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Old 30 July 2007, 16:30   #1
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Nurburg Ring - if you like your track days...

If you are a petrol head you simply must make the trip! I've Just returned from a 2 days thrashing around the track & have to admit I was blown away by the place.

The locals are absolutely nuts.. Just when I thought I had nailed a particularly tricky section on day one I was overtaken by a Fiat Multipla going into a fast bend & I could see the kids in the back eating their sandwiches! One guy in our group, in a very trick Subaru, was overtaken by a local builder in aTransit van

Here are a couple of images from the cockpit of my Honda S2000, referred to by one instructor as the body bag due to its very tail happy behaviour in the wet And boy did it rain..


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Old 30 July 2007, 17:09   #2
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Iv been wanting to go to the Nurburg ring for years! I have just this weekend brought myself a BMW 3 Series coupe, I want to go up later this year for a spin. How much does each lap cost?

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on Jersey with a 30mph limit? You must be like a monk in a brothel!
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Old 30 July 2007, 18:58   #4
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What was your best lap time???
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Didn't that bird on Top Gear do it in a stripped down "racing" Transit in less than 8 minutes??
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Old 30 July 2007, 19:32   #6
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Didn't that bird on Top Gear do it in a stripped down "racing" Transit in less than 8 minutes??
NO it was 10:08

Fastest ever motorbike lap was 7:49

A radical SR8 has done it in 6:55

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6:11 - stefan bellhof in a Porsche Le Mans car.
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Oh and the fastest in a Honda S2000 was 8:39 - not bad!!!
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Not sure Nick, our passes were included in the package but I think it's 11 Euros

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We did 9 min 47 in the dry. That was following a friend, who races Caterhams, in his Z4 M. Not bad considering he has 100 hp more than me

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She is a legend at the Ring & now has her own TV show. Her Ring Taxi (BMW M5) is booked up 3 months in advance. As you can imagine the instructors have many stories about her antics. Apparently she beat a very experienced racer recently in a standard Focus 170. He was in his race prepared Ferrari Stradale Challenge car. BTW I also heard that Jeremy Clarkson did not do a 10 minute lap in the diesel Jaguar that they showed on Top Gear. Tut tut BBC...

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Have a look here http://videos.streetfire.net/search/...332BB35AA8.htm
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did you get one of those little stickers for the back of your car in the shape of the Nurburg ring?? Makes people think twice about overtaking you
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I did a five day 'stag' trip there last August whilst the Old Timer's Grand Prix was on, and it was a really memorable trip. And my car proudly wears its little Nordschleife badge too (for those in the know). Driving the ring is a must for any one interested in cars. Also late August is the season for Piffilinger mushrooms, which seem to accompany all the local sauces and are pretty good too! Looks like now there is a drift taxi as well as the M5 ring taxis:

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