Nurburgring 2021

Nurburgring 2021

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Mac.

1,430 posts

197 months

Friday 11th June
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I was supposed to be on the 29th June and 2nd July dates, just cancelled both for credit with Circuit Days

RSbandit

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1,525 posts

100 months

Saturday 19th June
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Well I finally threw in the towel and cancelled with Circuit days. I'm a glutton for punishment though so booked the DN double at end of Aug instead if travel isn't easier by then I will really wonder what the point of the vaccination program is. No doubt there's some political games being played at the moment, Germany deaths still over 100 a day UK mainly in single figures...makes complete sense to expect vaxxed UK residents to quarantine for 10 days. Anyway rant over looking forward to August!

Adenauer

18,069 posts

204 months

Monday 21st June
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RSbandit said:
No doubt there's some political games being played at the moment, Germany deaths still over 100 a day UK mainly in single figures...makes complete sense to expect vaxxed UK residents to quarantine for 10 days. Anyway rant over looking forward to August!
Hmm, that's a bit selective though isn't it?

Germany new cases per day 600, Vs UK 10,000.

I can understand Germany not wanting you guys over here at the moment.

nickfrog

14,703 posts

185 months

Monday 21st June
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RSbandit said:
Well I finally threw in the towel and cancelled with Circuit days. I'm a glutton for punishment though so booked the DN double at end of Aug instead if travel isn't easier by then I
I admire your determination!

I canned all Ring trip plans a year ago and won't go back until the coast is clear.

I find it takes quite a lot of planning at the best of time to maximise enjoyment so adding such a variable doesn't work for me.

RSbandit

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1,525 posts

100 months

Monday 21st June
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Adenauer said:
Hmm, that's a bit selective though isn't it?

Germany new cases per day 600, Vs UK 10,000.

I can understand Germany not wanting you guys over here at the moment.


Hmm 600 cases a day with over 100 deaths would suggest they're not testing anywhere near the same level as the UK case levels much higher in reality or else the CFR has exploded which would be alot more worrying! Fully vaxxed with a negative PCR what's the risk to Germany? Anyway plenty of other threads to discuss the ins and outs of Covid...I'm hopeful that by late Aug things will be better and Germany with higher vaccination rates by then will have hopefully relaxed.

Mac.

1,430 posts

197 months

Monday 21st June
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I thought about doing the DN Aug/Sep double header but I don’t think things will be back to normal by then. I’m writing off the whole of this year, I’ll try again in 2022.

AndyMac4000

24 posts

194 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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Also cancelled for next week. Real shame, haven’t been for 14 years…..and TFs don’t look doable anymore with the insurance issues unless I have missed something.

ecain63

10,422 posts

143 months

Thursday 24th June
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Fingers crossed they're going to start letting fully vaccinated people through soon.

RSbandit

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1,525 posts

100 months

Thursday 24th June
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That would be the sensible thing to do but Merkel banging on today about how every EU country should make UK citizens quarantine...give over ffs!

FTW

454 posts

144 months

Thursday 24th June
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I've also cancelled my trip next week due to COVID restrictions, absolutely gutted.

Question is, rebook for later in the year or put it off 12 months and go next year.......

nickfrog

14,703 posts

185 months

Thursday 24th June
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RSbandit said:
That would be the sensible thing to do but Merkel banging on today about how every EU country should make UK citizens quarantine...give over ffs!
In fairness we haven't exactly put ourselves in a very good position in terms of freedom of movement with our immediate neighbours. That was probably a little short sighted.

Having said that perhaps track day trips to Australia will become easier?

Adenauer

18,069 posts

204 months

Thursday 24th June
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nickfrog said:
Having said that perhaps track day trips to Australia will become easier?
laugh

RSbandit

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1,525 posts

100 months

Thursday 24th June
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Would love to try Bathhurst! To illustrate how completely stupid a metric case numbers in isolation are the UK is currently testing 10 times the number of people compared to Germany... 14.5 tests per 1000 people compared to 1.4 per 1000 in Germany...way more testing means more cases. And today Belgium has banned UK citizens completely you're not even allowed quarantine...its an utter farce.

Mac.

1,430 posts

197 months

Friday 25th June
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This makes postponing a bit more palatable. A wet Nordschleife scares me yikes

RSbandit

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1,525 posts

100 months

Friday 25th June
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Yeah not so bad postponing now I've had my fill of wet days there it's interesting but I much prefer dry fast lapping.

doogalman

522 posts

213 months

Saturday 26th June
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AndyMac4000 said:
Also cancelled for next week. Real shame, haven’t been for 14 years…..and TFs don’t look doable anymore with the insurance issues unless I have missed something.
TF is possible still. Save the risk and rent something.

RSbandit

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1,525 posts

100 months

Friday 2nd July
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Seems the meeting between Boris and Angela Merkel has gone well...she indicated fully jabbed Brits would be able to visit Germany without quarantining in the near future...should make the DN event at the end of Aug a very realistic prospect...no more spanners in the works please!
Looks like the weather held up for the Circuit days event this week tough not to be there but light at the end of the tunnel at least.

Wh00sher

1,362 posts

186 months

Sunday 4th July
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I`m being optimistic as usual and hoping that`s in place for Ringmeisters....smile

I really want to get out for that, if not and it`s DN at the end of August, I`ll have to buy some new tyres as my Direzzas probably won`t last 2 days and that event doesn`t allow slicks (of which I have loads) laugh

Rob_R

2,377 posts

213 months

Sunday 4th July
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I was also gutted to have cancelled for the Circuit Days trackday on the 2nd. I was super looking forward to it.

We've booked again to go over second week in September for some TF.

I'm also planning on a week in August but holding out for further developments on the travel for double-jabbed idea. As soon as we are allowed to go, I'm booking something.

RSbandit

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1,525 posts

100 months

Monday 5th July
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Wh00sher said:
I`m being optimistic as usual and hoping that`s in place for Ringmeisters....smile

I really want to get out for that, if not and it`s DN at the end of August, I`ll have to buy some new tyres as my Direzzas probably won`t last 2 days and that event doesn`t allow slicks (of which I have loads) laugh
You might be in luck Germany to allow fully vaxxed UK citizens or those who have recovered from Covid (how to prove that?) to enter without having to quarantine...now the UK needs to reciprocate with amber list countries, this seems to be the plan but when is the question.