Archive for the ‘Track guides’ Category

Turning Japanese

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 lap. If not, you’ll just have to make do with some quality in car […]

Derek Bell talks through a lap of the Nordschleife

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 view and listen as Mr Bell talks us through a lap of the Ring. The […]

Caterham coolness

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 I found on YouTube. Its an old clip, but is nice and clean and also […]

Nordschleife spectator guide –

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 the cars go by. To do that you need to know how to access the […]

Motor magazine’s DIY Guide to the Ring

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 from the perspective of flying from Australia to London and taking the road trip through […]

Corvette ZR1 7:26 Nürburgring Nordschleife video

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 descent into Fuchsröhre reached 160mph (257km/h). The slowest speed on the lap was 41mph (66km/h) […]

Vintage Nürburgring map (including Südschleife)

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 Südschleife (South Loop) which was lost when the Grand Prix track was redeveloped in the […]