The 24h Nürburgring will take place on Corpus Christi weekend (30 May to 2 June) in 2024. This was announced today by the organisers, ADAC Nordrhein. The rescheduling had become necessary because a round of the FIA WEC at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium had been scheduled at short notice on the Ascension weekend at the beginning of May, which had been planned for years. The overlap between the two events would have presented many teams and drivers with almost insurmountable problems, as the FIA World Endurance Championship will also be organising a class for the GT3 cars that have been racing at the Nürburgring for years from 2024. “We didn’t want to impose this on our participants or the endurance fans,” says Walter Hornung, Race Director of the 24h Nürburgring. “As the organisers of Rock am Ring and the Nürburgring have been extremely flexible, we were able to make the postponement possible.” Rock am Ring will take place as planned on 7 to 9 June 2024, but the set-up and dismantling times for the two mega-events, which now take place immediately after each other, had to be drastically shortened.
“Precisely because we know how complex the coordination with other series and individual events in GT3 racing is, we have already announced dates for the 24h Nürburgring in 2021 up to and including 2028,” says Walter Hornung. “Of course, all relevant players are aware of this in order to avoid scheduling overlaps in the international calendar and prevent collisions with other major events at the same venue. We are therefore all the happier that Rock am Ring and the Nürburgring have joined us in taking on the logistical and technical challenge of organising two completely different events, each with tens of thousands of spectators, in close succession.” Pre-sales for Rock am Ring are already open at www.rock-am-ring.com, and tickets for the 24h Nürburgring 2024 will also be available shortly at www.24h-rennen.de.