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Brünnchen mods finished – VLN racecars hit the Nordschleife tomorrow

Would there be gravel, wouldn’t there? It was the question on every fan’s lips after this story appeared on BridgeToGantry.

As one of the most-crashed corners of the Nürburgring, and a constant feature of Nürburgring Youtube channels, the safety of Brünnchen is important for the reputation of the Nordschleife.

But after a few modifications, the final version for 2017 has arrived, just hours before the first VLN cars hit the Nordschleife (including the TeamBTG GT86 Cup machine). Continue reading Brünnchen mods finished – VLN racecars hit the Nordschleife tomorrow

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: Evo crash at YouTube corner

You have to admit, there are a lot of misunderstandings about all-wheel drive and its perceived benefits. Take, for example, this white Evo entering Brunnchen 2 (neé YouTube Corner) at around one million miles per hour… Continue reading VIDEO: Evo crash at YouTube corner

More aggressive rumble-strip added to Brünnchen exit

The Nordschleife is getting ready to show a new year’s worth of visitor just how difficult a racetrack can be. Yes, Youtubers rejoice, novices beware: Brünnchen has a new rumble-strip, and it’s not so easy.

As you can see from the following photos, it’s bigger, nastier and more aggressive than the much tamer blockwork it replaces.

It’s part of a series of upgrades and maintenance going on around the track right now. So I went down to investigate.

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