Spain’s Circuito de Navarra is set to hold the longest race in the world – the Maxi Endurance 48 – with two days of non-stop racing next March.
The event, planned for the weekend of March 16-17, is aiming to attract as many as 70 race teams comprised of between five and eight drivers for the unique challenge. The race is open to a wide range of cars including GT2 and GT3 spec machinery, including cars of the earlier generation of GT3 cars, which will fit into the Maxi Cup class, the second of four categories the entry will be split between.
Maxi GT, the premier class will be made up of current generation GT2 and GT3 cars with older GT3 cars lining up against the likes of Ferrari Challenge, Cup Porsches and Renault Megane Trophy cars.
Older Ferrari and Porsche cars will be catered for in the Maxi Sport category alongside GT4 cars and other cars, including the Peugeot RCZ which have been recent additions to the Nurburgring 24 Hours entry list.
Completing the classes the Maxi Touring class is open to Touring Cars from single make championships including Clio Cup and MINI Challenge cars.
In order to keep as many cars in the race and in contention for prizes cars stuck out on track will be allowed to be recovered to the pits for any necessary repairs before continuing in the race. Teams will also be allowed a single engine change during the race.
Organisers boast that half the grid – regardless of how many cars race in each of the four classes – will receive prize money. Trophies will also be given, not just to the top three teams in each class, but also to the top three classified drivers over 48-years-old and the top three female drivers in the race.
Registration fees for teams start at €18,848 including a discount. Only teams that register before December 18 are eligible for the discount.
For more information go to the event’s official website at http://maxiendurance48.com/.