Long Distance Classic

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From 1953 until the early 2000s, the ADAC 1000km Race on the daunting Nürburgring Nordschleife was a must-do event for GT and sports car drivers.  For the third time, the revival of this unique and legendary endurance classic, will see over 100 cars take to the track for nearly seven hours, completing almost 40 laps on the Green Hell, on 15-17 September.

The crowd at the start of the 6 Hours of Nürburgring in 1973. In keeping with tradition, 2023 will also see a ‘grid walk’ for the crowds before the start of the race Photo Lothar Spurzem

There will be three different starting groups for a huge variety of cars, from Periods E all the way up to the youngest of the Youngtimers, in some 85 separate classes.  Pit stops with refuelling, tyre changes, brake repairs and driver changes for up to four drivers, make for a unique atmosphere, where tactics play a deciding role.

With the open sports cars and prototypes that once made the legend of the 1000km races no longer allowed to race on the Nordschleife, these will be invited for demonstration runs over the weekend on the full circuit in a full programme of surrounding activities.  Entries are now open, and details are available at 1000kmnuerburgring.de.

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