In my last post we discussed how the VLN races are popular endurance racing series run on the combined Nordschlefe and GP track. Watching VLN races is one of the best things to do at The Nürburgring. They’re great fun to be a spectator at and can be combined with a tour that includes driving the track yourself, visiting museums and road tours in exotic, sports or classic cars. If you want an idea of what a tour that coincides with a race looks like check out our video from last year’s 24 hour race.
That’s all fine and good, but for those of us who don’t live an easy drive from the track, what’s to be done? Read on to find out how to watch VLN races away from The Ring!
It’s actually pretty easy with two key components:
- The VLN website. Press the prominent “go live” button during race coverage and you can watch the live stream and/or open the radio stream in several formats. In addition, you’ll see the live timing with the current race positions of all the cars.
- The GPSauge app. The app gives you access to live timing and allows you to pick your favorite car to follow their progress with a graphic depiction of the track and telemetry data. Select “spectator” mode and download the appropriate track configuration as prompted to see the race. Sorry, Android fans, but this one seems to be iOS only.
That’s it! It’s pretty simple to follow the progress of your favorite teams including Frikadelli Racing with Sabine Schmitz and Klaus Abbelen, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus and Bridge to Gantry’s Dale Lomas in the Milltek Fiesta ST.
Thanks for reading. I’m going back to tracking Sabine’s progress in VLN Race #1!