Programme for AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix finalised

Programme for AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix finalised

25.03.2020: Even though all of Europe is holding its breath at the moment: the preparations for the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix (7 to 9 August) are still completely on schedule. The programme for the weekend at the Nürburgring has been finalised with new highlights both

Even though all of Europe is holding its breath at the moment: the preparations for the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix (7 to 9 August) are still completely on schedule. The programme for the weekend at the Nürburgring has been finalised with new highlights both on and off the race track.

The most important racing event in Continental Europe for old and young classics will be a festival of motorsport history featuring many fascinating and legendary cars. Some 500 racing cars will be moving past the grandstands just in the racing and demo rounds. In the paddock, many other historic treasures are waiting to be discovered. The AvD Historic Marathon on the Nordschleife will number among the highlights.

After a break of several years, the three-hour race for old and young classics will experience a revival on the world’s most beautiful, longest and most challenging race track. In addition, two special rounds of Formula One cars have been added to the programme as new attractions: one field, billed as the ‘1961 German GP Revival’, will be dedicated to racing’s top category of the late 50s and early 60s.

The Formula One Legends from the 70s to 90s will feature the Grand Prix cars that went on to battle for the World Championship title. One of the most famous racers from that era has been confirmed as a guest of honour: Jacky Ickx himself will be driving his original car from 1971.

Those wishing to secure their tickets for the weekend brimming with racing legends can still benefit from a 20-per cent early bird discount up until 30 June. Tickets are easy to purchase either directly from the Nürburgring or by calling the AvD OGP ticket hotline on +49 1806 570000 (0.20 euros/call from a German landline, max. 0.60 euros/call from a mobile phone. Additional information and news can be obtained on the homepage at

Retained for trackside fans to enjoy will be many of the previous highlights of the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix programme. For instance, they include the race of the two-seaters and GTs up until 1960/61 highlighting the beautiful sports cars and GTs that fought their door-to-door battles in the major endurance races in the late 50s and early 60s.

The Le Mans spirit at the Nürburgring is traditionally sparked when the field of these fascinating cars starts into the evening twilight on Saturday night marking the last race of the day.

After the cars have crossed the finishing line and before coasting directly into the paddock, where the evening will end in the paddock party and enjoyable swapping of petrol stories, the time-honoured custom of a fireworks display will be stunning active participants and spectators, marking an emotive highligt of the whole weekend.

Action-packed as well will be the rounds of the touring cars and GTs from the Deutsche Rennsport-Meisterschaft, where BMW M1, Ford Escort and others will be forging links between today and a glorious motorsport era.

This year the organisers are again cooperating with Fahrergemeinschaft historischer Rennsport (FHR), whose 100-Mile Trophy will be contested as part of the DRM Revival as well. This will make for a line-up of outstanding sports cars and GTs adding plenty of racing (and historic!) spice to the event.

Historic DTM cars to also participate in the ‘Marathon’ on the Nordschleife

The DTM rounds on the Nordschleife held in the early 90s have become a legend amongst fans and drivers. The touring cars from those days will be on the Touring Car Classics grid, thrilling spectators with Alfa 156, Audi V8, BMW M3, Ford Sierra, Mercedes 190 or Opel sporting DTM trim.

In addition to the planned rounds on the Grand Prix circuit, some participants will be racing in the field of the AvD Historic Marathon because it includes a separate classification for young classics with regulations fitting these cars. As a result, the ‘race within a race’ limited to 100 minutes will evoke additional emotions and memories, and cause many fans to recall stories from those days.

And those who have noticed the reference to ‘young classics’ are correct in assuming that the participants in this historic series will be admitted to race in the AvD Historic Marathon on the Nordschleife on Friday as well. The series will hold the race as an invitation round outside the championship classification.

Huge racing spectrum

Legends will be racing each other in the other parts of the programme as well, so single-seater history will not just be celebrated in the special Formula One rounds. The FIA Lurani Trophy for Formula Junior cars will be on the grid just like the Historic Grand Prix cars up until 1965.

Chronologically, both rounds date back to a time preceding the special Formula One rounds, creating a large historic loop all the way to the pre-war era, which will be perfectly represented in the Vintage Sports Car Trophy as well. These oldest racing cars of the weekend will again be fittingly accommodated in the orginal setting of the Historic Paddock.

Racing ‘with a roof’ will be celebrated in the AvD Touring Car and GT Trophy as well as in the FHR’s ‘Gentle Drivers Trophy’. Excursions into modern racing will be offered by the Ferrari cars of the FCD RacingSeries and the super sports cars of the International Audi R8 LMS Cup.

AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix Organisation-  photos Gruppe C, Thomas Suer, Tom Linke


25.03.2020 / MaP

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