Das GP ICE RACE 2023 wird wegen Warmwetter abgesagt.

 

The GP ICE RACE 2023 is cancelled due to warm weather.

Das GP ICE RACE 2023 wird wegen Warmwetter abgesagt

Zell am See, 12.01.2023: Das GP ICE RACE 2023, das vom 27. bis 29. Januar 2023 stattfinden sollte, wird aufgrund der andauernden und aussergewöhnlichen Warmwetter Lage in den österreichischen Alpen abgesagt. Dazu haben sich die Veranstalter in Rücksprache mit Partnern und Sponsoren entschlossen. Bereits erworbene Tickets werden vollständig zurückerstattet – es gibt keinen Ersatztermin.

Nach akribischer Vorbereitung und bereits guten Bedingungen Anfang Dezember, hat der Wetterumschwung der letzten Wochen die Eisreserven unter das Minimum geschrumpft und keine weitere Eisproduktion zugelassen. Auch eine kurzfristige Suche nach Alternativlösungen zeigte schnell auf, dass hier die notwendigen Voraussetzungen für einen sicheren und reibungslosen Ablauf der Veranstaltung nicht gegeben waren.

Alle über den offiziellen GP ICE RACE Ticket-Shop erworbenen Tickets werden automatisch auf das Konto, von dem aus bezahlt wurde, erstattet. Somit besteht kein unmittelbarer Handlungsbedarf seitens der Tickethalter zur Rückerstattung. Wir bitten um etwas Geduld und Verständnis, dass der Erstattungsprozess bis zu zwei Wochen in Anspruch nehmen kann.

Bei Fragen zu Ticket(-Rückerstattungen) bitten wir alle betroffenen Personen sich per Mail an support@ticket.io zu wenden. Bei anderweitigen Fragen steht zudem das gesamte GP Team unter customerservice@gpicerace.com zur Verfügung.

Dazu Ferdi Porsche, Geschäftsführer und Veranstalter des GP Ice Race: “Das GP Ice Race ist für alle Fans ein Erlebnis. Deshalb fällt es uns sehr schwer, das traditionelle Eis-Event absagen zu müssen. Die aktuelle Warmwetterlage lässt uns leider keine andere Wahl. Ich bedanke mich ausdrücklich bei unseren Fans und Unterstützern. Es waren wirklich harte Wochen, aber wir schauen jetzt nach vorne und freuen uns auf ein Wiedersehen am Grossglockner.”

Constantin Klein, ebenfalls Geschäftsführer und Veranstalter des GP Ice Race: “Wir sind extrem enttäuscht. Vor allem, weil wir uns nach zwei Jahren ohne Zuschauer so sehr auf die Fans und das Publikum gefreut hatten. In diesem Event steckt ganz viel Herzblut. Aber es macht keinen Sinn, Dinge zu erzwingen, die wir nicht in der Hand haben. Ich will mich an dieser Stelle ausdrücklich bei unseren Partnern und Sponsoren bedanken, die unglaublich verständnisvoll und unterstützend reagiert haben.”

The GP ICE RACE 2023 is cancelled due to warm weather

Zell am See, 12.01.2023: The GP ICE RACE 2023, which was planned to take place from 27 – 29 January 2023, is cancelled due to the ongoing and exceptionally warm weather situation in the Austrian Alps. The organizers reached this conclusion after consultations with partners and sponsors. Tickets already purchased will be fully refunded – there will be no replacement date.

After meticulous preparation and excellent ice conditions at the beginning of December, the weather change during the last weeks reduced the existing ice reserve below the minimum required, and did not allow for further ice production. Despite intensive work on alternative solutions, it quickly became apparent that the necessary conditions for a safe and smooth running of the event were not in place.

All tickets purchased through the official GP ICE RACE ticket store will be automatically refunded to the account from which they were paid. Therefore, there is no immediate need for action on the part of the ticket holders to obtain a refund. We ask for some patience and understanding as the refund process may take up to two weeks.

