NÜRBURGRING CLAS­SIC

Af­ter last year’s in­au­gu­ral event, the Nürburgring Clas­sic re­turned for a clas­sic­packed week­end of Ford-heavy track ac­tion.

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The his­toric event re­turns for a clas­sicweek­end of Ford-heavy track ac­tion.

Last year when the Nürburgring cel­e­brated it’s 90th birth­day, the first ever in­ter­na­tional mo­tor­sport-meet­ing with the name Nürburgring Clas­sics was held on ex­actly the same day as it was in 1927. The Green Hell, as Jackie Ste­wart once called it, be­came one of the most fa­mous race tracks in the world and the or­gan­is­ers wanted to bring alive the orig­i­nal Eifel­ren­nen, which was held from 1927 to 1983. It was won by big mo­tor­sport aces like Jim Clark, Jochen Rindt and Jackie Ste­wart in their For­mula 2 cars.

So this year, the se­cond edi­tion of that clas­sic event had a lot to of­fer — like the old pad­dock con­nected with the new one, and the Grand Prix track in touch with the fa­mous Nordschleife for the spec­ta­tors and all other rac­ing fans, too.

No less than 12 races in 15 cat­e­gories took place in this new event, in­clud­ing the Tour­ing­car Clas­sics, DTM Re­vival and the GT Tro­phy races. But the ma­jor at­trac­tion was the 3-hour race on the Sun­day at the old cir­cuit, with nearly 180 cars.

A great num­ber of clas­sic car en­thu­si­asts found the way to the Eifel and the grand­stands were very crowded. All along the old cir­cuit the campers ap­plauded the clas­sic driv­ers. En­joy the pho­tos.

www.nbr-clas­sic.com This Mk2 RS2000 pow­ers through the Sch­wal­ben­schwanz sec­tion of the track. Orig­i­nal Zak­speed Capri pi­lot, Klaus Lud­wig drove the Mücke Mo­tor­sport ex­am­ple at the Nürburgring Clas­sic.

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