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The most ultimate challenge in historic motorsports since 1953 in the green hell

Start zum 1000km Rennen Nürburgring 1956

All the great racing legends were victorious on the legendary track with Grand Prix part and Nordschleife until 1983. Ascari, Moss, P. Hill, Surtees, Siffert, von Trips, Ahrens, Peterson, Ickx, Merzario.

Stommelen, Heyer, Stuck, Alboreto, Mass, Redman, Wollek, Piquet, Patrese, Ludwig, Laffite, Fitzpatrick or Vic Elford.

The real 1000 km revival will offer a total distance of 26 kilometres per lap, almost 7 hours of racing, almost 40 laps of the Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife.

One of the greatest challenges for teams, for man and machine. 2021 the race returns to its real homeland. Be part of it!

Flashback

A foray through the decades

A traditional motorsport event like the 1000km race has a lot to tell.

1953 to 1959 - the early years

From the very beginning, the 1000 kilometer race has been part of the newly born Sports Car World Championship. The ADAC, as the organizer, applies to the FIA, the automobile world association, for an endurance race in Germany.

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1960 to 1969 - The glory days

The period of the 1960s can confidently be called the "golden age" of the 1000 kilometer race. The crowd of spectators is enormous, the number of participating vehicles reaches record levels.

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The 70s and 80s

The first two years of the 1970s are still dominated by Porsche. At the Nürburgring, the 908 in its most current version is unbeatable.

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John Surtees

"Big John," as Surtees liked to be called, was a regular at the Nürburgring from the late 1950s until well into the 1970s. And he was successful, very successful indeed.

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Noël Cunningham-Reid

It's been a long time since a man named Cunningham-Reid made history at the Nürburgring. We have to go back to May 26, 1957, to come across this event.

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Joe Buzzetta

Wie muss sich Joe Buzzetta wohl auf dem Siegerpodium des 1000 km Rennens 1967 gefühlt haben? Wahrscheinlich konnte er sein Glück nicht fassen, denn gerechnet hat er damit garantiert nicht.

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Matra Djet 1967

Dutchman David van Lennep is the driving force behind the entry of three Matra Djet 5S in the 1967 1000 km race, the most elaborate of all the entries of this small GT car that year.

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