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I'm thinking of going to the Nurburgring and I know now maybe not the best time of year to go (entering calais november 3rd) I was wondering if people know if its open. I wouldn't want to ride it myself at least not the first time I went but try and get a ride round with someone else there (in a car). I had a look on the official website but couldn't make out too much (crappy google translation service) about when exactly its open etc.
Also wondering if anyone has any experiences of going to the Nurburgring in these months (Oct/Nov/Dec/Jan)?
hi cookekwak,i can't help with any experience, but maybe you don't need google translation, they also offer the website in english: Nürburgring* - *Home hope you'll get some helpful infos there. have a great time in the 'green hell' :-)
the one thing to watch out for at this time of year is the fact that as the circuit (sorry public road) is in a forest you will almost certainly have damp patches even on a sunny day. they can catch you out.
I was there on a Fireblade in the summer, and even a light rain shower an hour before made some shaded corners like a skating ring even though it was boiling hot during my laps.
I've have done the trip out to the ring twice from Scotland now - although the latest in the year I have gone was September (which was very nice).
I've always found all the people at the ring to be very friendly and chatty.
If you chat with people you will no doubt get offers of a ride around the ring and I guess its up to you whether you take that offer or not. Obviously you dont just want to go around there with just anyone.
Also I have seen others offer to take people around if they pay for the lap.
If you read all the information available and take care I am sure you will have no problem riding around the ring, but it is like wacky races.
Some laps are amazing in what you can see on the 'track'... we were passed by lots of GT3s but also got caught up in some traffic whereby the Ring Bus was going round, followed by a Hummer, followed by an old British couple crawling along in a Jaguar with the woman taking lots of pictures out the window.
Thanks for your input guys, I'm still not decided if I'm going or not I've got my eurotunnel ticket leaving next tuesday 3rd nov and no route/destination planned.
I think I'm just going to do eenie meanie minie moe.
I'll let you know how it goes!
The resources you have been given are the best out there. I spent a week back in 06, on my MV Agusta F1000 I had at the time. My 2 cents do not bother to ride unless the track is 100% dry, traction is great in the dry but far worst than public roads with any moisture. We arrived late afternoon road 1 lap in the dry went to the house we rented then the next day was overcast the track was damp to wet, can't remember the corners name but right after the first large down hill section there is a left - right combination before going down hill again, right on the right turn my friend that I was following dropped his 916 Senna, punched a hole thru the gen' cover that was his week done, after this we babbied it back, I then started to feel the tyres slidding beneath me with just the slightist of throttle. You should try and book a ride with Sabine in the BMW M5 hardly any biker can stay with her around the Ring. FYI their are other companies who will rent cars and bikes.
can't remember the corners name but right after the first large down hill section there is a left - right combination before going down hill again, right on the right turn my friend that I was following dropped his 916 Senna, punched a hole thru the gen' cover that was his week done
I've been there a couple of times by car and bike.
When the track is wet you should stay off it. It becomes very slippery due to leakages of cars. (cool fluid and such). Sometimes the track won't open for motorbikes our even cars if their are wet conditions. and ofcourse chances of wed conditions are higher after september.
During a busy summerweekend there are often of accidents due to fluid leakages of cars.
Futhermore it's a great track, done it three times by bike and like 6-7 times by car.
This quite a while ago 06 I think, my friend dropped his Senna 916 on first lap on a wet track, right hand turn after the down hill section, I can't believed I kept my high strung MV F1000 4 right side up after fighting loosing grip at both ends. Went out after that in car then we could safely feel how bad a wet Nurburgring track really is
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