I am very pleased and excited to announce I am heading to Germany to return behind the wheel with Sorg Rennsport. As in right now. This time at the world-famous Nürburgring Nordschleife. I will be going to earn my B permit for the Nordschleife in hopes of working my way to the A permit to race the 24 hours.
I'll be back in a BMW, this time the 330I. To receive a license at the Nordschleife it is required you start in the smaller horsepower classes before earning your B permit which allows you to race faster cars such as the M4 GT4 I drove and also compete in the twenty-four-hour race.
For those who read my blog but may not be familiar with the Nurburgring, the main section the NLS series races on is the Nordschleife, or north loop. It is frequently called "the Green Hell" after the F1 superstar Sir Jackie Stewart described the circuit. Over twelve miles in length, the Nordschleife is one of the world's most demanding circuits. If you were to look at an ariel map and count the number of corners, you will surpass seventy. Yes, more than seventy corners. The circuit was built in the 1920s in the Eifel mountains, one of the trademark images of the Nurburg castle frequently seen in the background of photos as it overlooks the circuit and region. The circuit features over 1,000ft of elevation changes, extremely high speeds, little runoff, and even some places where you jump. Sound insane? Welcome to the reason why I consider this and specifically the Nurburgring 24 Hours the pinnacle of endurance sports car racing.
Here is a good short video capturing some of the excitement of the Nurburgring 24 Hours, which is my goal to compete in. Hopefully in 2022.