Win-win: full day with Schnelleschwaben

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.
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(UPDATED) MIXED REALITY: Marcel mixes VR with real-life in this RUF Yellowbird video

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?

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Did the Golf GTi Clubsport S just set a new FWD Nürburgring record live on BTG?

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.

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SchnelleSchwaben this Friday, FREE entry for one lucky BTGer!

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…

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#TeamBTG celebrate first-race success at VLN1

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:

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VIDEO: Another Megane rolls at Schwedenkreuz

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…

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7m02s BTG in a Cayman (GT4 Clubsport on slicks)

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!

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CRASH: Why the R34 Nissan GTR is still a drivers car

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.

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EPIC-MEGA-POST: Is there an easy Easter at the Nurburgring?

There’s nothing quite as exciting as kicking-off the new season with one of the biggest weekends of the whole year. Thanks to the unusually long winter break, that’s almost exactly what happened this year.

Easter has been a 4-day extravaganza of Nurburgring Nordschleife terroristenfahrten for as long as I can ever remember. The weather normally alternates between early Summer and late Arctic winter. This year we got both of those extremes in one weekend…

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REVO just added more power to our VLN Fiesta

I’m so excited now, and relieved. And happy. With barely a week before the first race of the season, our MilltekFiesta just got a serious dose of Revo power.

As I write this blog post, Peter is driving back to the UK in the 300hp hybrid-turbo’d Revo Fiesta ST after two very hectic days. He’s left us with a car that’s not only faster, but one that’s hopefully more reliable too. Continue reading REVO just added more power to our VLN Fiesta

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