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Old 18 Aug 2012, 16:29 (Ref:3121388)   #31
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The long track will only need these things for the bigger races like VLN and 24 hour.
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I've raced at the Ring several times, there is no paddock, pits, garages - or even a starting grid AFAIK - on the Nordschleife. The GP circuit is needed for ANY proper race on the Nordschleife; they have to be taken together, operating them independently means no racing on the Nordschleife, and that would indeed be a tragedy.
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Old 18 Aug 2012, 19:00 (Ref:3121424)   #32
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Well I am sure they could sort something out if the worst happened.

But yes you are right, there are little facilities on the ring, actually, its a bit of a shame there is nothing there
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Old 31 Jan 2013, 19:41 (Ref:3196743)   #33
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Good news for the Ring. Sounds like Bernie gave them a financial break. I don't believe him when he implies that he did it for sentimental reasons. I think he did it under pressure from certain German individuals and sponsors that are influential in the sport.

Formula One will race at the Nürburgring in 2013
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An F1 Grand Prix will take place at the iconic, financially troubled Nürburgring circuit on July 7, ending months of uncertainty. Owing to contractual complications, the name "German" Grand Prix is still in doubt.

The Nürburgring race circuit will host a Formula One race on July 7, after months of closed-door talks between multiple parties seeking to salvage the event.

The state government in Rhineland-Palatinate, which owns the majority of the circuit along with a local municipality, announced that there had been a breakthrough late on Wednesday as regional media uncovered the story. The Nürburgring GmbH holding company, which filed for insolvency last July, confirmed the news on Thursday...

...Reigning three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel said he was happy about the move, praising the atmosphere around possibly the world's most famous circuit...
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Old 31 Jan 2013, 21:26 (Ref:3196783)   #34
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...and late breaking news, BCE is found Not Guilty of bribery and corruption charges in relation to.......
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Here is an important piece of news in a recent post from bridgetogantry.com, a good source of info about the Ring.


The 'Ring is For Sale (and it's scaring me)




If you haven't heard already, the Nürburgring is for sale. The whole thing, lock, stock and karussell. Depending on your viewpoint, it's either an amazing opportunity or a woeful state of affairs that illustrates everything wrong with the government and politicians of today.

For me, and most other residents, it's definitely the latter viewpoint that is strongest. But what's scaring me is imagining who is looking at this big for sale sign and thinking that it's an opportunity.

Jens Lieser, the state-appointed liquidator, has gone on record to say that the whole thing is for sale, not just the concrete jungle of arena, museum and impotent rollercoaster. A potential buyer could walk away from the table with the F1-spec Grand Prix circuit and the humongous money-maker that is the 20.8km Nordschleife. Maybe it will be sold in pieces, maybe it will be sold in one chunk. Not only is this some prime real estate, but it's practically the centre of the automotive universe...

Most of you will have heard of Save The Ring, and Mike Frison is the rather vociferous man behind the movement. I asked him some questions...

Q: What is the worst-case scenario for you, me and the fans of the Nürburgring?

The highest bidder buys the Ring and maximizes his profits to justify the investment. Grass root motorsport will disappear (it's not earning real money) as well as local companies. Their services will be routed through the new Ring owner's monopoly. We have seen clear tendency of that in the Richter/Lindner era over the last 2 years.

Accessibility and track time will only be a question of money, all events we know today are at risk. Especially the tourist drives, which are an old dinosaur from the past...
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Nurburgring on a Budget 2013 30/5-3/6

Am taking 10 Mazda MX-5s over between 30th May-3rd June it is the 3rd year of the annual trip, anyone else going over there on the same weekend?

Here is my car from 2012:


And last years` Lightning MxQueen:


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It would appear that the Americans have purchased the Ring for $90M...reported in Sports Car World?

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/nu...from-the-air-1
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It would appear that the Americans have purchased the Ring for $90M...reported in Sports Car World?

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/nu...from-the-air-1
a couple of fab pics in that link
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Sold to Capricorn.

http://www.capricorngroup.net/filead...ornpNBR_EN.pdf
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Wow, I guess it ain't over... 'til it's over...

Nürburgring officially sold for 100M euros
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Nürburgring sold to German auto supplier Capricorn
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NURBURGRING SOLD: OFFICIAL
Shock as HIG Europe loses out and Nurburgring is sold to Capricorn Group
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In any case, it sounds like good news. Maybe even better than having HIG buy it.
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Would have been VERY surprised if a non German company was allowed to buy part of German History.
A major consideration was public availability, any suspicion that this would be affected would have an affect on who won the bidding.Kill that and kill off a thirty plus klm radious of businesses! Seems like our move over here wasn't quite the risk a lot of people said it might be!
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Well I am sure they could sort something out if the worst happened.

But yes you are right, there are little facilities on the ring, actually, its a bit of a shame there is nothing there
As the GP circuit/pits and paddock are used for vln etc, theres nothing to sort out.Sure it would be nice to have separate paddock/pit garages foe the Nordschleif then both circuits could be used for simultaneous race meetings.Both circuits are often used.gp for race and nordschleif for TF days.
This last w/end was incredibly busy TF Sunday (rude not to) lol, almost as if everyone had suddenly awoken from hibernation and decided there was only one place to be.Going through Brunchen I was amazed at the volume of people in the car park.

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