The organisers of the AvD Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nurburgring are optimistic that Europe's oldest historic racing festival will be able to go ahead as planned in early August.
Following the resumption of testing and public driving days on the Nurburgring Nordschleife two months after the world was plunged into lockdown owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the AvD is pushing ahead with plans to run the 48th edition of the Oldtimer Grand Prix over the weekend of 7-9 August.
An AvD spokesman said: "The opening round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series at the end of June marks the return of real racing at the 'Ring' and the organisers are optimistic as well that the 48th running of the Oldtimer Grand Prix will be feasible as scheduled."
If the event, which regularly attracts many UK competitors, does go ahead, COVID-19 controls will be in place.
"Numerous other detailed rules have to be worked out. Above all, they include the reorganisation of the overall sporting conditions, from technical scrutineering to the wide variety of race control and stewards' tasks through to the marshals posted around the track.
"Practicable hygiene concepts have to be developed for all of these areas."
Although most of the race programme will be run on the modern Grand Prix track, the AvD Historic Marathon is scheduled to be held on the full 14-mile Nordschleife.