The Nürburgring Nordschleife, simply known as The Ring by enthusiasts, is a motorsport circuit in Nurburg, Germany. It was built between 1925 and 1927 around the village and medieval castle of Nürburg in the Eifel, which is about 70 kilometres (43 miles) south of Cologne and 120 kilometres (75 miles) northwest of Frankfurt.
The circuit was called The Green Hell by Jackie Stewart, who won the 1968 German F1 GP here by over 4 minutes! The circuit is widely considered the toughest, most dangerous and most demanding purpose-built race track in the world. Nowadays a shorter autodrome section of the track is used for F1 and other motorsport events, while the famous Nordschleife is open to the public most of the year. See the Review section for further information.
Lap Record : Nordschleife: 6m 11.13s Stefan Bellof, Porsche 956, 1984
GP Circuit: 1m 29.468s Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F1, 2004
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Premier Performance Days at the Nurburgring Posted on: 11/06/2010
Super sports cars, Horse Power parties to participate in, and adrenaline kicks in a class of their own: The first premier performance days of 17 to 18 July are - together with a diverse program and 6 Over the VLN Endurance Championship - one of the highlights of the Nürburgring schedule.
BMW Wins Nurburgring 24 Hours; Audi wins GT3 Posted on: 17/05/2010
Team BMW Motorsport has made a triumphant return and won the 2010 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Five years since the manufacturer’s last victory, the no. 25 BMW M3 GT2 claimed BMW’s 19th victory at this endurance classic on Sunday.
The winning car, with Jörg Müller (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR), Uwe Alzen (D... Read More >>
ASTON MARTIN TRIUMPHS OVER ADVERSITY AT THE NURBURGRING 24-HOUR RACE Posted on: 17/05/2010
* Aston Martin takes double class podium at Nürburgring 24-hour race 2010
* Near production standard four-door Rapide takes second place in class in first ever competitive outing amongst field of race homologated cars
* V12 Vantage with new aerodynamic enhancements runs into problems after 17 faultless hours, but makes dramatic recovery to ta... Read More >>
AUDI BID TO TOPPLE PORSCHE WITH SEVEN R8 LMS CARS AT THE NURBURGRING 24 HOURS Posted on: 13/05/2010
* Three Audi customer teams bank on mid-engine sports car
* Audi R8 GT leads formation lap
* quattro GmbH provides official vehicles
More than 200 vehicles will contest the Nürburgring 24 Hours this weekend – including seven Audi R8 LMS cars entered by the Audi customer teams ABT Sportsline, Black Falcon and Phoenix ... Read More >>
Team BMW Motorsport drivers eager for start of 24-hour race Posted on: 13/05/2010
The stage is set for a thrilling 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (DE): Team BMW Motorsport kicks off the weekend on Thursday.
After an intensive phase of preparations, the two BMW M3 GT2 cars – one driven by Jörg Müller (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR), Uwe Alzen (DE) and Pedro Lamy (PT), and the other by Dirk Werner (DE), Di... Read More >>
ASTON MARTIN READY FOR NÜRBURGRING 24-HOUR CHALLENGE Posted on: 13/05/2010
Aston Martin will be widely represented in the first qualifying sessions ahead of the Nürburgring 24-hour race – one of the most renowned endurance tests in motorsport – spearheaded by a race prepared version of the British marque’s new four-door sports car; Rapide and a V12 Vantage with aerodynamic enhancements based on the hugely succes... Read More >>
Nurburg Motorsport Takes Delivery Of New Lotus 2-11 Hire Car Posted on: 13/05/2010
I received a short note this month from Ken Harris of Nurburg Motorsport to let me know that he's now got a total of three Lotus cars available for hire and tuition on the Nordschleife.
Here are a couple of shots of his newest addition to the stable, a gorgeous road registered 2-11 with the steering wheel on the correct side of the car....
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LEXUS AND GAZOO RACING READY FOR NURBURGRING 24H RACE Posted on: 13/05/2010
* 24h race plays key role in final development as LFA moves to production
* Gazoo Racing team personnel gain valuable experience in ultra-competitive, highly emotional racing environment
* Collective learning will benefit future Toyota and Lexus products
Playing a key role in helping to finalise the development of the LFA before it ente... Read More >>
Nurburgring 24 Hours: Porsche Relies on Diversity at the Eifel Marathon Posted on: 07/05/2010
Porsche contests the 38th edition of the Nürburgring 24 hour race on 15/16 May with the largest line-up in many years. Porsche AG as well as several customer teams tackle Germany’s greatest motorsport event with a total of 33 vehicles featuring the characteristic six-cylinder boxer engine.
