The 2019 season in the VLN endurance championship was a resounding success for Phoenix Racing, with multiple podium finishes to celebrate for Ernst Moser’s team. Now the Meuspath-based squad are looking ahead to 2020, with the championship having been renamed Nürburgring Endurance Series.
“We are very busy with our preparations for the upcoming season,” Moser said. “As our home track, the Nürburgring is an important part of our calendar and our 2020 race programme.”
Last year Phoenix Racing enjoyed a number of successful finishes in the Nürburgring Endurance Series, then known as the VLN. Highlights included second place at the season finale in October and three class wins across the year. Phoenix Racing driver Steve Jans also wrapped up the championship in the SP9 Pro-Am class. One of the highlights of the season was the team’s fifth overall victory at the legendary Nürburgring 24 Hours in June.
The Nürburgring has always been a happy hunting ground for the team – and things aren’t set to change in 2020 either. Phoenix Racing is planning to enter both the GT3 and GT4 class of the newly renamed series.
“Of course, we are aiming to fight for race wins and podiums,” Moser continued. “We are still working on our driver line-up, and negotiations are ongoing. We will be looking to find the best possible drivers to complete our GT3 and GT4 entries. One thing is clear: we will be putting together an outstanding team and look forward to expanding our programme.”
The popular endurance series kicks off the new season on 21 March. As usual there will be nine races in the season, including the season highlight – the 6 Hour Race – on 29 August. The final race of the season is on 24 October.