2022 sees the introduction of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring as part of the VLN Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). The newly formed championship will be run in two classes as the Cup 2 for Porsche 992 GT3 Cup machinery and Cup 3 for Porsche Cayman 718 and 981 GT4 Clubsport are combined.
The Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 3 is open for the Porsche 718 GT4 Clubsport (Typ 982) and the Cayman GT4 Clubsport (Typ 981) to start in the permit A and B categories.
Cup 2 of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring gives an equal playing field for the latest generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, which already made its debut at NLS8 this year. The standard Cup car can be easily modified to fit the NLS and Nürburgring 24 Hours regulations and the demanding nature of the Green Hell, with ABS and Traction Control allowed in the series. The driver aids – once installed, either directly in the factory or retrofitted – can be electronically turned on and off for quick conversion between endurance and sprint racing. Other modifications include an exhaust system that meets stricter noise requirements, a modified tank filling system and changes to the spring rates to make them fully compatible with the damper system, plus an aerodynamics package.
The Manthey Racing-organised championship will combine the two classes with joint rankings, while also keeping class rankings with prize money paid out.
Michelin will stay on as the tyre partner, which was already the official provided of the rubber for the Cayman GT4 Trophy.
Teams and drivers will also be able to take part in the qualifying race and the Nürburgring 24 Hours in the same cars, although these events won’t be included in the championship.
A Porsche 992 GT3 Cup car will be presented at the Essen Motor Show 2021 at the NLS stand.
The 2022 NLS season starts on 26 March. Click HERE for the full calendar.
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