Universally famous and equally legendary, the German racetrack is also going through some rough times now, as it’s officially broke and up for grabs. According to several German news sources, the German motoring club ADAC is interested in buying it.
If it gets to be the bidding winner, the ADAC will have a colorful package on its hands, as the grounds also have a rollercoaster and a shopping mall besides the Formula 1 racetrack. The second largest automobile club in the world has made a binding offer for the legendary Eifel circuit. An ADAC spokesman confirmed on Monday relevant reports of the Koblenz “Rhein-Zeitung” and the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”.
ADAC Motorsport Lars Soutschka told a news agency: “With the non-binding offer, we hope to access numbers and dates of the Nürburgring, then we can decide how to proceed next.”
It appears that for now, ADAC occurs as a single bidder for the bankrupt racetrack. Previously it was speculated about an alliance with the auto industry. For the association apparently the track itself is in the center – and not other parts of the complex such as the roller coaster “Ring Racer” or the shopping street “Boulevard”, reports the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”. As a possible purchase price, the newspaper called about 100 million euros. The money would be almost entirely accrued to the state of Rhineland-Palatinate as the main creditor.
Via Die Welt, Spiegel