Nurburgring 24 Hours

Classic and Grand Touring

It's the Nurburgring 24 Hour race this weekend, the blue riband race for the VLN series.

I'm unable to attend the race this year but for those interested in following the race I would suggest a couple of follows on Twitter, since two of Evo magazine's journalists will be competing.

Chris Harris (@harrismonkey) will be competing in a nearly-stock Porsche 997 GT3 RS entered by Porsche itself. Other than slicks and safety mods, the car is road legal and has proved to be pretty competitive in the intial VLN events.

Meanwhile Richard Meaden (@dickiemeaden) will be competing in another works-entered car, the Aston Martin V12 Vantage affectionately known as 'Kermit'. It's actually the same car in which he won the SP8 class at this event last year, although it has gained some serious aerodynamic enhancements for this year which should increase cornering speeds, although possibly at the expense of straight line speed.

Both cars are seriously quick entries and whilst 24-hour races at the 'Ring can be something of a lottery, if they have trouble-free runs you can expect both cars to be pretty high up the finishing order. I expect both with be tweeting updates and possibly answering questions in between their driving stints. Chris is also blogging the race on Evo's website (link below, although you need to complete the free registration to the community section to read the blogs)

Good luck to both Chris and Dickie (my preference for front-engined V12 cars means that of the two I'll be cheering for Dickie slightly more) and all the other drivers taking part.