VLN Season Finalé tomorrow!

Tomorrow I’m super-proud to tell you I’ll be taking part in VLN10 with Matechsports and Manheller Racing… the tenth and final VLN round of the season.

And it’s going to be one (green) hell of a race! Tomorrow a new VLN champion will be crowned! Here are a few photos from Friday practice,

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Autumn trackdays rock

Trackdays at the Nürburgring Nordschleife are, invariably, lots of fun. But there’s something magical about these late Autumnal days, and on Monday I set out to try and capture some of it. So here goes…

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Watch a little Renault Twingo go sub-8. Really.

Driving slow cars fast is way more fun than driving fast cars slow. But what happens when you take a slow car, like Renault’s amazing little Twingo, and make it really quite fast…

… I guess you’ll have to keep reading!

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VIDEO: GT3 versus Focus, or why money can’t buy talent

The issue I’m about to raise with this video is almost as old as racing itself. It is the unspoken rule of motorsports (with some great exceptions) that those who have money can’t drive, and those that can drive don’t have any money.

As a guy who doesn’t have any money, but drives a lot, it might be obvious that I don’t want to go upsetting the folks who give me the money to drive… but…

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VIDEO: How *&^*ing CLOSE?

A racing buddy just posted this video, and I think it shows just how dangerous racing can be at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Wait until you see it…

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VIDEO: 37 crashes, 18 minutes and near-countless spins

Another incredible 2015 crash compilation from the Nürburgring Nordschleife… and for the record that wasn’t me driving the Porsche RingTaxi near the start!

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Photos from the final RCN round

Every year the RCN championship quits the usual time-trialling format and enjoys a nice straight-forward 3-hour endurance race. It’s called the Schwedenkreuz Pokale, and it’s brilliant.

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VIDEO: First ever BTG/CTMeet/BoostedBoris event

Last weekend we were lucky enough to host the CarThrottle.com crew at their first ever international #CTMEET. And what better place for it than the Nürburgring?

They shot loads of video and photos, I tried hard to sell T-shirts and stickers (hey, WINTER IS COMING, OK?!), my kids got to beep a horn in Alex’s MX-5 for what felt like an hour, but was only a few minutes. Oh, and Boris spoke lots of very bads Englands.

It was fun, WE’LL BE DOING IT AGAIN BIGGER AND BETTER and this is what you missed:

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SIMS: More iRacing Nordschleife video

Regular readers of BTG might remember that I met some of the guys behind the massive iRacing simulator last month and got a sneak peek of their laser-scanned Nordschleife and Nürburgring GP circuits.

But last night they dropped another teaser video, over 10 minutes long, and it’s full of new material.

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VIDEO: 2015 is not over yet… but here’s the first 2015 crash compilation anyway!

With the unstoppable rise of the Nürburgring Crash Video genre, and no shortage of willing volunteers in the usual places, we all knew that the crash compilations would be impressive this winter… but this is eye watering!

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