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Old 28 Apr 2019, 14:34 (Ref:3900234)   #1696
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FromDSC, Martin Brundle and co-drivers won their class in Aston Martin GT4. 90th OA.
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Old 28 Apr 2019, 17:44 (Ref:3900280)   #1697
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Is it just me or Audi lost interest in this series?
Land and Car Collection were in Oschersleben for ADAC GT this weekend.
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Old 7 May 2019, 16:58 (Ref:3902488)   #1698
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Hello friends, here are your favourite pics from VLN3: https://gt.report/ROfVt







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24H Qualy Race entry: https://24hrennenassets.azureedge.ne...liste-Q24h.pdf

OK, let's do this, first glance thoughts:

Both Wochenspiegel GT3 Ferrari back
Konrad Lambo entered
Knew before, but first Lexus GT3 entered
No Viper
No Maxime Martin this year with no Aston GT3s?
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Old 16 May 2019, 18:50 (Ref:3904198)   #1700
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..and the weather forecast is rain again!

(In fact the forecast shows 50% chance of rain, possible storm, sunny spells...in other words 'yes, there will be weather')
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Old 25 May 2019, 18:59 (Ref:3905735)   #1701
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Pictures from the Qualifying Race: https://bit.ly/2K42goC

These are from Galgenkopf/Kleines Karussel (Sat evening, into the dark); the stretch from Ex-muhle to Kalenhard; Fuchsrohe; Aremberg and lastly Adenauer Forst.

This was a really good event to go to, especially as my interest is the GT3 cars. A much smaller field means less traffic (and thus no waiting for a particular car for 8 minutes then have it turn up alongside two cup cars and a TCR). There was less of a crowd than for the VLN races and the organisers (the 24H rather than VLN) had a very relaxed policy on parking so I was able to drive right up to several difficult-to-reach places, hence the wide spread of corners covered. It also has a lot of running - nearly 12 hours over the two days.

A fairly interesting variety of cars as well. A big contingent of the four German marques of course, but also a Lamborghini, three GT-Rs, three Ferraris, a Z4, a Glickenhaus and a Lexus LC and RCF. No Viper though - hope it is in the 24.

Not photographed here but there was also a surprisingly ugly Supra GT4 and two very pretty Aston GT4s (one all white, one all black).
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Old 26 May 2019, 10:28 (Ref:3905820)   #1702
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No Viper though - hope it is in the 24.
It won't be: https://gt.report/qw9Rx
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Old 26 May 2019, 22:14 (Ref:3906202)   #1703
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That’s a shame, would have been great to see it in action
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Old 28 May 2019, 16:25 (Ref:3906550)   #1704
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Is anybody else going to this? lucky enough to be going to Le Mans the week before and thinking about doing something similar as I do for Le Mans driving over Friday stopping somewhere an hour away from the ring and heading to the circuit Saturday morning
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Is anybody else going to this? lucky enough to be going to Le Mans the week before and thinking about doing something similar as I do for Le Mans driving over Friday stopping somewhere an hour away from the ring and heading to the circuit Saturday morning
Yes. I wouldn't miss it for the world - if I did one event each year, it would be the Nurburgring 24.

Your plan is sound except that there will be limited availability of B&Bs and hotels so you might have to pay a bit more than you'd like. That said, an hour is a wide radius so you should find something. It is almost impossible to find a bad B&B in the area, the standard is amazing.

If you plan to watch the start at the Grand Prix circuit then get there early. The main stands (especially the Mercedes Arena) will be full by 10am. The main spectator areas around the Nordschleife are rammed from Thursday. The roads will be jammed from the start until late at night.

None of that should put you off. It's an incredible event.

My preferred approach is to watch the start and early hours from the bottom end of the GP circuit, by the hairpin, away from the crowds. By early evening the grandstands will be emptying and there's great viewing to be had - glowing brake disks at several points. I then walk up to Hatzenbach for a couple of hours, then sleep in the car until just before dawn before heading off to Brunchen, Pflanzgarten and perhaps Adenauer Forst. By dawn the party animals will be asleep - I had all these places pretty much to myself on Sunday morning last year. There are some road closures but otherwise you can drive around, your parking pass is good for every car park and there are plenty of people to ask for help/directions.

It's a pretty heavy party zone in places but I've always found everyone to be very friendly and good-natured. I've been offered many a beer and invited atop many an impressive scaffolding to take pictures.

