Originally built in the 1920s, Nurburgring – or ‘The Ring’ as it’s affectionately known to its legion of fans – is really two, slightly overlapping circuits.
The 21km Nordschleife is no longer used for Formula 1 races but is still open to the public as a one-way toll road, where anyone with a road-legal car or motorcycle can complete a lap for €21.
The 5.148km GP-Strecke at Nurburgring is a purpose-built international racing circuit built in 1983 and hosting Formula 1, as well as World Superbike races. It comprises eleven right-hand turns and six lefts.
The town of Nurburg is close by and just 70km south of Koln and 120km to the north west of Frankfurt.
|SBK races held||14|
|Race distance||102.74km / 63.82miles|
|Track length||5.137km / 3.191miles|
|Corners||17 (11 right, 6 left)|
|Pole position||1m54.144s (162,016Km/h) Carlos Checa (Ducati, 2011)|
|Race lap||1m54.594s (161.380Km/h) Tom Sykes (Kawasaki, 2013)|
|Wins||3 (Noriyuki Haga, Yamaha)|
|Double wins||1 (Noriyuki Haga, Yamaha)|
|Manufacturer wins||5 (Ducati 1998, 1999 double win, 2011)|
|Manufacturer double wins||1 (Yamaha 2008)|
|Manufacturer pole position||4 (Ducati 1998, 1999, 2009, 2011)|
|2008 Winner race 1 & 2||Noriyuki Haga, Yamaha|
|2009 Winner race 1||Ben Spies, Yamaha|
|2009 Winner race 2||Jonathan Rea, Honda|
|2010 Winner race 1||Jonathan Rea, Honda|
|2010 Winner race 2||Noriyuki Haga, Ducati|
|2011 Winner race 1||Carlos Checa, Ducati|
|2011 Winner race 2||Tom Sykes, Kawasaki|
|2012 Winner race 1||Max Biaggi, Aprilia|
|2012 Winner race 2||Chaz Davies, Aprilia|
|2013 Winner race 1||Tom Sykes, Kawasaki|
|2013 Winner race 2||Chaz Davies, BMW|