we all think were rally drivers because we got amongst the best (if not the best) infrastructure in europe, so we can speed about on the roads.....thanks to our civil engineers
It is 7 days but when there are events on it's not. For example we went on a saturday and up until 1600 was the BFGoodrich event. It was great to watch that though. Civic type-rs, Beemers, a couple of S3s, LOADS of Porsches, Lamborghinis, Astons, Vipers too many to name. The sound of the things was incredible. Especially a 911 doing 180mph about 5 metres away from you.N8KOW said:Every1 is different I suppose, I'll be keeping an eye on lap times to see how good people's driving skills are!!! Is that track open 7 days a week? We'll be going on a friday and coming back monday so I expect we'll be going on it saturday and sunday!!! But yeah you're right, an A3 s-line with coilovers will handle superbly though :icon_thumright:
mrsteve said:Lap timings shouldnt require a buddy on the fence next year staz, if you take the s3 round it has its own lap counter in the DIS
i will look into insurance and green card. I have 3 friends who would also like to join convoy, in a a3 1.8t and 2x 2.0t saabs.
mrsteve said:so is the plan
27th leave for the port, spend 12 hours on a ferry
28th drive there, arrive and go on ring?
29th do some sight seeing and journey home, i might stay longer but would be interested in the convoy and lapping the ring at the same point...
N8KOW said:*PEACE OF MIND*
staz1000 said:Again mate completely your choice but in my opinion Audis are designed for cruising across europe with no problems.
Plus if the guy can't fix it, which most faults on modern cars can't be at the side of the road, you'll end up paying out anyway. I'd recommend getting the Europe cover with RAC or otherwise and any problems and ADAC will come out without charge and sort you out.
fesss_84 said:saying things like that dont do anyone any favours!!and seriously life/death shouldnt come into the question...its only abit of fun guys. if there is any looney's on the track when i arrive, my car wont be going aywhere near it likewise about the insurance.
i will personally make insurance a compulsory pre-requisit otherwise british roads it is!
fesss_84 said:if i was in a mk1 golf or polo i would be a looney on the track, because they aint worth nout, and if youve got nothng to lose, skyies the limit. fortunately i got a family to come back home to, so some lines i cannot cross
god_thats_quick said:I think you're missing the point, there will also be the vipers or the ring taxi that will over take you, on the day I spent there a friend also did some very rapid laps in his 6.0 Diablo, there were a collection on TVRs oh and a C6 Z06 (with 580BHP) and while I think about it a 600+bhp supra, none of these were worth "nout" and they were going much quicker than you will and they won't appritiate being held up.
I also met a british chap that knew the place quite well, he was embrassing a lot of people and some much more expensive cars in his remapped 120d, purely because he knew the way. I don't know about you, but I'm not comfortable going flat out over a blind crest when I'm not 100% sure that there's not a 90 degree sharp left just after.
Also I doesn't matter what's there when you start your lap, I expect for your first lap there will be people going at least twice as fast as you, so they could probably start 5 mins later and still over take you. Just like on any road, you go to fast for the conditions / corner and there is a chance of an accident. Seriously, if you go, don't be ***** (this isn't aimed at anyone), expect to get overtaken by everyone and everything, and don't get in peoples way, it's fun even if you don't know how fast your going (I don't know or care).
When I finally got a lap with very little traffic the place is amazing, totally amazing and when you get to realise what is coming up it's great getting some corners right it's even better.
If I can make it I'd love to come along, however I'm already planning some trips that might clash, Morocco anyone? :icon_thumright:
N8KOW said:haha - whens the bm coming?
You want to get something more subtle. I have a simple, small white outline in the rear corner of my offside back window. Only those in the know would have a clue what it is.staz1000 said:Yeah can't wait to take it around the track. Don't think I'll put the 'ring sticker on the back of this one though. I put it on my A3 as you can see on my avatar then a few months later in my home town I saw this:
Didn't realise anyone would cover you at all - who was that with?Many people say you are covered by insurance anyway because it is classed as a toll road. Most insurance companies therefore state that you cannot drive on the Nurburgring by name. You can get insurance to cover you while you're there but the excesses are HUGE (5000 euro we were quoted) and they cost a lot in the first place (300 euros for 1 day).