The 46th edition of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring will take place between days 12 and may 13, 2018. With this confirmation, the three great events of the resistance european are defined as the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans had been fixed between the days 16 and 17 June, while the appointment is queen of the Blancpain GT Series, the 24 Hours of Spa, will be run between the 26th and 29th of July. As it happened this same year, the German event returns to cause a shock in the calendar little positive for a good number of pilots.
it is increasingly difficult to find dates free to combine the endurance season in Europe. Testing of the WEC and the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) on the one hand, together with tests of the Endurance Cup of the Blancpain GT Series and the usual schedule of racing at the Nürburgring makes it almost impossible to reconcile all the evidence. In this aspect, the date chosen by the promoter of the German event has not been well received by drivers, teams and brands because it collides with the 3 Hours of Silverstone, second event of the Endurance Cup of the Blancpain GT Series.
beyond the possible match also with the 4 Hours of Monza, of the ELMS, the clash between a test of the Blancpain GT Series and the 24 Hours of Nürburgring supposed a hard setback for a large portion of manufacturers with a presence in the orbit GT3, as many pilots and structures, collaborating with brands in the Blancpain and at the Nürburgring. In this aspect, Audi, BMW and Mercedes, as German brands with weight programs in both categories will have to push to try that SRO Motorsport you can move the date of Silverstone.