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The VLN Nordschleife Enduro is back! After a successful return to the Green Hell in 2012 saw a killer field race amongst four classes, we're pleased to announce this year's VLN Enduro will be the first Round in ESR's all-new Endurance Racing Championship!
The other three events will be the 2.4 Hours of Daytona in the Summer, the Bathurst 1000 Classic in the Fall, and the 2.4 Hours of LeMans to close the year out!
As always, we will be utilizing the VLN 2005 mod. Four classes, SP3, SP9, N3 and V4 (see the Classification thread for specific models). The format will be a single 2 hour Endurance race, which ensures everyone will have to pit at least once. We'll be utilizing the same layout as the real VLN events, which means the Nordschleife Tourist course PLUS the Grand Prix track, and using the Grand Prix starting grid and pits. The cars in each class are relatively close in speed, but really winning is going to have more to do with consistency and smoothness than outright pace.
In order to give everyone a chance to get some useful qualifying laps in, we'll be holding two Qualifying sessions, one on Saturday night from 9:00 to 10:00 PM EST, and one again before the race on Sunday night. Because it's a 2-hour race, we'll be starting a bit early. Qualifying will begin at 8:30 PM EST and will be only 45 minutes long, so if you feel you need more time to get a solid lap in around the Green Hell, you'd best show up both nights.
Driver and Car Classification thread is now open. Unlike last season we will not be limiting car choice within the classes, unless we end up with a complete lack of variety. Still, registering the sooner, the better! Hope to see everyone out, and some new faces compete for our Endurance Championship!