Cancellation // No Bosch Hockenheim Historic and NitrOlympX 2020
- Ticket holders will be personally informed
- New dates for 2021
Dear Motorsport Fans,
This year, two traditional Hockenheimring highlights, that are popular with fans and participants alike, will be cancelled for the first time: the Bosch Hockenheim Historic – The Jim Clark Revival (original date: 24 – 26 April) and the NitrOlympX (original date: 28 – 30 August) have been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus crisis. As the organiser of these events, we, the Hockenheim-Ring GmbH, have been trying for a long time to find alternative autumn dates, but in light of the decision made at last week’s State Conference to extend the ban on major events until at least 31st October, we must now announce the cancellation of both events for 2020.
Whilst current regulations for Baden-Württemberg with the exact details of bans on large events and the much-cited exceptions are not yet available, there is no doubt that cuts in size and quality to the Bosch Hockenheim Historic and NitrOlympX would be significant. Our experience over the last few weeks has shown that short-term changes to the coronavirus situation and the corresponding official requirements make concrete or even timely planning impossible for us as organisers, as well as for all teams and participants, some of whom are also affected by strict travel regulations.
From an economic point of view, audience restrictions or a complete lack of audience would mean lost revenues, which are urgently needed to make events successful and run smoothly. The high costs involved make both the Bosch Hockenheim Historic and the NitrOlympX economically unsustainable this season. This fact is all the more important in 2020, a year of crisis, that will present Hockenheim-Ring GmbH with major financial challenges.
Both events are known for their open paddock, their unique atmosphere and the opportunity for fans to get up close to the action. Protective measures and restrictions mean they would lose much of their special characteristics and charm. This is a situation that the teams, participants and we as organisers would not be able to adequately compensate for, which would disappoint all participants and visitors. We feel obliged to our fans and partners to acknowledge this.
New dates for 2021
We do have some good news. New dates for both events have already been found:
Bosch Hockenheim Historic: 7-9 May 2021*
NitrOlympX: 20 – 22 August 2021**
Information for all ticket holders
All ticket holders will receive detailed information from us about their event and ticket exchange in the next few days.
In case you have any questions before then, Customer Service can be reached Monday to Friday from 8 am to 12 pm and 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm on our Hotline: +49(0)6205 950 222. Requests can also be sent by email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
It remains to be seen what measures other organisers will take to deal this new situation. We will keep you up to date with any news about next season in due course.
We very much regret having to cancel the events and hope you can understand our decision. Let’s hope that next year we can once again enjoy top-class motorsport together at the Bosch Hockenheim Historic and the NitrOlympX. See you at Hockenheimring!
* subject to confirmation by the motorsport authorities
** subject to confirmation by the FIA World Motorsport Council