W SERIES HEADS TOWARDS TITLE CLIMAX AT NORISRING IN GERMANY
The inaugural W Series season enters its second half with a visit to one of the most iconic circuits in Europe. The Norisring might only have four ‘proper’ corners but it is a true test of a driver’s precision and bravery.
Originally used for motorcycle racing when it opened in 1947, the track runs around the imposing Steintribune and has a hairpin bend at either end. The front ‘straight’ curves both left and right but not enough for the cars to be anything other than flat out, while the back section has a technical right/left section where any error means contact with the walls that lines the circuit. The Norisring has a long history of providing great racing where slipstreaming and bravery on the brakes are key. Located in the south-east of Nuremberg, the track always attracts large, raucous crowds who love their motor sport.
After her class victory at the Nurburgring 24 Hours, championship-leader Jamie Chadwick will start as favourite, but the rest of the W Series pack will be vying to cause an upset at this unique circuit. Expect strong challenges from Alice Powell, who will be looking to make up for her airborne exit at the first corner in Misano, and Zolder winner Beitske Visser.