The VLN series has announced its race schedule for 2019.
It’s going to be a few intensive weeks in the spring and fall, because there needs to be room in the middle of the season for the Nürburgring 24 Hours, which most of the VLN teams will run too.
There is a qualifying race for the 24 hours on the long Nordschleife, where the team needs to run too. The 24 hours race doesn’t count towards the VLN series itself, but there are a lot of the teams running both.
If you look at the schedule with a German point of view, there is a critical date clash with the ADAC GT Masters, where teams like KÜS Team75 Bernhard and Phoenix Racing will have to be at both the Qualifying race, plus at the Most round of the ADAC GT Masters on the same day. That is of course only an issue if they want to participate in both races in 2019, like they did this year.
The schedule for VLN and N24 2019 looks like this:
16 March– VLN Test day
23 March– 65. ADAC Westfalenfahrt
13 April – 44. DMV 4-Stunden-Rennen
27 April – 61. ADAC ACAS H&R-Cup
19 May – Nürburgring 24h Qualifying (doesn’t count as VLN)
22-23. June – Nürburgring 24h (doesn’t count as VLN)
13 July – 50. Adenauer ADAC Rundstrecken-Trophy
03 August. – ROWE 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen
07 September – 42. RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen
28 September – 59. ADAC Reinoldus Langstreckenrennen
12 October – 51. ADAC Barbarossapreis
26 October – 44. DMV Münsterlandpokal