- First contract fixed after date proposals
- Five event dates for the Nürburgring Endurance Serie (NES)
- Contractual confirmation from VLN still pending
The schedule for the 2024 premiere season of the NES has been finalized. From March to November, the two organizers VLN and NES were each offered five event dates for four Friday/Saturday events and a so-called "double-header" from Friday to Sunday. The final distribution of the dates was based on a proposal from the VLN. With the NES, facts have now been established with the first of the two parties interested in staging endurance races at the Nürburgring and the contract for the 2024 season has been signed by both parties.
Start of the NES in March. Season highlight in September
Like the VLN, the NES was offered five dates spread evenly over the months of March to November on the iconic race track in the Eifel. Following written confirmation from NES, the season calendar is as follows:
- 22. - 23.03.2024
- 03. - 04.05.2024
- 05. - 06.07.2024
- 13. - 15.09.2024
- 08. - 09.11.2024
The Nürburgring Endurance Serie opens the season with a warm-up on March 22/23. The 24.358-kilometer Nürburgring circuit variant consisting of the Nordschleife and sprint track will be available to the teams on Friday and Saturday morning for extensive testing and set-up runs, which will also include race taxi rides. On Saturday afternoon, three races will follow on the Nürburgring's sprint track, in each of which one of the three vehicle divisions will be eligible to compete. In the new NES, production cars, improved cars and racing cars will each be combined in one division. On all other dates, the usual track combination of sprint track and Nordschleife will also be run in the race.
Contractual confirmation from the VLN still pending
Now that there is clarity for half of the blocked dates for endurance racing at the Nürburgring, the VLN is also expected to confirm the contract shortly. The entire calendar of endurance races at the legendary Nürburgring for 2024 will be communicated as soon as the contract is signed.