Nürburgring

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurberg_Ring

The Nürburgring in Nürburg, Germany, the test track of many. It was built in the 1920s around the village and medieval castle of Nürburg in the Eifel, which is about 70kms south of Cologne.

Originally, the track featured four track configurations: the 28.2km long Gesamtstrecke (“Whole Course”), which in turn consisted of the 22.8km Nordschleife (“Northern Loop”), and the 7.7km Südschleife (“Southern Loop”). There also was a 2.2km warm-up loop called Zielschleife (“Finish Loop”) around the pit area. Between 1982 and 1983 the start-finish area was demolished to create a new GP-Strecke, and this is currently used for all major and international racing events. However, the Nordschleife is still in use, it is widely considered the toughest, most dangerous and most demanding purpose-built race track in the world. Sounds like fun.

So what goes around it the fastest ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordschleife_fastest_lap_times#Lap_times

But, all the history aside the best thing about the Ring is the fact that its a PUBLIC ROAD !!!!!! If we had one of those in this country someone would die every 20minutes.

The Nordschleife has remained a one-way public toll-road for nearly 80 years except when it is closed off for testing purposes, racing etc. Since its opening in 1927, the track has been used by anyone with a road legal car, bike, buses, motor homes or cars with trailers. It is opened mainly on Sundays, but also on many Saturdays and weekday evenings.

There is no general speed limit There is no general speed limit There is no general speed limit There is no general speed limit There is no general speed limit There is no general speed limit There is no general speed limit There is no general speed limit There is no general speed limit There is no general speed limit !!!!
As on public roads, passing on the inside is a no no and the police ping your ass with the aid of helicopters.

The cost for driving a single lap of the Nordschleife is €21 for each car or bike. Multi-lap tickets such as 4 laps cost €70 (€17.50 per lap). Additional multi-lap prices are 8 laps for €135, 15 laps for €235, or 25 laps for €370. An annual ticket with unlimited laps, valid from January to December, can be purchased for €995.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurberg_Ring

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~ by keepthepiece on August 27, 2008.

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