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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: 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

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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Polizei seek witnesses after 5-vehicle accident at Hohe Acht

Last night’s Nürburgring Nordschleife touristenfahrten session came to an abrupt end when three motorcycles and a car crashed at Hohe Acht.

One 66-year-old rider was very seriously injured, and flown to Koblenz, where he remains in a serious condition today. Two other Norwegian bikers were injured, and the car driver remained unhurt. Continue reading Polizei seek witnesses after 5-vehicle accident at Hohe Acht

Two dead, three injured in Kesselchen crash

I’m saddened to confirm that two tourists are dead and three more people were injured in a crash on the so-called “fourth left” of Kesselchen on the Nürburgring Nordschleife today.

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Koenigsegg don’t play by the “rules”

WOW… When I wrote my analysis of the Koenigsegg Agera One:1 Nürburgring Nordschleife crash on Tuesday, I thought that would be the end of the tale. But apparently not… Continue reading Koenigsegg don’t play by the “rules”

VIDEO: Bikers barely avoid spinning Porsche

It’s all fun and games until somebody hits the grass. And when this Porsche 911 hits the grass at the outside of Metzgesfeld, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was all over.

I certainly expected the Porker to hit the barrier pretty hard. Luckily for him, the ground was dry enough to allow just enough friction for the car to change direction.

Video below:

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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

QUICK BLOG: Can you crash at the ‘Ring and NOT appear on YouTube?

The current trend of video-recording every single minute of the Nürburgring’s operation is yielding some rather ‘interesting’ snippets. But where is it heading?

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VIDEO: Gorgeous Peugeot 205 GTi overtakes on wrong side, then crashes.

Fans of French clutter, look away now. What you’re going to see now may cause emotional distress. Yes, after this accident on Sunday, there’s one less 205 GTi on the road. Sad times indeed.

For my none-European, none-car-nerd readers, let me explain something. The 205 GTi is a legendary car for many reasons, not all of them good:

  • Incredibly responsive handling
  • Great power to weight ratio from its peppy 8-valve motor
  • Snappy lift-off oversteer from its unforgiving torsion-beam rear axle

And what happens in the video below is more to do with the latter point than the first two…

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