Ferdi Porsche, Managing Director of the organizer GP Ice Race: “The GP Ice Race is spectacle for everyone. It is therefore with regret, that we have had to cancel this iconic ice racing event. The current warm weather system did not leave us with another option. I want to thank our fans and supports. These have been some tough weeks, but we will now look forward to a reunion at the Grossglockner.”

Constantin Klein, managing director of the organizer GP Ice Race: “We are beyond disappointed. In particular, since we had been looking forward to seeing the fans again after two years without spectators. This event runs on passion. But there is no sense in forcing something through despite clear facts. I want to expressly thank our partners and sponsors, who have been incredibly understanding and supportive.”

For questions regarding ticket (refunds), we ask all ticket holders to contact us by mail at support@ticket.io. For other questions, please contact the entire GP team at customerservice@gpicerace.com.

FAQ’s

Portal to all the answers you’ll need related to the GP ICE RACE 2023 cancellation .

Will my ticket be refunded?

Yes, your ticket will be refunded in full.

What do I need to do to receive my ticket refund?

All tickets purchased through the official GP ICE RACE ticket shop will be automatically refunded to the account from which payment was made. Thus, there is no immediate need for action on the part of the ticket holder for a refund. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding that the refund process can take up to two weeks.

If the tickets were purchased via the secondary market (Ticketswap, private sale, etc.), please contact the relevant sales platform or seller regarding a possible refund. In this case, ticket i/O is not a contractual partner and cannot help.

Will there be an alternative event date?

We are not planning with an alternative event date for 2023.

Can I still come to Zell? Is there anything you are still doing that would come to watch?

We will not be doing any racing in Zell. While we of course invite you to convert your GP ICE RACE trip to a visit of our beautiful home town, there will be no activities at the event area.

I have a question, who can I contact?

For all questions related to your ticket including refunds, please contact support@ticket.io. For all questions related to your hotel booking, please contact the hotel directly. For all questions not related to ticket (refunds) or hotels, please contact customersupport@gpicerace.com. Please note that we cannot help with any ticket refund requests via customersupport@gpicerace.com. Please contact support@ticket.io for all ticket (refund) requests.

Do you already know a date for the 2024 GP ICE RACE?

We have not yet decided on the date of the 2024 GP ICE RACE.

Will there be any virtual event?

The spirit of the GP ICE RACE lives with and through its passionate visitors. As the GP spirit is what we’re most proud of, we decided not to conduct any virtual replacement event.

What’s next for GP?

Just as we didn’t give up during (two years of cancellations due to) COVID, we won’t give up now. The support and community we have continued to build is unique its spirit. With Mankei, our first physical location is opening on the Grossglockner Hochalpenstraße this spring. As such, we hope to see you at the Glockner Opening!

I was planning to come with a camping bus. Can I still camp at the event site?

No, the event site and all of its parking grounds will not be publicly accessible during the weekend that the GP ICE RACE was scheduled to take place.

Wird mein Ticket erstattet?

Ja, Ihr Ticket wird vollständig erstattet.

Was muss ich tun, um meine Ticketrückerstattung zu erhalten?

Alle über den offiziellen GP ICE RACE Ticket-Shop erworbenen Tickets werden automatisch auf das Konto, von dem aus bezahlt wurde, erstattet. Somit besteht kein unmittelbarer Handlungsbedarf seitens der Tickethalter zur Rückerstattung. Wir bitten um etwas Geduld und Verständnis, dass der Erstattungsprozess bis zu zwei Wochen in Anspruch nehmen kann.

Sollten die Tickets über den Zweitmarkt (Ticketswap, Privatverkauf, etc.) erworben worden sein, wende Dich bitte an die entsprechende Verkaufsplattform bzw. Verkäufer*in bezüglich einer eventuellen Rückabwicklung. ticket i/O ist in dem Fall nicht Vertragspartner und kann nicht weiterhelfen.

