- Sep 26, 2010
The Nürburgring seems set to join the WEC calendar for the 2015 season after news today confirmed that a deal had been agreed between the circuit owners and the WEC.
The event, scheduled for 28 to 30 August, will see the world’s leading sports car championship take to the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit in a 6 long hour event, bringing the total number of races in the series from 7 to 8 as well as filling in the long gap after Le Mans that has drawn criticism in the past
Carsten Schumacher, managing director of Nürburgring GmbH said, “we are delighted with cooperate with the WEC in presenting motorsport fans with a thrilling world-class race event at the Nürburgring,” and that “with the ‘6 Hours of Nurburgring’, the Nurburgring opens a new chapter in its long-standing endurance tradition.”
Meanwhile Gerard Neveu, CEO of the World Endurance Championship, added that “bringing the WEC to Germany is an important evolution for the championship as it is the home of Audi and Porsche. The Nurburgring has a long tradition of endurance racing and we look forward to working with Carsten Schumacher and his team to make the 6 Hours of Nürburgring a success in August.”
However whilst fantastic news for the rapidly growing WEC, this deal certainly puts the possibility of a Formula One German Grand Prix at the Nurburgring in significant doubt.
Tickets for the event go on sale from 9 March with the first 4,000 ticket holders being granted free access to the Sunday pit walk. The first round of the 2015 WEC kicks off at Silverstone on 12 April.
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