Opened in 1947, the Norisring is located in the heart of Nuremberg and is sometimes called the “Franconian Monaco”. Drivers often compare this street circuit with its legendary counterpart in Monte Carlo – and rightly so, because the performances put on here can be quite exciting. It may have a simple layout and measure a mere 2.3 kilometres, but this track can really put the drivers and their machines to the test – it calls for precision driving if you don’t want to end up careering into a crash barrier. The most spectacular sections for the spectators are the hairpin bends by the Dutzendteich lake and the Grundig bend, as it is not unknown for two or more vehicles to engage in intense battles for positions here. The DTM weekend at the Norisring is the highlight of the season.