Category Archives: Nürburgring News

Watch the full Viper 7:01 documentary here

One of the ideas that drives BTG is that of opening the curtains, inviting the casual Nürburgring fan to see a little more of the Nordschleife than they might expect.

Well, this 25-Minute documentary commits to that idea in style, from radios under pedals to galling crashes, it pulls no punches.

This is the true story of how the world’s most driven Viper fans gave their iconic supercar the send-off it deserved.

2018 Nürburgring Nordschleife Public Opening Times & Dates Released!

Drop that coffee, spit your tea all over the monitor, and exclaim your favourite swear-word at 125dB… the Nürburgring powers-that-be have FINALLY released the public opening times for the old 20.8km Nordschleife!

Full details inside… Continue reading 2018 Nürburgring Nordschleife Public Opening Times & Dates Released!

Storm Eleanor batters the Nürburgring Nordschleife

With winds reaching 120kmh, and flood warnings all over the country, it’s really no surprise that the Nürburgring Nordschleife was also hit hard by this week’s winter storm.

Continue reading Storm Eleanor batters the Nürburgring Nordschleife

VIDEO: Jaguar Project 8 becomes fastest 4-door around the ‘Ring

It’s funny how these things work out, but in the final few hours of the 2017 season, the Nürburgring deigned to create a window. A window of opportunity that Vincent Radermacker used to set a 7m21.23s laptime, a whopping 11s faster than the previous four-door ring-record claimant, the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV.

First you should watch the onboard video of the lap record run here:

Continue reading VIDEO: Jaguar Project 8 becomes fastest 4-door around the ‘Ring

PHOTOS: The 2018 Nürburgring Nordschleife upgrades are underway

It’s winter, the Nordschleife has officially closed, and the only vehicles driving a lap of the Nordschleife right now are Unimogs, Trucks and panel vans. The official plans, which are laid bare belows, call for over 1km of new track surface to be laid over the Nürburgring, and several new FIA catchfences too.

Where, when and how much? Read on below… Continue reading PHOTOS: The 2018 Nürburgring Nordschleife upgrades are underway

Freak 14-car pile-up mars otherwise perfect weekend 

Four days of driving, spread over two circuits, the Nordschleife and the full Nürburgring F1 circuit. And then, just minutes from the last lap of the day… Continue reading Freak 14-car pile-up mars otherwise perfect weekend 

RANT: Why laptiming is killing Nürburgring TF

The irony of that headline isn’t lost on me. My rants are not totally crazy (yet). This website is called BridgeToGantry.com for many reasons, including the most obvious one. Continue reading RANT: Why laptiming is killing Nürburgring TF

UPDATED: Alfa Stelvio QV claims Nürburgring lap record using heavily cut video

They claim their new SUV did 7m51.7s. That’s nearly 25s quicker than a 600kg heavier Range Rover SVR.

But unfortunately, whoever edited the following video did a crappy job, so while the video adds up to exactly 7m51.7s of running, the car covers some sections twice and misses other sections completely.

In other words, it’s a fake video. Maybe, maybe the car did the laptime. But not on this video. So we have to trust a manufacturer that edits videos together.

Let me explain, click play and follow me down the rabbit hole… Continue reading UPDATED: Alfa Stelvio QV claims Nürburgring lap record using heavily cut video

LUDICROUS 6m47.25 Porsche GT2RS 991 onboard video online

This is the fastest street-legal, almost mass production car you’ve ever seen lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

It’s the Porsche GT2RS and not only does it hit ridiculous speeds (293kmh before SX, 313kmh on DH!) but it also corners like a demon rollercoaster on titanium rails.

You. Must. Watch. This. Video.

NOW Continue reading LUDICROUS 6m47.25 Porsche GT2RS 991 onboard video online

#Club1000 is coming

A long time ago, before social media, before blogs like this one, a sub-10-minute lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife was a badge of honour. It took driving skill, track knowledge and courage to achieve.

But nowadays you could do it in airport rental car. I mean you shouldn’t. But you could. Which means it’s all about sub-8-minutes now. Continue reading #Club1000 is coming