As is the ‘norm’ in 2015, every major Nürburgring crash-vulture YouTuber has released a compilation video. All of the ‘best/most spectacular’ crashes of the whole year in one tape.
Interestingly enough they always seem to result in a video of about 16 minutes in length. This newest one only went online late last night, uploaded by rallyeoberehe.
As you might have guessed, it’s a pure shot of Schadenfreude. But watching it might also be a bloody good way of keeping your Ego under control before every lap… Continue reading VIDEO: Watch this before every ‘Ring visit
The thrill of motorcycling comes not from safety or security, but from the excitement of taming a machine that will undoubtedly hurt you, should you get it wrong.
For many, many years I made my living by riding bikes and writing about it. In that time I did a few thousand laps of the Nordschleife on two wheels, not all of them slow.
But in the last few years my switch to four-wheels has been almost complete. Family, kids, VLN… no need for two wheel thrills, and a heightened fear of two wheel spills.
And if I ever feel the urge again? I’m just going to watch this video:
Continue reading VIDEO: Why I don’t ride motorcycles on the Nürburgring (much, anymore)
Sometimes it’s skill that saves these drivers, but it’s probably just luck. Random, chaos theory numbers, cascading around the Nürburgring and somehow not hitting the barriers.
Either that, or somebody’s invented car wax with negatively-charged ions capable of repelling barrier.
But it’s probably just the first thing. Enjoy.
Source: Auto Addiction Nürburgring Videos
Only a couple of weeks ago RUF dropped the original full-length Yellowbird CTR movie onto their YouTube channel. It reminded many of us of the original reasons we first loved the Nordschleife.
Of course, every iteration of Porsche has enjoyed a RUF make-over, but the next one to get the full video treatment was the 996-based RUF RTurbo of 2001.
Continue reading VIDEO: Did you know there was a Yellowbird sequel? Watch it here
Followers of the Swedish Hypercar firm will not be surprised by that headline, but Koenigsegg just re-affirmed their intent to run the ‘Ring in an official blog post.
Continue reading Koenigsegg confirm 2016 Nürburgring Lap record intent
This weekend the Wembley Arena in London is host to the Race of Champions. Champions and motorsports heroes from all disciplines will be battling for the overall win. Oh, and Bradley too…
Continue reading TeamBTG’s own Bradley Philpot makes it to the ROC
Many fans are concerned that the Nordschleife is about to ‘lose’ one of its most famous corners, but these photos would suggest there’s not too much to worry about.
So far the work seems restricted to mounting yet another layer of FIA-approved crash fencing on the left side of the bend, where the Nismo GT3 notoriously left the track and killed a spectator in VLN1. Continue reading Flugplatz: Your jump is safe… for now!
As many as 15 Cayman GT4s might be racing in next year’s VLN Championship, according to two different industry insiders.
Today Porsche are launching the Cayman GT4 Clubsport to the world’s press at the LA Motorshow with price stickers and possible championships. But behind the scenes, the cars are already allocated and ready to be built.
We can even expect a single-make ‘Cup’ class (much like the very popular M235i class, and the less popular GT86 class).
UPDATE: Manthey Racing just OFFICIALLY launched their new “Cayman GT4 Trophy” at VLN!
Continue reading UPDATED: New Cayman GT4 Trophy for VLN announced by Manthey
Regular readers might recognise my frustration at not being able to help people book their 2016 trips. But, as I’ve often said before, for the dedicated and canny ‘Ringer, there’s nothing to stop you booking your 2016 trip right now.
And I’ll show you why, right here. Continue reading How to plan your trip to the Nürburgring without any opening times.
The time has arrived, as the Eifel broadband has finally finished uploading this wonderful 11 minutes of VTEC-powered fun.
Looking at the screenshot above, what do you think? Is Achim overtaking a full-fat Audi Quattro rally car? Or letting him past? I don’t think any regulars here will have any doubt about the correct answer…
Continue reading VIDEO: Scalping Quattros around a backwards Nordschleife with RINGMINI