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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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#1 AGT 2014-02-13 19:36
... until someone paints a finish line on the track.
 
 
#2 RWeaver 2014-02-14 02:12
Why does this make me nervous about my R4R rental on 24/6/14? I swear, every time I visit this page I get more and more worried about my trip in June....

Then again, I'm worried about my vacation. That is nothing compaired to the hundreds that work for small companies that cater to 'Ring activities.
 
 
#3 Bionic Billy Nav 2014-02-14 19:17
[quote name="RWeaver"] Why does this make me nervous about my R4R rental on 24/6/14? I swear, every time I visit this page I get more and more worried about my trip in June....

There is absolutely nothing to worry about fella the Ring will be open for many years to come the 2014 Touristfahrten calendar is bigger than ever this year! Plus I'm selling my house in England to buy a Gasthaus near to the Ring I'm that confident...
 
 
#4 admin 2014-02-16 19:11
Don't worry RWeaver! We'll still be here, it's a huge year this year! More public days and more trackdays! BRING IT!
 
   

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