team Mütze Katze can be experienced live. The big 90s concert starts at 9:45 pm. The pre-show starts as a warm-up at 8:30 pm. There will also be a good atmosphere after the main acts: the after-show party will start at 2 am.A special motorsport offer awaits all ticket holders of the 90's Party. On Saturday, 10 September, from 7:30 p.m., they will have free access to the BMW M Power Grandstand (T3) and can experience another hour of motorsport free of charge. You won't find this special combination at any other concert.Tickets for the concert are available here. Motorsport live. On the grandstand, at the Nordschleife or at the campsite.The season highlight of the Nürburgring Endurance Series can be followed as usual around the track. At the Grand Prix circuit, the BMW M Power grandstand (T3), the Bilstein grandstand (T4) as well as the T12 and the T12a near the Grand Prix paddock will be open. There are also numerous spectator points around the Nordschleife. The special feature of the 12h Nürburgring is the opening of camping sites directly at the Nordschleife. From Thursday evening (08.09.) to Sunday (11.09.), race fans can set up camp at the "Brünnchen" (already sold out) and Pflanzgarten sections and enjoy the Green Hell. Those who want something a little more exclusive and fancy motorsport combined with good catering, lounge atmosphere and exclusive excursions to the paddock and the Nordschleife can book a VIP ticket for the 12h Nürburgring. This way, nothing stands in the way of an all-round, carefree visit. All information on the 12h Nürburgring and advance ticket sales are available here at Tickets can also be purchased at the open box offices.

Photovoltaic system implemented in partnership with Wi SOLAR


A new photovoltaic system has been installed on the roof of the motorsport experience museum ring°werk at the Nürburgring. With this investment, the versatile motorsport and event location is further developing its sustainability. The system was implemented in partnership with the internationally successful service provider Wi SOLAR from Kaisersesch. The company from the region is now also the name sponsor of the ring°kartbahn. The photovoltaic system on the roof of the ring°werk directly next to the Grand Prix circuit is 3,500m² in size. The Nürburgring uses the annual yield of 500,000 kWh entirely for its own energy supply and thus covers around 10% of its annual electricity requirements. The CO2 emissions avoided by the newly installed plant amount to 238,973 kg per year. "The Nürburgring already obtains 100% green electricity, now we have taken the next step," explains the Managing Director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG, Christian Stephani. "For us, the investment in solar energy is a further development of our sustainability. In addition to our role as an economic driver and as a location for the development of mobility, we also attach importance to making further progress in environmental and climate protection." Name sponsoring: ring°kartbahn powered bei Wi SOLARThe construction of the new photovoltaic system was implemented with the company Wi SOLAR. The focus of the service provider is the professional use of solar energy in the sectors of construction, trade, commerce, industry and logistics. In addition, a further partnership was concluded with Wi SOLAR, which includes, among other things, a name sponsorship of the ring°kartbahn. This will now be called "powered by Wi SOLAR". To ensure that the performance of the new photovoltaic system is also clearly visible to all visitors, an information board with the current values of energy generation through solar energy is to be installed in the kart track. Thematically, ring°kartbahn, the photovoltaic system and Wi SOLAR go well together, because here the visitors exclusively go chasing for fastest times with the electric karts from RIMO.