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Those Paganis are just wicked.

Back in 2005 I did the arrive and drive there in a 911(997) cup car. It was pricey, but it was one of the best afternoons of my life. almost 4 hours on the track and I still did not learn it all. It is a beast of a track.
 

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Hans Stuck jr and Sabine Schmitz grew up on the ring, getting to know every corner and the sometimes micro climate (some stretches can be damp on a otherwise dry track).

The Stuck video with turn by turn commentary is still a favorite.
His dad, Hans Stuck senior was a famous racing driver, and post WWII ran the driving school at the ring.

 

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Crazy 1st Lap VLN 8 2012 onboard Porsche GT3 Cup Nurburgring Nordschleife avoiding big BMW Crash
 

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F1 1967 Nürburgring Nordschleife - Legends Of Motorsport - The Ring Masters *Part 1*

 

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Nürburgring speed limits to be lifted for 2016

Nürburgring speed limits to be lifted for 2016 - Motoring Research

Nürburgring circuit bosses have announced speed limits are “to become a thing of the past as of 2016″ thanks to circuit upgrade work set to commence in November 2015.

The ‘safety on the Nordschleife’ round table has already presented the planned changes to the German motorsport association DMSB, ADAC, the car industry, racing teams, race drivers and other interested bodies – “finding wide approval”.

The circuit will now thus include the planned changes as part of its application to renew its circuit approval with the FIA, which expires at the end of 2015.

Circuit owners capricorn Nürburgring GmbH say the changes will bring to an end the controversial speed limits that have been imposed at the Nordschelife circuit since a spectator was killed in an accident at the VLN Endurance Championship race in March.

Crucially, promise circuit bosses, “the unique character of the Nordschleife will be preserved”.

Nürburgring 2016 upgrades: in detail
“Safety on the Nordschleife during races, but also during test drives of the industry and during tourist ride sessions, is our highest priority,” said Carsten Schumacher, managing director of Nürburgring operator CNG.

His team have thus proposed 16 upgrades for the circuit, seven of which will be in place by the start of the 2016 season.

Upgrades include extra safety fences in several areas, plus a restricted zone in the Schwedenkreuz area (5km into a full lap of the Nordschleife).

FIA-grade safety fences will be installed in the Döttinger Höhe section, which runs parallel to a public road.

500 metres of track through the Flugplatz section will be renewed as well – “smoothing out five bumps which are the result of years of high utilisation and heavy use” said Schumacher.

The proposed changes will now be submitted by the German motorsport association to the FIA’s Circuit Commission for formal approval.
 

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Martin Brundle races the infamous Nordschleife with his son!

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Martin Brundle races the infamous Nordschleife with his son!
Yep … the VLN series on the Nürburgring Nordschleife is still real-world motorsport. Watching the top drivers with their 500hp GT3‘s balancing on the edge of what‘s physically possible on a real racetrack like the Nordschleife from close up is quite impressive. The VLN 24h race there each summer with more than150 cars and 200.000+ spectators along the track enjoys cult status.

 

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Sabine Schmitz is a typical Eifeler country girl … and not the only girl in that region who really knows how to drive a car.

She‘s also a record holder. No one has circuited the Nürburgring-Nordschleife more times than “Speedbee“.

Watch her compete with Bernd Schneider (SLS AMG GT3) and Timo Bernhard (911 GT3 R) in this video. :)

 
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