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      01-22-2013, 09:06 AM   #9
Maestro
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Obvious idiot drivers are a money makers for the track.

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Originally Posted by Anthony90 View Post
Dont forget that the Nürburgring racetrack its expensive... specially crashing lol

Ring lap ticket prices
  • 1 lap €26 unchanged versus 2012
  • 4 laps €89 +9% over 2012, €24.25 per lap
  • 9 laps €202 new for 2013, €22.44 per lap
  • 25 laps €490 +2%, €19.60 per lap

Costs for a weekend at the Ring
  • Channel crossing: Varies, but say typically £120
  • Petrol en-route: Typically 2 x £60 = £120
  • Petrol for the Ring: Say £90
  • Bed-and-breakfast per person: £25 per night x 2 = £50
  • Food: 2 x dinner, 2 x lunch, food en-route, beer = £100

Total = approx £500, plus laps as above.

Optional extras available at additional cost include armco repairs, safety car attendance, vehicle recovery, track closure, hospital stays and helicopter rides. I recommend avoiding these. If you can't, then the following price-list may help:
  • Base fee for attendance of armco truck: €150
  • Removing damaged armco: €10/metre (x2 or x3 or x4 for multiple-height sections)
  • Replacement armco: €31/metre (x2 or x3 for double/triple height)
  • Removing damaged armco posts: €5.10 each
  • Replacing armco post: €39 each
  • Safety car attendance: €82 per 30 mins (car + 2 people)
  • Circuit closure: €1,350 per hour
  • Recovery truck: €190 (inc VAT)
  • Hospital stay & air ambulance: Let's just say, do NOT go there without travel insurance! (Though a European Health Card - which replaced the E111 - may cover the hospital bit.)

Everything except the recovery truck is then subject to 19% VAT.

The record armco bill I'm aware of is €15,000. That was a car that managed to flatten a very impressive length of armco between the Quiddlebacher Hohe bridge and the crest on the approach to Flugplatz. But even a minor bump can turn into a surprisingly expensive day out.
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