The following morning in Nurburgring, we woke as much as what felt like torrential rain (on the time anyway) however none of that put a dampener on issues – right this moment we’d lastly get to go on the well-known Nurburgring Method 1 monitor at speeds of as much as 270km/h (roughly round 168m/h) which might be a primary for each of us.
I’m not the most important petrol head on the market however even I may admire how superb an expertise like this may be like.
There’s a lot memorabilia on floor value trying out right here, particularly for those who’re even barely into automobiles.
With a free morning on our arms, we headed out to go watch the Method Truck (which is basically because it sounds; Method 1 however with vehicles).
However sure, the Method Truck. What an expertise! 😄
It’s so unusual to see vehicles racing that quick and that powerfully. I didn’t even know they might get to the speeds they did and the way they handle to not topple over once they navigated corners continues to be one thing of a thriller to me.
The race can be set in opposition to the backdrop of the attractive Nurburg citadel within the distance which I suppose provides a bit one thing to the proceedings.
Whenever you’re right here, you may really go backstage to satisfy the racers/groups and hopefully get a photograph along with your fave (not that I had one on the time) however for those who’re already into it, it’s such an important expertise to have the ability to see all facets of it, not simply the racing.
Oh, by the best way, there’s additionally like an amusement park/museum space right here with rides in it (simulators and stuff) value trying out.
That rain from earlier quickly disappeared although and what a distinction it made!
After grabbing a chew to eat and watching just a few races, it was time for us to tackle the tracks ourselves.
We headed over to seize the racing fits we’d measured up for the day earlier than and hit these tracks.
I’ve gotta admit, I used to be nervous simply earlier than going. Satirically, in components due to the velocity however largely due to probably feeling nauseous from zipping across the corners each of which proved completely positive for me (there’s a complete video on right here the place you may see each of our reactions) however not a lot so for Lloyd! 😆
Lloyd got here again pale-faced – a lot to my amusement (unbeknownst to him, I’d been taking bets with the crew right here that he could be, regardless that he appeared assured going into it).
All in all, although, it was really good getting a first-hand take a look at what Method 1 racers must undergo on one of the vital troublesome tracks in not simply Europe however arguably, on the planet.
We spent the remainder of the afternoon exploring Nurburg…
earlier than heading over to the diner subsequent door for a fast chew to eat in prep for an evening exploring the Method Truck competition.
See, the Method Truck isn’t simply in regards to the racing and automobiles but additionally has a complete social gathering at night time with bands enjoying, meals and drinks flowing and is simply good enjoyable!
Expectations would possibly lead you to imagine that it is likely to be a type of issues that would get rowdy however that couldn’t be farther from the reality. It’s such a household centred occasion that cuts throughout genders and ages and so everyone seems to be out right here simply trying to have a good time. It was unbelievable and a superb strategy to end off a day that was positively filled with firsts for each of us.