2018 Nürburgring 24 Date Confirmed

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The ADAC has confirmed the date for next year’s Nürburgring 24 as May 10-13.

The 46th edition of the German endurance classic has been moved two weeks ahead of its end-of-May date that has been a fixture for the past two years, with the Qualifying Race scheduled for April 14-15.

“We are delighted that we were able to fix the date for the 24h race at an early stage,” said race director Walter Hornung. “We are giving teams and fans the opportunity to start with the season plans for 2018.”

The revised date currently provides a clash with the second round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Silverstone, although Sportscar365 understands that SRO Motorsports Group is working on an alternative weekend, as it was initially unaware of the new Nürburgring date.

5 Comments

  1. CMI

    August 7, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Just Change the Date, SRO. You can’t taint the most legendary endurance race with your own “Endurance” Race…

    • JC

      August 7, 2017 at 9:05 am

      I wouldn’t put the blame primarily on SRO, they put their schedule out first to be fair.

      • John Dagys

        August 7, 2017 at 9:23 am

        SRO did not know about the N24 date change when it released its calendar. SRO’s full worldwide calendar listed N24 as the last weekend of May.

        • KW

          August 9, 2017 at 12:27 pm

          Yes, but SRO should have been aware that the N24 organizers always try to put the 24 hours on a “long weekend” with a German public holiday on Thursday. I’m sure SRO will correct this mistake.

          • JC

            August 16, 2017 at 12:20 pm

            Yes, that holiday this year was Ascension day, which was the last Thursday in May. 2018 has Corpus Christi, which is, again, the last Thursday in May. Still Not sure why SRO is being assigned the main blame for this.

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