24H Nurburgring: Nathan Freke preview

Following the recent disappointment of quitting the Firestone Indy Lights series in America, multiple British Champion racer Nathan Freke will race in the 24 hour Nurburgring race 24th/25th May. Nathan will be racing in a Fiat 500 R race car for...

Following the recent disappointment of quitting the Firestone Indy Lights series in America, multiple British Champion racer Nathan Freke will race in the 24 hour Nurburgring race 24th/25th May. Nathan will be racing in a Fiat 500 R race car for one of his long term personal sponsors, Marangoni Tyres. The car is the only Fiat 500 in the race run on the legendary Nordschleife circuit which is over 14 miles in length. Nathan's co drivers will be journalists from the UK, Austria, and Germany. The Nurburgring 24 hour is considered to be one of the most difficult endurance races to compete in because of the concentration required on the 14 mile lap compared to the much shorter circuits used in other races. The entry list shows over 220 entries covering a multitude of classes.

"I am very pleased to have this opportunity to compete in one of the worlds great races on maybe the greatest race track of all. I had originally passed on this offer because it would have clashed with my planned participation at Indianapolis, and I am very grateful to Marangoni for thinking of me when one of the drivers dropped out. It will be my first ever endurance race and I have never raced past 40 minutes before - I am hoping to help the team to achieve their aim of completing the race, and winning our class."

Nathan will attend a "Nurburgring School" on the 20th and 21st to familiarize himself with the circuit, prior to day / night testing on the 22nd to get used to night driving.

-credit: nathan-freke.co.uk

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