They don’t call Sabine Schmitz, the Queen of the Ring, for no reason. Watch her at a recent VLN race. She says that between races and her ‘RingTaxi duties, she does about 1200 laps of the famous 13 mile track a year.
Watching this video, I’d believe that for sure.
So it’s been a busy few weeks, which is why I haven’t posted much on the blog. I’ve been busy racing in Oregon, and writing some articles for a few other sites. I promise to get back on the blogging bandwagon here soon.
In the meantime, take a look at this Nurburging crash video.
Now this is a Nurburgring video that brings smiles to my heart. Watch this EP3 Civic Type R driver chase down a Nissan GTR on an open lapping day.
Just shows it’s not just what you drive, but how to drive it. (Now I know we’re talking about different skill levels of drivers, probably tires and a few other things, but I don’t care. Nope. Don’t. Care.)
Of course you do!
This is a video from the Pirelli-Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car by Dörr Motorsport during 24h Nürburgring 2012. The team finished on 20th overall position. The driver onboard is Niclas Kentenich.
I spent some time with another Miata owner yesterday morning over coffee. Steve Schaeffer has done some instruction at the Nurburgring, and some teaching at some of the local performance schools in the area. We had planned to get together and get some coffee, but the shops were so full that we ended up taking a walk around the local neighborhood.
It was super refreshing to chat with an experienced driver about how to teach driving technique to other people. I have been interested in becoming an instructor myself, although I know I need alot more seat time first. Plus, it was super nice to just walk around the neighborhood and learn new things about housing… and other local Greenlake folklore.
Steve- Showing off his adjustable Konis
After a bit of a walk/chat, Steve took some time behind the wheel of Kyoko. I think he really liked it, and I enjoyed getting a chance to watch a good driver up close.
Check this out. Andre Gülden, the chief driving instructor of the Nürburgring Driving Academy takes one of the formula cars around the North Course on a demonstration run.
I’ve been interested more in the Nurburgring, since learning about the financial struggles that the track has been facing. The Nurburgring has been under turmoil, due to some poor management decisions in the last two years.
A campaign group called, “Save the Ring” has been pushing hard to raise money to save the classic road-car track, and to also have the management replaced.
This is a cause that I support, especially because I haven’t had a chance to drive the track yet! (Outside of Gran Turismo 4)
-Save the Ring on Facebook.
I have no idea which is more fun to watch. Formula 1 drivers enjoying Renault road-cars over the ‘Ring, or their passengers who eyes go wide going into some corners!
Definately an exciting video.
As a side note, I have an interesting series of posts coming soon, so look forward to see more writing from me and not just videos.
Should stand for “Very Loud Noises”. This is where we should be right now.
Just to keep with the green theme of St. Patrick’s Day, here is a video featuring the Aston Martin Vantage endurance race car for the Nurburgring 24hr.
Just to show that the Aston Martin team have a sense of humor, they gave the car a name. “Kermit” Here are some videos of “Kermit” in action.
Kermit in the Pits:
Sometimes you just don’t have that much time. Get the most out of it.
90 SECONDS TO GO from tim hahne on Vimeo.