NurburgringFollowing an 8 year absence the ADAC Zurich 24H Nurburging race will have a car with a green and yellow nose badge (and paint job!) on the start line. With 220 cars in the race this year, the distinctive Exige Cup will be entering the S3PT class which limits cars to 260bhp and a minimum weight of 840kgs, a maximum fuel load of 70l and noise limit of 96dBa. The final performance balancing test is set and it has been agreed to retain standard engine internals, induction and throttle body sizing. This is to keep the Exige as close to production as possible as regulations stipulate for this class.  

 

Held on the Nürburgring Nordschleife (North Loop), the race has been inspired by the 23 Heures De Mans and Spa 24 hour endurance races. Of the 220 cars, they range from low powered production cars up to GT2 FIA Compliant race machines making for interesting viewing for all fans and also ensure a tricky time for drivers with a very busy track at most times and often huge disparates of power and performance.

 




Back in the days when location of the German Formula One Grand Prix, Jim Clark famously won for himself the drivers championship and for Lotus the constructors championship by finishing first here with an astonishing 3 races to go in the season, also setting a fastest lap of 8:24.1 in the Lotus 33. Very impressive stuff in 1965 and still as impressive today.

 NurburgringFollowing an 8 year absence the ADAC Zurich 24H Nurburging race will have a car with a green and yellow nose badge (and paint job!) on the start line. With 220 cars in the race this year, the distinctive Exige Cup will be entering the S3PT class which limits cars to 260bhp and a minimum weight of 840kgs, a maximum fuel load of 70l and noise limit of 96dBa. The final performance balancing test is set and it has been agreed to retain standard engine internals, induction and throttle body sizing. This is to keep the Exige as close to production as possible as regulations stipulate for this class.    

Held on the Nürburgring Nordschleife (North Loop), the race has been inspired by the 23 Heures De Mans and Spa 24 hour endurance races. Of the 220 cars, they range from low powered production cars up to GT2 FIA Compliant race machines making for interesting viewing for all fans and also ensure a tricky time for drivers with a very busy track at most times and often huge disparates of power and performance.

Back in the days when location of the German Formula One Grand Prix, Jim Clark famously won for himself the drivers championship and for Lotus the constructors championship by finishing first here with an astonishing 3 races to go in the season, also setting a fastest lap of 8:24.1 in the Lotus 33. Very impressive stuff in 1965 and still as impressive today.

Lotus return through the Stratton Motor Company, one of the most successful Lotus dealerships in the UK. Director of Motorsport Matt Cummings will lead the team with Roger Green (EVO Track Test Editor) and Gavan Kershaw (Lotus Cars, Engineering Test Driver, Vehicle Dynamics) also taking stints behind the wheel. Incidentally, there is an option for a 4th driver, contact Strattons on 01508 530491 if you’re interested! We will be joining the team helping out where we can and reporting from the pit lane and track side throughout the race so keep checking for regular updates.

About the Nürburgring:
“The Nürburgring is a motorsport complex around the village of Nürburg, Germany. It features a modern Grand Prix race track built in 1984, and a much longer old North loop track which was built in the 1920s around the village and medieval castle of Nürburg in the Eifel mountains. It is located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) south of Cologne, and 120 kilometres (75 mi) northwest of Frankfurt. The old track was nicknamed The Green Hell by Jackie Stewart and is widely considered the toughest, most dangerous and most demanding purpose-built racing circuit in the world. Originally, the track featured four track configurations: the 28.265 kilometres (17.563 miles) long Gesamtstrecke (“Whole Course”), which in turn consisted of the 22.810 km (14.173 mi) Nordschleife (“Northern Loop”), and the 7.747 km (4.814 mi) Südschleife (“Southern Loop”). There also was a 2.281 km (1.417 mi) warm-up loop called Zielschleife (“Finish Loop”) or better known as Betonschleife, around the pit area. Between 1982 and 1983 the start-finish area was demolished to create a new GP-Strecke, and this is currently used for all major and international racing events. However, the shortened Nordschleife is still in use, for racing, testing and public access.”

 

For more information regarding the race and of course for tickets, please visit the ADAC Website.

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