Beitske Visser joins Girls Only by WS Racing for NLS campaign
Two-time W Series vice-champion Beitske Visser will return to GT racing, announcing a deal with Girls Only by WS Racing for the upcoming NLS series, including the 24H of the Nürburgring .
On the day of her 27th birthday, Beitske Visser announced she will join endurance racing all-female team 'Girls Only' by WS Racing, for the upcoming NLS (Nurburgring Endurance Championship). She will also be part of the team's line-up for the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring on May 18-21, as well as the qualifying race. "Very excited to be racing with WS Racing for the 24h and several NLS races this year, starting with NLS1 next weekend. That’s what I call a good birthday present!" Visser started her racing career in karting, then moving up to single seaters, in the ADAC Formel Masters (today's F4) in 2012. At 17, the Dutchwoman scored two race wins and finished eighth in the championship standings at formula debut. In 2014, Visser stepped up to GP3 Series - then rebranded into FIA Formula 3. She is to this day one of the few female drivers to have reached the third-tier on the F1 ladder in the last 10 years. She had a top five finish in Formula Renault 3.5, before she made the switch to GT racing, as a BMW junior driver. At the launch of W Series in 2019, Visser was selected for the inaugural season and battled all the way to the season finale with Jamie Chadwick, finishing second in the standings with one race win and three more podiums. While W Series cancelled its 2020 season, Visser made her debut in LMP2 prototype in an all-star female team, Richard Mille Racing, sharing the Oreca 07 with Tatiana Calderon and Sophia Floersch in ELMS. They would step up to WEC in 2021, as Visser also returned to W Series in a double-program. While it turned out to be a more challenging season, Visser was back battling for the podium in 2022, when she finished all the races in the points, scored two podiums and one win - at Singapore - ending runner up. In GT racing, Visser contested the GT4 European series in 2017 and 2018 - taking three wins and four podiums in a BMW M4 GT4. She raced for the first time at the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife, contesting the 24 hours race in 2018, finishing 6th in the SP8T class. Visser returned to the Ring in 2019, for two races in NLS - then called VLN - always in BMW machinery. An expert sim racer, Beitske also participated in the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series in 2020. More GT outings included a part time-campaign in the 2019 International GT Open - in her only GT3 experiences, where she also claimed a class win - and one start in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in GT4. Visser joins Célia Martin, Carrie Schreiner, Fabienne Wohlwend and Pippa Mann - the latter joining the team for the 24-hour race - at Girls Only, at the wheel of the new BMW M4 GT4 that the team is expected to shake down this weekend, ahead of NLS 1.