Formula 1 Pilot Nico Hulkenberg Makes Successful Nordschleife Debut Posted on: 24/04/2010
The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid has passed its most unusual task by now with flying colours in preparation for the Nürburgring 24 hour race on 15/16 May: AT&T Williams Formula 1 pilot Nico Hülkenberg tested the orange and white liveried racing 911 on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in the lead up to the third round of the VLN Long Distance Champion... Read More >>
SLS AMG and E 63 AMG On Starting Line At AMG Driving Academy Posted on: 23/04/2010
Experiencing the physical limits of driving with the new gullwing
At selected events of the AMG Driving Academy, participants can experience two new Mercedes dream cars - the SLS AMG and the E 63 AMG. The programme of events of the AMG Driving Academy, which was founded in 2007, is divided into five different skill levels: EMOTION, BASIC, AD... Read More >>
BMW Rehearses For Nurburgring 24-hour Race Posted on: 20/04/2010
The programme preparing for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (DE) is entering its crucial phase: this weekend, Team BMW Motorsport will use the third race of the VLN Endurance Championship to fine tune the two BMW M3 GT2 racing car’s for the endurance classic on 15th and 16th May 2010.
6 Hours Open Pit Lane on the Nordschleife! - 11th June 2010 Posted on: 13/04/2010
If you've never been there before, 1 or 2 laps of the Nordschleife is never enough to get anywhere near learning which way the track goes let alone learning the lines, or your car.
At EUR 22 per lap, if you could lap consistently in 10 minutes, an hour of solid driving would cost you EUR 132. 6 Hours of practice via the normal Touristf... Read More >>
Fighting BMW performance in the VLN Posted on: 12/04/2010
In the second round of the VLN Endurance Championship, the no. 743 BMW M3 GT2 of Team BMW Motorsport finished 48th overall.
Starting driver Andy Priaulx had to pit at the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife on lap 4, due to a broken driveshaft. Following a 30-minute repair stop the GT sports car rejoined the race, way outside... Read More >>
ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE TO CONTEST GRUELLING NURBURGRING 24-HOUR RACE Posted on: 07/04/2010
Aston Martin will return to the starting grid of the legendary Nordschleife circuit for the fifth consecutive year at the 38th ADAC Nürburgring 24-hour race on 15/16 May 2010 with the marque’s new four-door sports car; the Rapide.
Further underlining the sporting credentials of Aston Martin’s latest model, the R... Read More >>
Tips for Visitors to the Nurburgring Posted on: 03/04/2010
Nurburgmotorsport is calling upon drivers to assess their own driving skills and temperament as loss of control of a vehicle is the main factor in most incidents at the Nürburgring.
The new Nürburgring refers to the GP circuit. The Nordschleife (Northern Loop) excludes the GP circuit and can be classed as a normal road in Germany, or a p... Read More >>
LEXUS LFA TO TAKE ON THE NORDSCHLEIFE IN NURBURGRING 24 HOURS Posted on: 16/03/2010
* Two production Lexus LFA supercars to compete in Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race in May
* Race-prepared machines entered by Gazoo racing
* Lexus also to defend championship titles with SC 430 and IS 350 in Japanese Super GT series
Lexus is heading back to the legendary Nürburgring this spring to challenge for gl... Read More >>
Specialists support Walter Röhrl at Nordschleife comeback Posted on: 11/03/2010
Preparations for the racing comeback of Walter Röhrl (63) at the Nürburgring 24 hour race are at full revs. During a seat fitting at the Weissach Motorsport Centre, the double WRC champion met the teammates with which he will share the cockpit of the standard Porsche 911 GT3 RS on 15th and 16th May.
Drive In The Nurburgring 24 Hours! Posted on: 11/02/2010
Experience the legendary Nurburgring 24hr race with an E36 BMW 325i with Jaco's Paddock Motorsport. Their race proven 325i is a mature and reliable answer to competing and completing this awesome race on the fearsome Nordschleife.
