2017 Nürburgring Race Dates confirmed (VLN, N24, and more…)

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The VLN championship organisation have just confirmed their 2017 race dates, and in doing so they’ve cemented a large part of the Nürburgring calendar.

In a shock move, the 2017 championship will only have 9 rounds, in contrast to the normal 10 rounds of previous years. Two results can be “throw-away”, meaning only the best 7 results will count. This enables teams with less budget to still contest the coveted VLN class and overall wins.

Below you’ll find a table showing the currently confirmed Nürburgring race dates of 2017. Dates marked with an asterisk(*) are provisional, and *might* change.

Did you want to know the public opening (TF) times? Read more below the table!

DATERACENOTES
18.03.17VLN TestdayOfficial Test Day
25.03.17VLN 163. ADAC Westfalenfahrt
08.04.17VLN 242. DMV 4 Hour Race
22-23.04.17N24 Qualification Race6-hour race
25-28.05.17N24
16-18.06.17Nürburgring Classic
24.06.17VLN 359. ADAC ACAS H & R-Cup
30.06.17 - 02.07.17Truck Grand PrixGP Circuit only, Nordschleife should stay open!
08.07.17VLN 447. Adenauer ADAC World Peace Trophy
14-16.07.17World Endurance Championship (WEC)GP Circuit only, Nordschleife should stay open!
06-06.08.17*ADAC GT MastersGP Circuit only, Nordschleife should stay open!
19.08.17VLN56 hours ROWE ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen
02.09.17VLN640th RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen
07-09.09.17*DTMGP Circuit only, Nordschleife should stay open!
23.09.17VLN757. ADAC Reinoldus endurance race
07.10.17VLN849. ADAC Barbarossa Cup
21.10.17VLN942nd DMV Münsterlandpokal

NOTES ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TOURISTENFAHRTEN AND RACING DATES:

TF, or public driving sessions, have followed the same patterns for several decades now. I can’t guarantee any of the following, but here’s how it often plays out:

  • VLN = No TF friday, 50% chance of 30minutes TF Saturday, FULL DAY of TF Sunday
  • DTM, Truck Grand Prix, GT Masters = TF all day Saturday and Sunday
  • N24 and N24Q = No TF. The big N24 race actually closes the track severals days either side of the dates shown.

 

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