Norisring Trophy

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The ADAC Norisring Trophäe (Norisring Trophy) is an auto racing event taking place at the Norisring temporary street circuit in Nuremberg, Germany. First ran in 1967, the Trophy has hosted a variety of national and international series, ranging from touring cars to sports cars. The Norisring Trophy is currently part of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series.

History[edit]

Sports car racing started at the Norisring in 1967 as a 200 mi (320 km) exhibition event backed by the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC) without any championship affiliation. By 1970 the event had become part of the Interserie championship calendar, remaining as the Trophy event even when it began to share with the new Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft (DRM) series in 1973. The DRM however became the holder of the Norisring Trophy from 1974 to 1977, with an exception for 1975 when it was awarded to a European GT Championship race.

Although the DRM continued to run at the Norisring, a non-championship race was held for the Norisring Trophy for a variety of years from 1978 to 1985. After the demise of the DRM at the end of 1985, the new Supercup series ran the Norisring Trophy, although the event was shared with the World Sports-Prototype Championship in 1986 and 1987. The Supercup series was however short lived, and in 1990 the Norisring Trophy switched to touring car series.

The national Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft series picked the Norisring Trophy as one of their events, holding twin races every year until 1996 (when the series ran under the International Tour Car Championship guise). This series too did not last, and the Super Tourenwagen Cup resumed where the DTM and ITC had left off, running twin races until 1999.

A new Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters series was developed in 2000, and they once again competed for the Norisring Trophy. Their first year they used the twin race format before a single, longer race became the standard in 2001.

This race was also known after the death of Pedro Rodríguez during the 1971 event.

Other races[edit]

The Norisring race weekend combines a variety of series and racing formats. However, only one race each year is designated the Norisring Trophy. This race, usually the longest race of the event at approximately 200 miles, is supported by several smaller series which run equal or shorter distances. Although the DRM raced at the Norisring every year from 1974 to 1985, it served as the support race several times. The BMW M1 Procar Championship also raced at the Norisring in 1980. The ADAC GT Masters sports car series currently serves as the support race for the DTM at the Norisring.

Trophy winners[edit]

