Endurance Racing Series is shelved
The Endurance Racing Series will not run this year, with series organisers citing a lack of entries as the prime reason for its cancellation.
The ERS was founded for the 2015 season and held four three-hour races around the UK. Around 10 cars turned out for each race, but the 360 Motor Club’s Allcomers category boosted the numbers in some combined grids over the year.
For this year the ERS had planned to run six-hour races, and also had a deal in place for UK drivers to run on the Nurburgring Nordschleife during a threehour German club event.
However, series organiser David Hornsey said the class had been cancelled due to a lack of entries close to the scheduled start of this year’s campaign.
Hornsey said: “With other series moving toward our tried and tested three-hour race format, we accelerated plans to move to six-hour races while maintaining low entry fees. We currently have around the same number of entries for round one as we did last year and promises of support, but these have not translated into entries. This will result in a grid that does not stand up to the expectation of the competitors, nor the standard ERS wishes to promote/run. This left ERS with no choice but to pull out of the 2016 season.”