*UPDATE 3: Looks like Eric rescheduled the Fourza sendoff to January. That means we can do this today at the usual time instead of Sunday* *UPDATE 2: Race rescheduled to 12/20**UPDATE: LAP TIME CHANGE* We end our series and our trip across the world in Nürburg, Germany at the famous “Green Hell” - the Nürburgring.
Yes, the Nürburgring - a road course of massive length, twisting roads and constant elevation changes, all of which led to it getting its famous nickname of “Green Hell”. The Nürburgring was built in 1925 as a response to the need for an alternative location for the ADAC Eifelrennen races that were hosted on the public roads in the Eifel mountains. It was also designed to showcase German engineering and racing talent. Once it was completed two years later, it hosted the Eifelrennen races as well as motorcycle races and the German Grand Prix. It would host the German Grand Prix for many years until the late 1960s, when it yielded this event to the Nürburgring for being deemed as “too dangerous”.The Nürburgring would also host endurance races and sports car races that counted towards the World Sportscar Championship such as the 1000 km Nurburgring. Starting in 1970 and to this day, the Nürburgring hosts the 24 Hours Nürburgring every year, running the combined length of the Nordschleife and its southern track and testing the endurance capabilities of touring cars.
Nürburgring has changed over the ~90 years it has existed. It used to be comprised of two loops - the Nordschleife, and the Südschleife (meaning “North Loop” and “South Loop”, respectively). Both loops were (and in parts still are) used as public roads when not in use for racing. The Südschleife fell out of use over the years after the Norschiefe was updated and rebuilt, and was eventually destroyed in the early 1980s when the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit was built. Only small bits of it remain, which are either used as part of the GP Circuit, as access roads, or permanent public roads. (Which is kind of a shame, it looks like it would have been a fun track.)
We won’t be running 1000 km of the Nürburgring like back in the 50s, but it sure will feel like a long and challenging race.
Gentlemen, start your engines.
We will be running on the Nordschleife day configuration. The lap time to tune around for this week’s race is 8:05. However, I do acknowledge that this is the friggin Nürburgring, and thus it is extremely difficult to get a consistent time. Just do your best and be fair about your tuning/PI adjustments. Please take plenty of time to familiarize yourself with the track and to tune your car.
You might want to consider taking a look at ScorpioGTX1’s tuning guide for ideas on basic tuning.
This is the last race of this series, but if you’re new and still want to join in, please read the series info thread, then message me here on Kinja or XBL (RoboRedMdn1te) and I’ll make sure you’re added to the roster.