Nasty pile up at the Ring.

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Post by Paulr » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:00 pm

I have a clause in my insurance policy, as I am sure we all do, that precludes 'racing and rallying', and that means on the road as well (although third party would still be covered).

You never hear about the longer term consequences of these crashes - or at least I don't. Makes me shudder looking at that, a few lives changed that day I suspect, both in terms of health and money.
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Post by pvr » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:30 pm

I can't watch that video too long - that type of filming makes me dizzy.

My policy specifically names the Ring as being not covered.
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Post by jabber » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:31 pm

Can someone enlighten me on tf?
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Post by Paulwirral » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:03 pm

jabber wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:31 pm
Can someone enlighten me on tf?
Tourist laps , pay for your ticket and off you go on an de restricted toll road that also happens to be the Nurburgring!
Last 2 years I've been I've not even bothered buying lap tickets the driving standards have been that bad , we spend more time in the bars and restaurants at Mayen , 20 mins up the road .

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Post by jabber » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:11 pm

Paulwirral wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:03 pm
jabber wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:31 pm
Can someone enlighten me on tf?
Tourist laps , pay for your ticket and off you go on an de restricted toll road that also happens to be the Nurburgring!
Last 2 years I've been I've not even bothered buying lap tickets the driving standards have been that bad , we spend more time in the bars and restaurants at Mayen , 20 mins up the road .
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Post by buzyg » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:33 pm

Loved my time at the Ring. :D :driving: Never going back, due to the arguments and video footage above. Lots of other great places to drive. :D :thumbsup:
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Post by TitanTim » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:14 pm

Just like the M6 on Monday mornings.

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Post by Paulwirral » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:19 am

TitanTim wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:14 pm
Just like the M6 on Monday mornings.

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Give over , m6 is nowhere near as busy :D

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Post by mmm-five » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:27 am

Paulwirral wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:19 am
TitanTim wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:14 pm
Just like the M6 on Monday mornings.

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Give over , m6 is nowhere near as busy :D
I’ve been stuck in much longer closures on the M6 or M40 than on the Ring.

One of the days we had less than 100 cars on the track, so about 1 car per 150 metres.
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Post by Lance » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:39 pm

Choose your dates/times wisely and you can have very very light traffic days/evenings at the Ring.

Have done numerous laps and not seen a single other vehicle.

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Post by Paulwirral » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:02 pm

I was just unlucky this year , we turned up on the Monday night after a big pile up on the Sunday that closed the track after an hour for the full day , hence everyone stayed on for Monday . It was a minimum 30 minute wait to get out of the car park or on the access roads just to get to the toll barrier, on a bloody Monday night !
I gave my car keys to my mate and told him he was welcome to try it if he was willing to wait and he promptly gave them back and we went to watch . Then it chucked it down the day after !
Just as well I've been going for years so I didn't feel I'd missed out on anything , in fact , I quite enjoyed just watching .
The staff are also now actively discouraging lap timing , and about time to , not like your going to win anything :rofl:

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Post by mmm-five » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:41 pm

Thought I'd posted this earlier, but I've realised I didn't because the youtube upload failed.



Anyhow, it was just a dashcam video (didn't take the GoPro/datalogger this time) of a steady warm up lap from my last trip to the Ring, to show that it's not always busy or full of nutters, with yellow flags or crashed cars around every corner.

Tyres are not in the best condition as the car has more or less been sat since it's accident in December 2015, so this would have been it's first proper shakedown.

It had originally been taken to the Ring in 2016 for a shakedown, but did 2 laps with my tame test driver driving it (on his insurance) and he said it wasn't 'right', and I shouldn't push it. I decided not to risk driving it on the Ring at all and brought it home.

It also shows that the time spent getting everything truly 100% - almost a year after the bodyshop/insurer insisted the car was fine - was worth it.
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Post by Marlon » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:11 pm

Nice and smooth Tony :driving: you can tell you know the circuit like the back of your hand :thumbsup:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:52 pm

That looks like a right mess! :-o

Gotta feel sorry for the guy that stopped - I guess he didn't go past because he wanted to warn people. But I'll bet he wouldn't do it again. :(
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