There will be a lot of battles on the tarmac when the VLN series starts next weekend.
187 cars have entered the series, which will run at the legendary Nordschleife track around the Nürburg castle.
There are numerous classes depending on what kind of car that you are driving, but BMW, Opel, Porsche and Toyota are running special Cups for their cars, and in these Cups there are 50 cars alone entered.
39 so-called road cars are entered, which means a car with very limited modification other than suspension and safety equipment.
One of the newest classes at the track is the TCR class, that consists of touring cars built after a special international rule-set. These cars will be used for both short sprint races as well as long 24 hour races. Until now we have Audi, Honda, Opel, Peugeot, Seat and Volkswagen TCR cars entered in the VLN series 2017.
The fastest cars in VLN are the GT3 cars, where brands like Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Lamborghini, Nissan and Bentley participate in the so-called SP9 class.
VLN started in 1994 and has since then grown in numbers. There has been a few bumps in their history, but currently there are 32 cars more entered than there were at the same time last year. So that’s a great positive for the series.
The entry list for the opening round will be released during the coming week.