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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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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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Flugplatz: Your jump is safe… for now!

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!

The seven Nürburgring track alterations for 2016

Earlier today the Nürburgring announced the full details of the seven planned modifications to the Nürburgring Nordschleife that will enable to the track to keep it’s FIA license AND (most importantly) shed those terrible speed-limits.

Only one of the modifications will change the way we drive the track, the rest are all aimed at spectator safety.

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