Maxi Endurance 48 to race 48 Hours nonstop in March 2013

Longest race in the world looking for more drivers to fill out eight-member squads

With a little more than three months from the first edition of the "longest race in the world", the Maxi Endurance 48, a 48 hour nonstop sportscar race on the Navarra circuit in Spain, teams are looking for drivers to complete their driver lineups. Although there are more and more teams entering this inaugural extreme event, drivers are in hot demand as we're not talking about three drivers per squad, but eight!

Maxi Endurance 48 logo, a 48 Hour race to be held in March 2013
Maxi Endurance 48 logo, a 48 Hour race to be held in March 2013

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The cost for interested drivers is 35% less expensive than in other endurance races. For example, to drive in the Maxi GT (GT3) class, the cost is between 25,000 and 35,000 Euros per driver, while in Maxi Touring, the price is between 7,000 and 8,500 Euros. The organizers are also offering an impressive prize purse, between 200,000 and 400,000 Euros depending on the number of participants.

Five classes will be on track: Maxi GT, Maxi Cup, Maxi Sport, Maxi Touring and Maxi Prototype. In Maxi GT, GT2 cars previous to 2009 will also be authorized, as well as GT3 cars homologated after 2009.

Jesus Diez Villaroel, promoter of the event, has confirmed that 35 competitors are already registered, with a goal of having about 50 teams total. Interested drivers should contact the Maxi Endurance organization here:

Translation by Rainier Ehrhardt

Original story: Laurent Mercier/

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Series Endurance
Drivers Jesus Diez Villaroel
Article type Breaking news
Tags 48, ehrhardt, endurance, maxi, navarra, spain