'Ring 24 Date
The date has been set for the 35th ADAC Zurich 24-Stunden-Rennen
on the Nürburgring, and the good news is that it not coincide
with the 24 Heures du Mans. The action will commence on June 7 with
the first practice sessions, and the winning team will take the
chequered flag at 3pm. on June 10.
Why is it possible
to avoid the dreaded date clash in 2007? - Simply put, religion.
The 'Ring 24 organisers try to incorporate Corpus Christi day into
their scheduling every year; this is an official holiday and therefore
saves the many volunteer helpers a day of their own paid vacation.
But it does not have a fixed date – it happens on the second
Thursday after Pentecost, between May 21 and June 24. This basically
causes the race to move up and down the calendar from one year to
the next, along with the religious holidays.
This gives the
genuine endurance racing fan the opportunity to take in two of the
world’s most prestigious 24 hour races in one trip –
budget and weather permitting.