Scooter Center Cup Nurburgring 2021

SC Cup at the Nürburgring

2nd run Scooter Center Cup on September 26, 2021

Scooter Center Cup Nürburgring September 2021 - Scooter race at the Nürburgring

True to the motto "The fun is in the foreground"Took place last weekend as part of the German Endurance Championship of the Dortmund Motorcycle Club Scooter Center Cup instead. 42 participants had announced in advance to take part in the regularity drive for scooters on the Grand Prix track of the Nürburgring. The starting field was very mixed, as there were no restrictions in terms of make and year of construction. They started together, the scoring took place in two classes (divided into shift and automatic scooters).



From the Lambretta from 1954 about the classic Vespa up to modern automatic scooter, From seven to over 50 hp and from rookies to professionals, everything was represented. Everyone is allowed to take part, and that's exactly what makes this cup so appealing - the great variety of drivers and scooters who don't get in each other's way on the big and wide track. In addition, there are regulations that only regulate the safety aspects and otherwise leave all freedom. Open to oldies and young automatic scooters. The perfect event for everyone who wants to get a taste of racing and do a few laps on the track. Our Maryzabel took advantage of this opportunity and entered the race with her PX “Platónika”. She will share her experience with you in a second report.



You could register the day before from 18 p.m. and present your vehicle to the technical inspection. An advantage, as not everyone passed this test straight away (the problem was often the excessive volume, which according to the regulations could not exceed 98 dB), because this gave the opportunity to repair the defects in peace and to re-lock the vehicle the next day present.



On the day of the race there was a total of four runs, two training sessions of 20 minutes each, a qualifying and, finally, the actual race, the Regularity run, during which 35 minutes could be driven. The track was still a bit wet from the nightly rain during the first run, but it got already during the second practice session neatly turned on the gas! On Great fun for everyonethat we spoke to. At the end of the day there were a few technical failures, but no falls, everyone arrived safely at the finish line after the last run.

We hope that the last restrictions due to Corona will no longer apply next year and that we will be able to start again in front of an audience!

Results of the evenness run:

Class 1 (switch scooter)
1st place: Karsten Rehn (total diff. 0.173 sec.)
2nd place: Stefan Menke (total diff. 0.247 sec.)
3rd place: Andy Reid (total diff. 0.491 sec.)

Class 2 (automatic scooter)
1st place: Hans-Werner Both (total diff. 0.011 sec.)
2nd place: Christian Liebig (total diff. 0.024 sec.)
3rd place: Federico Vanore (total diff. 0.337 sec.)

Results in detail

Yesterday our friend Ercole was with us again with his Lambretta D Racer. You can find the blog entry about his first visit with us here . His racer was tuned for the Cologne circuit on the Nürburgring so that nothing stands in the way of the race.

Setup has changed as follows compared to his first visit: 30 series VSH carburetor

The blue curve shows yesterday's test run and the red curve from his first visit a year ago. 1HP more power and better torque were the end result. That Scooter Center Team wishes good luck on the Cologne circuit.

Vespa races at the Nürburgring

Classic Race at the Nürburgring scooter race

Last weekend the 19th run of the “Cologne Course” from MSC Porz took place.

We from SCOOTER CENTER TEAM were again represented in large numbers.

After the final preparations and joint inviting of all the equipment and the racing scooters on Saturday morning, it was finally around 14:30 p.m. towards the ring. Once there, we met many familiar faces. The large CONTINENTAL TENT, the grill, the racing scooters etc. were quickly unloaded and set up.

Nürburgring Classic Scooter Race 2009 Scooter race on the Nürburgring

After the technical acceptance, transponder assembly and the legendary driver briefing, the final preparations were made on the scooters.

Luckily got that SCOOTER CENTER TEAM still the box no. 25. So the very rainy Saturday evening with a barbecue under the tent, music and the typical gasoline conversations was a complete success for those present from the Classic Scooter racing scene.

It wouldn't be the ring if it weren't for rain and sun on a weekend, an old Nürburgring rabbit once told me. The same thing happened on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. with the first coffee it was still quite humid and punctually at 10:00 a.m. for training it was nice and dry.

Almost all of our 12 scooters got through more or less well, but even our “T-Roller” was still used.

Fortunately, a lot of spectators came to the ring. Many familiar faces from the scooter scene were present. Overall, drivers from all parts of Germany but also from AT, GB, BE, FR and even Canada were represented.

Vespa races at the Nürburgring

Scooter Center successful and with a lot of fun at the start

At about 14:00 the start finally took place, the one with a
- 2nd place in regularity,
- the fastest "girl scooter" and
- with 12 scooters from 70 starters, on our part
was generally very satisfactory. We are already looking forward to the next race.

Greetings to all contributors - see you soon and get well soon to start number 6.


Torsten Wengeler

Oliver Kluger Vespa Racing Nurburgrin 2009

Scooter race on the Nürburgring 2009

Since 2004, regular scooter races have taken place on the Nürburgring again.

We owe this opportunity to the MSC Porz, who offers a “regularity run” for classic scooters as part of the Cologne course. For most of us that means: evenly full throttle! ;-)

The SCOOTER CENTER has been represented by the racing team every year since 2004.

