In these strange and troubling times, we should really be glad that the Nürburgring 24-hour can go ahead at all. But I’d be lying if I said that I was totally happy about today’s decision.
It’s the biggest race of the year, the ultimate test on the ultimate race circuit. The Milltek GT86 Cup car is running against legends like the Opel Manta and Clio Cup in class SP3. Luke and myself have been joined by Werner and Moritz Gusenbauer.
We are in box 25, supported by the whole Milltek family and the Manheller Racing team.
This is it. No turning back. It’s #N24h
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Imagine the time, travel, dedication and money that goes into a successful Nürburgring 24-hour entry. Then imagine that the weather does this to you, just 3 laps into the biggest race of the year…
Even if you live-streamed the whole Nürburgring 24-hour, and didn’t even blink once, you should STILL watch this highlights reel, because it’s EPIC.
Hey BTGers, it’s been a busy couple of days here at the Nordschleife, but we’re finally ready for the biggest race of the year: the 2016 Nürburgring 24 hour!
And this is how you can follow the race, with livestreams, social media, and more!
Last month I shot a rather nice Porsche GT4 Cup car for Getspeed. Turns out that one of the drivers this year is my mate Moritz… better still he was at the Skylimitevents trackday yesterday, and he shot us this video. Enjoy!
The Nordschleife is getting ready to show a new year’s worth of visitor just how difficult a racetrack can be. Yes, Youtubers rejoice, novices beware: Brünnchen has a new rumble-strip, and it’s not so easy.
As you can see from the following photos, it’s bigger, nastier and more aggressive than the much tamer blockwork it replaces.
It’s part of a series of upgrades and maintenance going on around the track right now. So I went down to investigate.
Sitting in my office yesterday lunchtime, considering food, watching the snowflakes swirling past the window, I hear the bark of a flat-six starting up. A mini-crescendo that tails off quickly to a fast idle as a Porsche race-car warms up.
Then another one. And another. And another….
Now that’s not too unusual when your office is next to the Nürburgring Nordschleife, but this is February, remember? We’re nearly two months away from the first race. Like a nosey old woman, I poke my head out of the window to see what’s going on.
The Alzen brothers are a constant in the world of VLN racing. But interestingly enough, Jürgen and Uwe haven’t worked together on a full season since their Porsche 996 Turbo monster, the “Türbinchen”, broke all those lap records over 10 years ago.
VLN.de is reporting that for 2016 hot-shoe Uwe will scale up his contribution to Jürgen’s Ford GT by combining Uwe Alzen Automotive with Jürgen Alzen Motorsport. The combined company will be known as Alzen Racing, the name created and campaigned by their father Dieter in the ’70s.
German broadcaster RTL Nitro has signed a deal to stream the 2016 Nürburgring 24-hour race in it’s entirety for the first time ever.
The official press release (in German) cites that the program will run for 26-hours and be available over the “Free TV’ services in Germany including Digital Satellite and Cable TV.