Nurburgring Racing League – Season 1, Race 1

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The newly created Nurburgring Racing League has just started with a big result for the Torque Freak entry. After a long, hard and mostly devastating weekend for the whole organization, the season opener of one of the first VLN based series was the last chance to gain a good finishing position after the team could not finish the GoT and NEO Endurance races and a lot of incidents kept the team from a decent finish in the iRacing 24 hours of Daytona.

This fresh new series hosts 10 races of 4 hours length at the famous Nurburgring Nordschleife with classes GT3, Ruf C-Spec, VW Jetta and the Mazda MX5. The races are held on alternating Sundays. The TFR entry of Lars Moldenhauer, Jasper Groeneweg and Sascha Lamp races the C-Spec.

After qualifying the car in 6th position in class (14th overall), Sascha did the first stint. After losing two positions at the start and due to an almost race-ending crash, the TFR entry gained some positions as other drivers damaged their cars, though not even close to a satisfying position.

After Lars took over the car for a double stint, even more competitors got into trouble due to losing the car or the even the connection. Being on solid 7-laps-stints, a podium finish was reachable, though Online-SimRacing.de driver Marcel Mursa, who needed to do an extra pitstop, was at least 5 seconds slower than Lars. As Sascha took over the car again, he couldn’t gain on Mursa either, but Mursa damaged his car, lost the position and a lap. Being in a save 3rd position in class, Sascha didn’t risk anything and brought the car home.

While being 3rd in class, TFR even gained a 4th position overall.

The overall winner was the team of Daniel Avery, the founder of this series. Black Adder Motorsport (Christian Challiner) won the C-Spec class, Trinity Motorsports with Harald Stadler in the Jetta and Georg Gruber, driving for Race Hawks, won the MX-5 class, though he didn’t finish the race at all.

iRacing forum thread: http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3343358.page
Point standings: http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/downloadAttach/2396790.page