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Nürburgring 24-hour race 2012: schedule, supporting program and more

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Green Hell becomes a pilgrimage site for motorsport fans

The 2 4-hour race on Nürburgring is the toughest endurance race in the world. However, contrary to popular opinion, the event does not only consist of the actual race: The enormous party dimension of the event and the large number of fans only become apparent after reading the jam-packed schedule - the supporting program provides four for both the classic racing fan and the party crowd Days of continuous action on and off the racetrack.

The biggest car race in the world is a happy mixture of first-class sport and full throttle folk festival. Every year hundreds of thousands of motorsport fans make the pilgrimage to the legendary race track for the 24-hour race and pitch their tents on the edge of the track. They ensure a party atmosphere around the Green Hell and offer a unique backdrop along the 25.378-kilometer asphalt strip.

No other motorsport weekend offers as much action as the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring with its extensive supporting program. The event begins on Wednesday evening (May 16, 2012) with a fan festival in the Müllenbachschleife, on Thursday the 24-hour race at Family Day invites you to an autograph session on the Ring-Boulevard and on Friday evening there will be a big fireworks display for the 40th anniversary of the ADAC Zurich 24h race. Excitement and variety are guaranteed from Wednesday (May 16, 2012) to Sunday (May 20, 2012) - see schedule below.

Frame race with Porsche, Mini, Renault and classics

The long motorsport weekend with a large GLP field of the Nürburgring Circuit Challenge will begin on Thursday morning. The first race will take place on Friday with the ADAC 24h Classic, where historic touring cars and GTs are permitted. This is followed by two races of the GT3 vehicles from the British GT series on the Grand Prix circuit on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. This is followed by the joint race of one-make cup vehicles from the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany with cup vehicles from Renault and MINI.

The 24-hour race guarantees just as much excitement as the supporting program. Free practice and the long night qualifying will take place on Thursday. The second qualifying and the final fight for theStarting positions in the 24h race. The countdown to the race will then start on Saturday morning. The start of the race is planned for 4 p.m. and the end of the race 24 hours later on Sunday.

The long-distance classic on the longest and most beautiful race track in the world is of course also sport auto in the middle instead of just being there. This year the editorial team is piloting the Audi TT RS of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences . His colleague Christian Gebhardt will start in a Porsche GT3 Cup named by Dörr Motorsport in the endurance classic in the Eifel.

sportauto.de will broadcast the race from the 24h race at the Nürburgring 2012 via live stream on the Internet .

Information about the 24h race at the Nürburgring 2012

ENTRY PRICES
Everything in life is getting more expensive, including the entrance fees for the 24h race: The The price for the weekend tickets rose to 64 euros (Thu to Sun) and 57 euros (Fri to Sun). The day tickets for Thursday and Friday amount to 24 euros. The day ticket for Saturday costs 35 euros and the Sunday ticket costs 29 euros.

TV SENDEZEITEN
The specialty TV channel SPORT1 will be back in 2012 report live in detail and in phases about the 24h race on the Nürburgring The people of Munich go on air for the first time on Thursday. Around 14 hours can be seen on Saturday and Sunday. Sport1 reports a total of 23 hours over four days. The 24-hour race is also present on ARD: the sports show switches live to the ring several times and reports for around 40 minutes. There is also www.sportauto.de a live stream of the 24h race at the Nürburgring .

DSK: PARTY TENT AND SHUTTLE SERVICE
The German Sports Driver Circle (DSK) is continuing its commitment to the 24h race: As in previous years, the DSK party tent in the Müllenbach loop is the starting point for all members. The highlight this year is the fan party in the Müllenbachschleife on the occasion of the 40th birthday of the 24h race. In addition, the DSK, in cooperation with sport auto , ensures the mobility of fans around the Nordschleife via a special shuttle bus service.

Further information can be found in the sport auto- Special about the 24h race on the Nürburgring .

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