In the past few weeks, we have often been asked if we have any intel regarding the current health restrictions, and when they will be lifted. Although we wish it was different, we cannot foresee how the current situation will evolve in the near future, how government institutions will react, and the track management thereupon. But it’s not all bad news!
Due to more and more events still being cancelled, the Nürburgring management takes this opportunity to fill the opened up slots for public driving, albeit under the same “contactless” rules (https://www.apex-nuerburg.com/covid-19-updates/) as before.
An even more elaborate procedure has been brought into life for the NLS (the Nürburgring Langstrecke Serie), formerly known as the VLN and the biggest endurance series at Nürburgring, to be able to take place. For starters, all races are taking place without spectators, and with a social distancing plan in place that does not only spreads apart the pit crews, but the whole teams, including the race cars. Whereas normally the pit boxes are shared with up to 6 teams in 1 race, there has now been created a make-shift pit lane behind the pit boxes, on the parking where normally the team trucks would be. Eventough this sounds like a logistical nightmare, the NLS organisation has successfully implemented this new set-up, and the NLS 2 and 3 had about 150 starters on the grid.
Regarding our rentals and taxis, not much has changed (https://www.apex-nuerburg.com/apex-taxi-laps-are-a-go/), except for we are doing instructions again! We also love our BMW M3 GT and cherish it for the unique experience it has brought to the Nürburgring taxi fleet: the real feel of a well-build street legal race car, from the back bucket seat. Unfortunately, we cannot take more than 1 passenger in our taxis currently, and we’ve decided we want to offer all future bookers a deal! Drop us an e-mail for more information, and do not forget to mention this blog post.
Lastly, we are always actively on the case regarding any changes to the Nordschleife schedules, and will have our website and booking platforms as up-to-date as possible. Seeing that the Rad am Ring event has been recently cancelled, we can share with you that both 25 and 26 July now have a full-day public session planned. The Friday session of 24 July also starts earlier (at 16:00), making this a great weekend to come out and get some quality laps in.
Get with us for accommodation, rental cars and taxi laps, among others.