Bei Fragen zu Ticket(-Rückerstattungen) bitten wir alle betroffenen Personen sich per Mail an support@ticket.io zu wenden. Bei anderweitigen Fragen steht zudem das gesamte GP Team unter customerservice@gpicerace.com zur Verfügung.

Wird es einen alternativen Veranstaltungstermin geben?

Wir planen keinen alternativen Veranstaltungstermin für 2023.

Kann ich trotzdem nach Zell kommen? Gibt es irgendetwas, das Sie noch tun, das Sie sich ansehen würden?

Wir werden in Zell keine Rennen fahren. Während wir Sie natürlich einladen, Ihre GP ICE RACE-Reise in einen Besuch unserer schönen Heimatstadt umzuwandeln, finden auf dem Veranstaltungsgelände keine Aktivitäten statt.

Ich habe eine Frage, an wen kann ich mich wenden?

Bei allen Fragen zu Ihrem Ticket, einschließlich Rückerstattungen, wenden Sie sich bitte an support@ticket.io. Bei allen Fragen zu Ihrer Hotelbuchung wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an das Hotel. Bei allen Fragen, die sich nicht auf Tickets (Rückerstattungen) oder Hotels beziehen, wenden Sie sich bitte an customersupport@gpicerace.com. Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir bei Anträgen auf Ticketrückerstattung über customersupport@gpicerace.com nicht helfen können. Bitte kontaktieren Sie support@ticket.io für alle Ticket-(Rückerstattungs-)Anfragen.

Kennst du schon einen Termin für das GP ICE RACE 2024?

Das Datum des GP ICE RACE 2024 steht noch nicht fest.

Wird es eine virtuelle Veranstaltung geben?

Der Spirit des GP ICE RACE lebt mit und durch seine leidenschaftlichen Besucher. Da der GP-Spirit das ist, worauf wir am meisten stolz sind, haben wir uns entschieden, keine virtuelle Ersatzveranstaltung durchzuführen.

Was kommt als nächstes für GP?

So wie wir während (zwei Jahren der Stornierungen aufgrund) von COVID nicht aufgegeben haben, werden wir jetzt nicht aufgeben. Die Unterstützung und Gemeinschaft, die wir weiter aufgebaut haben, ist einzigartig in ihrem Spirit. Mit dem Mankei eröffnet in diesem Frühjahr unser erster physischer Standort an der Großglockner Hochalpenstraße. Daher hoffen wir, Sie beim Glockner Opening begrüßen zu dürfen!

Ich hatte vor, mit einem Campingbus zu kommen. Kann ich trotzdem auf dem Veranstaltungsgelände campen?

Nein, das Veranstaltungsgelände und alle seine Parkplätze sind an dem Wochenende, an dem das GP ICE RACE geplant war, nicht öffentlich zugänglich.

hot engines in the ice and cold.

The races on the frozen runway have lost none of their fascination over the years.

In it’s heyday, more than 10,000 motorsport fans came to Zell am See to be part of the historic ice races. Almost half a century later, this tradition is going from strength to strength. What started as an idea of two friends, is fast becoming a unique automotive winter festival in the magnificent Austrian alps!

hot engines in the ice and cold.

The races on the frozen runway have lost none of their fascination over the years.

In it’s heyday, more than 10,000 motorsport fans came to Zell am See to be part of the historic ice races. Almost half a century later, this tradition is going from strength to strength. What started as an idea of two friends, is fast becoming a unique automotive winter festival in the magnificent Austrian alps!

Over a weekend in late January, the Ice Race brings together modern circuit racers and rally cars, as well as classic gems and icons of automotive history. If it can take studs it can run!

Racers take part in many different classes, some even donning skis, while prototype ice racers and modern metal join in for a demonstration lap (or two)! The main goal is always, to bring motorsport closer to the fans, and to bring all of us closer together.

For 2022 the team have big plans, which include a move to the main airfield in Zell and the integration of the 800m runway into the event. Beyond this, the Ice Race team has the clearly stated aim for the event to be synonymous with sustainable motorsport as well as the future of mobility.