On Saturday was heavy rain in the dry SCOOTER CENTER Box grilled and screwed in the paddock.
We were able to greet many friends and familiar faces again. The hard core was swept out of the box at 1:30 - after all, the first training session was scheduled for 10:40 on Sunday.


Sunday came up with the best weather. During training we had 20 minutes to determine the fastest drivers and then to determine the starting grid. In the first row of the grid there were 1 starters from SCOOTER CENTER Team (Harry Barlow & Christian Schneider).

If the weather was fine, repairs and maintenance work could be carried out in the open air after the first training session. After the SCK grill had given everything again at noon, the race started.

The Green Hell took its toll: of 65 starters, only 45 made it to the finish (cancellations, no accidents)

The SCOOTER CENTER Team was able to record several successes:

Place 2 Christian Schneider (Regularity evaluation)
Tanya Kluger - fastest woman in the field ;-)

The next appointment at the Nürburgring for classic scooters is September 13 “Renoldus Sprint”

The SCOOTER CENTER is looking forward to it!


Scooter races on the Nürburgring - Historic scooters on the Grand Prix track!

That was on May 3rd and 4th, 2008 Scooter Center team once again at the racing highlight of the year for historic scooters - the 18th Cologne course of the MSC-Porz.

This traditionally takes place at the beginning of May on the Grand Prix track of the Nürburgring. After the technical inspection and driver briefing on Saturday
Team 667 from Düsseldorf showed a video in their box that was recorded in 2006. Really a great film - thrilling and funny, a little history and a lot of racing flair.
Interested parties can order the film here:

Sunday morning we went to the racetrack for the first training session - the fastest drivers quickly emerged and the Scooter-Center team was able to put 3 drivers on the front row.

At 14.30 p.m. the call for the scooter class came!
Christian Schneider (Scooter Center) and our 2 English drivers (Team Scooter Center / per porting),
Harry Barlow and Andy Beadnell stood side by side in front of the rest of the field of 55 scooter riders.

After a rapid start, the material-devastating battle on the Grand Prix track began - in every speed class every place was lost
fought. After 10 rounds the winner was certain: Our tuning legend Harry Barlow from the team Scooter Center / Pro Porting won ahead of Jonas Junge
from Kürten and Andy Beadnell.

A fantastic racing weekend with unbelievably good weather, many old acquaintances and new friends - a complete success for us!
Definitely again next year!


Scooter race on the Nürburgring Cologne circuit 2006

Finally again scooter races on the Nürburgring

We've been hooked since 2004. It is a highlight of the year every year and in 2006 we were again with our classic Vespa & Lambretta scooters at the Nürburgring to take part in the Cologne circuit.

With the routine, the excitement disappears and you become a little more relaxed, which is also noticeable to the full at the evening events Scooter Center Team box. Somebody had Vodka - effervescent included. I wonder how the British drivers managed to be so fit in the morning ... it was another great event!



Scooter race at the Nürburgring Cologne course 2005

5th Cologne course - May 1st, 2005

The Motorsport Club Porz celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and we were able to celebrate with our classic scooters - with a scooter race on the Nürburgring. All participants were enthusiastic, we too! So it goes without saying that we will be doing this again this year Scooter Center Team were at the start again.

It is a great feeling to be standing at the start with your scooter and driving where Niki Lauda, ​​Michael Schumacher and Senna have already been on the track. And we don't need to tell you anything about the atmosphere and atmosphere with many international scooter riders and friends in the evening. Scooterists stop :-)!


Scooter race on the Nürburgring 2004

Finally again scooter races on the Nürburgring

At the end of 2003 the idea came up in the year 2004 one more time Scooter races on the Nürburgring to be able to drive. There were a few rules and a lot of fun:

  1. Vehicles only up to year of construction 1978 (all Vespa before PX, Servetta + ind. Up to 78, NSU, HEINKEL etc)
  2. Original optics = full frame and the body parts belonging to the model. So not cut, skeleton or similar and also no racer paintwork (unless they are contemporary like af-rayspeed or supertune)
  3. good, well-kept condition. so no matt black craft boxes ...
  4. Safety-relevant parts such as brakes and tires must of course function very well.
  5. some changes to the scooter to prevent parts of the vehicle from loosening during the race (e.g. secured oil drain plugs etc, but more on that later)
  6. Motor and brakes are completely free, ie. everything that works - except third-party motors (automatic, motorcycle, etc.) and other tire sizes or telescopic forks from automatic etc.
  7. Volume limit to 100 phon - so it gets really loud ...
  8. is driven no race but a so-called regularity run. ie., the one who completes his laps with the same lap time as possible, becomes the winner. in the event of a tie, it is based on the age of the vehicle; if there is still a tie, it is based on the age of the driver. But don't worry, you can drive evenly fast
  9.  we will definitely have our fun.
  10. the driver needs a leather suit, with a two-piece suit jacket and pants must be connected with a zipper. In addition, a back protector (highly recommended, I know from my own experience), high boots and a full-face helmet without major flaws and scratches, etc.
  11. the entry costs approx. 100 euros in advance, we do not need a license for the time being. In addition, probably a medical certificate and photo of the vehicle with all technical data (vehicle passport) in advance.
  12. at least 15-20 solid starters

Ok: said, done that Scooter Center was of course at the start: