The Historic Championship '81 is entering its twentieth season. With around 100 registered drivers, the world's largest historic endurance series will once again showcase racing at its finest - marvellous racing cars from the 1960s to the mid-1970s will battle for positions and class victories in high-performance classes. Around 35 historic racing cars and teams will be at the start. A feast for the eyes for spectators and a challenge for the participants.


Endurance races for GTs, touring cars up to 1981, racing sports cars built up to 1971 and Group A vehicles up to 1985

Endurance races have a long tradition in Germany. The first long-distance competition, the Gordon Bennett Race, took place in the Taunus town of Bad Homburg back in 1904. A distance of 512 kilometres was covered on closed roads, for which the winner needed just under six hours.


A feast for the eyes for spectators and a challenge for participants

With the construction of the Nürburgring and the Hockenheimring, more and more races were moved from public roads to permanent race tracks. Endurance races of 300, 500 or 1000 kilometres, three, four or even 72 hours found more and more fans. Car manufacturers were keen to take part in these events to demonstrate the durability of their models.


Historic Championship ´81


With team spirit to the finish and a little luck on the podium

The Historic Championship '81 is organised in accordance with the international FIA regulations "Appendix K" for historic GT, touring and racing sports cars built up to 1975. The series requires team spirit. Drivers and mechanics must form a unit in order to come out on top at the end. The vehicle must be perfectly prepared in order to fulfil the high requirements. 18 hours of total race time must be completed in the 2023 season.

The Historic Championship '81 is part of the German Historic Automobile Championship (DHAM).


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