If you’re a motor racing fan (like me) then the Nurburgring needs no introduction whatsoever. But have you driven it? If not, add it to your to-do list right now.
These days, the ‘ring even offers plenty for the non-motorsport fans in the family. There’s a fantastic museum, for example and rock concerts are held there regularly.
But for many of us, it’s driving the circuit that the thing – and I mean the full old circuit.
The original circuit was built in 1925 when construction began and it was officially opened in 1927. The circuit is 20.832 km long and features over 70 bends. Over the years it’s been used for just about every sort of racing as cars, motorbikes and so on sweep through the trees.
It’s been responsible for tragedy too as it’s thought that there have been over 200 fatalities there. This doesn’t stop people in their thousands travelling to Germany to drive the famous circuit. You can drive your own car or motorbike if you wish. You can rent a vehicle right there and have an instructor with you if that’s your preference.
Your vehicle has to be road legal. You also need to abide by the German rules-of-the-road. There will be slow vehicles too which may include tour buses or recovery vehicles.
You’ll be driving where the following have also driven – and set lap records:
- Niki Lauda
- James Hunt
- Juan Manuel Fangio
- Alberto Ascari
- Clay Regazzoni
- Graham Hill
- Jim Clark
- Jackie Stewart
- Stirling Moss
- Hans Stuck
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JJ is originally from the UK and has lived in South Florida since 1994. She is the founder and editor of JAQUO Magazine. You can connect with her using the social media icons below.