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Nürburgring 1000km-Rennen
Nürburgring - Grand-Prix-Strecke.svg
Le Mans Series
Venue Nürburgring
First race 1953
First LMS race 2004
Distance 1000 km (621 mi)
Most wins (driver) Stirling Moss (4)
Most wins (team) SpA Ferrari (7)
Most wins (manufacturer) Porsche (11)

The ADAC 1000 km Nürburgring is an endurance race for sports cars held on the Nürburgring in Germany and organized by the ADAC since 1953.

History[edit]

On the traditional 22.810 km long Nordschleife ("Northern Loop") version, the competition took usually 44 laps (1003.64 km, since 1967 1004.74 km) and lasted about eight hours, later less than six hours. While the 1974 event was shortened in the wake of the oil crisis, the 1976 race was extended by 3 laps and covered 1073.245 km.

The first event that counted towards the World Sportscar Championship was won by Alberto Ascari and Giuseppe Farina in a Ferrari. Due to disappointing attendance, the race was not held in the following two years. It became quite popular in the 1960s and 1970s though, and even more so after Formula One decided not to race at the Nürburgring after 1976 on safety grounds.

The last race on the Northern Loop in 1983 was won by Jochen Mass and Jacky Ickx in their Rothmans Porsche 956. In that year, due to the ongoing construction work, the track had been shorted to 20.832 km and provisional pits were used. This event saw the fastest ever timed lap of the Nordschleife when German driver Stefan Bellof lapped his Rothmans Porsche in 6:11.13 during practice, and an average of over 200 kph. Bellof also set the race lap record during that race lapping in 6:25.91.

Since 1984, the 1000 km races were run on the new, much shorter Grand-Prix-Strecke, while the 24 Hours Nürburgring stayed on the legendary long track. In 1991, the 1000 km races were first shortened to 480 km, then discontinued overall due to the demise of the World Sportscar Championship.

In 2000, the 1000 km were resumed, with new competitive cars of BMW and Audi. The race was held as a part of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS), the European version of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). In a wet race, the unusual front-engined Panoz of Jan Magnussen and David Brabham won, ahead of a BMW V12 LMR, an Audi R8 and the second Panoz.

On September 4, 2005, the 1000 km was held as a part of the Le Mans Endurance Series (LMES).

The 500 km Nürburgring was also similar event for smaller sportscars during the 1960s and 1970s.

VLN also runs a six hour endurance race, while covering only 4h in other heats. In 2010, for the first time a distance of more than 1000 km was covered by the winning Porsche 911 GT3.[1]

Current record of most wins belongs to Stirling Moss who won the race in 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960.

In 2010, the winning Porsche 911 GT3 R of the 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen race was the first[2] to cover more than 1000 km in a 6-hour VLN endurance race for GT3 and touring cars, lapping the 24,369 km long modern version of the Nordschleife 42 times for 1023.498 km in a time of 6:06:56.091. The 2012 winner, a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, covered the same distance in a time of only 6:01:29.541,[3] at an average of 169.879 kph.

The present as a vintage car race event[edit]

As a part of the Oldtimer Festival in 2010 the tradition and name of the renowned ADAC 1000 km of Nürburgring will be continued by the motor sport club DAMC 05. In contrast to former years, the race is organised for older cars and therefore the term “classic” was added to the name.[4][5]

Winners[edit]