Historical Pedigree

 

Winter Olympics 1928

Riderless horses pull skiers on the race track at maximum speed in St. Moritz. Skijöring is becoming a cult and will soon embrace motorsport. Ten years later, the first motorised Renntandems cross the ice in Zell am See. Soon after, the first ice races for motorcycles of all classes and automobiles take place.

Extreme driving distances and sporting precision, rubber and spikes, hot engines and the smell of gasoline in the ice and cold –the races on the frozen runway have lost none of their fascination over the years.

 

1952

Paul Schwarz (1928-1993) wins the newly founded Dr. Porsche Memorial Skijöring Race. 1953 Cars are allowed for the second skijoring race.

 

1956

The international motorcycle and auto ice racing is launched.

 

1957

5000 visitors attend the race. Otto Mathé (1907 – 1995) records the fastest lap at 102.3 km/h.

 

1958

Because of extreme snowfall, the race has to be cancelled several times.

 

1964

Tuning legend Otto Lantenhammer sets a new track record at 109.7 km/h.

1969

Re-launch of the race, now on an ice track in the Alpenflugplatz area.

 

1973

Börje Sjöbom dominates the races with an average speed of 114.28 km/h.

 

1974

The race is still due to take place, despite the oil crisis, but is cancelled at short notice due to an accident with a clearing vehicle.

 

Motorsport returns to Zell am See


2019

For 45 years no ice race has taken place, when 2 friends decided to revive the ice races and bring motorsport back to Zell am See.

Two days of motorsport in extreme conditions with an exceptional atmosphere. Almost forgotten, now they’re back: the legendary ice races in Zell am See return in 2019. Amateur and professional racers, teams and manufacturers compete across a multitude of classes to be the best on the ice.

A winter highlight for Porschephiles and fans of all motorised dreams, GP Ice Race is an intense experience of freedom, precision and speed.

 

2020

After a remarkable comeback and freezing cold temperatures, where thousands of fans got to experience the thrill of the ice race for the first time in decades, the second edition picks up where the first began! The cars are faster, the atmosphere icy cold and the spikes do their part! Even friends like Striezel Stuck came to Zell, driving a Formula car on the ice! After all, GP is about the people, especially the friends we’ve made all over the world.

Cold Start in 2021

The pandemic has also meant that the Ice Race has had to adapt – despite being outside, having 10,000 fans coming together was not an option under the current conditions! Instead Ferdi and Tino have worked out a concept, that will allow some action to take place on the new track, while ensuring that all the preparations for 2022 can go full steam ahead!

Starting 2022 and with multiple additions to the team, we are using this momentum to embark on a new five-year strategy.

GP ICE RACE 2022 – ICEOLATED

COVID forces another year of no visitors on-site. Nevertheless, GP kept going with a week of content productions – the GP ICE RACE ICEOLATED Edition kicked off the new year as an automotive media highlight on ice.With special guests like Max Verstappen, Ken Block, Aksel Svindal and JP Kraemer joining us in Zell am See we kept the GP Spirit alive and could include millions of you watching on the screens at home.

 

Unforeseen changes in 2022 forced us to regroup, refocus and adjust to external circumstances. Whatever the weather, conditions, traction or Corona limbo – together with sponsors, partners and competitors we modified planning but not our expectations. Expanding from a three day event to a week of automotive highlights, we were able to keep most of our planned event assets and create a digital kick-off for the year.

 

GP IS MOVING FROM AN EVENT TO A BRAND. FOLLOW OUR SOCIALS TO STAY UP TO DATE AND SEE WHERE THIS JOURNEY IS GOING!

New Location

In 2022, we are moving to the new airfield in Zell am See, more than doubling in footprint. We have enlarged the ice track, added a separate tarmac runway and further integrated a photo circle. There will be two paddocks and two static exhibitions. In a nutshell: 2022 will lift the event into new heights.

 

The combination of ice track and tarmac runway ensures unforgettable experiences on a breathtaking stage.

