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3 things I learnt on the first TF day of 2016

The weather might not have been optimal, but that didn’t stop hundreds of true-believers hitting the Nurburgring Nordschleife for the first day of public driving in 2016.

And (for those who don’t read BTG) they were in for a big surprise too, with a whole new one-way system in the car park, and some big changes to the Nordschleife’s layout.

Here are the changes in full, along with a (hopefully) a useful video to share with your friends.

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Industry testing resumes at the Nordschleife – with limits

After Monday’s excitement with Porsche throwing a 2016 GT3R around the Nordschleife, it should be no surprise that the Nürburgring is getting back up to speed this week.

In fact, by Tuesday afternoon the Eifel forests were being serenaded by engines of all sizes, thanks to the first Industrie-Pool session of the year.

But not everything is finished in Nürburgring-land though, as these photos of the new ‘Flugplatz’ section show. Continue reading Industry testing resumes at the Nordschleife – with limits

Trackwalk: Flugplatz and Metzgesfeld latest…

As the wet’n’warm European winter continues, this Saturday morning turned into a bit of a trackwalk. While nearly 40 guys’n’girls walked a full lap starting from Breidscheid bridge, I took the easy option(!) and brought the kids along. I wanted to see Flugplatz…

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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!

Citroën show us what it’s like to take Flugplatz flat-out in a WTCC car

Yesterday I reported on the breathtaking spectacle of the official FIA WTCC test day here at the Nürburgring.

Less than 24-hours after the test finished, Citroën Racing have already uploaded their video from the event. And it includes a little piece of onboard footage that will make you grin… check it out!

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