Rebecca Jackson to drive a BMW M235i in the VLN six-hour race ahead of the Nurburgring 24h

Safety at the Nurburgring has been stepped up over the years with various processes needed to sign off drivers to ensure those on the track and those watching are as safe as possible.

Rebecca will be competing in the Nurburgring 24h race at the end of May with Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. However, before she can do that she needs to get two permits; B and A. B is simple and consists of a theory test and some time spent in a road car with an instructor, this is what you need to compete in a normal VLN Endurance Championship race.

In order to qualify for the A licence, Rebecca needs to complete 18 race laps of the Nordschleife and GP circuit combined.This will be the configuration for all VLN races, the 24-hour race included.

This weekend Rebecca will race with Purple.Racing at the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nurburgring in a BMW M235i alongside two other drivers. Normally, these races are run with four drivers but for Rebecca to complete the required laps, she will be driving a lot more than someone normally would in this race!

Those 18 laps will be completed during the race schedule this weekend. VLN races are normally just four hours but this six-hour race is special because practice and qualifying go into darkness.

Rebecca's team mates are single-seater driver, 22-year-old Chris Mealin and talented amateur Guy Riall.

Find out more about the VLN Endurance Championship here and watch this space for further details of Rebecca's entry into the Nurburgring 24h – which takes place 26-29 May.