The 24 Hours Of Nurburgring- Experiencing The Final Race For The first Time (VIDEO)


There are races after which there are races. The 24 Hours of Nurburgring is the latter. And that’s even promoting it brief. The ‘Ring is not like any observe, any ambiance and any custom on the planet. A observe minimize by the forested hills of picturesque western Germany, the Nurburgring is a 14.2 mile observe that feels otherworldly in its format and placement. However the observe is simply a part of the story. We’ve all the time heard its the ambiance that actually defines this place. So we needed to see for ourselves what it was like on the final race a the ‘Ring – the annual 24 Hours of the Nurburgring.

This race being a significant bucket listing merchandise for me, I needed to expertise as a lot as I may. Nonetheless not like most races, the perfect place to observe the race isn’t the stands however within the forests the observe runs by. Whereas the MINI camp that we stayed at was wonderful, we needed to get out into the wilds of the ‘Ring. So I grabbed some mountaineering sneakers and a GoPro and headed out. That is what I discovered.

By no means have we expertise a race just like the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. That is as a lot a race as a competition devoted to automobiles, tradition and the madness of German race followers. We’ve been ready to make it right here for 25 years and if something it blew away our expectations. The paddock and the automobiles have been spectacular however seeing the gang and the tradition that has constructed up round this race was not like something on the planet.

This isn’t the primary time I’ve been to the ‘Ring. In the event you’re a very long time reader you’ll bear in mind once we took a R56 Cooper S to the ‘Ring for an epic day 15 years in the past. However to see a race of this magnitude and followers this loopy was not like every other race we’ve ever skilled. The German followers creativity with camp websites was one thing we had heard about however nonetheless have been shocked by. The engineering that went into a few of the buildouts have been wild and the expertise was electrical – particularly into the evening. It was all made even higher by how welcoming the complete crowd was.

In the event you’re in any respect concerned with going our robust advice is to only do it. Coming from abroad a good quantity of planning shall be so as but it surely’s very doable and in the end very value it.


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