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600 helpers, 10,000 working hours

This weekend will see the 81st Norisring street race, the classic German touring and sports automobile race that has been a fixture within the DTM for the reason that series was revived in 2000.

The Motorsport Club Nuremberg is liable for organising the event, with the general public roads on the premises between Zeppelinfeld and Dutzendteich being transformed into a brief race track.

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A complete of 600 volunteers put in 10,000 hours of labor to organise the DTM Blue Riband round in June every year. However, unlike other street circuits, reminiscent of the Formula 1 circuits in Monaco and Singapore, which require long preparation times, the Norisring is ready in only two weeks – and dismantled in only seven days.

For the protection of drivers, five kilometres of triple safety barriers have been placed on the sides of the track, in addition to five kilometres of safety fencing, a kilometre of concrete barriers and greater than 110 sets of 6×6 tyres.

In addition, the circuit requires three kilometers of water and sewage lines, in addition to five kilometers of power cables. Finally, temporary stands are being arrange that may accommodate 25,000 people, in addition to 12 kilometers of security fencing across the venue.

Preparing the Norisring

Preparing the Norisring

Photo: Andreas Beil

To make sure that all races on the 81st International ADAC Norisring Speed ​​​​​​Weekend, because the event is officially called, run as easily as possible, Motorsport Club Nuremberg repeatedly trains individuals who then work as track marshals with an official license from the German Motor Sport Association (DMSB).

In addition, to have fun the fortieth anniversary of the DTM’s foundation in 1984, three of the 4 electric media support vehicles will feature a design previously utilized in the BMW M3 DTM E30 cars (named Alpina, Warsteiner/Wintershall and Jagermeister).

BMW, one in all 4 German manufacturers represented within the series alongside Audi, Mercedes and Porsche, heads to the Norisring after works driver Marco Wittmann claimed his first victory of the 2024 season recently at Zandvoort.

Speaking concerning the Norisring, the two-time champion said: “Of course, the Nuremberg race is the highlight for me, because it is yearly.

“First of all, thanks to all the fans, my fan club, my family and my friends there, who always give me a lot of support. It's something really special every year. But also thanks to the special atmosphere of this event on the only street circuit on the racing calendar.”

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