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      08-23-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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My first ever Nurburgring trip (18th - 20th August 2012) - story inside :)))

Hey all,

First of all, beeing 45 years old I need to admit I have missed so much. As they say - better later than never

We have organised the trip with my son (the main guy lol)
We met with our German friends - Meyer (motorbiker) and Waldemar with his wife (Golf 3 1.8L). We all spent greatest racing moment in our lives ! You just need to be there to feel the atmosphere, excitement and other fantastic factors ! We are meeting next year with more of our friends coming to the event By that time I will have M3 E90 or 335i E90 M-Sport for even better moments to be remembered

If you think you are a great driver and you have never been to the Nurburgring, think again lol :P



We have around 40 videos and 200 photos. Here are some of the photos starting from the begining of the trip (petrol station in Manchester) :

































I found our car at the footage of Nurburgring track entrance camera :



My son had 2 laps and I had 2 laps myself We were taking it very easy as it was our first time, but anyway the 320d SE is a economical and family car. It is not a race car in any aspect ! Even 335i is not I would say lol I experienced what M-Division represents ohhhhhh M cars were the best on the track !!!

If you have never been, then start saving the money :P

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Just 4 laps! Can't belive you didn't do more

First time I went I ended up doing 20 laps over 4 days (2 full days 2 evening sessions) as it was just so addictive.

But I bet you loved it and are wishing you were still there / planning the next one already

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First pic...Tesco in baguley!

Looks like a good trip. I'll do the same one day. Do you get a lap time?
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Just 4 laps! Can't belive you didn't do more

First time I went I ended up doing 20 laps over 4 days (2 full days 2 evening sessions) as it was just so addictive.

But I bet you loved it and are wishing you were still there / planning the next one already

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Yes, I also could not belive we have done only 4 laps lol, but it was so much enjoyable - I cant imagine doing it in E90 M3 ohhh man
It is so addictive - the most amazing playground for men in the world. From now on we need to be there once a year. Next year we will drive M3 or 335i - it has been planned ! Hope to meet you there Dave.

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First pic...Tesco in baguley!

Looks like a good trip. I'll do the same one day. Do you get a lap time?
Yeah baguley lol

I tried to finish the lap, that was the main task lol !!!
Uhhhh, maybe 12 minutes

I would like to be on Dale's Bridge To Gantry times :
http://bridgetogantry.com/2/index.php/btg-laptimes

Dino did a great lap in his E90 320d 177HP M-Sport of 9min30sec :


Here is a guy with remapped E90 320d to 200HP with BTG 9min21sec :


Now I know the power in not everything. The suspension, tyres/wheels and brakes are most important.

Thats what I mean :


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Nice one Matrez, glad you had a great time. The Nurburgring is an immense place and the experience is a wonderful one.

I have not been for a few years now (2009 the last time) but was supposed to be next weekend but now cannot make it. (anyone want to go and take my slot?)
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Nice one Matrez, glad you had a great time. The Nurburgring is an immense place and the experience is a wonderful one.

I have not been for a few years now (2009 the last time) but was supposed to be next weekend but now cannot make it. (anyone want to go and take my slot?)
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You need to go soon lol
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That biker almost ran out of road in your video

Glad you enjoyed it! It's on my list of things to do before I go!
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That biker almost ran out of road in your video

Glad you enjoyed it! It's on my list of things to do before I go!
Yeah, its insane over there lol

Defo you need to go before you 'go'
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New 6 min video uploaded yesturday :



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