Context is everything in sports, particularly in 24-hour endurance racing where pit stops and timing rules can impact the outcome. You don’t really need any of that here. Just watch and enjoy.
Can you blame anyone for not wanting to race in this?
Well, the Nürburgring 24 Hour race was fun for a few laps. While stormy weather was forecast, nobody anticipated a hailstorm that completely shut down the race.
Fifty years from now, when a retired journalist writes a book about Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus and the SCG 003, it will be the tale of David and Goliath full of nice pictures and adjectives like ‘legendary’ and ‘astonishing’. And it won’t be far off the truth.
“This man is a legend.” A Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 driver at today’s 24 Hours Nürburgring lost a wheel and made a valiant effort to retrieve and repair it before giving in and allowing himself to be towed back to the pits. The commentary from Vodaphone’s broadcasters are priceless on this; the reason the driver was…
Wet, wetter, wall. The Nürburgring remains very much unforgiving, come rain or shine.
I’ve been meaning to share these for awhile. Last year I was fortunate enough to go not only to Germany for the first time, but to the N24 to chief Rotek Racing’s Audi TT-RS, which I’d done previously for them at the Thunderhill 25.
You're killing us, Glick. We've seen the chassis. We know it'll transform from a road car to a race car. You're even planning to drive the SCG 003 to the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, race, then head into Paris to end the weekend with a nice bottle of Château d'Yquem. Just show us your masterpiece already!
The V8 Vantage N430's maiden race went pretty well considering that drivers Chris Harris, Andreas Gülden, Oliver Mathai and Dickie Meaden managed to finish in second place at the N24 in the SP10 category. Here's ten minutes of Chris keeping it together at the Green Hell.
Audi worked hard to make history at the Nurburgring 24 and to prove again that while the R8 might be nine years old, it can still kick ass. Here's how it went down.
Mike "Two Princes" SpinDOCTORelli went to the Nürburgring 24 to watch Chris Harris not drift around that holy place for a full day. He took photos, check them out below.
You have a long track with difficult communication, many different flags and slow zones, and drivers of all levels of ability, or lack thereof. All of that came together in this one crash at the 24 Hours of the Nurburgring yesterday.
Welcome to the Green Hell!
There is nothing like the 24 hours of the Nürburgring. Some say Le Mans is the world's top endurance race, but for me it's the madness in the Eifel mountains known as the "Green Hell." I love this race because it's only for production cars and companies are free to develop whatever is needed to win.