The ultimate “run what you brung” weapon?

Driving your own car to a track day and home again after a couple of hours track time is one thing. But imagine driving from Stuttgart to Nürburg where upon arrival you spend 24 hours thrashing the car around the Green Hell in a race with around 200 other cars. At the end of that […]

2010 N24 – Porsche post-race press release

Porsche was another manufacturer to suffer from poor fortune to its leading runners at the 2010 Nürbrurgring 24 hour race. The lead car, and defending champion, from got off to a flying start taking taking the lead of the race before the cars entered the Nordschleife. The #1 Manthey carlooked very comfortable setting the pace, […]

2010 N24 – Porsche pre-race press release

Porsche have a strong factory presence again for this year’s Nürburgring 24 hour race. Can the Manthey Racing team make it five wins on end? Will Chris Harris and his mates bring home a class win in the GT3 RS? And how will that Hybrid 911 fare? Check out the official pre-race release from Porsche […]

7:18 lap time claimed for Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Has Porsche finally got their answer to the Nissan GT-R? An official looking release has been leaked stating their new GT2 RS can, or already has, lapped the Ring in 7 minutes 18 seconds. That’s 11 seconds faster than the GT-R time claimed by Nissan. It’s a ripping time and if it is true let’s […]

Injury forces Walter Röhrl out of Nürburgring 24 hour

Last last year it was announced that German motorsport legend Walter Röhrl would be making his return to the Nürburgring 24 hour race after a 17 year absence. However, a back injury has forced the 63-year-old to withdraw from the event. Simon Patrick will replace Röhrl in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. He will share […]

Ferrari 599XX v BMW Z4 GT3 v Porsche 956

So, Ferrari say their 599XX was the first “production-derived” sportscar to break the 7 minute barrier around the 20.832km Nürburgring Nordschleife. But, what does that term “production-derived” actually mean? Who cares if the car is based off the 599 GTB Fiorano, the 599XX cannot be driven on public roads and it comes delivered with racing […]

Nico Hülkenberg tracks Hybrid at the Ring

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Williams F1 driver Nico Hülkenberg has driven the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid around the Nürburgring Nordschleife ahead of the third round in the VLN championship. It was the first time “The Hulk” had driven around the Ring in a tin top racecar and speaking after his drive he said, “This circuit is unique—you can’t […]