 

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Das GP ICE RACE 2023 wird wegen Warmwetter abgesagt.

 

The GP ICE RACE 2023 is cancelled due to warm weather.

Das GP ICE RACE 2023 wird wegen Warmwetter abgesagt

Zell am See, 12.01.2023: Das GP ICE RACE 2023, das vom 27. bis 29. Januar 2023 stattfinden sollte, wird aufgrund der andauernden und aussergewöhnlichen Warmwetter Lage in den österreichischen Alpen abgesagt. Dazu haben sich die Veranstalter in Rücksprache mit Partnern und Sponsoren entschlossen. Bereits erworbene Tickets werden vollständig zurückerstattet – es gibt keinen Ersatztermin.

Nach akribischer Vorbereitung und bereits guten Bedingungen Anfang Dezember, hat der Wetterumschwung der letzten Wochen die Eisreserven unter das Minimum geschrumpft und keine weitere Eisproduktion zugelassen. Auch eine kurzfristige Suche nach Alternativlösungen zeigte schnell auf, dass hier die notwendigen Voraussetzungen für einen sicheren und reibungslosen Ablauf der Veranstaltung nicht gegeben waren.

Alle über den offiziellen GP ICE RACE Ticket-Shop erworbenen Tickets werden automatisch auf das Konto, von dem aus bezahlt wurde, erstattet. Somit besteht kein unmittelbarer Handlungsbedarf seitens der Tickethalter zur Rückerstattung. Wir bitten um etwas Geduld und Verständnis, dass der Erstattungsprozess bis zu zwei Wochen in Anspruch nehmen kann.

Bei Fragen zu Ticket(-Rückerstattungen) bitten wir alle betroffenen Personen sich per Mail an support@ticket.io zu wenden. Bei anderweitigen Fragen steht zudem das gesamte GP Team unter customerservice@gpicerace.com zur Verfügung.

Dazu Ferdi Porsche, Geschäftsführer und Veranstalter des GP Ice Race: “Das GP Ice Race ist für alle Fans ein Erlebnis. Deshalb fällt es uns sehr schwer, das traditionelle Eis-Event absagen zu müssen. Die aktuelle Warmwetterlage lässt uns leider keine andere Wahl. Ich bedanke mich ausdrücklich bei unseren Fans und Unterstützern. Es waren wirklich harte Wochen, aber wir schauen jetzt nach vorne und freuen uns auf ein Wiedersehen am Grossglockner.”

Constantin Klein, ebenfalls Geschäftsführer und Veranstalter des GP Ice Race: “Wir sind extrem enttäuscht. Vor allem, weil wir uns nach zwei Jahren ohne Zuschauer so sehr auf die Fans und das Publikum gefreut hatten. In diesem Event steckt ganz viel Herzblut. Aber es macht keinen Sinn, Dinge zu erzwingen, die wir nicht in der Hand haben. Ich will mich an dieser Stelle ausdrücklich bei unseren Partnern und Sponsoren bedanken, die unglaublich verständnisvoll und unterstützend reagiert haben.”

The GP ICE RACE 2023 is cancelled due to warm weather

Zell am See, 12.01.2023: The GP ICE RACE 2023, which was planned to take place from 27 – 29 January 2023, is cancelled due to the ongoing and exceptionally warm weather situation in the Austrian Alps. The organizers reached this conclusion after consultations with partners and sponsors. Tickets already purchased will be fully refunded – there will be no replacement date.

After meticulous preparation and excellent ice conditions at the beginning of December, the weather change during the last weeks reduced the existing ice reserve below the minimum required, and did not allow for further ice production. Despite intensive work on alternative solutions, it quickly became apparent that the necessary conditions for a safe and smooth running of the event were not in place.

All tickets purchased through the official GP ICE RACE ticket store will be automatically refunded to the account from which they were paid. Therefore, there is no immediate need for action on the part of the ticket holders to obtain a refund. We ask for some patience and understanding as the refund process may take up to two weeks.

