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BMW Motorrad Motorsport’s home race takes place on the oldest permanent racetracks in Germany. The Nürburgring was opened in 1927 and is one of the most famous and iconic circuits in Europe. Until the 1970s, races were held on the infamous Nordschleife, which is over 20 kilometres long. Also known as the “Green Hell”, this long circuit variant is nowadays used as a venue for many long-distance races. The Grand Prix circuit was opened in 1984, and has been the subject of several upgrades and modifications since. The Superbike World Championship made its debut at the circuit in the Eifel region of Germany in 1998.

The Nürburgring has a unique layout, with several undulating sections and many changes of direction. As such, the bike must have a good steering response. In addition, there are zones of very heavy braking following fast sections. One of them is the first corner, the “Yokohama S”. The following “Mercedes Arena” features a series of corners with reducing radii. “Bit” corner is another key point on the circuit. A good line is vital to carry sufficient speed through to the subsequent high-speed section. The Nürburgring offers a host of overtaking opportunities, thus guaranteeing thrilling and spectacular races.

Circuit info:

  • Length 5,148m
  • Width: 10-25m
  • Corners: 15
  • Start/finish straight: 800m
  • Direction: clockwise
  • Superbike World Championship debut: 1998
  • Most successful riders: Noriyuki Haga (3 wins), Jonathan Rea (2 wins)


Nürburgring Automotive GmbH
Nürburgring Boulevard 1
D - 53520 Nürburg
Tel.: +49 (2691) 302 630