Year Driver(s) Team Car Series
3.9 km (2.4 mi) circuit
1967 Australia Frank Gardner United Kingdom Sid Taylor Lola T70 Mk.3-Chevrolet Non-championship
1968 United Kingdom David Piper United Kingdom Piper Racing Ferrari 330 P3/4 Non-championship
1969 United Kingdom Brian Redman United Kingdom Sid Taylor Lola T70 Mk.3-Chevrolet Non-championship
1970 West Germany Jürgen Neuhaus West Germany Gesipa Racing Team Porsche 917K Interserie
1971 United Kingdom Chris Craft United Kingdom Ecurie Evergreen McLaren M8E-Chevrolet Interserie
2.3 km (1.4 mi) circuit
1972 Finland Leo Kinnunen Finland AAW Racing Team Porsche 917/10 TC Interserie
1973 Finland Leo Kinnunen Finland AAW Racing Team Porsche 917/10 TC Interserie
1974 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck West Germany BMW Motorsport GmbH BMW 3.0 CSL DRM (Division 1)
West Germany Dieter Glemser West Germany Castrol Team Zakspeed Ford Escort DRM (Division 2)
1975 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick West Germany Gelo Racing Porsche Carrera RSR Non-championship
1976 France Bob Wollek West Germany Vaillant Kremer Racing Porsche 934 DRM (Division 1)
West Germany Klaus Ludwig West Germany Europa Möbel Team Zakspeed Ford Escort II DRM (Division 2)
1977 West Germany Rolf Stommelen West Germany Gelo Racing Porsche 935 DRM (Division 1)
United States Eddie Cheever West Germany BMW Junior Team BMW 320 DRM (Division 2)
1978 France Bob Wollek West Germany Vaillant Kremer Racing Porsche 935/77A Non-championship
1979 West Germany Rolf Stommelen West Germany Liqui Moly Equipe Porsche 935J Non-championship
1980 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United States Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 935 K3/80 DRM (Division 1)
Austria Harald Ertl West Germany Sachs Sporting Ford Capri Turbo DRM (Division 2)
1981 France Bob Wollek West Germany Jägermeister Kremer Racing Porsche 935 K4 Non-championship
1982 West Germany Jochen Mass West Germany Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956 DRM
1983 West Germany Stefan Bellof West Germany Rothmans Porsche Porsche 956 Non-championship
1984 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock West Germany Liqui Moly Kremer Porsche 956B Non-championship
1985 West Germany Klaus Ludwig West Germany Porsche Kremer Racing Porsche 956 Non-Championship
1986 West Germany Klaus Ludwig West Germany Blaupunkt Joest Racing Porsche 956B WSPC & Supercup
1987 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer
Italy Mauro Baldi
United Kingdom Liqui Moly Equipe Porsche 962C GTi WSPC & Supercup
1988 France Jean-Louis Schlesser Switzerland Team Sauber Mercedes Sauber C9-Mercedes Supercup
1989 West Germany Frank Jelinski West Germany Joest Racing Porsche 962C Supercup
1990 Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Germany SMS Competition Audi V8 quattro DTM (Race 1)
Italy Roberto Ravaglia Germany Schnitzer Motorsport BMW M3 DTM (Race 2)
1991 Denmark Kurt Thiim Germany AMG Racing Mercedes-Benz 190E DTM (Race 1)
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Germany SMS Competition Audi V8 quattro DTM (Race 2)
1992 Germany Joachim Winkelhock Germany Schnitzer Motorsport BMW M3 DTM (Race 1)
United Kingdom Steve Soper Italy Scuderia Bigazzi BMW M3 DTM (Race 2)
1993 Italy Nicola Larini Italy Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI DTM (Race 1)
Italy Nicola Larini Italy Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI DTM (Race 2)
1994 Italy Nicola Larini Italy Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI DTM (Race 1)
Denmark Kris Nissen Germany Schübel Engineering Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI DTM (Race 2)
1995 Germany Christian Danner Germany Schübel Engineering Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI DTM (Race 1)
Germany Bernd Schneider Germany AMG Racing Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse DTM (Race 2)
1996 Germany Klaus Ludwig Germany Opel Team Zakspeed Opel Calibra V6 ITC (Race 1)
Germany Klaus Ludwig Germany Opel Team Zakspeed Opel Calibra V6 ITC (Race 2)
1997 Germany Joachim Winkelhock Italy BMW Team Bigazzi BMW 320i STW (Race 1)
Germany Joachim Winkelhock Italy BMW Team Bigazzi BMW 320i STW (Race 2)
1998 Germany Jörg van Ommen France Peugeot Esso Peugeot 406 STW (Race 1)
France Laurent Aïello France Peugeot Esso Peugeot 406 STW (Race 2)
1999 Germany Uwe Alzen Germany Warsteiner Team Holzer Opel Vectra STW (Race 1)
Germany Manuel Reuter Germany Warsteiner Team Holzer Opel Vectra STW (Race 2)
2000 Germany Joachim Winkelhock Germany Opel Team Holzer Opel Astra V8 Coupé DTM (Race 1)
Germany Bernd Schneider Germany D2 AMG-Mercedes Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM DTM (Race 2)
2001 Germany Uwe Alzen Germany AMG-Mercedes Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM DTM
2002 France Laurent Aïello Germany Abt Sportsline Abt Audi TT-R DTM
2003 Netherlands Christijan Albers Germany AMG-Mercedes Mercedes-Benz CLK-DTM DTM
2004 United Kingdom Gary Paffett Germany AMG-Mercedes Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse DTM
2005 United Kingdom Gary Paffett Germany AMG-Mercedes Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse DTM
2006 Canada Bruno Spengler Germany H.W.A. GmbH Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse DTM
2007 Canada Bruno Spengler Germany DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG-Mercedes Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse DTM
2008 United Kingdom Jamie Green Germany Salzgitter AMG-Mercedes Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse DTM
2009 United Kingdom Jamie Green Germany Persson Motorsport Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse DTM
2010 United Kingdom Jamie Green Germany Persson Motorsport Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse DTM
2011 Canada Bruno Spengler Germany Team H.W.A. Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse DTM
2012 United Kingdom Jamie Green Germany Team H.W.A. DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé DTM
2013 No winner DTM
2014 Canada Robert Wickens Germany HWA Team DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé DTM
2015 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Germany HWA Team DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé DTM (Race1)
Canada Robert Wickens Germany HWA Team DTM AMG Mercedes C-Coupé DTM (Race2)
2016 Italy Edoardo Mortara Germany Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Audi RS5 DTM DTM (Race1)
Switzerland Nico Müller Germany Audi Sport Team Abt Audi RS5 DTM DTM (Race2)

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