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No more Bridge To Gantry?! UPDATED & SOLVED

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UPDATE: Thank to the wonders of social media, we have an answer to this story before the press officer even gets to work on Monday morning! ;)

The gantry (and three more, also from the GP track) are all away being reconditioned and will be back before the start of the season!

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ORIGINAL STORY BELOW:

For many years the "Bridge To Gantry" timing method has been the defacto standard for the more competitive tourist driver at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and even the odd manufacturer and tuner. But today that method appears to be in jeopardy!

As these photos show, the Audi signage has been in the process of removal over the last week. Piece by piece, the metal gantry has been stripped bare.

I've been patiently waiting to see who would be the new sponsor for 2014. BMW? Audi? Maybe Hyundai?

So imagine my shock on the way this evening when the gantry had GONE! Disappeared from the skyline like it was never there...

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 Upon closer inspection, the main gantry is now on the floor, not gone completely. I hope it's down for simple maintenance or a refresh, otherwise what do we do? Bridge to concrete? Bridge to ED gas station?

The gantry would be nothing more than a set of GPS co-ordinates in so many Nürburgring fans' phones...

   

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