The fourth DTM race weekend of the season 2016 at the Norisring


Friday, 24. June 2016 to Sunday, 26. June 2016

About the event

Short – and just good. The Norisring has been a highlight on the DTM calendar for many, many years. On the circuit at Nuremberg’s ‘Zeppelinfeld’, the DTM drivers are true regulars. Since DTM’s debut season back in 1984, the popular touring-car series contested just two seasons without the Norisring: 1985 and 1986. It’s the atmosphere that turns this event into something very special. The Norisring is the only German street circuit that has survived and the spectators can see nearly the entire track, from the huge grandstand called ‘Steintribüne’. And the fact that the races in Nuremberg usually are contested in midsummer adds to the fantastic atmosphere between Grundig-Kehre and Dutzendteich.

The 2.3-kilometre circuit – the shortest on the DTM calendar – annually is newly erected by numerous helpers. The track layout, however, hasn’t changed since 1972. While the drivers accelerate their racers to a top speed of about 250kph, on the long home straight, the following ‘Grundig-Kehre’ is the slowest section of the lap. The 360° hairpin guarantees spectacular manoeuvres and the entire circuit provides thrilling motor racing while the divers are battling it out for every tenth of a second, just millimetres away from the walls and crash barriers – and sometime beyond.

The ‘Franconian Monaco’ – as the Norisring often is called – is Audi’s home circuit. Nonetheless, Mercedes-Benz have been dominating the event in the recent past. In the 2015 season, Pascal Wehrlein and Robert Wickens secured the 12th and 13th consecutive wins for the Stuttgarters. While the last win of Audi dates back to 30th June 2002 when Laurent Aiello crossed the line as race winner. A feat that was repeated by Mattias Ekström 11 years later. The joy, however, wasn’t to last. Ekström was disqualified due to a violation of the parc-fermé regulations – and the race was scored without an official winner.

This is just one of the countless stories the Norisring produced in its long history – the first car race at Nuremberg’s street circuit as held as early as in 1948.  And the 2016 race meeting in Nuremberg certainly also will make for anecdotes galore. The pleasant anticipation of drivers and fans is huge. 

About the racetrack

Opened 18. Mai 1947
Length 2,300 km
DTM lap record Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz) 48,446 Sek. (29. Juni) 2008

Highlights on the weekend

FIA F3 European Championship

Porsche Carrera Cup

Audi Sport TT Cup


  • The city: Nuremberg, the home of the legendary Norisring and the second-biggest city of Bavaria, is located in the heart of Franconia. A true must-see is the restored medieval city centre including the mighty ‘Kaiserburg’ (Emperor’s castle). Apropos: here, you also will find the planet’s oldest Bratwurst restaurant, established back in 1313 – the cradle of the famous ‘Nürnberger Bratwurst’ that was already enjoyed by Nuremberg’s most famous son, Albrecht Dürer. 

  • The circuit: The only street circuit of the DTM calendar, built every year extra for the race, the shortest DTM circuit on German soil, a pedestrian tunnel below the circuit allows the spectators to get to the stone grandstand. 

  • Grandstand tip: ‘S-Kurve’: Here, door-to-door battles are guaranteed. View of the chicane and the end of the home straight. 

  • Culture tip: Most definitely, the medieval city centre with the castle, the Albrecht Dürer House as well as the Gothic churches St. Lorenz and St. Sebald represent the highlights of Nuremberg. The cosy atmosphere between frame houses and cobblestone pavement has inspired every visitor of Nuremberg, to date. At the same time, the city also features several culture highlights: the ‘Germanische Nationalmuseum’, for instance, is the biggest culture-historic museum in the German speaking countries. The latest information on expositions, events and other places of interest is available in the World Wide Web at: A universal ticket for all the places of interest of Nuremberg as well as the city’s public transport is the ‘Nürnberg Card’.

  • A culinary must: The ‘Nürnberger Bratwurst’! These sausages that aren’t bigger than a finger are a protected trademark and mustn’t be produced anywhere else than in Nuremberg’s urban area. Everywhere in the historic city centre you will find Bratwurst kitchens that serve this specialty – usually as a dish comprising six sausages and sauerkraut. Nonetheless, you also can get them as triple in a bun. They are a true culinary delight! 

  • Careful, Slang: a Seidla = a beer, allmächt na = Oh my god, fei = filler word that can’t be translated, Nämberch = Nuremberg

  • For partygoer: The major part of Nuremberg’s night life takes place in the historic city centre. There, particularly below the castle and in the ‘Weißgerbergasse’, you will find numerous pubs, bars and clubs. And in summer, enjoying the city ambience in one of the countless beer gardens is a really great experience. For a good overview of Nuremberg’s night life please visit in the World Wide Web. 

  • Shopping: Nuremberg has got one of Germany’s biggest and oldest pedestrian areas. Here, in the southern part of the medieval city centre, you can get anything your heart desires. One of Nuremberg’s attractions with a special ambience is the ‘Handwerkerhof’. Surrounded by towers and walls of the medieval city fortification, the ‘Little Town at the King’s Gate’ invites to enjoy an eventful shopping trip. It’s really amazing to see what is going on in the small workshops, shops and alleyways and what a great number of adorable special goods can be admired and purchased, here. Tradition-rich craftsmen such as pewterers, purse makers, pottery makers, gold and silver smiths, stained-glass artists, gingerbread bakers and puppet makers have established their workshops in gorgeous frame houses and demonstrate their skills.


-1 °C
-2 °C 0 °C
light snow

Pressure 1012 hPa
Sunrise 07:59 Uhr
Sunset 16:55 Uhr

Bedarfscamping am Norisring

Art: in das Gelände integriert

Entfernung zur Strecke: unmittelbar

Hier finden Sie alle Details zum Camping am Norisring

Camping Knaus

Art: Campingplatz

Größe: 120 Stellplätze

Entfernung zur Strecke: ca. 1,2 km

Hier finden Sie alle Details zum Campingplatz Knaus 


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