All posts by Dale Lomas

Manthey-equipped GT2RS claims new street-legal Nürburgring record at 6m40s

Another day, another record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. This time it’s Manthey Racing, acting together with their 51% owners Porsche. Continue reading Manthey-equipped GT2RS claims new street-legal Nürburgring record at 6m40s

RESPONSE: VGJ on the “first” drift lap of the ‘Ring!

Three posts in three days, all about the same subject. Yep, the hot topic at the ‘Ring is still that drift lap of the Nordschleife. After my last two posts I hope that my own position is simply understood:

  1. I love the execution, commitment and style of Vaughn Gittin Jnr’s project. The machinery, the driving, the creative talent… it’s all next level.
  2. But saying it’s the first ever full ‘drift lap’ of the ‘Ring on the basis of a 2-minute short video left me cold. Especially when I know so many great drifters who’ve had a crack at it decades before, just without the support or machinery or PR juggernaut available to VGJ (Vaughn Gittin Jnr).

So with that in mind, I’m delighted to tell you that VGJ himself reached out to me last night, and we had a few words…

Continue reading RESPONSE: VGJ on the “first” drift lap of the ‘Ring!

DEBUNK: Vaughn Gittin Jr was NOT the first person to drift the entire Nordschleife

Yesterday I posted up the video of VG Jr drifting the Nordschleife. It’s awesome, go check it out. But this morning I woke up to find posts like these…

Continue reading DEBUNK: Vaughn Gittin Jr was NOT the first person to drift the entire Nordschleife

VIDEO: Man does skids at ‘Ring, isn’t banned

OK, so the ‘man’ is Vaughn Gittin Jr. and the whole Nürburgring Nordschleife was exclusively rented for a day-and-a-half, but you’ve got to imagine that somewhere in the Nürburgring HQ, somebody was still sweating at the thought of ‘drifting’ on the Nordschleife.

Continue reading VIDEO: Man does skids at ‘Ring, isn’t banned

VIDEO: Incredible rollover is incredible…

Before you click play on this incredible footage, just let me say that the driver is OK. But it’s a testament to modern car design and neck restraint systems that he is!

John was overtaking slower traffic, when he somehow* gets a little bit of oversteer, the front clips the verge… and then…. Continue reading VIDEO: Incredible rollover is incredible…

VIDEO: The fastest 5IVE at the ‘Ring… bar none

Robert’s MX5 NC is no stranger to the pages and feeds of BTG. But after a rather successful couple of days at the recent Ringmeisters event, he’s uploaded a new video. A proper, legit, Video VBOX HD2 video… with data.

And it’s fast. Proper fast. Really crazy fast!

Continue reading VIDEO: The fastest 5IVE at the ‘Ring… bar none

VIDEO: The most amazing save I’ve ever seen…

People ask me why I insist on rollcages for our #CLUB1000 cars. Now I have a video I can share that illustrates perfectly why small cars can be more dangerous than you think.

And, amazingly, nobody was hurt!

Continue reading VIDEO: The most amazing save I’ve ever seen…

New Nürburgring opening times announced in August and September

New Nürburgring tourist opening times for the Nordschleife and shorter-variation GP track (Sprintstrecke) have just been announced, with an extra hour in August, and two extra evening sessions in early September. Full details below:

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Lamborghini claim new 6m45s Nürburgring lap record; Adenau LIDL sells out of popcorn

The battle for Nürburgring laptime supremacy is the gift that just keeps giving. This week it’s Lamborghini’s turn to wow the assembled internet crowds, by claiming a truly incredible 6m44.97s laptime for their new Aventador SVJ (the J is for Jota). Continue reading Lamborghini claim new 6m45s Nürburgring lap record; Adenau LIDL sells out of popcorn