For the first time since 2019, the Nürburgring is again inviting motorized two-wheeler fans to the traditional season opener "Anlassen": "If the weather is good, we expect up to 20,000 motorcyclists," says ring announcer Alexander Gerhard. The meeting point for bikers from all over Germany and neighboring countries is to be the paddock of the race track in the Eifel on the Sunday after next (April 2nd).
A program is planned here with music and stands, rides on the Grand Prix circuit and police demonstrations. At noon, the ADAC invites you to a panel discussion on the subjects of manipulation of motorcycles, bikers and tourism as well as "motorcycle noise - resident protection versus personal development".
In the afternoon, Auxiliary Bishop Jörg Michael Peters, Pastor Klaus Kohnz and Pastor Claudia Rössling-Marenbach will bless the motorcyclists at an ecumenical service in the paddock. Then it gets loud at the final parade of bikers on the Nordschleife with 73 curves, which according to the Nürburgring is the longest permanent race track in the world at 21 kilometers.
Bikers had to do without the "start" spectacle three times: the corona pandemic intervened in 2020 and 2021 - and in 2022 there was a cancellation due to a good 20 centimeters of snow on the Nürburgring. Now the roaring season opener rises for the 21st time in the Eifel.