Nürburgring Nordschleife, used from 1953-1982
Year Drivers Team Car Time Championship
1000 km distance, 22.8 km circuit
1953 Italy Alberto Ascari
Italy Giuseppe Farina
Italy Automobili Ferrari Ferrari 375MM Spyder 8:20:44.000 World Sportscar Championship
1954 No Race
1955 No Race
1956 Italy Piero Taruffi
United States Harry Schell
France Jean Behra
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 300S 7:43:54.400 World Sportscar Championship
German Sportscar Championship
1957 United Kingdom Tony Brooks
United Kingdom Noël Cunningham-Reid
United Kingdom David Brown Aston Martin DBR1 7:33:38.200 World Sportscar Championship
1958 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom David Brown Aston Martin DBR1 7:23:33.000 World Sportscar Championship
1959 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom Jack Fairman
United Kingdom David Brown Aston Martin DBR1 7:33:18.000 World Sportscar Championship
1960 United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United States Dan Gurney
United States Camoradi USA Maserati Tipo 61 7:31:40.500 World Sportscar Championship
1961 United States Lloyd Casner
United States Masten Gregory
United States Camoradi USA Maserati Tipo 61 7:51:39.200 World Sportscar Championship
1962 United States Phil Hill
Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari Dino 246SP 7:33:27.700 International Championship for GT Manufacturers
1963 United Kingdom John Surtees
Belgium Willy Mairesse
Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 250P 7:32:18.000 International Championship for GT Manufacturers
1964 Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
Italy Nino Vaccarella
Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 275P 7:08:27.000 International Championship for GT Manufacturers
1965 United Kingdom John Surtees
Italy Ludovico Scarfiotti
Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 330P2 6:53:05.400 International Championship for GT Manufacturers
1966 United States Phil Hill
Sweden Jo Bonnier
United States Chaparral Cars Inc. Chaparral 2D-Chevrolet 6:58:47.600 International Championship for Sports-Prototypes
International Championship for Sports Cars
1967 United States Joe Buzzetta
Germany Udo Schütz
Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 910 6:54:12.900 International Championship for Sports-Prototypes
International Championship for Sports Cars
1968 United Kingdom Vic Elford
Switzerland Jo Siffert
Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 908 6:34:06.300 International Championship for Makes
1969 Switzerland Jo Siffert
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Germany Porsche System Engineering Porsche 908/02 6:11:02.300 International Championship for Makes
1970 United Kingdom Vic Elford
Germany Kurt Ahrens, Jr.
Austria Porsche Salzburg Porsche 908/03 6:05:21.200 International Championship for Makes
1971 United Kingdom Vic Elford
France Gérard Larrousse
Germany Martini Racing Porsche 908/03 5:51:49.300 International Championship for Makes
1972 Sweden Ronnie Peterson
Australia Tim Schenken
Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312PB 6:01:40.200 World Championship for Makes
Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft
1973 Belgium Jacky Ickx
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Italy SpA Ferrari SEFAC Ferrari 312PB 5:36:53.400 World Championship for Makes
Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft
1974 France Jean-Pierre Jarier
France Jean-Pierre Beltoise
France Equipe Gitanes Matra-Simca MS670C 4:07:24.1001 World Championship for Makes
Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft
1975 Italy Arturo Merzario
France Jacques Laffite
Germany Willi Kauhsen Racing Team Alfa Romeo 33TT12 5:41:14.100 World Championship for Makes
Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft
1976 Germany Albrecht Krebs
Austria Dieter Quester
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport BMW 3.5 CSL 6:38:20.600 World Championship for Makes
1977 Germany Rolf Stommelen
Australia Tim Schenken
Netherlands Toine Hezemans
Germany Gelo Racing Porsche 935 5:58:30.500 World Championship for Makes
1978 Germany Klaus Ludwig
Germany Hans Heyer
Netherlands Toine Hezemans
Germany Gelo Racing Porsche 935/77 5:55:46.600 World Championship for Makes
1979 Liechtenstein Manfred Schurti
France Bob Wollek
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