Jaco's will provide the complete package for this truly great event - before, during and after the race. Drivers... Read More >>
Nurburgring Confirms 2010 Event Calendar Posted on: 09/02/2010 With classic races such as ADAC Eifel Rennen or the ADAC Zurich 24-hours of Nurburgring on the Nordschleife, motorcycle highlights such as the World Superbike Championship, cult concerts at Rock am Ring and lots of new event formats - the Nürburgring Calendar is bulging again in 2010.
The racing at the Nürburgring, will always play the lead role... Read More >>
The Perfect Valentines Day Gift for Ring Addicts Posted on: 06/02/2010
The thrill of Valentine's Day is now on its way. What are you presenting to your partner as a gift this year?
While we all are familiar with Valentine Day gifts, a single red rose, bunch of flowers or maybe a box of chocolates, a nice romantic meal but is there a unique gift idea to mark such a romantic day for the start of the new decade ... Read More >>
Walter Rohrl To Compete in Nurburgring 24 Hours in Standard Porsche 911 GT3 RS Posted on: 20/01/2010
Porsche ambassador and test driver Walter Röhrl (62) will contest the Nürburgring 24 hour race on 15th and 16th May 2010. The double world rally champion pilots a standard Porsche 911 GT3 RS. This marks the first time since 1993 that Röhrl competes in Germany’s largest automobile race.
The New Nurburgring: The First 6 Months Posted on: 13/01/2010
Six months in, the New Nurburgring shows positive results
Approximately six months after the opening of the new Nurburgring, CEO Hans-Joachim Koch looks back over this eventful period for the 'ring and looks forward to a successful 2010.
Around half a year face the new Nürburgring offers now the Rights of audience and organi... Read More >>
Lindner Congress Hotel & Motorsport Wins HolidayCheck Award 2010 Posted on: 13/01/2010
The Lindner Congress Hotel & Motorsport at the Nurburgring wins best Newcomer HolidayCheck award in front of 81,000 others
The annual HolidayCheck Award determines the 99 most popular new hotels worldwide. In addition, 22 hotels with special rates are awarded for excellence in specific categories. Referencing over 300,000 guest reviews the awa... Read More >>
New Management At Nurburgring Posted on: 18/12/2009
Nurburgring: motorsport is paramount
Plans are underway to move the majority of the State Owned holding in the Nürburgring to a private operator under the direction of the Lindner Group of Companies which currently, among other things operates two hotels and the resort village at the Nurburgring. A memorandum of understa... Read More >>
NISSAN TO SELL JUST 40 GT-R SpecV IN EUROPE Posted on: 03/12/2009
Long awaited Nissan GT-R SpecV goes on sale
Only 40 available across Europe – priced at £124,900
Order before 14 December for delivery in April or up to 22 January for May delivery
On sale at Middlehurst Motorsport GT-R, Merseyside
While visiting Cologne in Germany for the Professional Motorsport World Circuits Forum in early November, despite the inclement weather I couldn't resist a visit to the Nurburgring as it is less than 70 miles away - about an hours drive down the Autobahn.
Surely I could head down there early, pop a couple of laps in, tour round the museum and be ba... Read More >>
VLN Awards Ceremony, Race and Rockland Radio Halloween Party 31st Oct Posted on: 29/10/2009
For the third and last time this season, on Saturday, 31 October 2009, in the Eifel barn the winners of the BF Goodrich Langstreckenmeistershaft Nürburgring (Long Distance Masters) - or VLN Series for short - will be honoured.
Two highlights in one day and place - VLN awards ceremony and the Rockland Radio Höllowee... Read More >>
A full program for the winter action at the new Nurburgring! Posted on: 26/10/2009
Winter action at the Nurburgring has lured thousands of visitors to the Eifel over the past 4 years, and from 5th December 2009 until 3rd January 2010 the green hell at the Nurburgring is the winter action destination for the whole family!
The weather-proof ring°boulevard offers the perfect location for indoor winter fun in a Christmas atmosph... Read More >>
Awards ceremony at the Nurburgring with Lena Gercke Posted on: 07/10/2009
As part of the successful road safety campaign, "Do you have the size? Driving with responsibility" of the German Transport Safety Council (DVR), supported the Nürburgring is a competition among schools with an adventure as the main prize.
On Monday, 6 October 2009 the winners certificate was presented at the N&u... Read More >>
2010 Nurburgring 24 hours - 13-16 May Posted on: 07/10/2009
The 2010 ADAC Zurich 24h Race at the Nürburgring will be held on the weekend of 13 to 16th May.