Ferdi Porsche, Managing Director of the organizer GP Ice Race: “The GP Ice Race is spectacle for everyone. It is therefore with regret, that we have had to cancel this iconic ice racing event. The current warm weather system did not leave us with another option. I want to thank our fans and supports. These have been some tough weeks, but we will now look forward to a reunion at the Grossglockner.”

Constantin Klein, managing director of the organizer GP Ice Race: “We are beyond disappointed. In particular, since we had been looking forward to seeing the fans again after two years without spectators. This event runs on passion. But there is no sense in forcing something through despite clear facts. I want to expressly thank our partners and sponsors, who have been incredibly understanding and supportive.”

For questions regarding ticket (refunds), we ask all ticket holders to contact us by mail at support@ticket.io. For other questions, please contact the entire GP team at customerservice@gpicerace.com.

FAQ’s

Portal to all the answers you’ll need related to the GP ICE RACE 2023 cancellation .

Will my ticket be refunded?

Yes, your ticket will be refunded in full.

What do I need to do to receive my ticket refund?

All tickets purchased through the official GP ICE RACE ticket shop will be automatically refunded to the account from which payment was made. Thus, there is no immediate need for action on the part of the ticket holder for a refund. We kindly ask for your patience and understanding that the refund process can take up to two weeks.

If the tickets were purchased via the secondary market (Ticketswap, private sale, etc.), please contact the relevant sales platform or seller regarding a possible refund. In this case, ticket i/O is not a contractual partner and cannot help.

Will there be an alternative event date?

We are not planning with an alternative event date for 2023.

Can I still come to Zell? Is there anything you are still doing that would come to watch?

We will not be doing any racing in Zell. While we of course invite you to convert your GP ICE RACE trip to a visit of our beautiful home town, there will be no activities at the event area.

I have a question, who can I contact?

For all questions related to your ticket including refunds, please contact support@ticket.io. For all questions related to your hotel booking, please contact the hotel directly. For all questions not related to ticket (refunds) or hotels, please contact customersupport@gpicerace.com. Please note that we cannot help with any ticket refund requests via customersupport@gpicerace.com. Please contact support@ticket.io for all ticket (refund) requests.

Do you already know a date for the 2024 GP ICE RACE?

We have not yet decided on the date of the 2024 GP ICE RACE.

Will there be any virtual event?

The spirit of the GP ICE RACE lives with and through its passionate visitors. As the GP spirit is what we’re most proud of, we decided not to conduct any virtual replacement event.

What’s next for GP?

Just as we didn’t give up during (two years of cancellations due to) COVID, we won’t give up now. The support and community we have continued to build is unique its spirit. With Mankei, our first physical location is opening on the Grossglockner Hochalpenstraße this spring. As such, we hope to see you at the Glockner Opening!

I was planning to come with a camping bus. Can I still camp at the event site?

No, the event site and all of its parking grounds will not be publicly accessible during the weekend that the GP ICE RACE was scheduled to take place.

Wird mein Ticket erstattet?

Ja, Ihr Ticket wird vollständig erstattet.

Was muss ich tun, um meine Ticketrückerstattung zu erhalten?

Alle über den offiziellen GP ICE RACE Ticket-Shop erworbenen Tickets werden automatisch auf das Konto, von dem aus bezahlt wurde, erstattet. Somit besteht kein unmittelbarer Handlungsbedarf seitens der Tickethalter zur Rückerstattung. Wir bitten um etwas Geduld und Verständnis, dass der Erstattungsprozess bis zu zwei Wochen in Anspruch nehmen kann.

Sollten die Tickets über den Zweitmarkt (Ticketswap, Privatverkauf, etc.) erworben worden sein, wende Dich bitte an die entsprechende Verkaufsplattform bzw. Verkäufer*in bezüglich einer eventuellen Rückabwicklung. ticket i/O ist in dem Fall nicht Vertragspartner und kann nicht weiterhelfen.

