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NLS opener Posponed, DNLS R1 instead

NLS opener Posponed, DNLS R1 instead

On the dawn of the 2020 season, due to the current Worldwide pandemic, the opening rounds of the Nurburgring Langstreke Series has been postponed until further notice.

This comes with little shock as the world shuts down due to the Covid19 Pandemic, a new calendar will be released in due course.

However, instead of the real racing, German E-Sports organisation VCO has arragned a 9 round Digital Nurburgring Langstreke Series (DNLS) to run initally instead of the NLS series, and then alongside the NLS series when/if real racing returns.
The championship attracted some of the biggest sim racing teams in the world!

The inital 4hour race which mimics the real life timetable of Qualifying Saturday morning and the race at midday, using the iRacing platform and the Walkenhorst Motorsport team would enter 2 BMW Z4 GT3 cars mixing a combination of E-Sport drivers and their real life drivers. In the #34 car, regular real life driver David Pittard and his normal Sim Racing team mates Scott and Sam Michaels would pair up, and in the #35 car new to Walkenhorst’s M240i car Josh Hislop and M6 GT3 regular Jody Fannin.

After the 4 hour race against some of the best Sim Racing teams in the world, Walkenhorst would end the race in P7, with David being the highest placed “real world” racer in the field.

“Sim Racing is super tough, its like driving with 1 hand tied behind your back! I have a lot of work to do to become a quick and consistent Sim Racer! Luckily we have Scott and Sam onboard who have been amazing at getting the team up and running in such short notice and who drove so well in the race also! A lot of practice is needed before the next one!”

DPM