The 24 Hours Nurburgring is a famous 24-hour long endurance driving and race on the famed Nordschleife in central Germany. Held annually since 1970, over three miles of circuit allows over 200 drivers and over 700 cars to take part. The race, which starts and finishes in the Schwedenkreuz, has been the site of many famous events including Formula One's Le Mans, the European Touring Car Championship and the famous Le Mans 24 Hour race.
As the name implies, the 24 Hours Nurburgring is held every year during the second weekend of July. The race takes place at the site of an old-fashioned race track in the region of Nurburg, about two hours away from Cologne. This is a highly scenic area that has become known as one of the most popular areas for tourists in Germany.
The race is divided into two sections: the first half of the race is in the Nurburgring itself and the other half takes place in its surroundings. The first half of the race covers over two hundred and fifty kilometers of roads. However, the cars are not allowed to travel at speeds over eighty to ninety kilometers per hour. Instead, they must be at speeds of around one hundred to ninety kilometers per hour.
There are three main races on offer at the 24 Hours Nurburgring. The race begins and finishes on the famous Nurburgring straights of the Schwedenkreuz. The next section is the Eifel Tower, which is a major landmark on the Autobahn. Finally, the final part of the race covers the River Rhine and the Eider. All these roads, while famous, are not the only roads used at the race; there are many smaller streets that can be used.
As the participants drive, a number plate is read out to each car by the steward, the car number displayed in front of it. The driver of the car in front moves to the left, the next car to the right and so on. After the last car has reached the end of its turn, the marshal calls out its number and the winner is declared. This happens with every race and the winners are announced. on screen.
It is possible to book tickets to the race, which costs around twenty-five Euros. but some people will also choose to stay at a hotel and rent private accommodation for the weekend. This will ensure that they have all the facilities that they need and may even get the chance to drive on a part of the track for free. However, if you don't want to be in a hotel, you can go to the circuit itself and pay to view the different sections of the track. There are also hotels close by and there are many car hire companies who will bring you to the track and take you to the track, too.