If just the name of this place doesn’t give you a shiver, you probably haven’t got the history of ‘the ring’. In truth, we are racing the GP circuit, not the Nordschleif (??) but all the same, it is a helluva track.
Fast, flowing and with lovely up and down sections, it is a ball.
It seems to be that you get through the corners fast and ok, so try it faster.
And faster, until I guess it throws you over a fence.
I have to make apologies here, because I made reference to the Lola (green and number 2) in the videos as being an Elva.
Aaaargghh. I know what to do. Give me the pistol. I’ll go outside now.
And for Alfa fans (who have been a bit neglected, a caravan of cars!
and a more unusual and particularly gorgeous one For sale at a price I didn’t want to ask but has a motor from a Tipo 33/3 apparently, although I thought that those were 4 valve and twin spark
More time to tease before we get to race vids?
How about,…. the Rayberg. Floris-Jan’s beautifully rebuilt car which I chase a fair bit in the vids, with Chris Merrick’s “as sweet as sweet can be” Cooper T59 in background.
Alex Morton’s Ausper T3
Bruno Ferrari’s Branca with Danielo Saladini’s Taraschi behind.
Is this getting like old man’s porn?
Ok, race vids.
I split these into 3 sectors to get the size down to where I don’t need to be up till 2am downloading them. OK, so it took until 2:15am even in the smaller sizes.
Laps 1 and 2. Nurburgring Lurani 2015 R1 Lap 1 & 2
Laps 3,4,5. Nurburgring Lurani 2015 R1 Lap 3,4,5
Laps 6,7,8. Nurburgring Lurani 2015 R1 Lap 6,7,8
Enjoy. All comments, Oooohs, Aaaaaahhhs, and Woooooaaahh’s appreciated.
For all the front engined boys at home, your cars are all competitive here. One way or another, there will be people to race with. I was racing this one with the ignition timing way off (like 20 degrees instead of 37 degrees advance).
In race 2, car much snappier with the timing right, but then lost a plug lead off the distributor cap just as I was about to have a crack at Danielo in the Taraschi so pulled in. We’d done three laps behind a safety car so the video is a bit dull. Hope you enjoy these even just 1/10th as much as I enjoyed making them.