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      04-25-2015, 02:24 PM   #1
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Video inside: My first time at the Nürburgring (or on any track, for that matter)

Finally uploaded my Nürburgring video from last weekend in my 2011 M3 and thought I would share.

A few warnings, so you don't expect some amazing record setting lap in this video:

1. This was my first time ever on a track, and the 'Ring is notorious for being one of the most difficult tracks in the world. I give myself kudos just for going out there to begin with.

2. I wasn't trying to set any records, and damn sure wasn't timing myself (good thing too, because my time was pathetic).

3. I've watched way too many 'Ring crash compilation videos to feel comfortable pushing my car to it's limits in any way shape or form on the 'Ring. I was apprehensive about just driving it out there to begin with.

4. This video wasn't meant to impress anyone. It was more for me to enjoy and have as a memory of my lap at the infamous 'Ring.

5. The video is over 19 minutes long, and only 12 1/2 minutes of it are of my actual lap. I had two passengers, so you can hear all our chatting the whole time. Just be warned, it starts out slow, and ends even slower, but picks up in the middle. Lap officially starts at 1:00 and ends at 13:27. The rest is just BS'ing between my passengers and I.

All that being said, I was just looking to have a good time, and say I've been to the 'Ring. I know my time was pitiful, but I got my t shirt and sticker and a good experience, and that's all I wanted out of this. I don't know if I will run my car there again, but it was a ton of fun and is very addictive. If you ever get the chance to go, don't hesitate, even if you are just driving a rental car!



..and a bonus, a few pics from that day:

Here's a couple of the group I rode up to the 'Ring with. My car is the IB E90 on the end.



And some random pics from other cars at the track.






Last but not least, by badge of honor mounted in an inconspicuous place (I hate stickers)

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Yeah bro...that was a good time. I had a lot of fun riding along in the back seat!!!
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So lucky! I hope I can be on the ring one day...looks like you had a great time!!
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Hey at least you made it out without hitting a GTR lol. On my bucket list to do one day. Congrats!
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For the first time ever on a track, and the 'Ring ...it was really good !
Thanks for sharing of the very nice video
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Congrats on getting to the Ring. It is a once in a lifetime experience for most of the car fanatics of the world. I went last year and had a blast. I got 3 911 GT3 RS's in one picture in that parking lot at once. I went to Hockenheimring in March and it was a blast as well. Try that next time out. There's no elevation change that you notice so it's a little easier because of the GP track layout.

Oh I went in my 2013 Mustang GT Track Pack.
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Thanks for sharing.
Unless one is a serious track guy, this seems like a clean safe 1st time. Popping the cherry of a different kind
A lot of the rent-a-car-for-Nurburgring are hella expensive (even for something as piddly as a FWD Suzuki Swift). Especially if you have the misfortune of piling in to someone or something. The ring must be making a hella lot of Euros cleaning up the poor (crushed) souls from the guard-rails.
That said I wanna hit a 10 min lap there some day
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Thanks for sharing. Too bad I couldn't join you guys that weekend.
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Congrats on getting to the Ring. It is a once in a lifetime experience for most of the car fanatics of the world. I went last year and had a blast. I got 3 911 GT3 RS's in one picture in that parking lot at once. I went to Hockenheimring in March and it was a blast as well. Try that next time out. There's no elevation change that you notice so it's a little easier because of the GP track layout.

Oh I went in my 2013 Mustang GT Track Pack.
Thanks. I will probably try to the Hockenheimring next time. It is my other German track "to do" before I leave here.

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Thanks for sharing. Too bad I couldn't join you guys that weekend.
Too bad indeed. I am thinking about going again in a month or so, probably just as a spectator though (might run my car again for a lap). If you are interested I can hit you up with dates when I come up with one.
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