Have you ever wanted to enter the Nurburgring 24 Hours? Good news! The entry form for the 2016 event has now been posted and is available here. Interestingly enough, it is in English! There are interesting gems for those who are interested in the race.
Initial entry deadline is April 5, 2016 which gets you the reduced entry fee in excess of €6000 (which includes an irrevocable fee for armco and crash damage). Need a little more time? Final entry deadline is April 21, 2016 and the entry fee goes up a bit.
Space is a premium for the 24 hour race – both in the pits and paddock. The entry form makes clear that you may need to share your pit box with up to 7 additional teams, but the Germans also permit you to designate the teams with whom you’d like to share space. No promises, but you can even request which pit box you prefer.
Before you send in your entry, make sure you read the regulations – all 132 pages are posted here in both German and English. The regulations are comprehensive. They confirm the start time for the race will be 1600 (4pm). The maximum number of cars that can run in the race is 180.
Given the risks, the rules also include provisions like this: “The Clerk of the Course reserves the right to observe the performances of the teams and drivers during the practice sessions in order to then decide about the final admission to the race. The Clerk of the Course may pronounce a “night driving ban”, if necessary, for any driver. For this purpose, “night” is considered to start one hour after sunset and to end one hour before sunrise. The failure to respect a night driving ban, if imposed, will result in the exclusion of the team concerned.”
The 44th edition of the Nurburging 24 hours will run on May 28-29, 2016. There is nothing like the starting grid anywhere else.