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irf
01-07-2008, 03:23 PM
wow wow wow!!! got back yesterday evening(monday), for anyone thinking of going, most things in life can never live up to the hype. the nurburgring far exceeds any expectations you may ever have B)


set off on thusday evening/friday morning to meet up with some of the other volvo lot that were going. we met up at maidstone but needed a shell so found one and filled up
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/irf200/nurburgring/27062008209.jpg



rain in the UK, France, belgium and the nederlands :(

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/irf200/nurburgring/27062008211.jpg

Brightened up in germany though B)

this was my first trip and i was absolutely bricking it. puckered up and got an 8 lap ticket. gulp!

did two laps and OMG!!! it seemed like nothing i had seen on the playstation. the playstation definetly helped with roughly where the circuit would be going but the inclines, cambers and bumps just blew me away!

i susrvived those two laps thankfully and the next morning it was time to meet dale for an hours worth of tuition.

has dale bought the worlds entire remaing Alfa 75?
:lol:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/irf200/nurburgring/28062008221.jpg

he took us out for a passenger lap in his B)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/irf200/nurburgring/28062008222.jpg

jeeezus! 200bhp and sorted everything else. it felt a bit slow compared to what i'm used to on the straights but the straights don't mean sheeeeet :lol:

so we're overtaking nearly everything out there while Dales commentating "aim for that marker....there!, keep it to the right and turn it in.....here!" etc etc

now we go out in my car, this time he wears a helmet :lol:

can't remember how many laps we done but what an education. an hours worth of tuition for 125 euro! it is absolutely worth its weight in gold!

now, hopefully this wont cause any controversy but while i didn't time myself, my cousin did have a camera i found out about afterwards. turns out i ended up doing a BTG 9 mins 56. i did do two laps afterwards where i absolutely know i went quicker cos i was carrying a fair bit extra speed in the quicker corners but i dont have any proof.

anyway, i'm sure you want pics, so here you go

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and found this pic from somewhere of my car. no idea where it is though i do know someone was standing at the karussell taking pictures. how would i get hold of those? or any other pics come to think of it lol.

i wasn't even supposed to be taking pics, my cousin who was with me had a digital camera so there was no need for me to take any. just need to get those pics now....

ps. Dale, btw THANK YOU!!!!!

Nige
01-07-2008, 03:32 PM
good stuff.

Please to hear you made it safely and now have the bug :thumb:

UweM3
01-07-2008, 04:55 PM
glad you had a good weekend. saw your car standing behind the gates for while, did they not let you out??

irf
01-07-2008, 06:38 PM
cant actually remember. you may be thinking of the white volvo estate, i know he was near enough to the barrier when they shut the circuit for an accident.

found another couple of pics B)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/irf200/nurburgring/20080629_0425.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/irf200/nurburgring/Touris028620080629.jpg

BCA
01-07-2008, 06:47 PM
So what was your lap time in the end then?? haha j/k btw.. :whistle: :fishing:

irf
01-07-2008, 06:51 PM
A 9.56 on film but definetly quicker after. tbh on my first two laps i didn't even know any video was being taken, thought he was taking snaps here and there. whatever, it's not about the lap times, being able to lap there was just absolutely mind blowing!

UweM3
01-07-2008, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by irf@Jul 1 2008, 06:38 PM
cant actually remember. you may be thinking of the white volvo estate, i know he was near enough to the barrier when they shut the circuit for an accident.

found another couple of pics B)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/irf200/nurburgring/20080629_0425.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v304/irf200/nurburgring/Touris028620080629.jpg
just ignore me! was really not you, I need glases :loser:

Jim Cameron
01-07-2008, 07:54 PM
Glad you enjoyed it :thumb:

Congratulations to Dale on the scale of his business :thumb: :lol:

Gary Kinghorn
02-07-2008, 06:20 AM
Good stuff and thanks for spending the time to post your report and pics :thumb:

Karl
02-07-2008, 07:17 AM
Originally posted by irf@Jul 1 2008, 08:51 PM
whatever, it's not about the lap times, being able to lap there was just absolutely mind blowing!
Amen to that :thumb:

Simon
02-07-2008, 07:22 AM
You can now see why people get 'Ring Worm'. It is a bit of an addictive place :thumb:

Karl
02-07-2008, 07:28 AM
Originally posted by Simon@Jul 2 2008, 09:22 AM
You can now see why people get 'Ring Worm'.


*throws breakfast in the bin*

:smack:

Simon
02-07-2008, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by Karl+Jul 2 2008, 08:28 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Karl @ Jul 2 2008, 08:28 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-Simon@Jul 2 2008, 09:22 AM
You can now see why people get &#39;Ring Worm&#39;.


*throws breakfast in the bin*

:smack: [/b][/quote]
:shame: Sorry. If it was marmite then thats where it belongs :lol:

DAN THE MAN
03-07-2008, 07:53 AM
i was there that weekend..sunday was closed loads :(