NLS2 postponed for snow at the Nürburgring
The second race of the Nürburgring Langstrecken Series has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. Five women were supposed to enter the round, including the returning "Girls Only " team and a few interesting debuts.
Europe's wave of cold weather has affected the second round of the Nürburgring-based NLS championship, which has forced the series promoters to postpone the NIMEX 46. DMV 4-hour race due to snow forecast at the famous German racing venue.
Two weeks after the opening round, the popular and competitive NLS will return to the track on 23rd April, for the Adenauer ADAC Circuit Trophy round.
Five women were scheduled to race at the Nürburgring this weekend, including the all-female team 'Girls Only' by WS Racing, which announced their return after a testing crash had prevented Christina Nielsen, Fabienne Wohlwend and Carrie Schreiner to take the start of the first round.
After a tyre failure due to debris on the fast section of Tiergarten, the Girls Only brand new BMW M4 GT4 had suffered significant damage in free practice and an outstanding effort by the whole team - made up for the vast majority of female engineers and mechanics - had successfully rebuilt the car in time for NLS2, as the team announced less than 24 hours ago.
Fabienne Wohlwend and Célia Martin were set to race for the team, with Nielsen being back Stateside and Schreiner on driving duties at the ADAC GTC race in Oschersleben.
But NLS2 was also meant to be the series debut for Saudi racing star Reema Juffali, who is making her transition to endurance after competing in British F4 and British F3 in the past couple of years. Juffali was set to join PROSport Racing in Porsche Cayman in the V5
class, alongside Emil Heyerdahl.
The Saudi racer had first raced in an international endurance competition last January, where she greatly impressed at the 24H of Dubai in a GT3 entry.
KTM factory driver Laura Kraihamer was also set to start her NLS campaign, as she is contesting a part-time season with Teichmann Racing in the #927 KTM X-Bow GTX.
In the #501 BMW 330i by Adrenalin Motorsport, Australian former W Series racer Caitlin Wood was back behind the wheel for her second experience at the Green Hell, having made her debut two weeks ago with a very promising fifth place in class.
The cancelled race has already a new date - 5th November.