In the 13 years since starting bridgetogantry.com, I’ve built (or at least held the tools for people who were building) several ringtools on my blog.
Without exceptions, they’ve always been based on cheap, readily available models. Some of the projects have been very laptime orientated. For example the sub-8 MX5 turbo back in 2010, and my Nitron’d BMW E36 328i (which could easily run in VLN practice sessions). Others, like the Spa24 Citroën C1 racer and Toyota Yaris #CLUB1000 were more about driving sensations and fun with friends than outright performance.
Also without exception, they’ve always been four-wheeled. Today, that changes!
In the front seat, grinning like a lunatic, after driving with me in the Rent4Ring bus for 5 hours across Germany, is my eldest son.
Continue reading A new BTG project… with a difference.
One of the best thing to happen to the Nürburgring community this year was the re-introduction of the Eifel GP. A massive cash and PR injection that moved the ‘Ring back to the top of the newsfeed in these horrible COVID-centric times.
As this was the first Nürburgring Grand Prix since 2013, it was also the first introduction of the old 20.8km Nordschleife to a whole new generation of F1 drivers. Some of them were impressed, some of them less so. Continue reading What BTGers and F1 drivers have in common.
After the announcement of F1’s surprise return to the Nürburgring this October, we are delighted to reveal that 20,000 spectator tickets will go on sale tomorrow!
Continue reading 20,000 F1 tickets to go on sale tomorrow
It’s been a long wait, but spectators will once again be allowed to attend the Nürburgring endurance series (NLS, formerly VLN). The announcement was made this morning via the official NLS website.
The Nordschleife will remain officially off-limits for the duration of the race, the Nürburgring grandstands at the GP circuit will be opened to a limited number of race fans. EDIT: Ticket prices HAVE been announced, and are available tomorrow on nuerburgring.de. €18 per person, plus €8 parking. Children up to 12 are free.
Continue reading Spectators welcomed to the Nürburgring endurance series again
Once again, the Nürburgring has been closed for several hours to clean-up graffiti added overnight. But why did the track close today, and why not every other time an over-enthusiastic fan jumps the fence to write something dumb? And what exactly happened?
Continue reading The swirling confusion of the Nürburgring’s graffiti
Porsche’s latest big sedan, the 2020 Panamera S, just set another Nürburgring laptime record for the Stuttgart manufacturer – bumping off the AMG GT 63 S on the way.
Porsche factory driver Lars Kern set a full laptime of 7m29.81s last month, the 550hp limousine only just beat the 7m30.11s set by Demian Schaffert in October 2018. Continue reading Porsche Panamera sets record Nürburgring laptime
This is the terrifying near-crash when the rear right tyre on the Zyrus Engineering LP1200 Lamborghini finally cried “enough” and sent the Huracan towards the Nürburgring guardrail.
The ensuing spin and unbelievable near-miss was caught on the onboard video system. Quick reactions from Fredrik meant the 1200-horsepower Huracan was saved from a full smash. Continue reading VIDEO: Onboard the 1200hp Lambo as the tyre blows at 205kmh!
In these strange and troubling times, we should really be glad that the Nürburgring 24-hour can go ahead at all. But I’d be lying if I said that I was totally happy about today’s decision.
Continue reading N24 Confirmed, but no spectators allowed.
Good news for Nürburgring TF fans this weekend, as the Nürburgring organisation are carefully relaxing the current parking and spectating restrictions currently in place at Pflanzgarten and Brünnchen.
Continue reading Nürburgring *carefully* relaxes Brünnchen & Pflanzgarten parking restrictions.
After weeks of rumours, the final confirmation seems imminent. F1 looks set to return to Nürburgring GP track from October 9th ’til the 11th.
Continue reading F1 returns to the Nürburgring this October