The 46th edition off the Nürburgring 24 Hours is set to take place on 12-13 May 2018.
The meeting begins on Ascension Day, 10 May, a regular fixture for the meeting, but the chosen date for the 2018 race has already produced a significant fixture clash with more potentially to come.
Already assured is a clash with the Blancpain Endurance Series at Silverstone, part of the SRO calendar announced at the Spa 24 Hours. That could see some Pro teams either forced to make a choice, or arranging airborne transfers between the meetings for some drivers!
That presumes, at this stage at least, that SRO do not decide to move the Silverstone date, a move that some Series regulars were apparently suggesting in the immediate aftermath of the calendar announcement.
And with the ACO Series calendars still to come there could be more European calendar congestion, the same weekend in 2017 saw the ELMS at Monza.