The 47th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix will take place at the Nürburgring from 9 to 11 August 2019. Following the approval of the Historic FIA Championship calendar by the World Motor Sport Council the date of the highlight on the German classics racing calendar has been confirmed as well. Clearly, the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix will again be able to shine with excellent historic racing classes: the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship with the Grand Prix cars of the Cosworth era will be racing as well as the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship. Also confirmed on the calendar are popular races such as the DRM Revival, the rounds of the historic sportscars from the 1950s and for pre-war racing cars. The organisers are even working on a revival of the AvD Historic Marathon, currently exploring if there will be enough interested teams and drivers for a return of the historic endurance race to the Nordschleife. Either way, the programme with more than 20 races and regularity tests will again feature plenty of historic highlights complemented by on-track parades and many marvellous cars in the paddock. Tickets cost between 28 euros (one-day ticket for Friday) and 65 euros (weekend ticket from Friday to Sunday), are now on sale and can be conveniently ordered either via the ticket hotline on 0180 5311210 (€0.14/minute from a German landline, maximum of €0.42/minute from a mobile phone) or the ticket portal at www.eventim.de. Additional details, prices and ordering opportunities are available on the event homepage at www.avd-ogp.de that provides news, background information and all key details for participants.
The program at the 47th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix is impressive. Even though some details still need to be finalised the racing weekend will again clearly deliver outstanding historic motorsport. The AvD Historic Marathon, however, has not been confirmed yet. Many fans and active participants expressed the wish for the legendary endurance to return to the Nordschleife, according to the results of a participants survey following this year’s AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix that provided very positive overall feedback. The organisers extensively discussed this wish and have now found an approach to making this complex event reality again. In order to have a reliable basis for planning it, a minimum of 100 firm commitments by entrants are required by 22 February 2019 (interested teams will find details and entry documents on the homepage at www.avd-ogp.de). Most of the other programme highlights, though, have been confirmed. As many as three historic FIA Championships (Formula One, Sportscars and Formula Junior) will be on the grid, plus the ‘home-grown’ racing highlights: the Revival DRM, two-seat racing cars and GTs up until 1960/61, the AvD Touring Car and GT Trophy. These cars will cover a period of nearly 100 years as the race of the Masters Endurance Legends shows the most recent motorsport past whereas the Regularity Test (RT) of the Vintage Sports Car Trophy takes spectators all the way back to the pre-war era.
Provisional programme of the 47th AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix*
As of 12 December 2018, subject to change