June 28, 2016
#Poopxit: How scary was the Nurburgring last week end?
The BMW 235i Racing is a fairly benign race car, designed for durability and ease of use.
The Nurburgring however is anything but.
On our first trip there, many years ago, CG and I were stunned at the complete lack of grip in the moderate rain falling on that day. Sure, we probably had old tires on a somewhat unfriendly car (a 360 Modena) but, even at first timer's cautious speeds, the 'Ring made Connecticut's notoriously slippery "Slime Rock" seem sticky.
Imagine then a complete deluge for a full VLN race. Imagine that when spray is not making obscuring every detail, your windshield will randomly fog up.... or a combination of the two.... plus violent aquaplaning....and random slow cars appearing in front of you.
CG completed VLN4, I'm still waiting for his videos but here's one from our friend Gabriele Piana, also a competitor that day, which will give you the idea of what "just another summer day in the Eiffel" can look like.