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Huzzah, Nordschleife speed limits to be lifted!

Sunday, August 30th, 2015 Posted in 24 hour race, Manufacturer testing, Motorsports, Nurburgring news, Touristenfahrten | No Comments »

Good news for Nürburgring fans, the speed limits imposed on the Nordschleife back in June are set to be lifted. Of course, there's a catch. The first being the limits, currently affecting all on-track activities, won't be removed until 2016. The ...

VIDEO: Sebastien Loeb tackles the Nordschleife

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 Posted in Citroen, Motorsports, Video | No Comments »

In case you missed it the WTCC crews have been to the Nordschleife and even better they will be holding a full on race meeting there as part of this weekend's Nürburgring 24 Hour support program. With thanks to Citroën here's ...

VIDEO: Playstation GT6 v VLN racecar

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 Posted in Motorsports, Nurburgring news, Toyota, Video | No Comments »

Ever wondered how close the virtual world of the Nürburgring on Playstation GT6 is to the real world? Thanks to Dale from Bridge to Gantry we can show you a driver's eye view answer to that question. And it's pretty damn ...

1976 German GP: Art imitates life

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 Posted in Motorsports, Nurburgring history | 1 Comment »

Here's a series of side-by-side animated GIFs comparing actual footage from Niki Lauda's crash in the 1976 German GP with footage from Ron Howard's movie Rush. As you can see the Hollywood recreation is eerily accurate. The crash sequence from the ...

VIDEO: VLN6 highlights from Rent4Ring

Saturday, September 14th, 2013 Posted in BMW, Motorsports | No Comments »

Dale Lomas, wearing his Rent4Ring hat, brought our attention to these highlights from the VLN race last month. And the Nürburgring is alive this weekend with the seventh VLN race out of 10 this year. To see what you're missing ...

Some love for the Grand Prix circuit

Sunday, July 7th, 2013 Posted in Australia, Motorsports, Nurburgring news | No Comments »

As a rule the Nürburgring grand prix track is often criticised for lacking the soul and charms of its longer Nordschleife sibling. Indeed, when asked about the GP circuit Sabine Schmitz told us, "I hate it!" We understand a modern grand ...

Bernie Ecclestone prepared to help Nürburgring

Friday, July 20th, 2012 Posted in Motorsports, Nurburgring news, Save the Ring | No Comments »

Amidst the general tales of woe and bankruptcy the chances of seeing the German Grand Prix return to the Nürburgring in 2013 have been given a boost thanks to an offer of assistance from Bernie Ecclestone. Eccelstone has agreed to waive ...