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
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:
- 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.
- 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…
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…
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.
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…
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!
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:
328kmh through the Fuchsröhre? Sure, why not?!
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
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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