Lidsey makes “VLN” debut
Renault UK Clio Cup race winner Brett Lidsey is making the move to full-time competition in Europe this year after confirming a deal with top BMW team Sorg Rennsport to contest the 2020 Nürburgring Endurance Series.
Marking his debut in rear-wheel drive racing, Northfleet 28-year-old Lidsey will take on an entirely new challenge this year in the nine round championship which races exclusively at the fearsome and demanding 24-kilometre Nurburgring-Nordschleife in Germany.
Featuring eye-watering grids of around 170 cars across a number of different classes, which include entries ranging from production touring cars through to full blown thoroughbred GT3 racers, the series – formerly known as VLN – is one of the biggest tests in the world for drivers of all abilities.
Lidsey will share driving duties in Sorg Rennsport’s Gerri Limonade liveried BMW M240i with young Russian racer Ivan Berets, who competed in the Italian Formula 4 Championship in 2019, and a yet-to-be-revealed third team-mate.
Having already enjoyed a very successful test of the BMW M240i at the Autodromo do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal, last week, Kent sportsman Lidsey is now relishing the prospect of the official pre-season test which will take place at Nurburgring-Nordschleife on Saturday, 14th March.
The championship will commence one week later, on Saturday, 21st March, and will reach its conclusion in late October. All races are contested over a duration of four hours, with the exception of the event on 29th August which will be six hours.