AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix Nürburgring -Three days of historic motorsport action

AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix Nürburgring -Three days of historic motorsport action

18.07.2019: During the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix from 9 to 11 August 2019 the Nürburgring will be under the banner of historic motorsport for three days. Races will be held in 14 car classes, trackside spectators are going to see as many as 20 individual events, as wel

During the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix from 9 to 11 August 2019 the Nürburgring will be under the banner of historic motorsport for three days. Races will be held in 14 car classes, trackside spectators are going to see as many as 20 individual events, as well as regularity tests and parades.

Now that the timetable has been finalised, visitors and teams are able to plan their weekend – being spoilt for choice as highlights will be following each other in quick succession on all event days. Be it the pre-war racing cars from the Vintage Sports Car Trophy or the Formula One cars from the Cosworth era, the sportscars and prototypes from the Group 5 days or the touring cars from the DTM: the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix promises opportunities galore of seeing legendary vehicles again that bring back memories of outstanding racing.

Obviously, in the exciting and action-packed races they will also prove that they have not lost any of their powerful performance and fascination they exude. Admission tickets for the weekend can be obtained by calling the hotline on 0180 5 311210 (€0.14/minute from a German landline, maximum of €0.42/minute from a mobile phone). Ticket information, news and the timetable can be downloaded from the official homepage at

The AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix weekend will again be a true festival for all classics fans this year. The three event days on the Grand Prix circuit of the Nürburgring will feature a programme of more than 30 hours.

Those who just can’t wait to see the cars can already sneak a peek at them on Thursday when many teams use the opportunity to subject their historic vehicles to another functional test during the test and setup sessions. On Friday, the qualifying sessions with the battles for the grid positions will follow.

The sporting highlight on that day will be the two classification rounds in the late afternoon when ‘A Gentle Drivers Trophy’ that has been newly added to the programme will hold its first race.

They will be followed on the track by the pre-war cars running their first regularity test (RT). For them, in the ‘Vintage Sports Car Trophy’, the participation in a tour and two outings on the Nordschleife (Saturday/Sunday) will be counted in addition to the RT.

Highlight: the night race on Saturday

On Saturday alone, the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix will offer more than 13 hours of motorsport. Nine races are scheduled on that day, including the 90-minute endurance race of the Gentlemen Drivers GT cars up until 1965. Saturday will also culminate in the highlight of the sporting programme: following the race of the spectacular GTs, sportscars and prototypes in the Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends, the legendary Le Mans vehicles from the 50s will be on the grid.

Starting at 8.20 pm, the two-seat racing cars and GTs up until 1960-61 will be driving for nearly one hour into the evening twilight to be met by a traditional fireworks display on the cool-down lap after the chequered flag has fallen. Anyone who has ever witnessed the races of these breathtakingly beautiful sportscars and their atmosphere combining endurance racing and historic thrill knows that this is an event definitely not to be missed – even though on Sunday morning the racing will continue early in flat-out mode.

Starting at 8.15 am, ten races are scheduled that represent the entire variety of the weekend programme. Longer races will be run by the AvD Touring Car and GT Trophy and the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship.

In the afternoon, two highlights will conclude the programme: the DTM cars and Touring Car Classics holding a 40-minute race and the touring cars and GTs from the Deutsche Rennsport-Meisterschaft that this year will be racing for the first time jointly with the FHR 100-Mile-Trophy (historic GTs), promising a large field loaded with action.

47th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix programme*

    Race 1: FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship
    Race 2: FIA Lurani Trophy for Formula Junior cars
    Race 3: FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship
    Race 4: Deutsche Rennsport-Meisterschaft Revival / FHR 100-Mile-Trophy
    Race 5: Two-seat racing cars and GTs up until 1960/61
    Race 6: Historic Grand Prix Cars up until 1965
    Race 7: AvD Touring Car and GT Trophy
    Race 8: A Gentle Drivers Trophy (AGDT)
    Race 9: Gentlemen Drivers – GTs up until 1965
    Race 10: Touring Carn Classics
    Race 11: Aston Martin Masters Endurance Legends
    Race 12: FCD RacingSeries

Vintage Sports Car Trophy and Pre-War Cars Meeting (pre-war cars in the Historic Paddock, regularity tests for racing cars and sportscars from the 20s, 30s and 40s, tour around the Nürburgring and Nordschleife laps on Saturday and Sunday)

Slowly Sideways (historic rally cars in the Historic Paddock. Demo drives are planned but have not been firmly scheduled yet)

*) As of 21 March 2019, subject to change

- AVD photos Gruppe C


18.07.2019 / MaP

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