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      01-19-2006, 06:39 AM   #1
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Question The Ring

I have heard that if you travel to the Nurnberg Ring, and pay an admission fee, you can take a lap. Is this true? If so, is there a web site for the Ring? I was hoping some of the Europeans on this forum might know.



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      01-19-2006, 06:52 AM   #2
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Ah, it's Nürburg, not Nürnberg! (Don't want you going the wrong way):
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Step one in planning your route to the Ring is to tell the difference between Nürburg and Nürnberg (Nuremberg). More than one person has ended up in totally the wrong region of Germany thanks to that pesky 'n'. You are not going to the place where the war crimes trials were heard, you are going to the place where people spend all their time going round and round in circles at high speed. :-)
Check out this site, it has everything you need to know and more:
http://www.nurburgring.org.uk/
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It might be best to wait until it warms up (maybe March or April) because of all the snow. You don't want to do what I did and drive all the way there only to find that the track is closed.

Luckily it wasn't a complete waste of time. I planned it as part of a bigger trip and was going past it anyway. But it was still a disappointment.
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I wish I lived in Germany (when the Ring is open of course).
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I've driven 8 laps around the Nordschleife on the 19th of october last year with my E90.

If you're in the area visit the Ring. It's the centre of the world for car/racing enthousiasts.
Take a look at the 'danger' triangles, Schwedenkreuz is a tough part(210/215kmh with my car , 130mph)

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If you've got an xbox 360 and PGR3 you can 'master' the course before you get there !
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If you've got an xbox 360 and PGR3 you can 'master' the course before you get there !
Or GT4 on PS2.

Technically, I've done 100 laps on the Nordschleife.
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It might be best to wait until it warms up (maybe March or April) because of all the snow. You don't want to do what I did and drive all the way there only to find that the track is closed.

Luckily it wasn't a complete waste of time. I planned it as part of a bigger trip and was going past it anyway. But it was still a disappointment.

Oh yeah for sure. I need to wait until I can take off the snow tires anyway. Thanks for the Link. I can't wait.

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You can also hit the Hockenheim Ring, it's right outside of Heidelberg.
http://www.hockenheimring-shop.com/D....aspx?tabid=52
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This is one of the best web sites for the Ring.Ben Lovejoy´s site:
www.nurburgring.org.uk.
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Or GT4 on PS2.

Technically, I've done 100 laps on the Nordschleife.
What's your best time in a stock '06 330i? M5 is way too much power for me to control there, I can't keep the car's suspension loaded with the undulations, and wind up going off-course...

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What's your best time in a stock '06 330i? M5 is way too much power for me to control there, I can't keep the car's suspension loaded with the undulations, and wind up going off-course...

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I haven't tried the Ring with a 330i yet. I HAVE done it in under 7 minutes in the Grand Turismo F1 car though.
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I have heard that if you travel to the Nurnberg Ring, and pay an admission fee, you can take a lap.

You know, it just might be treu as well in Nürnberg, but it won't involve your car.
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Forget driving the ring yourself...... you have to take the Nürnbergring Taxi:
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Sabine Schmitz is okay at the Ring, I GUESS.
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