Winter Endurance Championship
Battle for the winter title
Update coronavirus based on press conference by the Dutch Government on 12-11-2021 | Due to the current corona measures, the Zandvoort 500 is unfortunately not accessible to visitors. Information about attending the New Year’s Race and the Final 4 will be provided via our website at a later stage.
The final races of the various race series will not bring an end to all the motorsport fun at the end of the year. After all, CM.com Circuit Zandvoort and the Founding DNRT organise the Winter Endurance Series in the winter period. Many races for less money. The championship traditionally kicks off with the Zandvoort 500 as followed by the Nieuwjaarsrace and the Final 4.
Back in the nineties, racing drivers didn’t race in the winter. Nowadays, the Winter Endurance Championship is a must for drivers who want to race in the winter. The races take place in November, January, and March. Many well-known racing drivers from the national championships, DNRT, ACNN, DRDO, and international championships, like the TCR and GT4, see the Winter Endurance Championship as the ideal preparation for the new racing season.
The Winter Endurance Series has a calendar that consists of three races. After the Zandvoort 500 (length 500 km), there is the popular New Year Race, that is partly held in the dark. The WES finishes the winter season with the Final 4.
- November 20, 2021 – Zandvoort 500
- January 8, 2022 – New Years Race
- March 5, 2022 – Final 4
Notice: The entire calendar is subject to change.
Battle in the four divisions
Racing drivers can participate in 4 different divisions. Due to a special ranking system, every participant (regardless of their division) can win the title in the Winter Endurance Championship. What is most important, is that the racing driver needs to earn a lot of points in their own division.
Division I is open to Touring Cars and GTs with a capacity of higher than 3200cc. Several GT cars from the GT3 categories have proven to be a perfect car for this division, as have the fast Porsche 911 GT3 cup racers. All touring cars and GTs are welcome. Prototypes and Sportscars cannot enter the series, due to safety regulations.
Division II offers participation possibilities for GT’s and touringcars with a cylinder capacity between 2500cc en 3200cc. The division is also open to cars from the various TCR, GT4 and BMW M2 championships. The BMW M3 is also extremely suitable to compete in the Winter Endurance Series. Besides that, an extensive number of cars from the DNRT is qualified for participation, as well as cars from ACNN.
Division III is for cars with a cylinder capacity of a maximum of 2500cc. This division is qualified for cars from a diverse selection of single make series, like the Renault Clio Cup and the BMW Compact cars from the DNRT. Furthermore, the cars with diesel engines that are not qualified for the other divisions, can participate in this class.
To open the official entry form for the Winter Endurance Series 2021-2022, please use the button below.
Neither the Winter Endurance Series regulations nor the standings are available yet. More information will follow in the near future.