DIRK SCHOYSMAN'S GT-R NURBURGRING LAP
Legendary 'ringmeister' talks PH round the circuit in the Nissan GT-R
Incredibly, Dirk has completed more than 14,000 laps of the track which - as he described in the video documenting PH's visit to Nissan's Nurburgring Technical Centre - is a distance similar to driving seven times around the world.
So it's surprise that he knows the circuit as well as anyone ever could, an incredible depth of knowledge that extends not just to which way the corners go (which Dirk reckons anyone can be confident about after a mere 50 laps), but every lump, bump, camber and undulation, as well as the myriad of different surface textures that make the Nurburgring such an epic challenge.
Which I guess is why he makes it look so easy!
Meanwhile, for anyone with a masochistic streak, here's the video of my effort with Dirk as guide...