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The Australian “green hell”

It’s pretty fair to say that you cannot compare any racetrack with the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife. But here in Australia, Mount Panorama in Bathurst is the closest we have to anything like the Ring. The Bathurst circuit is only 6.2km long and a fair portion of the track consists of undulating straights. However, the climb […]

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 ready for competition debut

One of the most spectacular looking road-to-racecar transformations will take place around the Nordschleife this weekend when Mercedes debuts its SLS AMG GT3 in a VLN endurance event. Five-time DTM winner Bernd Schneider and Thomas Jäger will be at the wheel. Both men have been testing the car for several months and will be mixing […]

1957 Nürburgring 1000km race

Click THIS LINK to see a fascinating clip from the 1957 Nürburgring 1000km race. It was just the third running of the race and victory was claimed by Tony Brooks and Noel Cunningham-Reid driving an Aston Martin DBR1. Of course, it is amazing to see how much the scenery at the track has changed over […]

The power of M

A few days ago BMW celebrated the 25th anniversary of the mighty M3. They did so with a press release and a gallery of photos. Perhaps this video of a race -prepped E30 M3 lapping the Ring in under 7 minutes 40 seconds might have been a more fitting tribute. [Thanks to Chris for the […]

VLN race cancelled after fatal accident

Forty-three year old German driver Leo Löwenstein lost his life in an accident during yesterday’s VLN race. The incident took place on lap 22 after Löwenstein’s Aston Martin Vantage GT4 collided with two other cars forcing his car into the air. The car over turned and hit the arcmo at the Bergwerk section of the […]

Porsche on track with N24 preparations

In the lead up to next month’s 24 hour race the Manthey Racing team is well on track to defending its 24 hour title by claiming victory during a VLN race yesterday. It was the second win of the season for the team’s 911 GT3 R. Manthey Racing is also managing the racing debut of […]

BMW Z4 GT3 in VLN practice

BMW have just announced official details of their latest track weapon, the Z4 GT3. Here is a short clip filmed from one of the car’s early release test sessions at the Ring. With much of its hardware, including a 480hp+ 4.0 litre V8, sourced from the M3 GT2, and a kerb weight of 1200kg, the […]