VIDEO BLOG: Misha blogs from BTG/CD Trackday (discount inside)

There’s a massive difference in price and quality between the cheapest and most expensive Nürburgring Nordschleife trackdays.

A couple of days ago Misha vlogged about “the worst trackday of my life“. It was a very cheap event, with too much traffic, too many crashes and somewhat relaxed organisation. There’s a reason why that event is NOT on my BTG trackday calendar. You’ll only find the good ones on BTG.
Of course, if you pay €1000 a day, you can enjoy the track on a very exclusive basis, no surprise.

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VIDEO: “Why you shouldn’t ride the Nordschleife” (like a d**k)

While I do enjoy a nice fast motorcycle lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Murtanio’s latest upload is not making me want to pull my leathers on again any time soon.

It’s a heady mix of good luck, skill, big balls and ridiculous-life-threatening optimism.

Sounds good? Just watch for yourself…

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2017 Nürburgring Opening times just released

Just before the Christmas holidays, and directly on the day I don’t have even a laptop to hand, the Nürburgring have released the planned opening times for public driving on the Nordschleife.
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VIDEO: What happens when Boris takes off his hat?

By now I’d be very surprised if you hadn’t ‘met’ Boosted Boris. He’s Nürburg’s most sexist, anti-capitalist, drunken YouTuber.

And he’s the creation of my friend Misha. Misha works at RingGarage most of the time, administering their sales and marketing. Continue reading VIDEO: What happens when Boris takes off his hat?

DN16: KTM X-Bow vs Pinderwagen Golf mk2

Nige’s plucky little Golf Mk2, the car I jokingly called ‘Das Pinderwagen’ back at DN12, is at it again. Continue reading DN16: KTM X-Bow vs Pinderwagen Golf mk2

UPDATE: Did AMG ‘cheat’ their 7m10s GT R laptime? No they didn’t!

OH NO! Say it ain’t so Mercedes-AMG! Yep… those look like low-profile Michelin slicks on standard AMG GT R rims right next to the car that did the lap record with Christian Gebhardt / sport auto. Continue reading UPDATE: Did AMG ‘cheat’ their 7m10s GT R laptime? No they didn’t!

ONBOARD: New 7m10s AMG GT-R is fastest SportAuto lap ever

It’s no secret that the guys at Affalterbach are gunning for Porsche with their latest range of supersports machinery. And when I first saw the green beast, the AMG GT R, I guessed it was aimed at the 991 GT3.

So imagine everybody’s surprise when, in a “real-world” Sport Auto lap, it goes even faster than the money-can’t-buy Porsche 918 Spyder!

Watch the video below…

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VIDEO: Cold weather rocks, Golf Clubsport S reaffirms own record with 7m47s

Yes, BTG was right, and on October 26th VW was indeed setting another lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the Golf Clubsport S.

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Rock Am Ring returns to the Nürburgring

After two years away, Germany’s biggest open-air rock festival will return to the Nürburgring in 2017. This is big news for many of the local businesses, but also signals a move towards ‘normality’ for the new Nürburgring management.

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