D he VLN rocks. 2017 for the 41st time in history. At the start of the season, more than 180 racing cars were scrambling on the famous Nürburgring-Nordschleife. There are more participants in no other popular sport racing series. The VLN is fascinating. Because all sorts of racing vehicles are spread out over 24.358 kilometers. From near-series small cars to well-engineered racing cars.
VLN with numerous advertised classes
The series is made up of different classes. There is now even a separate invitation to tender for the popular TCR touring car series with racing rolls such as VW Golf GTI, Audi RS3 or Peugeot 308 Racing Cup. The fastest racing cars gather in the SP9. Here, around 500 PS strong GT3 calibers such as Mercedes AMG GT3, Audi R8 LMS, BMW M6 GT3, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, Porsche 911 GT3 R, Ferrari 488 GT3 and Bentley Continental GT3 fight each other. 33 GT3 racing cars alone were involved in the first round of the season.
Otherwise there are 16 more specials classes in the VLN endurance championship. The regulations offer a great deal of freedom with regard to modifications to the car. Cars that are particularly close to production run in the nine classes for production vehicles. The division is based on engine capacity and charging. In addition, the VLN is announcing five other cups: Opel Astra OPC Cup, Porsche Carrera Cup, Porsche Cayman GT4 Trophy, TMG Toyota GT 86 Cup and BMW M235i Racing Cup. A cup for the KTM X-BOW GT4 should be added as soon as possible.
The BMW M235i Racing Cup is the. With 22 cars (season opener)best filled class. This is followed by the V4 production car class with 18 cars, which is mainly occupied by the BMW 325i. Cars without charging and built before December 31, 2008 are grouped in group H 2 (up to 2,000 cm³ displacement) and in group H 4 (over 2,000 to 6,250 cm³). By the way, the oldest car in the field is an Opel Manta. The cult car has been in the endurance championship since 1994.