The seventh DTM race weekend of the season 2016 at the Nürburgring


Friday, 9. September 2016 to Sunday, 11. September 2016

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About the event

The Eifel circuit is a myth for every motor racer on this planet. It’s the mother of all racetracks and the term tradition’ isn’t powerful enough to describe ‘The Ring’. On 18th June, 1927, after a building period of just two years, the circuit staged its first motor-racing event. The Nürburgring’s legendary Nordschleife is both loved and feared by the drivers. And at the latest when Scotland’s three-time Formula 1 World Champion Jackie Stewart baptised the circuit ‘The Green Hell’, the myth was born. Up to 1983, DTM also held its races at the Nordschleife and Nicola Larini won the final DTM race at the Nordschleife for Alfa Romeo – it was his Nordschleife debut! But to provide the fans maximum race action, the DTM races have been contested for many years on the GP circuit’s short 3.629-kilometre layout – meaning more laps and a bigger dose of the fascination DTM. For the 24 drivers, winning a race in the Eifel remains something very special.

When the starting lights at the Nürburgring are switched off, thrilling wheel-to-wheel battles are guaranteed. Due to its combination of several long straights and slow corners, the circuit offers many overtaking possibilities and in addition, the drivers seem to be particularly motivated, in the Eifel. A glance at the record books underlines that the Nürburgring races are hard fought: In the 22 races contested since 2000, Mercedes celebrated nine race wins, Audi eight and BMW also secured three wins, since their comeback in 2012. And a driver of the Munich based brand currently also holds the lap record: In 2014, Marco Wittmann crossed the line of the 3.629-kilometre circuit in 1:23.175 minutes. When the 2016 DTM field rolls on the starting grid the season already is entering its home straight. The race meeting at the Eifel is held from 09th to 11th September and only two more race weekends will follow.   

About the racetrack

Opened 27. Juni 1927
Length 3,629 km
Lap record Marco Wittmann (BMW) 1.23,175 Min. (17. August 2014)


  • The region: Embedded in the formerly volcanic Eifel region, the Nürburgring is located between the small towns Adenau and Nüburg, surrounded by forests and rolling hills. The nearest bigger cities are Koblenz, Andernach und Neuwied in the east as well as Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler in the north. To get to the ring by car, please use the A1 or the A48.

  • The circuit: Famous thanks to the legendary Nordschleife; the DTM race is held on the short layout.

  • Grandstand tip: Grandstand T4 and Mercedes-Grandstand: View of the home straight and the Mercedes Arena.

  • Must-have souvenir: Eifel premium brandies: aromatic fruits (pear, apple, plum) distilled in selected quality. Or you have your favourite Eifel souvenir – such as the beautiful cup with the hearts – sent home to you.

  • To be tasted at all costs: Eifeler Döppekooche: The Döppekoche is a ring cake, originally made of grated potatoes, bacon and onions. Today, there also are versions featuring vegetables, sweet stuff or spicy sauces.

  • Careful, slang: Rennbaan = Nürburgring; Schleefbutz = slow person; Tunnel Dich! = Hurry up!

  • For partygoers: Traditionally, the SWR3-DanceNight represents a highlight of the DTM weekends at the Nürburgring: in the discotheque ‘Eifel Stadl’, the fans can party the night away. For DTM-ticket holders, the admission is free, on Saturday.


0.6 °C
0 °C 2 °C

Pressure 1007 hPa
Sunrise 08:19 Uhr
Sunset 17:08 Uhr

Nürburgring Boulevard 1
53520 Nürburg

Bedarfscamping Nürburgring

Art: auf ausgesuchten Parkplätzen rund um die Rennstrecke
Entfernung zur Strecke: ca. 5 min Fußweg
Hier finden Sie alle Details zum Bedarfscamping am Nürburgring

Camping am Nürburgring

Art: Campingplatz
Größe: 300 000m², 104 Stellplätze
Entfernung zur Strecke: ca. 5 min Fußweg
Hier finden Sie alle Details zum Camping am Nürburgring


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