This was announced by the ‘ADAC Nordrhein’, the organisers of the rich in tradition Nordschleife event. And again the fans may look forward to a top-class motor-racing weekend.
In addition to the 24h race itself, there will be a support ... Read More >>
Frenzied Reporter Fritz Danco Receives The Golden Nurburgring Badge of Honour Posted on: 02/10/2009
The Green Hell is the Birthplace of countless legends and motorsport personalities through its 82 year history. And these are found not only behind the wheel of a racing car. Through his exciting reports secured the radio and television reporter Fritz Danco has since the late fifties won a place in the hearts of many Ring-Fans. On 27th September it was his turn for... Read More >>
In 2010 it's once again fun and action for tuning fans - at the Green Hell Tuning Days at the Nurburgring Posted on: 30/09/2009
The name changes - the highlight remains: from the Recaro Days are Green Hell Tuning Days.
Since 2007 the Nürburgring has laid on for enthusiastic fans of Chrome and Flames, wide tires and elaborately styled vehicles a tuning festival of superlatives. And next year, it's that time again, as the festival will be shared with partners and exhibitors who h... Read More >>
Nurburgring Nordschleife on board BMW F1 with Nick Heidfeld Posted on: 11/09/2009
The Nordschleife is a tough challenge in any car, and it's not often that a modern F1 car goes around it since Niki Lauda's terrifying accident there in 1976. Nick Heidfeld made this demonstration run - not quite at full pace - and recorded some awesome on board footage of the "Green Hell".
Radical show how to lap the Nurburgring in under 7 minutes Posted on: 11/09/2009
Alot is written these days about how fast the latest supercar will lap the Nordschleife, as manufacturers have taken to developing their new models there, such is the challenge of the long circuit. Perhaps it is time to remind ourselves of what a properly quick lap looks like.
Widely regarded as the fastest lap of the 'ring was by Stefan Bellof, in 6 m... Read More >>
MSCG Exclusive: Interview with Dr Walter Kafitz, Nurburgring Chief Executive Posted on: 08/09/2009
The Nurburgring could easily be described as the worlds greatest circuit, with not only a Grand Prix circuit but of course the fearsome 13.8 mile Nordschleife (Northern Loop) upon which members of the public can drive all year round. They've recently invested a huge amount of time and money in adding to the attractions while you... Read More >>
The BMW Ultimate Drive Weekend Posted on: 04/09/2009
Unique opportunity to lap the Nürburgring or journey through Namibia
Customers and prospective buyers of BMW are to be given a unique opportunity to experience some of the marque’s most popular products as part of the BMW Ultimate Drive Weekend. By visiting any of the 147 BMW showrooms in the UK, customers will have the chance to drive p... Read More >>
Nurburgring hosts spectacular DMV Rally Raid Championship Posted on: 04/09/2009
Sand, mud and plenty of off-road vehicles - from 11th to the 13th September the best off road drivers in Germany will fight on a 2.5-kilometer purpose built off road circuit at the Nurburgring for the DMV Rally Raid Championship 2009. Anyone with an all-terrain vehicle with a roll bar can enter.
Green Hell Tuning Day: 12th September 2009 Posted on: 04/09/2009
Tuning enthusiasts can expect a top program at the Green Hell Tuning Day with decibel check, highly modified cars and a Show & Shine contest. Too many Kids' activities, cool prizes and a Drift Challenge, plus an all day party in the village square - at night the party carries on in the Eifel barn.
New Dad Parkes Confident As Tamada Returns In Germany Posted on: 02/09/2009
After a five week break, the Hannspree World Superbike Championship returns with round eleven of the fourteen round series as it heads for the iconic Nurburgring in Germany this forthcoming weekend (September 4/6).
Whilst many of the teams have been relaxing since the previous round at Brno in July, the Paul Bird Motorsport Team has been doing anyt... Read More >>
ASTON MARTIN VICTORIOUS AT NÃœRBURGRING 1000KM Posted on: 24/08/2009
Aston Martin Racing claimed a sensational first, second and third at the ADAC 1000km of Nürburgring, 50 years on from Aston Martin’s 1959 win in the classic German endurance race with the DBR1.
The 007 Gulf liveried LMP1 car of Jan Charouz (CZ), Tomáš Enge (CZ) and Stefan Mücke (DE) finished first, recording their seco... Read More >>
TRIO OF ASTON MARTINS FOR NURBURGRING 1000KM Posted on: 21/08/2009
Aston Martin Racing will enter three Gulf liveried LMP1 challengers in the penultimate round of the Le Mans Series, the ADAC 1000km of Nürburgring on the 23 August 2009.
