Trackday – Weekend Heroes

Fulminant weather, full paddocks and top starter fields were there from May 21 - 23, 2021 at the legendary Nürburgring. Due to the C-19 restrictions, the Nürburgring Classic, originally planned as a "race event" with many audience parts, could only be presented in a "light" variant for the teams and drivers.

"Nürburgring Classic light"

During the implementation of the feasibilities it quickly became clear that unfortunately not all starting fields were allowed to be there completely, the paddocks and the team headcount were still subject to quantitative restrictions.

However, the organizers tried undauntedly to give as many starters and series as possible as few opportunities as possible for the track day and for the youngtimers and the cup and touring cars even a race weekend.


Prewars strongly represented despite restrictions

The pre-war starters were represented in their usual strong numbers in the historic 1927 paddock. Almost 90 teams with prewars on site almost let forget that 15 teams from Benelux, Austria, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland unfortunately - just like some Englishmen - could not arrive because quarantine rains were in effect for their incidence areas for Germany.

Die GLPS und die Experiencefahrten fanden allerdings unter der Überschrift „Individual-Sport“ statt und trotz Open-Air Vergnügen waren die AHA-Regeln am Mai-Wochenende das Maß aller Dinge.


The joy of historic motorsport does not let itself be defeated

Exciting was the start of a large group of "Women Drivers" - ladies who had all arrived with sporty equipment to take the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix course under their wheels.

Even though the weekend was only possible in a reduced form with truncated starting fields, many teams also took advantage of the "open pit lane" times for testing and setting runs, because even these were already a welcome ray of hope in historic motorsport in May 2021 after a long lockdown over the winter and spring months.


Good prospects for 2022

All teams enjoyed bright sunshine, cozy Eifel weather, perfect track conditions and - albeit limited - the opportunity to use the historic sports equipment on four wheels and (safe) meeting with like-minded people.


The prospect of unrestricted driving pleasure and a full program at the upcoming Nürburgring Classic from May 20 - 22, 2022, means great anticipation for everyone to "see you again" in 2022.