Bei Fragen zu Ticket(-Rückerstattungen) bitten wir alle betroffenen Personen sich per Mail an support@ticket.io zu wenden. Bei anderweitigen Fragen steht zudem das gesamte GP Team unter customerservice@gpicerace.com zur Verfügung.

Wird es einen alternativen Veranstaltungstermin geben?

Wir planen keinen alternativen Veranstaltungstermin für 2023.

Kann ich trotzdem nach Zell kommen? Gibt es irgendetwas, das Sie noch tun, das Sie sich ansehen würden?

Wir werden in Zell keine Rennen fahren. Während wir Sie natürlich einladen, Ihre GP ICE RACE-Reise in einen Besuch unserer schönen Heimatstadt umzuwandeln, finden auf dem Veranstaltungsgelände keine Aktivitäten statt.

Ich habe eine Frage, an wen kann ich mich wenden?

Bei allen Fragen zu Ihrem Ticket, einschließlich Rückerstattungen, wenden Sie sich bitte an support@ticket.io. Bei allen Fragen zu Ihrer Hotelbuchung wenden Sie sich bitte direkt an das Hotel. Bei allen Fragen, die sich nicht auf Tickets (Rückerstattungen) oder Hotels beziehen, wenden Sie sich bitte an customersupport@gpicerace.com. Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir bei Anträgen auf Ticketrückerstattung über customersupport@gpicerace.com nicht helfen können. Bitte kontaktieren Sie support@ticket.io für alle Ticket-(Rückerstattungs-)Anfragen.

Kennst du schon einen Termin für das GP ICE RACE 2024?

Das Datum des GP ICE RACE 2024 steht noch nicht fest.

Wird es eine virtuelle Veranstaltung geben?

Der Spirit des GP ICE RACE lebt mit und durch seine leidenschaftlichen Besucher. Da der GP-Spirit das ist, worauf wir am meisten stolz sind, haben wir uns entschieden, keine virtuelle Ersatzveranstaltung durchzuführen.

Was kommt als nächstes für GP?

So wie wir während (zwei Jahren der Stornierungen aufgrund) von COVID nicht aufgegeben haben, werden wir jetzt nicht aufgeben. Die Unterstützung und Gemeinschaft, die wir weiter aufgebaut haben, ist einzigartig in ihrem Spirit. Mit dem Mankei eröffnet in diesem Frühjahr unser erster physischer Standort an der Großglockner Hochalpenstraße. Daher hoffen wir, Sie beim Glockner Opening begrüßen zu dürfen!

Ich hatte vor, mit einem Campingbus zu kommen. Kann ich trotzdem auf dem Veranstaltungsgelände campen?

Nein, das Veranstaltungsgelände und alle seine Parkplätze sind an dem Wochenende, an dem das GP ICE RACE geplant war, nicht öffentlich zugänglich.

hot engines in the ice and cold.

The races on the frozen runway have lost none of their fascination over the years.

In it’s heyday, more than 10,000 motorsport fans came to Zell am See to be part of the historic ice races. Almost half a century later, this tradition is going from strength to strength. What started as an idea of two friends, is fast becoming a unique automotive winter festival in the magnificent Austrian alps!

hot engines in the ice and cold.

The races on the frozen runway have lost none of their fascination over the years.

In it’s heyday, more than 10,000 motorsport fans came to Zell am See to be part of the historic ice races. Almost half a century later, this tradition is going from strength to strength. What started as an idea of two friends, is fast becoming a unique automotive winter festival in the magnificent Austrian alps!

Over a weekend in late January, the Ice Race brings together modern circuit racers and rally cars, as well as classic gems and icons of automotive history. If it can take studs it can run!

Racers take part in many different classes, some even donning skis, while prototype ice racers and modern metal join in for a demonstration lap (or two)! The main goal is always, to bring motorsport closer to the fans, and to bring all of us closer together.

For 2022 the team have big plans, which include a move to the main airfield in Zell and the integration of the 800m runway into the event. Beyond this, the Ice Race team has the clearly stated aim for the event to be synonymous with sustainable motorsport as well as the future of mobility.

