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FIA WTCC to race Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2015

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Robert vd Heide, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Robert vd Heide

    Robert vd Heide
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    The FIA World Touring Car Championship will race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2015, opening the programme of the 24 Hour Race.

    It was announced today during the pre-race press conference of the 24 Hours of the Nordschleife.

    The event will mark the beginning of a three-year deal between WTCC promoter Eurosport Events and 24h-race organiser ADAC Nordrhein, and also the return of an FIA World Championship event to the terrific Grünhole, thirty-two year after the 1983 ADAC 1000Km, third round of the World Sportscar Championship.

    Thanks to this deal, Eurosport Events will bring WTCC back to Germany in style, after a three-year break. The WTCC Race of Germany was previously hosted by Motorsport Arena Oschersleben from 2005 to 2011.

    The WTCC usual event format – made of two 60km races – will be revised for the special occasion of running on the 25.378-kilometre combination of the Nürburgring’s GP circuit and the legendary Nordschleife.

    Source: FIA WTCC
     
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  2. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
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    Wow, that's gonna be about 2 laps for each race!
     
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  3. TTupsi

    TTupsi
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    Love Coronel's and Tarquini's reactions :D

    This will be epic :thumbsup:
     
  4. Calum McLure

    Calum McLure
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    Ooooltimate....ooooltimate :D
     
  5. Ricardo Edelmann

    Ricardo Edelmann
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    AWWW YEEEAAAH! NICE!
    but btw: please name it grüne hölle or green hell ;)
     
  6. Robert vd Heide

    Robert vd Heide
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    sorry ,,lost in moderation :D
     
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  7. Ricardo Edelmann

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    haha okay:D because atm you named it green hole:D
     
  8. Warren Schembri

    Warren Schembri
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    will this week's 24 hour race be streamed via RD like LeMans was last week?
     
  9. Bram

    Bram
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    We'll do our best.
     
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  11. 4 8 15 16 23 42 108

    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
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    Read about it on Tuesday and really was surprised.
    I believe there will be a single race only. Twice as long maybe.
    Interesting for the future could be, that maybe Eurosport will start broadcasting the whole race weekend, so 24h Nordschleife will be available fore more of you. If you're not that lucky like me to live in Germany.


     
  12. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
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    Reading on autosport, it'll be 1 race of 120km and a pitstop.
     
  13. Robert vd Heide

    Robert vd Heide
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    ok sounds better
    thats minimal a 6 laps race then :rolleyes:
     
  14. Jimlaad43

    Jimlaad43
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    This should be Loeb's race, as the Nordschleife is quite close to a tarmac rally stage if you think about it. I've always thought 1 lap should be a stage in Rally Deutschland.
     
  15. smasha

    smasha
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    Great stuff.
     
  16. Bram

    Bram
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    He is probably the guy with the least amount of laps on this track.

    More the domain of Coronel and Huffy.
     
  17. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
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    Simracers will win here :D
     
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  18. Roy Magnes

    Roy Magnes
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    I found gold :)
    LINK
     
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  19. Ricardo Edelmann

    Ricardo Edelmann
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    This isn't gold! It's Platinum!!!

    Since i'm only able to go there saturday and sunday it's perfect to be informed!

    #80 Nissan FTW!
     
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  20. Robert vd Heide

    Robert vd Heide
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    have to love that heli-cam :cool: