I’m standing in the centre of the Nürburgring GP circuit, just near T9 when I hear it. The distant sound of rumbling. Unfortunately for me, and my lack of waterproofs, this wasn’t a Bentley firing up…
Fifteen minutes later I’m drenched head to toe. This seemed to be the story of the weekend really, free practice sessions that started off sunny ended in torrential downpours. Maybe this was a sign of what was to come for the race?
Sunday morning I look out of the window of our apartment and see, well, nothing really. The surrounding area is shrouded in a thick fog – fog that only got thicker as we headed towards the circuit. This was set to stay, for the next 6 hours…as the rain poured down and the fog hung around we had to brace ourselves for what would be a fairly wet race.
Six hours later we hit the road, our Eurotunnel booking meant we had to hit the road before even the podiums had started. And that was it. Another year of the Blancpain Endurance Series has flown by once again visiting world class circuits like Monza, Silverstone, Paul Ricard, Spa-Francorchamps and finally the Nürburgring. Although the grid has not been as big as previous years (and missing some notable contenders from last year) the racing has proven to have been as good as ever and with the addition of Bentley to the ranks variation has most definitely been the key to this championships success.
As ever, I’ve very much enjoyed my time covering this championship this year and will hopefully be back next year.