NLS - Some changes planned for 2022

NLS - Some changes planned for 2022

10.05.2021: The first third of the season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series 2021 has been completed, time for a first interim summary. The two heads of the VLN - Ralph-Gerald Schlüter (General Representative VLN e.V. & Co. oHG) and Christian Stephani (Managing Dire


The first third of the season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series 2021 has been completed, time for a first interim summary.


The two heads of the VLN - Ralph-Gerald Schlüter (General Representative VLN e.V. & Co. oHG) and Christian Stephani (Managing Director VLN VV GmbH & Co. KG) - look back and already give a spectacular outlook on the 2022 season.

 

The first three events are behind us. What is your state of mind?


Stephani:
If everything had gone perfectly, we would already have four events behind us - including the VLN test and adjustment day. The weather has thrown a spanner in the works this year. And the pandemic continues to challenge us. Nevertheless, I would draw a positive conclusion at this point in time.


Pandemic is a good keyword. Corona continues to keep the world on tenterhooks. Nevertheless, all the racing events took place with the sophisticated hygiene concept.



Schlüter:
We put a lot of energy into this in the run-up and used the experience from the previous year. Together with the Nürburgring and other organisers, we sought talks with the responsible government agencies. This has been successful. The unrestricted testing obligation in connection with the continuous obligation to wear FFP2 masks on the entire grounds and in the buildings contributed significantly to the approval.



In this context, the keyword 'professional sport' came up again and again.


Stephani
: The Nürburgring Endurance Series is a professionally oriented racing series with commercially operating teams and thus quite comparable to other racing series that also take place.




The two races that took place can be described as successful without exaggeration.


Stephani:
Absolutely! The events ran smoothly on the part of the organisation. Our teams deserve a lot of thanks. Races under pandemic conditions are always a compromise. But in the end, we are all happy that we were able to race.




However, one important aspect of the Nürburgring Endurance Series was missing...


Stephani:
Sure, the spectators. It still feels wrong to ask people to stay at home. The good thing is: The spectator concept of the Nürburgring is ready to hand in the drawer and we could start ticketing immediately once we have the approval.





What is your sporting conclusion?



Schlüter:
We are thrilled. Both the quantity and the quality of our field of participants was enormous in the two races. Again, I have to give a lot of praise to the teams.


Stephani:
And we brought this great sport home to the fans with our upgraded livestream. The ROWE-Heli is an absolute enrichment. And the fan onboard, initially supported by H&R and now Schnitzelalm Racing, is also very well received. As a marketing man, I can say: Two gripping races have achieved very good numbers.





Even though the 2021 season has only just got going, the planning for 2022 is already underway. And there are two big projects at once. Christian, the first one please.


Stephani
: We are thinking about running a 12-hour race in 2022.




What is behind this consideration?


Stephani:
Last year the Double Header, born out of the Corona situation, was a complete success. Everyone involved was thrilled, so we have a double event in the calendar this year as well. The obvious thought is: why not combine two 6-hour races into one classification? The 6h race will remain. In addition, we are planning six more races over the distance of four hours.




What is the second project?


Schlüter
: The 12-hour race alone requires a profound revision of our points system. On this occasion, we will check whether fundamental changes also make sense for the 4-hour and 6-hour races and are fairer from a sporting point of view.




What should change?


Schlüter:
We plan to cap the points formula in future at a number of participants yet to be defined. For example, first place out of ten will earn just as many points as first place out of 20 vehicles. This will give more vehicle classes and thus participants the chance to be the champion at the end of the year.



This already whets the appetite for the new season. Have you already spoken to players about these issues? What was the feedback like?


Schlüter:
We have discussed both innovations with our partners and the ILN and the reactions were positive throughout. Now we will work out the details.

 

 

- KS Media, transl.Deepl   photo VLN

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