Don't hesitate. Plan it now. You'll only scratch the surface on a single trip, which means you'll have to go again the next year to visit different parts of this incredible track.

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Old 28 May 2019, 17:09 (Ref:3906556)   #1706
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Yes. I wouldn't miss it for the world - if I did one event each year, it would be the Nurburgring 24.

Your plan is sound except that there will be limited availability of B&Bs and hotels so you might have to pay a bit more than you'd like. That said, an hour is a wide radius so you should find something. It is almost impossible to find a bad B&B in the area, the standard is amazing.

If you plan to watch the start at the Grand Prix circuit then get there early. The main stands (especially the Mercedes Arena) will be full by 10am. The main spectator areas around the Nordschleife are rammed from Thursday. The roads will be jammed from the start until late at night.

None of that should put you off. It's an incredible event.

My preferred approach is to watch the start and early hours from the bottom end of the GP circuit, by the hairpin, away from the crowds. By early evening the grandstands will be emptying and there's great viewing to be had - glowing brake disks at several points. I then walk up to Hatzenbach for a couple of hours, then sleep in the car until just before dawn before heading off to Brunchen, Pflanzgarten and perhaps Adenauer Forst. By dawn the party animals will be asleep - I had all these places pretty much to myself on Sunday morning last year. There are some road closures but otherwise you can drive around, your parking pass is good for every car park and there are plenty of people to ask for help/directions.

It's a pretty heavy party zone in places but I've always found everyone to be very friendly and good-natured. I've been offered many a beer and invited atop many an impressive scaffolding to take pictures.

Don't hesitate. Plan it now. You'll only scratch the surface on a single trip, which means you'll have to go again the next year to visit different parts of this incredible track.

Thanks for that, I was racing myself a couple of years ago at Spa so we drove to the ring and caught a few hours of the race on the Saturday night (may have been the year the Land Audi won on the last lap) certainly wetted the appetite to come see it again! me & my dad will probably chuck our bikes in the back of the van as I do remember traffic being bad and a one way system in place
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Wow, you actually got to drive on one legendary track, then go see a race at another one on the same weekend. You are one lucky person, but then considering how close the two race tracks are, it’s not really surprising. I’ve heard traffic getting out of Nurburgring can be quite bad, so probably good to have the bikes as backup
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Old 28 May 2019, 18:09 (Ref:3906561)   #1708
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Don't hesitate. Plan it now. You'll only scratch the surface on a single trip, which means you'll have to go again the next year to visit different parts of this incredible track.
^^This.

TL,DR version: The racing is great and the atmosphere is great, you should go.

A couple years back I was planning my first trip to an endurance race and asked a few of the RLM/sportscar type people on Twitter, they were almost unanimous. Me and dad went last year and loved it, the set ups that the crowds have are just mad and there's something remarkably special about the whole event. We're heading back this year with a few more spot on the list to watch, and a bit of a better idea what to take and how to get about.

We tend to be fans of the budget end of things so camped near Schwalbenschwanz, but slightly away from the main party bit. We also took push bikes in the van to help get around. Having the bike makes for a lot of exercise but also means you get to see a reasonable amount while not worrying about parking/who's Des etc. I loved that you can watch at one point, ride a few hundred yards and see the track from a completely different perspective. Through Pflanztgarten a few laps into the race (when Grid 1 catches Grid 3) is bonkers, the speed differential through the compression is eye opening. We also watched the Friday evening qualifying shootout at Hatzenbach, well worth the effort (and the walk back up the hill). It's arguably the quickest that the cars will go during the whole event and some of them were really pushing the limit.

Downside was that the rain came on Sunday in the early hours, while we were up at the GP track. Luckily we had waterproof kit but still had to wait for a bit of a break in the weather before riding the 10-15 minutes back to camp. Thankfully it's downhill, so lesson learnt about where to be in the early hours if the weather is dodgy. Also the waterproofs weren't top quality, so replaced for this year. The real negative was when it started warming up later in the morning and the mist caused a few hours of stoppage, which I don't think is uncommon for the event (although hopefully less likely in the June slot this year)
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Entry list now out for the 24h

https://redaktion.24h-rennen.de/erge...terliste-2019/
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THere's 34 cars in the SP 9 class, that's excellent.
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