Germany Gelo Racing Porsche 935/77 5:57:35.100 World Championship for Makes
1980 Germany Rolf Stommelen
Germany Jürgen Barth
Germany Joest Racing Porsche 908/4 Turbo 5:52:15.100 World Championship for Makes
1981 Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Brazil Nelson Piquet
Germany GS Tuning BMW M1 Gr.5 2:16:50.8602 World Endurance Championship
1982 Italy Michele Alboreto
Italy Teo Fabi
Italy Riccardo Patrese
Italy Martini Racing Lancia LC1 Spyder 5:54:10.830 World Endurance Championship
1000 km distance, 20.8 km circuit
1983 Germany Jochen Mass
Belgium Jacky Ickx
Germany Porsche Racing International Porsche 956 5:26:34.630 World Endurance Championship
1000 km distance, 4.5 km circuit
1984 Germany Stefan Bellof
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Germany Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956 6:00:43.590 World Endurance Championship
Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft
1985 No Race
1986 France Henri Pescarolo
New Zealand Mike Thackwell
Switzerland Kouros Racing Team Sauber C8-Mercedes 3:42:30.0203 World Endurance Championship
1987 United States Eddie Cheever
Brazil Raul Boesel
United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-8 5:55:53.120 World Sports Prototype Championship
1988 France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Germany Jochen Mass
Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes Sauber C9-Mercedes 5:53:00.600 World Sports Prototype Championship
480 km distance, 4.5 km circuit
1989 France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Germany Jochen Mass
Germany Team Sauber Mercedes Sauber C9-Mercedes 2:47:14.599 World Sports Prototype Championship
1990 France Jean-Louis Schlesser
Italy Mauro Baldi
Germany Team Sauber Mercedes Mercedes-Benz C11 2:39:15.913 World Sports Prototype Championship
430 km distance, 4.5 km circuit
1991 United Kingdom Derek Warwick
Australia David Brabham
United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar Jaguar XJR-14 2:23:41.028 World Sportscar Championship
1992
to
1999
No Races
1000 km distance, 4.5 km circuit
2000 Denmark Jan Magnussen
Australia David Brabham
United States Panoz Motor Sports Panoz LMP1-Élan 5:45:55.173 American Le Mans Series
2001
to
2003
No Races
1000 km distance, 5.1 km circuit
2004 United Kingdom Allan McNish
Germany Pierre Kaffer
United Kingdom Audi Sport UK Veloqx Audi R8 6:00:32.645 Le Mans Series
2005 United Kingdom Tom Chilton
Japan Hayanari Shimoda
United Kingdom Zytek Motorsport Zytek 04S 6:01:06.739 Le Mans Series
2006 France Jean-Christophe Boullion
France Emmanuel Collard
France Eric Hélary
France Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo C60-Judd 6:01:26.300 Le Mans Series
2007 France Stéphane Sarrazin
Portugal Pedro Lamy
France Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
(Diesel)
6:01:13.628 Le Mans Series
2008 France Stéphane Sarrazin
Portugal Pedro Lamy
France Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP
(Diesel)
5:44:48.174 Le Mans Series
2009 Czech Republic Jan Charouz
Czech Republic Tomáš Enge
Germany Stefan Mücke
United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 5:57:26.595 Le Mans Series
1000 km distance, 25.4 km circuit
2010 Germany Wolfgang Pohl
Germany Daniel Schrey
Porsche Carrera RS 7:00:42,2484 FHR Langstreckencup[6]
1000 km distance, 5.1 km circuit
2013 Germany Maximilian Buhk
Germany Maximilian Gotz
Germany Bernd Schneider
Germany HTP Motorsport Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 6:00:46.354 Blancpain Endurance Series

1 - 1974 Race scheduled for 750 km only
2 - 1981 Race stopped after 17 laps due to fatal accident of Herbert Müller which caused track damage
3 - 1986 Race was stopped due to torrential rain and only ran approximately 600 km.
4 - 2010 Race finished after 888 km.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vln.de/newsausgabe.de.php?id=2325
  2. ^ http://www.vln.de/newsausgabe.de.php?id=2325&rennen=2010-07-31
  3. ^ http://www.vln.de/newsausgabe.de.php?id=3068
  4. ^ "ADAC 1000 km classic" (in German). DAMC 05. Retrieved 2010-04-26. Homepage for the 2010 Oldtimer Festival.
  5. ^ "ADAC 1000 km classic" (in German). FHR. Retrieved 2010-04-26. Homepage of the Fahrergemeinschaft Historischer Rennsport.
  6. ^ "Official results of the ADAC 1000km classic" (in German). DAMC 05. Retrieved 2010-09-18. Homepage DAMC 05.

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