The ADAC 1000km of Nürburgring was established in 1953 and Aston Martin has a rich history in the race having triumphed at the prestigious endurance classic for three yea... Read More >>
Nurburgring ringwerk is now open! Posted on: 19/08/2009
Against the backdrop of the DTM race on 15 August 2009, the ring°werk's doors opened to its audience. With many attractions for all ages, it is equally enthusiastic dedicated motorsport fans and adventure-oriented families, who take a trip to the new business Nurburgring.
With a ceremonial cutting of a red band opened Dr. Walter Kafitz, genera... Read More >>
Nurburgring GTR Fire Engine! Posted on: 18/08/2009
480 BHP FIRE ENGINE!
• modified Nissan GT-R with fire extinguishing system
• gift of Nissan at the Nürburgring GmbH - over on the edge of the DTM
• Conversion through M & M Automotive
Audi 1-2-3-4 at Nurburgring DTM Posted on: 17/08/2009
• One-two lead for Audi in the DTM
• First victory for Rasmus Marthen
Scoring an impressive 1-2-3-4 victory at the Nürburgring, Audi re-captured the overall lead in the DTM this weekend, and Timo Scheider and Mattias Ekström now top of the standings in the championship. The dominant driver in ... Read More >>
21-23 August 2009: ADAC 1000km Posted on: 17/08/2009
The classic long-haul of the European LeMans Series.
For 6 hours hear the roar of the engines from Le Mans prototypes and GT cars in categories LMP1 and LMP2.
For a full list of entrants, click HERE
Audi DTM drivers meet the fans in Cologne ahead of this weekends races at the Nurburgring Posted on: 14/08/2009
• Timo Scheider pours free beer, Martin Tomczyk distributes Red Bull
• Christina Surer makes demonstration runs in Audi A4 DTM
• DTM stars raise 40,000 euros for charity at kart race
The DTM starts from the Nürburgring grid this weekend. Prominent guests including executive board member... Read More >>
New Climbing Challenge unveiled at ringwerk Posted on: 10/08/2009
Lots of fun and action - with the climbing°challenge on the new Boulevard at the Nürburgring.
Yet another new attraction has been unveiled at the Nürburgring - the climbing°challenge. Located within the new ring°boulevard (the new promenade at the Nürburgring), awaits with the climbing°chal... Read More >>
Veritas wins "Peoples Choice" award at Salon Prive 2009 Posted on: 04/08/2009
The Nürburgring congratulates its partner Veritas RS III Award from the Salon Prive Conccour d'Elegance 2009 "Peoples Choice Best Supercar"
The Nürburgring recently opened a year-round recreation and business center, becoming an attractive, modern leisure destination and event venue around the most fearsome racetrack in the wor... Read More >>
Ring Racer rollercoaster launch date delayed Posted on: 31/07/2009
The launch of the ring°racer roller coaster has been delayed as during test runs to ensure the top speed of 135mph is reached safely, a problem occurred just two weeks before the ring°racer was due to be launched to the public on 15th August.
Police at the NÃ¼rburgring crackdown on modified and unsafe vehicles Posted on: 31/07/2009
Police at the new Nürburgring are promising to be stricter with all Visitors who flout Germany rules for vehicles, starting this August onwards!
A NEW crackdown has been launched by the RheinlandPfalz Police, in and around the Nürbur... Read More >>
NÃ¼rburgring Insurance Cover For Car Drivers & Motorbike Riders Posted on: 22/07/2009
Nurburgmotorsport together with Allianz now can offer extra Visitor Support with the introduction of Nürburgring insurance cover for car drivers & motorbike riders.
On 17th July 2009, German based and British owned company Nurburgmotorsport UG and one of Germany’s largest insurance companies Allianz AG, signed an agreement which will offer ext... Read More >>
Heidfeld and Corser swap Formula One car and Superbike at the Nurburgring! Posted on: 22/07/2009
Mario Theissen: “It’s good to feel the support.”
