1953 Nurburgring 1000Kms

Nurburgring 1000 km-Rennen

Sunday, August 30, 1953
Round:
5
Laps:
44
Fastest Lap:
Manzon, 10m23.0
Country:
Germany
Circuit:
1953 season:
Report

The Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometres Race

ADENAU, August 30th.

TO bring themselves in line with Italy and France in holding classic sports-car events the Germans organised a race over 44 laps of the 22-kilometre Nurburgring, the intention being to provide a gruelling race that would stand alongside the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. To anyone familiar with the Nurburgring there was no doubt at all that 1,000 kilometres was a formidable distance to cover, for both men and machines. Unfortunately, the support for this new event was not very high, but even so the entry was interesting and was divided into two groups, the first being "racing sports cars" and the second being "production sports cars," both categories having wide limits. The works Lancias were in the first group and Type C Jaguars were in the second, and all the classes were so divided, and it proved to be a very sound selection.

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