Nurburgring 2024

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RSbandit

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2,627 posts

133 months

Thursday 16th November 2023
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Season officially over so time for a new thread! Already dreaming about some nice dry Ring laps in high summer next yr...believe trackday dates will be out in about a months time?

Jamescrs

4,532 posts

66 months

Thursday 16th November 2023
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Already booked a week over there in early May, hoping the ring is actually open when I get there now.

Would love to do a proper track day there next year too when dates are released so probably book a second trip over, possibly to coincide with Spa as well.

Wh00sher

1,602 posts

219 months

Saturday 18th November 2023
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Plan is to do all the Destination Nürburgring track days next year, ideally in the new car but I'm not sure if May will be in the Golf.

Timing is a little tight, depending on when the event is and when I can pick up the new car.

If the Javelin Spa days at the start of April tie in the Circuit Days at the Ring I'll do that too, it doesn't always work out though and if it doesn't I'll just do Spa.

Going to be an interesting year for me, between each trip I hope to have made a significant step in the R8 build.

RSbandit

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2,627 posts

133 months

Saturday 18th November 2023
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Fantastic you have acquired the project car then? V10 or V8...manual or Rtronic?

Wh00sher

1,602 posts

219 months

Saturday 18th November 2023
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No mate, not in a position to buy until end of April 24, hence the short window before DN in May. It's no great hardship to take the Golf, but I'd prefer to take the Audi.

Will be V10 manual. By the end of the year, should be mostly complete, Clubsport spec so half cage, interior, coilovers, brakes, better cooling, aero BUT keeping it reasonable on the road.

Whilst the Golf is ace on circuit, I have more time now and want to drive it on the road as well as the track.

I'm hoping the R8 will tick those boxes smile

RSbandit

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2,627 posts

133 months

Saturday 18th November 2023
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Sounds great I have a huge soft spot for R8s...ran a stock V10 plus a while back great cars and the engine is just immense...looking forward to seeing your build lapping the Ring..good luck!

Wh00sher

1,602 posts

219 months

Sunday 19th November 2023
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Thank you.

I'm pretty excited about it myself smile noise is going to be interesting, I really want to hear that v10 scream, but obviously need to stay within noise limits and there is simply no way on Earth I can bring myself to spend thousands on a titanium system.

Anyway, we're going off topic. Will you be on the DN events?

RSbandit

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2,627 posts

133 months

Sunday 19th November 2023
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Yes will wait to see the exact dates but I'd say July Ringmeisters will be the one...would love to do all the DN events but non runner at the minute due to young family.

OldSchoolSmudger

236 posts

141 months

Monday 20th November 2023
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I'm hoping to do a track day next year. Does anyone have a rough idea of when they might be and cost?

Wh00sher

1,602 posts

219 months

Monday 20th November 2023
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OldSchoolSmudger said:
I'm hoping to do a track day next year. Does anyone have a rough idea of when they might be and cost?
Dates are usually released in December.

There are 2 UK TDO who have run days at the Ring for over a decade. Destination Nürburgring and Circuit Days.

The DN days are higher priced but that means less cars are booked on the event and usually attract more experienced drivers.
Which you choose is down to what you want and your budget.

I'll be attending all the DN days next year (as I did this year) and hopefully April with CD as it often follows the Javelin 2 days at Spa.

Usually,
2 days in April (CD)
1 day in May (DN)
1 day in June (CD)
2 days July (DN)
2 days end Aug / early Sept (DN)
1 day Oct (CD)

C70R

17,596 posts

105 months

Tuesday 21st November 2023
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I'm hoping to book onto one of the two-day DN events, and am just sorting logistics with the friends who've also expressed interest.

It will be my first actual trackday at the Ring, so very excited to pop my cherry.

Rowe

318 posts

123 months

Wednesday 13th December 2023
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Circuit Days 29th April and 1st July booked
Discount code BTG

Kev_Mk3

2,800 posts

96 months

Wednesday 13th December 2023
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Circuit Days Ring Dates are out

Next year’s Nürburgring dates are now here, completing our 2024 Euro calendar!
Highlights include both Spa and Nürburgring spring double headers, a Nürburgring-Spa Autumn triple header, and an end of season Spa-Nürburgring double header, which will feature, for the first time, the possibility to book a sub-£300 Nordschleife track day.
We’ve also got a date at Zandvoort the Monday after the Autumn triple, making a quadruple (along with a weekend in Amsterdam) possible!
Full 2024 Euro calendar below:

Spa Fri 22 Mar
Spa Sat 23 Mar

Nürburgring Mon 29 Apr
Nürburgring Tue 30 Apr

Navarra Mon 10 Jun
Navarra Tue 11 Jun
Nürburgring Mon 1 Jul
Nürburgring Mon 14 Oct

Spa Tue 15 Oct
Spa Wed 16 Oct

Zandvoort Mon 21 Oct

Spa Fri 8 Nov
Nürburgring Mon 11 Nov

All Spa, Zandvoort and Navarra events discounted by £50 until 1/1/24, all Nürburgring events discounted by £100 until 1/1/24.


(DONT FORGET CODE BTG ON RING DATES)

RSbandit

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2,627 posts

133 months

Wednesday 13th December 2023
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Always thought the CD double was around Easter weekend? I've booked the DN Prime double end of July in any case...prob better when it's in early July but I'm guessing the Ring dictates to the organizer on availability?

C70R

17,596 posts

105 months

Wednesday 13th December 2023
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I've booked in on the DN September double-header. It's a bit later than in previous years, which did give me pause for thought. Either way, I'm very much looking forward to it.

_Neal_

2,690 posts

220 months

Wednesday 13th December 2023
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Looking at booking the May date with DN (road cars only) just wondering about how much experience is required. I've done quite a lot of UK trackdays (probably 20+ over the years) and TF at the 'Ring 3-4 times (last time 10 years ago) - just planning on taking it steady and building up speed - thoughts?

Rowe

318 posts

123 months

Wednesday 13th December 2023
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_Neal_ said:
Looking at booking the May date with DN (road cars only) just wondering about how much experience is required. I've done quite a lot of UK trackdays (probably 20+ over the years) and TF at the 'Ring 3-4 times (last time 10 years ago) - just planning on taking it steady and building up speed - thoughts?
You're approaching it with the right attitude of building up gradually. You'll be fine!
Trackdays are much better as there's no TF heroes there to send it up the inside of you at the soonest possible point.

_Neal_

2,690 posts

220 months

Wednesday 13th December 2023
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Rowe said:
_Neal_ said:
Looking at booking the May date with DN (road cars only) just wondering about how much experience is required. I've done quite a lot of UK trackdays (probably 20+ over the years) and TF at the 'Ring 3-4 times (last time 10 years ago) - just planning on taking it steady and building up speed - thoughts?
You're approaching it with the right attitude of building up gradually. You'll be fine!
Trackdays are much better as there's no TF heroes there to send it up the inside of you at the soonest possible point.
Thanks - the TF heroes are one of the reasons I want to do trackdays rather than TF!

RSbandit

Original Poster:

2,627 posts

133 months

Wednesday 13th December 2023
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Always thought the CD double was around Easter weekend? I've booked the DN Prime double end of July in any case...prob better when it's in early July but I'm guessing the Ring dictates to the organizer on availability?

akadk

1,501 posts

180 months

Wednesday 13th December 2023
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Nov ring day is a bargain at £279, obviously weather odds stacked to be wet and cold, but you never know !