For the 32nd time, the European drag racing elite will meet for the fastest motorsport in the world at the Hockenheimring. At the NitrOlympX from August 18th to 20th, Europe's best drag racers will fight for the important points in the FIA and FIM European Drag Racing Championships. The pilots in the professional class start in four car and motorcycle classes, while the highly motivated Sportsman racers have six car and two bike classes on the Rico Anthes Quartermile. This year, the spectators can look forward to almost 300 racing teams who duel at the traffic lights every second.
The FIA Top Methanol class has to be reorganized in terms of sport. If the Top Methanol Dragsters and the Top Methanol Funny Cars were rated in two different vehicle classes in the past few years, they will compete directly against each other this year. For the "fastest brothers in the world" Timo and Dennis Habermann (D), who both drive Top Methanol Dragsters, this presents a new challenge.
In the top fuel dragster class, after the third round of the FIA Drag Racing Championships, Maltese Duncan Micallef is currently leading ahead of Antti Horto (FIN) and Stig Neergaard (DEN). The reigning European Champion Anita Mäkelä is currently in fifth place on points. The Finn was the absolute star of last year's NitrOlympX: Not only was she able to win the premier class in Hockenheim, but also drove into the three-second times twice. For the first time in Germany! Her 3.93 seconds time to 487 km / h was also the fastest run of the year in all of Europe.
For the motorcycles competing in the FIM Drag Racing Championship, the appearance of the super twin top fuel driver Christian “NitroHunter” Jäger is particularly expected from the German point of view. With a new bike and a new team, the award-winning rider has set himself a high goal: after a three-year break, he would like to return to the top of the V2 engine class in 2017.
In addition to the exciting duels on the quarter mile, the NitrOlympX is characterized by a freely accessible paddock, a varied supporting program and the popular night show on Saturday evening. A breathtaking mix of great entertainment with lots of action and speed is offered here. Wild stunts, smoking tires, meter-high flames and fireworks are guaranteed. A special highlight of the upcoming show is already certain, because the reigning world champion of the "Formula 1 of the skies" Matthias Dolderer has announced his attendance again. With his air show, the German Red Bull Air Race Champion combines breathtaking speed, precision and skill.
This entertainment package paired with tough motorsport makes the NitrOlympX an absolute highlight and a must on the calendar of every motorsport enthusiast. Whether Top Fuel, Pro Modified, Pro Stock or Top Methanol, whether car or bike, whether professional or amateur class - every drag racing driver is pushing his vehicle to the limit this weekend, while thousands of fans join the Motodrom transform a real cauldron.
Friday tickets are available from 25.00 euros and a weekend ticket for three days of action costs from 54.00 euros. All tickets include access to the paddock and are available from the Hockenheimring ticket hotline +49 (0) 6205 950 222.