Bleekemolen+997 GT3+Nordschleife+LOTS of water = Ace!

Bleekemolen+997 GT3+Nordschleife+LOTS of water = Ace!

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D.no

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272 posts

150 months

Monday 11th February
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Apologies if it's been posted/seen before but I Just stumbled across this and couldn't put it down...

Bravery, commitment, and skill. Not to mention a healthy reliance on The Force:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udA48_TYLss


Digga

26,077 posts

221 months

Wednesday 13th February
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I think I may have watched that before. The start - how on earth does anyone do anything other than hope they're not going to come across someone crashed/stopped. yikes

Dr S

4,261 posts

164 months

Wednesday 13th February
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Epic, this race was in the run-up to the 24h that year. You see one car going off at Aremberg at 5:25 - there were several more doing the same seconds thereafter. Drivers not used to the extremely slippery surface section in the wet.

Now imagine the same conditions at night. Last 24h thunderstorms struck at 0230. Overtaken by a GT3 car there was no visibility out front for quite a while. Probably the best 2+h in a race car ever though.

D.no

Original Poster:

272 posts

150 months

Thursday
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Despite the track drying towards the end, there appears to be increasingly less grip.

For those in the know - is this down to tyre degradation, or is it that as visibility improves, commitment levels increase, and Bleekemolen simply "gets in the groove"?

Whatever the reason, the juggle between understeer, oversteer, and throttle inputs, towards the end of the race is mesmerising. Driving (slowly) round the 'ring on a dry summer's day is about as much excitement as I can take these days. Hats-off to those who race round it in the wet.

I can only imagine anyone who's done that in the dark and wet, is now irreversibly damaged and has a constant 1000 yard stare!