With all the current uncertainty surrounding the financial future of the Nurburgring, we thought it might be appropriate to remind ourselves exactly why the 13 miles of twisting Tarmac in the Eifel mountains is still one the best tracks in the world.
We reckon this pic has the answer. It features the M3 GT2 of Jörg Müller, Augusto Farfus, Uwe Alzen, Pedro Lamy on its way to win the Nurburgring 24-hour race last year, taking to the air at the famous Flugplatz.
It's one of the most evocative and historic sights in motor racing, and the fact that you can pay a German fellow a few euros and get even half an inkling of what it's like to be there, doing that in one of the most prestigious and challenging races in the world makes the Nurburgring Nordschleife a very special place indeed.
the picture is brilliant and it should be all that is neccessary to inspire any petrolhead to head for the "ring", after all we are talking driving utopia here. but fear not, the owners will find a way to squeeze every last euro that they can get their hands on from the Nordshcliefe tourist, and if you are british they will probably add 20% VAT just to rub it in, but no matter what they charge it will still be every petrolheads greatest ambition to storm the "ring" and boast sub 9 mins in thier MG Metro. It's on my list of things to do befor I get too old to remeber having done it. The place is motoring nirvana and the motoring world would never let it die so don't worry it will still be there when you win the lottery and buy the car of your dreams. take care all