From 12 to 14 August 2016 the traditional Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring again. The event, which is organized by the Automobile Club of Germany "AvD" attracts every year thousands of fans of classic Motorsport in the Eifel region and is already set for the 44th time. We summarize the highlights for 2016 in a preview.
A Trackday at the legendary Nordschleife of the Nürburgring makes the beginning of the spectacle on Friday morning. This leads 130 Super Sport, vintage and classic cars from nine to 18 hours alternately in three main groups on the 20.8 km long Eifel course. On the Grand Prix circuit first training runs of different race series will be held simultaneously. The Jaguar classic challenge over the revival of the German Racing Championship is a lot to historic GT and touring cars available.
The historic Formula 1 races are likely to be a highlight in the form of visible and audible. There are the automotive hero of the Sechziger-, to see the 1970s and 1980s. Vehicles of Niki Lauda and James Hunt and Jochen mass be brought back to life. The beautiful Renner can be admired on the GP weekend four times: Friday find a race training and qualifying take place Saturday and Sunday respectively.
In addition to the action on the track, also in the paddock, there very much to discover, to see and to experience. Many automotive manufacturers bring your latest and their oldest treasures on the Nürburgring, to establish the bond between past and present. Porsche is celebrated, for example, to 14,000 square metres 40 years transaxle models with a big parade, but also modern athletes will be seen. In addition to the current Astra TCR, Opel presents a freshly restored calibra STW-era at the end of the nineties. Jaguar brings even its own race series only for Jaguar models at the Nürburgring with the "classic challenge".
An insider's tip to the conclusion: Not only in the official paddock classic classic joins up also the many visitor parking spaces would be to find the one or the other automobile treasure. And not only the cars are worth mentioning at the Oldtimer Grand Prix: In the paddock, there is the ability to back up an autograph or photo with well-known racing greats such as Derek Bell, Walter Röhrl and Christian Danner again and again.
The entrance to the Oldtimer Grand is Prix for children and young people up to 17 years old free. A Wochenendkarte is to have for 58 euros, Saturday is the day tickets for Friday with 28 euros, and Sunday cost 38 euros each. (mf)