Historical Pedigree

 

Winter Olympics 1928

Riderless horses pull skiers on the race track at maximum speed in St. Moritz. Skijöring is becoming a cult and will soon embrace motorsport. Ten years later, the first motorised Renntandems cross the ice in Zell am See. Soon after, the first ice races for motorcycles of all classes and automobiles take place.

Extreme driving distances and sporting precision, rubber and spikes, hot engines and the smell of gasoline in the ice and cold –the races on the frozen runway have lost none of their fascination over the years.

 

1952

Paul Schwarz (1928-1993) wins the newly founded Dr. Porsche Memorial Skijöring Race. 1953 Cars are allowed for the second skijoring race.

 

1956

The international motorcycle and auto ice racing is launched.

 

1957

5000 visitors attend the race. Otto Mathé (1907 – 1995) records the fastest lap at 102.3 km/h.

 

1958

Because of extreme snowfall, the race has to be cancelled several times.

 

1964

Tuning legend Otto Lantenhammer sets a new track record at 109.7 km/h.

1969

Re-launch of the race, now on an ice track in the Alpenflugplatz area.

 

1973

Börje Sjöbom dominates the races with an average speed of 114.28 km/h.

 

1974

The race is still due to take place, despite the oil crisis, but is cancelled at short notice due to an accident with a clearing vehicle.

 

Motorsport returns to Zell am See


2019

For 45 years no ice race has taken place, when 2 friends decided to revive the ice races and bring motorsport back to Zell am See.

Two days of motorsport in extreme conditions with an exceptional atmosphere. Almost forgotten, now they’re back: the legendary ice races in Zell am See return in 2019. Amateur and professional racers, teams and manufacturers compete across a multitude of classes to be the best on the ice.

A winter highlight for Porschephiles and fans of all motorised dreams, GP Ice Race is an intense experience of freedom, precision and speed.

 

2020

After a remarkable comeback and freezing cold temperatures, where thousands of fans got to experience the thrill of the ice race for the first time in decades, the second edition picks up where the first began! The cars are faster, the atmosphere icy cold and the spikes do their part! Even friends like Striezel Stuck came to Zell, driving a Formula car on the ice! After all, GP is about the people, especially the friends we’ve made all over the world.

Cold Start in 2021

The pandemic has also meant that the Ice Race has had to adapt – despite being outside, having 10,000 fans coming together was not an option under the current conditions! Instead Ferdi and Tino have worked out a concept, that will allow some action to take place on the new track, while ensuring that all the preparations for 2022 can go full steam ahead!

Starting 2022 and with multiple additions to the team, we are using this momentum to embark on a new five-year strategy.

GP ICE RACE 2022 – ICEOLATED

COVID forces another year of no visitors on-site. Nevertheless, GP kept going with a week of content productions – the GP ICE RACE ICEOLATED Edition kicked off the new year as an automotive media highlight on ice.With special guests like Max Verstappen, Ken Block, Aksel Svindal and JP Kraemer joining us in Zell am See we kept the GP Spirit alive and could include millions of you watching on the screens at home.

 

Unforeseen changes in 2022 forced us to regroup, refocus and adjust to external circumstances. Whatever the weather, conditions, traction or Corona limbo – together with sponsors, partners and competitors we modified planning but not our expectations. Expanding from a three day event to a week of automotive highlights, we were able to keep most of our planned event assets and create a digital kick-off for the year.

 

GP IS MOVING FROM AN EVENT TO A BRAND. FOLLOW OUR SOCIALS TO STAY UP TO DATE AND SEE WHERE THIS JOURNEY IS GOING!

New Location

In 2022, we are moving to the new airfield in Zell am See, more than doubling in footprint. We have enlarged the ice track, added a separate tarmac runway and further integrated a photo circle. There will be two paddocks and two static exhibitions. In a nutshell: 2022 will lift the event into new heights.

 

The combination of ice track and tarmac runway ensures unforgettable experiences on a breathtaking stage.

 

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