Rad am Ring 2008

On the weekend of 23-24 August the Nürburgring was closed to ‘normal’ traffic for the annual Rad am Ring / Run am Ring event where participants cycle and run around the Nordschleife. There are a variety of classifications open to competitors of all ages and skill levels. What better way to see the Grünne Holle […]

2008 Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 – part 1

Over the next few days I’ll be posting up some images from the recent 2008 Nürburgring 24 hour race. Starting with the agressive looking Volkswagen Scirocco GT24s. The Sciroccos, running 2.0 TFSI engines and six-speed DSG transmissions achieved a 1-2 class victory with Hans-Joachim Stuck’s #118 car claiming the bragging rights among the Volkswagen team. […]

2008 Nürburgring 24 hour race highlights

A few days ago I received an email from German motor racing fan Obi passing on some links to in-car footage of the Tischner Motorsports BMW M3 competing at this year’s Nürburgring 24 hour race. You should spend some time at ring-emotionen.de website as there is plenty of footage there available for download, including the […]

Team Mirage breaks new ground at 2008 Nürburgring 24 hour

The Australian crewed Mitsubishi Mirages, that have raced at the Nürburgring 24 hour race since 2004, may appear humble enough, but their impact on Australians competing at the ‘Green Hell’ has been extraordinarily profound. This year, in their fifth successive appearance, the 156 Mirage set a new lap record for the team. The 156 car—driven […]

Osborne Motorsports – Friday-Sunday update

After the last update it was all happy smiles at Osborne Motorsports as their car, after arriving in Germany over a day late, had been rushed to the track in time for the race. The first qualifying session had been run and Stu had great confidence in the car and was looking forward to more […]