The highlight of this year’s one-day event at the Nürburgring for fans and partners of the BMW Sauber F1 Team was the vehicle swap between German Formula One driver Nick Heidfeld and BMW Motorrad Superbike rider Troy Corser of Australia – more than 700 hp on four w... Read More >>
American Rodeo at the Nurburgring Posted on: 16/07/2009
American Rodeo at the Nürburgring: Trucks and wild horses, cowboys and Western fans at the racetrack and in the new ring°arena
Three digit Horse Power figures are usually what runs on the Nürburgring - so prepare yourself for the spectacle of the ADAC Truck Grand Prix on 25 and 26 July, where each driver has more than 1,000 horsepower... Read More >>
Schumacher tests out worlds fastest rollercoaster! Posted on: 13/07/2009
Michael Schumacher tried out the new ring°racer roller coaster, as the Nurburgring Circuit opened their fantastic new ring°werk theme park on the weekend of the German Grand Prix.
Claimed to be the fastest roller coaster in the world, ring°racer catapulted Schumacher from 0-135mph in 2.5 seconds, about twice as fast as... Read More >>
Webber comes back from drive through penalty to win German GP! Posted on: 12/07/2009
German Grand Prix, 12th July 2009
Mark Webber scored his maiden Grand Prix win - the first in 29 years for an Australian since Alan Jones' win in 1980 - in a superb display of driving at the Nurburgring.
Having broken his leg during the off season late last year, Webber did well to recover in time for the beginning of this season, and only... Read More >>
Webber snatches his first career pole! Posted on: 11/07/2009
Mark Webber took pole position after an exciting qualifying session that went from dry to wet and back to dry again.
5 drivers had a chance of pole with 3 minutes to go of Q3, Hamilton, Button, Barrichello, Vettel and Webber all dicing for the priveledge of starting first, with Webber taking the honours at the last moment.
A full program for Formula 1: Prime Minister Kurt Beck opens the new Nürburgring, Felix Sturm boxes and Daniel Schumacher sings the National Anthem
The German Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring gives visitors a weekend of excitement. Starting on Thursday 9 July, the new, year-round leisure and business center that the Nuerburgring has developed is official... Read More >>
F1 Practice - Friday 10th July 2009 Posted on: 10/07/2009
Lewis Hamilton was back on top after 2nd practice on Friday, with a 1m 32.149s lap. Still a long way to go before Sunday though...once the race fuel loads are on board we'll see the true performance of his car. Big upgrades have been made to Hamiltons car, but Kovalainen is still languishing at the back of the grid as his car hasn't yet received them. Everyone at B... Read More >>
Ring Werk Action Museum opens August 2009! Posted on: 09/07/2009
ring°werk – the motor racing adventure for the whole family!
In the new ring°werk, a 15,000 square metre leisure park where everything revolves
around the legend, motor racing and mobility, you can experience the world of the
Nürburgring with all your senses. Every visitor to the ring°werk feels lik... Read More >>
Year round Nurburgring Posted on: 10/04/2009
This year Nürburgring is being expanded into a year-round leisure and business centre in order to provide visitors with better service, more offers and even more possibilities when it comes to motor sport.
When you arrive you will be welcomed into the new welcome center. From there you move on to the ringºboulevard - an adventure world of ... Read More >>
Hilton Bonn Overlooking the River Rhine in the heart of the city, this hotel is a 5 minute walk from Bonn attractions.
Hilton Cologne Stay in the heart of the shopping and business district at this designer hotel, only 11 minutes from the airport.
6 Hours Open Pit Lane on the Nordschleife! - 11th June 2010
If you've never been there before, 1 or 2 laps of the Nordschleife is never enough to get anywhere near learning which way the track goes let alone learning the lines, or your car.
At EUR 22 per lap, if you could lap consistently in 10 minutes, an hour of solid driving would cost you EUR 132. 6 Hours of practice via the normal Touristfahrten would therefore normally cost you up to EUR 792 (if you and your car could last for 6 hours non stop) plus of course the travel and accomodation expenses.
Jacos Paddock are able to offer you 6 hours open pit lane on 11th June 2010 on the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife, with an 8am start right through until 2pm - for just EUR 495, including accomodation.
Drive In The Nurburgring 24 Hours!
Experience the legendary Nurburgring 24hr race with an E36 BMW 325i with Jaco's Paddock Motorsport. Their race proven 325i is a mature and reliable answer to competing and completing this awesome race on the fearsome Nordschleife. Apply Now
Tips for Visitors to the Nurburgring
Nurburgmotorsport owner Ken Harris shares his top tips for visitors to the Nurburgring with us. Apply Now
The Nürburgring is situated 90 km southwest of Cologne and 60 km northwest of Koblenz. The closest airports are Köln-Bonn (80 km) and Düsseldorf (120 km).
