First ever official BTG Trackday – only £399 entry

It’s been a long time coming, but here it is. The official BridgeToGantry.com trackday at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
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VIDEO: That time I tried to give Boosted Boris a driving lesson

Russian racetrack refugee Boosted Boris has already made one guest appearance on BTG earlier this year. Here he is again, as I attempt to give him a short classroom session.

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VIDEO: Onboard M4 GTS 7m28s FULL lap

This isn’t just a great onboard video of a hot new BMW M-car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. It marks a radical departure for the Bavarian brand – all the other M-car laptimes you’ll find scattered around the internet are based on unsubstantiated claims or SportAuto magazine hotlaps. Continue reading VIDEO: Onboard M4 GTS 7m28s FULL lap

From E-learning to power restrictions: How VLN will change in 2016

The German racing authority (the DMSB) just released more details on the combined plan to keep racing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife both safe and competitive. And it makes for some interesting reading (albeit in German).

Working together with the circuit owners, the FIA and each individual race organiser (VLN, RCN and N24), there are a number of things that will change before we can begin racing again next year… without speed limits!

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RAGING BULL: 1M Coupe race-car tested

It’s nearly five years since BMW dropped its turbocharged bombshell on an unsuspecting fanbase. Harking back to the times of the 2002 Turbo, the 1M Coupe combined the smallest available chassis with a huge amount of torque.

“I wanted it,” admits Simon Eibl of Laptime-Performance.de. “I bought one almost straight away. And I promised myself I wouldn’t modify it too much.”

Fortunately for us, Simon didn’t keep that promise.

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Hello, Oslo. It’s been too long.

After nearly 10 years away, I’ve finally made the trip back to Norway’s capital city; Oslo.

Why am I here? Well, I’m just following my Project E30…

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VIDEO: iRacing will release the Nordschleife on December 8th

My first laps of the Nürburgring were nearly 17 years ago, and they were virtual. When it was released Grand Prix Legends was instantly one of the best driving games ever. And one of the first games that could actually do the word ‘simulation’ some justice.

Maybe that’s why I enjoyed this video so much.

Listen to iRacing co-founder and CEO Dave Kaemmer explain the link between GPL and iRacing, and just watch the beautiful Nordschleife roll past in the video below… Continue reading VIDEO: iRacing will release the Nordschleife on December 8th

€1900?! Your 2016 Nürburgring Ticket prices are here…

The Nürburgring operators updated the official webshop last night to include 2016 Nordschleife Touristenfahrten tickets and the infamous Jahreskarte (JK), or season pass.

As expected, the prices once again took a pretty substantial step up, with the season ticket costing €1900. There is some good news though…

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VIDEO: BMW E36 wiped out by BMW E46 at Adenauer Forst

Aghhh… I really do hate these crashes. Earlier this year BMW E30 lovers watched with horror as an Audi TT understeered into the hapless classic.

This is almost exactly the same crash, but where the E30 once stood now stands a hapless E36 on German plates. And the TT has been replaced by a Belgian-plated BMW E46 M3.

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VIDEO: That time a La Ferrari did big skids at the Nürburgring

Back at the start of the year, I wrote three individual posts (1,2 & 3) about Powerslide Lover bringing his La Ferrari to the Nürburgring Nordschleife in touristenfahrten.

If that seems excessive, then I apologise. But it was quite exciting at the time.

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