Category Archives: Nürburgring News

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:

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LIVE TIMING PAGE:

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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.

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

[ONBOARD] 6m56s! Kévin Estre blasts Nordschleife in new GT3 RS

As reported on earlier in the week by BTG, Porsche’s amazing 520hp GT3 RS did indeed go sub-7 several times during Monday’s exclusive test session.

And strap in tight, get the swear-jar in front of you, ready to receive all of your pocket change, because here’s the video proof of just how loony-awesome Kévin can drive a Porsche:

Continue reading [ONBOARD] 6m56s! Kévin Estre blasts Nordschleife in new GT3 RS

Porsche 991.2 GT3RS laps ‘ring under 7mins, Corvette ZR1 “disappoints” with way-over-7mins

The battle for Nürburgring superiority continues unabated in 2018, with not one, but TWO manufacturers attempting to set new personal best Nordschleife laptimes today.

Continue reading Porsche 991.2 GT3RS laps ‘ring under 7mins, Corvette ZR1 “disappoints” with way-over-7mins

[VIDEO] Watch *that* 14-car pile-up from a new angle, and try your best to heed the advice!

I spend a lot of time on BTG trying to explain how your best lap of the Nordschleife can rapidly go to hell-in-a-handbasket in a few seconds. Last year’s 14-car clusterf*** was a prime example of your worst Nuerburgring nightmare.

But this time, I’m going to let somebody else explain… Continue reading [VIDEO] Watch *that* 14-car pile-up from a new angle, and try your best to heed the advice!

New Pennzoil video explains all those skidmarks around the ‘Ring in 2017

Driving to work last year, I came across a new set of skidmarks on the road near Muellenbach. Then some more, and some more. The sheer number of them, and the directions they were taking (quite often the wrong way up a slip road or around a junction) led me to to believe some pro-level drifting had taken place. Continue reading New Pennzoil video explains all those skidmarks around the ‘Ring in 2017

EARLY OPENING! Nürburgring Nordschleife opens THIS Sunday March 11th.

With more than a 20ºC temperature shift in the last 7 days, the Nürburgring have announced that they will open the Nordschleife for Touristenfahrten earlier than planned this year.

The announcement was made on social media earlier today: Continue reading EARLY OPENING! Nürburgring Nordschleife opens THIS Sunday March 11th.