Category Archives: Nürburgring News

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…

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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.

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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 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!

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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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The day time stood still: or how the Porsche 919 did 5m19.55s around the Nordschleife

You can’t deny it. After years of officially abstaining from Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record banter, Porsche are absolutely owning it. Continue reading The day time stood still: or how the Porsche 919 did 5m19.55s around the Nordschleife

How to keep up with the 2018 ADAC 24h Nürburgring madness!

I’ll make this quick and easy; here are the links you need to keep a quick eye on how the #N24h is going.

(Followers of the BTG Facebook page will already know that I got a last-minute invite to rejoin the Milltek Sport team, which means my liveblogs and typing time have to share with my driving and teamwork time! I’m driving car #114 Milltek Sport Toyota GT86 , you can see a lap of qualifying here)

2018 INTERNATIONAL (English language) Nürburgring 24hr LIVESTREAM:

Direct link

LIVE TIMING PAGE:

Direct link

More soon!

VIDEO: 510hp AMG GLC63 S wants to be the ‘Ring’s fastest SUV

Today the Nordschleife is being used exclusively by AMG to allow the factory and customer teams to make final preparations for the Nürburgring 24-hour race, barely 2 weeks away.

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