Archive for the ‘Touristenfahrten’ Category

A touristenfahrten lap to treasure

Colin Alton, take a bow. We’re not too sure of Colin’s background but he’s clearly a half decent steerer as this video posted to YouTube shows. And he’s obviously completed many laps around the Nürburgring. Behind the wheel of his Nissan GT-R Colin has posted a bridge-to-gantry lap time of 7 minute 30 seconds. The […]

Touristenfahrten protected under Nürburgring sale

In among the possible gloom of a forced sale of the Nürburgring, including the 20.8km Nordschleife, it appears the ability for the public to continue experiencing the ‘Green Hell’ will be protected, as this comment from Joe Saward states: One of the requirements of the sale is that the circuit must remain available for the […]

The Nürburgring is for sale!

So much for hope. The Nürburgring is for sale. Everything. The failed NüroDisney complex, the Grand Prix track and, worst of all, the famed Nordschleife circuit. Full private ownership, with no government involvement, is imminent. And the locals are worried. Dale Lomas from Bridge To Gantry has complemented the sterling work done by Mike Frison […]

Driving tourist laps in driving rain

On my single visit to the Nürburgring it was a beautiful sunny day. Thankfully I didn’t have to endure the dreadfully wet conditions experienced last weekend, as Dale from Bridge to Gantry reports: This weekend the weather wasn’t just damp. It was wet. In fact, it was soaking. Rivers ran across the Nordschleife and sub-10-minute […]

It’s called “Ice curve” for a reason

Here’s a couple of videos showing what happens when you overestimate the ability of both yourself and your car when putting down a lap at the Nürburgring. You’ll see a Honda CR-V going through Eiskurve just a little too hot. Wet or dry, this section of the track is slippery. If you get it wrong […]

2012 Nürburgring Touristenfahrten calendar

If you’re planning on making the trip to the Nürburgring this year and would like to drive yourself around the wonderful 20.832km of tarmac you could do a lot worse than check out this handy calendaer put together by nurburgring.co.uk. For Touristenfahrten (public open day) drivers the good news is that the days in green […]

2012 Touristenfahrten pricing released

A quick scan of the Nürburgring website shows updated pricing for 2012 Touristenfahrten days where you can drive around the Nürburgring Nordschleife have been announced. There’s a slight increase compared to 2011 pricing for one, four and 25 lap tickets. The Jahreskarte (yearly ticket) remains the same as last year. Those paying attention will see […]