An Australian view on the Nürburgring Nordschleife

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Turning Japanese

Thursday, August 27th, 2009 Posted in 24 hour race, Lexus, Track guides, Video | No Comments »

Here is a nifty split screen clip of the Lexus LF-A lapping the Nürburgring during the 24 hour race earlier this year. If you can speak Japanese you'll get plenty out of this as driver Takayuki Kinoshita provides commentary throughout the ...

Derek Bell talks through a lap of the Nordschleife

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 Posted in Motorsports, Porsche, Track guides, Video | 4 Comments »

This would have to be one of the best Nurburgring Nordschleife videos on the internet. Derek Bell, five-time Le Mans winner, is behind the wheel of the awesome Porsche 956. There's not much else to say, except enjoy the racecam ...

Caterham coolness

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 Posted in Caterham, Track guides, Video | No Comments »

I reckon the Caterhams are pretty ugly cars, but by hell I'd love to drive one around the Nordschleife. What they lack in looks they make up for in driving purity. They're awesome cars! I hope you enjoy this lap ...

Nordschleife spectator guide – racetours.co.uk

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 Posted in Track guides | No Comments »

Watching other people lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife is almost as much fun as lapping it yourself. Almost! If you're making the trek to the Ring from Australia, or anywhere really, I highly recommend setting aside some time to just watch ...

Motor magazine’s DIY Guide to the Ring

Monday, August 11th, 2008 Posted in Australia, Track guides, Trip reports, Volkswagen | No Comments »

Thinking of heading over to the Ring? This DIY Guide from Australian Motor magazine (first published in February 2006) is a handy introduction. It is pretty basic but does cover as much as you can expect given the format. Written ...

Corvette ZR1 7:26 Nürburgring Nordschleife video

Saturday, July 12th, 2008 Posted in GM, Lap times, Track guides, Video | 5 Comments »

General Motors have just released their footage of the Corvette ZR1 lapping the Nürburgring in 7:26.4—that's fast! How fast? Well, top speed is 179mph (288km/h) under the bridge into Tiergarten. Perhaps more impressive is topping 170mph (273km/h) into Schwedenkreuz. The ...

Vintage Nürburgring map (including Südschleife)

Monday, June 30th, 2008 Posted in Nurburgring history, Track guides | 4 Comments »

I hope you enjoy looking at this old Nürburgring map. The dark line is the Nordschleife (North Loop), note the Steilstrecke section (above the Karussel) which was used for steep gradient tests. The lighter circuit below is the 7.7 kilometre ...