Nürburgring opens, Touristenfahrers fahrt, and the world is good

Now I don’t want to over-react or anything, but after an unbelievably depressing winter, this weekend felt like a festival. Honestly, you couldn’t have hoped for it to go any……

Nürburgring to upgrade 2.7km of the Nordschleife to “Digital Safety”

Recent visitors, and residents alike, have all commented on the cable-laying equipment currently working hard alongside the Döttinger Höhe straight. Today the Nürburgring management revealed the purpose; a 2.7km stretch……

Confessions of a Nürburgring taxi driver (and operator)

“I’m just taking my friend around the Nordschleife,” I stammered. “This isn’t a taxi, honest.” I could feel the sweat prickling on my top lip though. The yellow-vested Nürburgring marshall,……

Man takes baby for a lap of the Nürburgring, in a cabrio Z4

The Nürburgring Nordschleife’s classification as a public road is a hallowed and respected one*, believed in by millions of fans around the world. But the truth isn’t quite so clear.……

RINGSIDE SEAT: Motorcycles Only TF

NOTE: This column originally appeared on Pistonheads.com, August 2014! A curious event occurred at the Nordschleife earlier in 2014. A motorcycle-only public session appeared in the calendar for late May.……

Polizei intervene, roads closed, as ‘drifters’ arrive to Meuspath en masse

Adenau Polizei reported dealing with around 200 cars at the Nürburgring yesterday, attending the giant traffic circle in Meuspath. “Fines were issued, eviction notices served, violations consistently punished,” reads a……

All 2021 Nürburgring Opening Times (trackdays & touristenfahrten!) and Prices!

All of the 2021 Nürburgring Nordschleife public driving times are finally here and online. The official ‘Ring calendar went online at the end of December 2020, and I’ve added the……

7 reasons the 2021 Nürburgring season won’t totally suck

Not many people reading this blog had a perfect 2020. Jeff Bezos, maybe. The guy who sells tyres and brake pads to the post-office fleet. Actually, I’d be surprised if……

BREAKING: 2021 Nürburgring Touristenfahrten dates are online today!

The 2021 Nürburgring opening times are finally here and online. The Nordschleife Touristenfahrten calendar went online just a few minutes ago. I’m already updating the “BTG Driver Calendar” to include……

VIDEO: Nürburgring TF in the ’90s was just as awesome as you think it was

Welcome to 1996. A water-cooled Porsche 911 was still two years away. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers were cutting edge. It was impossible to ride a GSX-R or without your……