Despite the dire warnings of snow, blizzards, abominable snow men and no Bitburger trucks for a week, today turned out to be another awesome day at the Nürburgring. Sunshine, open pit lane, fast laps and lots of friends. I even got to thrash a brand-new Clio220 Trophy (video inside).
No big surprises there, we all know Nürburgring is always awesome, but one guy who was quite surprised was Markus. He won a FREE place on today’s Schnelleschwaben trackday, just by following the official BTG Facebook page. After working late for two days, he finally set off on a five-hour drive from deepest Bavaria and arrived late last night.
Continue reading Win-win: full day with Schnelleschwaben
I don’t know about you, but I’m still getting used to the fact that the Nordschleife is accurately laser-scanned and reproduced in two great PC games. Namely Assetto Corsa and (my favourite) iRacing.
But now there’s another technological marvel ready to frazzle our minds. VR, or Virtual Reality.
Obviously there’s no 2D video we could possibly watch that would prepare us for the sensation of ‘experiencing’ a VR Nordschleife… or is there?
Continue reading (UPDATED) MIXED REALITY: Marcel mixes VR with real-life in this RUF Yellowbird video
It should be no surprise that SEAT’s Nürburgring exploits have not gone unnoticed over at Wolfsburg. Stealing the heart out of VW’s top Golf R, then sticking it in an LSD-equipped and so-much-sharper Leon produced, in my opinion, the best MQB-car to date.
Continue reading Did the Golf GTi Clubsport S just set a new FWD Nürburgring record live on BTG?
Oh yes, it’s that time of the year again! The trackdays are flowing in thick and fast… and the fun-loving Bavarians from SchnelleSchwaben are offering one lucky BTGer the chance to join them (and me) on their event this Friday.
How can you win? Just read on…
Continue reading SchnelleSchwaben this Friday, FREE entry for one lucky BTGer!
The adrenaline of the first race weekend is almost finished. After a frantic couple of months, we finally lined up on the grid and pushed our Milltek Sports Fiesta ST around the Nordschleife for four hours of VLN mayhem. And it was awesome. Here’s how it went down:
Continue reading #TeamBTG celebrate first-race success at VLN1
Conspiracy theorists, sharpen your pencils and prepare your tinfoil hats. Yes, another white Megane rolled at Schwedenkreuz at yesterday, and YES Eifler888 was there to video it…
Continue reading VIDEO: Another Megane rolls at Schwedenkreuz
Last month I shot a rather nice Porsche GT4 Cup car for Getspeed. Turns out that one of the drivers this year is my mate Moritz… better still he was at the Skylimitevents trackday yesterday, and he shot us this video. Enjoy!
Continue reading 7m02s BTG in a Cayman (GT4 Clubsport on slicks)
Only a few minutes before this crash, I’d left my RingTaxi office to go and look at a gorgeous Nissan R34 Skyline GTR V-spec parked by the Devil’s Diner.
There’s a myth that the Nissan GTR is an easy car to drive fast. this video shows otherwise: Continue reading CRASH: Why the R34 Nissan GTR is still a drivers car