Category Archives: Touristenfahrten

Nürburgring’s most famous corner goes (almost) gravel-free

It’s the star of a thousand internet videos, and has jokingly been renamed “YouTube Corner”. But now the Nürburgring’s famous Brünnchen 2 is going almost gravel-free.

Now don’t get your knickers in a twist. The old Nordschleife is a constantly changing beast, and track modifications happen every year. I’ll be talking about some more 2017 modifications soon.

But this change, while theoretically without consequence for any ‘normal’ track user, is bound to cause a bit of head-scratching for many regulars.

Why? Take a look for yourself…

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VIDEO: The most dangerous situations on the Nürburgring

Whether it’s cars overtaking on the wrong side of the track in public driving, race cars ignoring double yellow flags, or pedestrians narrowly avoiding crashing cars, the Nürburgring is clearly dangerous.

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VIDEO: Why checking your mirrors is quite important on the ‘Ring

It’s an argument that’s probably as old as the Nurburgring Nordschleife itself. When an overtake results in a crash, both drivers will normally blame each other. In some circumstances it’s hard to ever place blame on one driver completely. Continue reading VIDEO: Why checking your mirrors is quite important on the ‘Ring

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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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?

NEW 2017 Nürburgring Lap Ticket Prices

Today the Nürburgring operators revealed a dramatically new pricing scheme for 2017 Nordschleife touristenfahrten. The major changes are bullet-pointed below:

  • No more “lap tickets” – instead you have an account you pre-load with €€€
  • Monday-Friday laps are cheaper (€25 per lap)
  • Saturday/Sunday laps are more expensive (€30 per lap)
  • A jahreskarte (season ticket) is an eye-watering €1900!*
  • QR-code readers on the entrance
  • New IOS and Android app to check and load your lap ticket account

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VIDEO: Coolant spills are scary

Having been on both ends of a coolant spill, several times, they’re one of my biggest fears on the Nürburgring. And thanks to Daniel’s onboard video, you can see for yourself how scary it is. Continue reading VIDEO: Coolant spills are scary

VIDEO: 2016 Motorcycle crash compilation from the Nürburgring

There’s something horrifically enthralling about watching crash videos. But these three minutes are sickening hypnotic… Continue reading VIDEO: 2016 Motorcycle crash compilation from the Nürburgring

VIDEO: Two car crash at SX

White Meganes seem to be the most popular car to crash at the Nürburgring the last two seasons, particularly at Schwedenkreuz. Though this time it’s not as simple as you might think…

Other front-engined, front wheel drives, like the Honda Civic Type-R, have also been known to enjoy a moment of unplanned rotation when their driver lifts and turns. Continue reading VIDEO: Two car crash at SX

UPDATED: Green Hell Driving Days 2016

It’s no surprise that the Green Hell Driving Days have once again delivered some of the most memorable moments of 2016: most of them good.

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