Mealin to tackle 24-hour endurance race at infamous Nurburgring

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September 28, 2015
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Mealin to tackle 24-hour endurance race at infamous Nurburgring

Chris Mealin 24 hour endurance race
Chris Mealin has qualified for the world famous 24-hour Nurburgring endurance race at his first attempt.

The 22-year-old will tackle the May 28-29 race for the four-driver Purple Dot team, which is part of the BMW Walkenhorst Motorsport group.

Mealin has signed with the German outfit for the whole season of the VLN Championship.

This series is made up of 10 four-hour endurance races, at the Nurburgring in Germany plus the 24-hour race which takes place at the end of the month.

The latter is one of the world’s toughest races with up to 200 cars on the starting grid, including works factory teams such as BMW, Porsche, Mercedes and Audi plus more than half a million spectators.

The Nurburgring circuit is often compared to the island’s TT course as it is more than 16 miles long .

It is one of the most demanding and difficult tracks in the world, with nearly 1,000 feet separating its highest and lowest points and just over 140 corners, leaving no room for error.