The organizers of the ADAC Zurich 24h race have set reserved dates for the race until 2023, though one, at least, is set to cause controversy!
Race organisers have consulted with, amongst others, the organisers of the hugely popular “Rock am Ring” concert, to ensure that logistical requirements do not collide, and have come up with the following dates:
10-13 May 2018 (ASCENSION DAY)
20-23 June 2019 (Christi)
21-24 May 2020 (ASCENSION DAY)
03-06 June 2021 (Christi)
16-19 June 2022 (Christi)
08-11 June 2023 (Christi)
The dates for 2022 though look set to cause a direct clash with the Le Mans 24 Hours, a serious disappointment for many drivers and fans, plus media that would normally cover both events.
Whilst the clash with Le Mans provides some major disappointment the difficulties of late between the race and concert arrangements caused some logistical headaches too:
“This year, for example, we were unable to make use of some important parking areas during the 24-hour race”, says race director Walter Hornung, “and in the previous years, the use of the paddock and the north loop was always tight. I am glad that we are now able to plan and largely avoid this with our partners at the Nürburgring and the organizers of Rock am Ring “.
“We are very pleased with the joint agreement with two of the most important events in our event calendar,” says Mirco Markfort, the managing director of capricorn Nürburgring GmbH. “For us as a line operator, too, the long-term proximity of the ADAC Zurich 24h Race and Rock am Ring in recent years has repeatedly proved a challenge which we can now largely avoid. We therefore offer an even higher service level to the organizers as well as to the visitors, race teams and all other stakeholders in the coming years. “