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Your first lap of the Nurburgring

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We all remember our first lap of the amazing Nürburgring Nordschleife - except those who haven't done it yet. This guide is specifically for those people!

Here's BTG's top tips for your first lap of the Nurburgring on a public day:

  • Take it easy. Don't go too fast. This applies especially to the more experienced track drivers and racers. You might know how fast you can go around a corner, but first you have to know EXACTLY what the corner is. Race drivers often have the worst crashes as they enter a corner on the limit, only to find the corner turns the OTHER way and they have nothing in reserve.
  • Stick to the right! The rules for overtaking on public driving are very simple. Overtake on the left. Go slow on the right. This is regardless of which direction the curve is taking you. If you're on the right-hand side and doing your own speed, you don't even have to worry about who's behind you.
  • Check your mirrors. If checking the mirrors is becoming too difficult for you, then you're going too fast! Go back to the previous point in this list and stick to the right...
  • Don't race. The easiest way to crash is to try and keep up with, or stay ahead of another car.
  • Don't time. There's no reason to time your laps when you're on your first 100 or so. You'll only be disappointed!

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#11 Mortimer 2011-11-24 17:03
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-IGhVLBjRA
 
 
#12 Hans 2012-05-10 22:15
what a sad thing is that it would be my first time travel to here in this August,and the car I may race here would be a BMW318 rented from the sixt~~~~~ :cry:
 
   

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