NEO Endurance Series season 2 schedule unveiled
NEO Endurance is pleased to announce the provisional schedule for season 2 (2015-2016). With season 2 NEO continues to build on the foundation established in season 1. The number of races has been increased and a new race length has been introduced.
Season 2 will start on October 18th at Sebring International Raceway. For the first three rounds of the teams will stay in the US for the North American tour. After Sebring the NEO teams go to Circuit of the Americas. The final race of 2015 will be held at a new track for NEO, Watkins Glen International. Both COTA and Watkins Glen will be 6 hours.
In 2016 the season continues with the 8 hours of Spa-Francorchamps. After Spa the cars go to Brazil at Interlagos for a 6 hour race. The final two races are held in Europe. The 6 hours of Monza and the 8 hours of Nürburgring are both new to the NES schedule.
“In season two we want to have some variety in race length. The strategy will change in the longer races. Unfortunately iRacing does not support day/night transitions yet and it’s not expected to be done in time for season 2.” said co-founder Egil Sandfeld. “That’s why we chose to stay with race lengths of 6 and 8 hours. And by adding the races together we still host 48 hours of racing which should satisfy your racing needs.”
There also might be an official pre-season test day. This is still being discussed at the moment.
Gathering of Tweakers is also back and will host a second season of GES, the support series for the NES. The GES follows the NES schedule and will race on Saturdays. The top 3 at the end of the championship will earn an automatic invite for NES. For more information about the GES go to got-racing.eu.
Racespot and NEO will continue their partnership in season 2. All 7 races will be broadcasted live, from start to finish, by Racespot. Niel Hekkens said: “Racespot is the obvious choice for us. We have a good relationship and they are simply the best sim racing broadcast team.” The events of GES will also be broadcasted. For more information about Racespot, go to racespot.tv.
NEO Endurance Series season 2 provisional schedule*
|October 18th||Sebring International Raceway||8 hours|
|November 15th||Circuit of the Americas||6 hours|
|December 20th||Watkins Glen International||6 hours|
|January 24th||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||8 hours|
|February 21st||Autódromo José Carlos Pace (Interlagos)||6 hours|
|March 20th||Autodromo Nazionale di Monza||6 hours|
|April 10th||Nürburgring||8 hours**|
* Subject to confirmation.
** Subject to change, depending on the 2016 WEC schedule.