In a very pleasant surprise, the Nürburgring Nordschleife opened a whole week earlier than planned. Not only that, but the weather was also unusually warm and mild, with dark blue skies and some almost-warm sunshine!
This resulted in two full days of perfect lapping for those lucky enough to be able to react to the short-notice opening. Thanks to Racers Retreat Nürburg and their rental E36, that included me!
As previously mentioned, there have been some significant changes to the the Nürburgring for 2017, both on the Nordschleife itself and the entrance area: Continue reading Easier and safer than before? The Nürburgring is OPEN for 2017
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
Just before the Christmas holidays, and directly on the day I don’t have even a laptop to hand, the Nürburgring have released the planned opening times for public driving on the Nordschleife.
Continue reading 2017 Nürburgring Opening times just released
If you consult Google Maps, the fast left-hander that is Schwedenkreuz doesn’t really look like much trouble at all. A 30º left-hander with no real drama at all.
So why does the next video show just so much car carnage?
Sit down, watch this 2016 Schwedenkreuz crash compilation video, and I’ll try to explain. Continue reading VIDEO: Is Schwedenkreuz the most dangerous corner on the Nürburgring?
It’s no surprise that the Green Hell Driving Days have once again delivered some of the most memorable moments of 2016: most of them good.
Continue reading UPDATED: Green Hell Driving Days 2016
Yeah, the headline says it all. Lee has just ridden EIGHTEEN THOUSAND kilometres on his trusty Honda SuperCub, weaving all over Asia, Russia and now Europe.
Riding out of Seoul, South Korea, with just eight horsepower underneath him and a lot of luggage behind him, this guy is a legend.
Last night he came to the Nürburgring, and needless to say, the “TF regulars” accepted him with open arms. You can guess what happened next…
Continue reading This guy rode his 110cc Scooter 18,000kms to the Nürburgring. Then he did 2 laps…
If you’re “local” to the Nürburgring, drive your own RingTool but can still speak English, then keep reading! A film crew will be visiting the Nürburgring while filming a new motoring program for BBC2 and they’re looking for interesting cars and people to appear in the TV program they’re making. And yes, this is on BBC2 (one of the biggest channels in the UK!), and as the Sun reports, it’s a program aimed at Top Gear and Grand Tour viewers.
Want to join us?
Continue reading EVENT: BBC TV wants to film RingTools and their owners NEXT WEEK
I’d like to think that by sharing these videos, somebody, somewhere might put down their stopwatch and decide NOT to go chasing a laptime in the middle of an incredibly busy Sunday of Nürburgring Touristenfahrten. Continue reading CRASH: One biker walked away, one rode away.
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
Like a grumpy old man, hanging on to photos of his ‘glory days’, I often like to remind people that I have a motorbike license and used to get up to some pretty batshit-crazy stuff on a motorcycle.
We were going sub-8 on motorbikes back when you needed a GT3 on race tyres to keep up, and not just a family hatchback. Continue reading VIDEO: Three reasons I don’t ride motorbikes on TF anymore