Whether it’s cars overtaking on the wrong side of the track in public driving, race cars ignoring double yellow flags, or pedestrians narrowly avoiding crashing cars, the Nürburgring is clearly dangerous.
It’s an argument that’s probably as old as the Nurburgring Nordschleife itself. When an overtake results in a crash, both drivers will normally blame each other. In some circumstances it’s hard to ever place blame on one driver completely. Continue reading VIDEO: Why checking your mirrors is quite important on the ‘Ring
While I do enjoy a nice fast motorcycle lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Murtanio’s latest upload is not making me want to pull my leathers on again any time soon.
It’s a heady mix of good luck, skill, big balls and ridiculous-life-threatening optimism.
Sounds good? Just watch for yourself…
If you consult Google Maps, the fast left-hander that is Schwedenkreuz doesn’t really look like much trouble at all. A 30º left-hander with no real drama at all.
So why does the next video show just so much car carnage?
Sit down, watch this 2016 Schwedenkreuz crash compilation video, and I’ll try to explain. Continue reading VIDEO: Is Schwedenkreuz the most dangerous corner on the Nürburgring?
It’s no surprise that the Green Hell Driving Days have once again delivered some of the most memorable moments of 2016: most of them good.
I’ve already posted a couple of videos from last Sunday’s terroristenfahrten session, but new videos just keep arriving in the BTG inbox every day.
And this one’s worth sharing for one reason only; it’s a perfect demonstration of somebody too eager to overtake, even in a bad position. Continue reading VIDEO: You can’t ‘win’ touristenfahrten, but you can certainly lose it…
This is a pretty shocking video, and hats off to the guy for uploading it. It shows a big mistake at the Nürburgring, and the horrible consequences.
I’d like to think that by sharing these videos, somebody, somewhere might put down their stopwatch and decide NOT to go chasing a laptime in the middle of an incredibly busy Sunday of Nürburgring Touristenfahrten. Continue reading CRASH: One biker walked away, one rode away.
Last night’s Nürburgring Nordschleife touristenfahrten session came to an abrupt end when three motorcycles and a car crashed at Hohe Acht.
One 66-year-old rider was very seriously injured, and flown to Koblenz, where he remains in a serious condition today. Two other Norwegian bikers were injured, and the car driver remained unhurt. Continue reading Polizei seek witnesses after 5-vehicle accident at Hohe Acht
It’s not often I’m lost for words when watching an onboard video from the Nürburgring, but I was totally dumb-struck as I watched this onboard from the weekend’s Touristenfahrten.
It shows a rented Porsche Cayman being driven somewhat enthusiastically. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all about enthusiasm, and I’ve not forgotten the times back when I was learning the 20.8km Nordschleife. I went over Adenauer Forst, and I span, many times. Nobody’s perfect, am I right?
But THIS?! I am literally astounded he didn’t crash. The fact he finishes the lap without a scratch on the car makes me wonder if it isn’t just an amazingly elaborate hoax using an amazing pro driver…
DISCLAIMER: Not a single apex was harmed in the making of this film.