Category Archives: Touristenfahrten

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:

Continue reading New Nürburgring opening times announced in August and September

[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!

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.

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!

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

VIDEO: Ferrari bumps innocent Starlet, life basically sucks sometimes

It’s absolutely one of the most common questions I used to face when I worked at Rent4Ring. “What do I do if some guy bumps into me and it’s not even my fault?”

The answer I would give in those days (and the answer I’d still give right now) is simple: Continue reading VIDEO: Ferrari bumps innocent Starlet, life basically sucks sometimes

McLaren fluid spill causes 10-car crash and closes the Nuerburgring early

After a wet and drizzle-filled Saturday Touristenfahrten session, most visitors to this weekend’s Oldtimer GP were waiting for the predicted sunny Sunday afternoon weather to drive their laps of the Nordschleife. Continue reading McLaren fluid spill causes 10-car crash and closes the Nuerburgring early

This Sunday is the Nürburgring’s 90th birthday

The Nürburgring Nordschleife isn’t the oldest racetrack in the world, but with 90 years of racing under its belt, but I’m going to go on record as saying it’s the best.

Construction started in September 1925, but the epic circuit we all know and love wasn’t completed until late Spring in 1927.

And that first race? Continue reading This Sunday is the Nürburgring’s 90th birthday

Schwedenkreuz proves it isn’t getting any easier

You’d think that with the proliferation of the internet and the reach of social media, that maybe the accident rate at the Nürburgring would slow down a little. That maybe, because most Nordschleife accidents are more widely viewed than ever before, visitors might be a little more cautious. Or at least, a little bit more aware of the consequences they face.

This BMW 5-series rolling over the fence into the forest at Schwedenkreuz sadly proves otherwise. Continue reading Schwedenkreuz proves it isn’t getting any easier

Today we lost a good guy at the ‘Ring, and we need to fix that.

By now you might have heard that there was a horrific accident at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. That a man was run over while running along the track.  Well, let me put that somewhat ludicrous statement into perspective. Continue reading Today we lost a good guy at the ‘Ring, and we need to fix that.