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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

CRASH: Bad overtake wrecks two BMWs in RCN race

Any racing driver will tell you, a good overtake is clean, decisive and clear.

This overtake is absolutely none of those things.

And the result is predictably heart-breaking…

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VIDEO: Don’t ignore the yellow lights

This is a pretty shocking video, and hats off to the guy for uploading it. It shows a big mistake at the Nürburgring, and the horrible consequences.

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This is the new BMW M4 GT4 testing on the Nordschleife

BMW aren’t wasting any more time in getting their customer-racing version of the M4 ready for the track. This week’s Industrie Pool session is playing home to a host of very fast cars, not surprising considering the glorious weather!

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VIDEO: 7m22s BTG in a BMW M2 by Laptime Performance

It’s no secret that earlier this week, we enjoyed a thoroughly awesome trackday with Schnelleschwaben. And the keen-eyed BTG Facebook fans might have spotted that Simon brought his latest creation along for a shake-down run. Continue reading VIDEO: 7m22s BTG in a BMW M2 by Laptime Performance

VIDEO: Watch this BMW Z4 nearly take out the safety car!

The very first seconds of this video show a BMW Z4 making a mess of Adenauer Forst. No big deal. This kind of thing happens all the time, especially on your first lap…

…but then comes lap two!

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VIDEO: Onboard and Outside a ‘typical’ Schwedenkreuz spin

Thanks to a rare collaboration between a Nürburgring driver and a Nürburgring crash-YouTuber, I’m about to share two different views of a perennially common crash.

Yep, the Schwedenkreuz spin, as demonstrated by a lovely BMW E30 only this Monday.

So let’s take a look at the videos:

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VIDEO: WTF is double-clutching, and why do you do it?

So if there’s one question I get asked a lot about on my YouTube channel, it’s “WTF are you doing with the pedals?”

(Yes, I’m ignoring all the other questions that are very rude, obviously)

Mostly, I have to say, I’m double-clutching. To your Grandad and maybe even (depending on your age and his trade) your Dad, double-clutching was the norm. You used the clutch once to get out of gear and ‘in’ to neutral. Then again to get out of neutral and into the next gear. It sounds a lot longer than it takes.

But Engineering Explained have gone ahead and made this great video which explains what it is: Continue reading VIDEO: WTF is double-clutching, and why do you do it?

VIDEO: Onboard M4 GTS 7m28s FULL lap

This isn’t just a great onboard video of a hot new BMW M-car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. It marks a radical departure for the Bavarian brand – all the other M-car laptimes you’ll find scattered around the internet are based on unsubstantiated claims or SportAuto magazine hotlaps. Continue reading VIDEO: Onboard M4 GTS 7m28s FULL lap

RAGING BULL: 1M Coupe race-car tested

It’s nearly five years since BMW dropped its turbocharged bombshell on an unsuspecting fanbase. Harking back to the times of the 2002 Turbo, the 1M Coupe combined the smallest available chassis with a huge amount of torque.

“I wanted it,” admits Simon Eibl of Laptime-Performance.de. “I bought one almost straight away. And I promised myself I wouldn’t modify it too much.”

Fortunately for us, Simon didn’t keep that promise.

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