From Cologne: A 1 to end of motorway From Trier and Luxemburg: A 48 to the Ulmen motorway exit From Koblenz and Bonn: A 61 to the Wehr motorway exit
Parking at the Nürburgring is free. The marked parking areas around the Grand Prix circuit are available for your use. On your inward journey, please follow the respective information signs.
There is no entitlement to a specific parking space. During Rock am Ring, Formula 1 and the Truck Grand-Prix a free shuttle service is in place on the Nordschleife [Northern Loop]. This takes you to within close proximity of Grandstand 13.
Remember your parking space!
During the inward journey, please pay attention to the road traffic reports of Radio Nürburgring (VHF 87.7) and Radio RPR (VHF 103.5). In cooperation with the organiser of certain major events, Nürburgring GmbH provides a free shuttle from the main railway station at Koblenz to the Nürburgring. A timetable and further information can be found under "Bus Transfer". The parking zones surrounding the Nürburgring are displayed on the plans below.
2010 Event Calendar
08-10 Football on the ring - in the spirit of Fritz Walter - ring°arena
28 ABBA THE CONCERT - performed by AbbAgain - ring°arena
06 PlayStation Liga Masters 15
27-28 German Judo Championship - ring°arena
27 VLN German Superbike Endurance Championship - Heat 1
02-04 Harley goes Nürburgring
10 VLN German Superbike Endurance Championship - Heat 2
18 motorbike service
24 VLN German Superbike Endurance Championship - Round 3
30 Apr-02 May AvD race weekend
13-16 ADAC Zurich 24h-Race
22-23 Porsche Sportscup
28-30 International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM)
04-06 Rock Am Ring
12 VLN German Superbike Endurance Championship - Round 4
19 Still Collins - ring ° arena
18-20 ADAC Eifel Rennen
03 VLN German Superbike Endurance Championship - Round 5
17 VLN German Superbike Endurance Championship - Round 6
23-25 ADAC Truck Grand Prix
31 VLN German Superbike Endurance Championship - Lauf 7
13-15 AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix
21-22 Rad & Run am Ring
27-29 FIA GT1 World Championship
03-05Superbike World Championship
10-12 Vintage Festival
25 VLN Endurance Championship - Lauf 8
09-10 RGB / ADAC Circuit Races
16 VLN Endurance Championship - Lauf 9
22-24 ADAC Westfalen Trophy
30 VLN Endurance Championship - Current 10
06 Kastelruther Spatzen - ring°arena
Posted by: Sam Collins
The Nurburgring (named the â€˜Green Hellâ€™ by Jackie Stewart) in Germany is the longest race circuit in the world. Nobody truly knows how many corners the circuit has - some reports say 73 but enthusiasts claim over 100 - and it measures 20.8km in length. In the past, Formula One racers took on this mighty course in full but today they are limited to the shorter Grand Prix course (just over 5kms in length) built inside the old Southern loop. It is still a challenge and has witnessed some thrilling races in recent years, notably in 2007 when unknown German driver Markus Winkelhock headed the Grand Prix in a Spyker whilst the likes of Lewis Hamilton spun out. All the grandstands on the course offer good viewing though the ones on the Southern hairpin are particularly notable.
Every year around two million visitors turn up at Nurburgring to experience this awe-inspiring circuit and revel in its colourful heritage. The circuit organises around 100 motor racing events a year, attracting visitors from all over the world to the region.
The local area lacks a major town but the small towns and villages have plenty of great places for food and drink, especially Mullenbach. There are a number of small cafes and pubs alongside the roads surrounding the circuit offering local produce in generous portions. Inside the track itself there is plenty to do, not least the superb and vast Nurburgring museum and the new science centre. The kart track in the basement of the building is simple but a lot of fun. For those willing to travel away from the track, the winemaking Mosel valley is only a half hour away and well worth a visit. Like Spa the Nurburgring is notorious for is microclimate, hot sunshine is often interrupted by heavy rain and fog at short notice.
Travelling to the Nurburgring is a pilgrimage for some, who take the opportunity before or after the race to drive the full Northern loop. Most fans fly into Frankfurt (Hahn) Airport and rent a car for the 45-minute scenic journey to the circuit.
Keep an eye out for the homes of local racers in the villages you pass through, complete with racing cars in their drives.