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Excitement and insanity on the GetSpeed Trackday

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).

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Photos from the quietest (sunny) day at the Nürburgring I can remember…

After the cancellation of some very big events, the Nürburgring Nordschleife calendar is absolutely crammed with full days of TouristenFahrten (public driving). This weekend should have been the “Green Hell RockFestival“, but instead it was four full days of open lapping.

And today (Monday) the place is deserted…

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Spotted: Time Machine at the Nürburgring

As a guy who drives all the latest sportscars as his job, you might think I don’t care about the older cars in the carpark. But nothing could be further from the truth.

But when I saw this perfectly-preserved Time Machine in the carpark at the recent GranTurismo Events trackday, I just had to share it….

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The interesting things I saw in iPool at lunchtime

I saw many interesting cars at lunchtime today, and I’m going to share them here. Including, but not limited to, fast Subarus, fast Golfs, electric cars and three-cylinder turbos… Continue reading The interesting things I saw in iPool at lunchtime

N24: GetSpeed brought more than a couple of Porsches to this race

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.”

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WTCC Test Day at the Nürburgring

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It’s an exciting day here at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, as an FIA World Championship prepares to return to the tarmac of our hallowed Nordschleife. Continue reading WTCC Test Day at the Nürburgring

VLN2: Weathered

It was a tough weekend at the track, but the 2015 VLN championship finally got underway. Here are my photos from the paddock, and a few shots from frozenspeed on the track.

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