Category Archives: RCN

2017 Nürburgring Race Dates confirmed (VLN, N24, and more…)

The VLN championship organisation have just confirmed their 2017 race dates, and in doing so they’ve cemented a large part of the Nürburgring calendar. Continue reading 2017 Nürburgring Race Dates confirmed (VLN, N24, and more…)

CRASH: Bad overtake wrecks two BMWs in RCN race

Any racing driver will tell you, a good overtake is clean, decisive and clear.

This overtake is absolutely none of those things.

And the result is predictably heart-breaking…

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More aggressive rumble-strip added to Brünnchen exit

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.

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DMSB release NEW 2016 Nordschleife Permit rules

If you want to race on the world’s longest and most dangerous permanent racetrack, it’s not as simple as picking up your racing license and driving over to the ‘Ring. Not any more.

UPDATE: OFFICIAL DMSB PERMIT REGS IN ENGLISH

The Nordschleife Permit system was introduced last year to prevent inexperienced amateurs from stepping into super-fast racing cars and putting everybody at risk.

Unfortunately the DMSB were allowing exemptions for certain high-grade licenses, and it left the new system open to abuse.

It appears that the loop hole has now been closed… no paying a third-world country club for your Int. B license then short-cutting into a GT3… not anymore! Continue reading DMSB release NEW 2016 Nordschleife Permit rules

From E-learning to power restrictions: How VLN will change in 2016

The German racing authority (the DMSB) just released more details on the combined plan to keep racing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife both safe and competitive. And it makes for some interesting reading (albeit in German).

Working together with the circuit owners, the FIA and each individual race organiser (VLN, RCN and N24), there are a number of things that will change before we can begin racing again next year… without speed limits!

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2016 Nürburgring NORDSCHLEIFE racing calendar (N24, RCN, VLN, etc…)

These are the provisional dates of all the race meetings in 2016 that will use the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

From the amateur competition in GLP, with street-legal cars, all the way through RCN, Oldtimers & Youngtimers, to the VLN and N24 programme, it’s all in the table at the bottom of the page.

You can also check the official websites here for more information

 

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