En­durance Rac­ing Se­ries is shelved

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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.”

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