It’s nearly time for VLN4, so let’s get warmed up with a scintillating lap onboard the Stilgut GetSpeed Cayman GT4 Clubsport, as resident pro-driver Moritz Kranz chases a (theoretically) far superior Ferrari 458 race car…
We’re living in exciting times as conventional media (television, magazines, even ‘plain old’ websites) struggle to keep up with social media. And over the next few days I’ll be posting a few options for you guys to follow the 24hrs of Nürburgring, and here’s the first one.
(To be honest, I’m insanely jealous of this, and I wish we had it for our little Milltek Fiesta)
Nürburgring announced today that Getspeed and CNG’s “differences and disputes have been settled”, and that Getspeed’s share in the track has been “significantly reduced”.
But what does that actually mean?
Tech-hungry anoraks might have already seen the 360-degree demo videos on YouTube (my favourite being this wingsuit jump). Of course, my first thought was “wouldn’t a lap of the Nordschleife be cool with this system?”… of course, it IS cool!
For those fans dedicated (or rich) enough to hand over €990 for a single day, it’s hard to argue that GetSpeed didn’t deliver a perfect day. The idyllic weather might not have been guaranteed in the price, but the clear running and less than 20 cars per lap on a 20.8km certainly was.
Of course, this being Nürburgring, it wasn’t without its dramas (but more on that at the end).
This year’s 24-hours of Nürburgring will go down in the history books for so many reasons. While others choose to fix their gaze on the negatives surrounding the 2015 race (speed limits and tougher qualification rules resulting in a 25% drop in entries), I want to look at the positives.
“It’s all about the fans,” enthuses Adam Osieka. “They come first, everything else second. And for them, I think it was a great race.”
With only 5hrs left of the Nürburgring 24-hour, it’s time to tune in and watch the finale of this spectacular race!
It’s a beautiful morning here at the Nürburgring, and against all odds, we’re still going!
“Some people think the winner will be clear today, but tomorrow at dawn, we’ll still have around ten hours to race,” says Sven Boechmann, data engineer at Getspeed.
It’s an important point, and one that’s relevant to every team on this grid. Because the Nürburgring 24-hour is almost ready to begin, and (as long as you have internet access) you’ll be able follow the race from more angles, and in more ways, than ever before! (ALL DETAILS INSIDE) Continue reading N24: Only 1 hour to go… everything you need to know
A lot of people are asking me who is Adam, and why are GetSpeed featured on my blog? Well, as a new advertising partner, you might be forgiven for thinking this is just money talking…