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RENNTech Mercedes-AMG GT S Lap on the 'Ring Explains All the Weekend Crashes



RENNTech Mercedes-AMG GT S Lap on the 'Ring Explains All the Weekend Crashes - autoevolution

Venturing on the Nurburgring during one of the open-track days takes a lot of courage. It's like going hunting with people you've never met: you never know how well their aim is and whether they can tell a duck from a man wearing camouflage clothes.

Touristenfahrten means everybody with a motorized vehicle that's willing to pay the admission fee gets to drive on the famous circuit. Some people bring competent cars, some of them are even decent drivers, but most are the track equivalent of a Sunday driver: they're out for a relaxing stroll, taking in the scenery and wondering what all the haste is about.

That means that driving hard in your souped-up Mercedes-AMG GT S becomes unnecessarily dangerous, and you are better off just playing along and overtaking on the few straights that this circuit offers. Yeah, right. Like you're going to resist the temptation to go all out when you're behind the wheel of a RENNTech AMG GT S. The fact "you" are also Manuel Metzger, the winner of the ADAC Zurich 24h Race in a Mercedes-AMG GT3, doesn't help with the slowing down part either.

But the fact you're an experienced racing driver doesn't make gunning it down the track any less of a hazard. OK, so at least you don't have to worry about cars coming from behind, and you know how to handle your vehicle, but there are still plenty of people out there who have absolutely no clue what they're doing.

Just watch the clip and count how many times you cringed thinking this could go very wrong. No matter how you put it, cutting a Volkswagen Touran on the inside of a bend takes massive balls as you can never know whether that driver is paying attention, or having to break a fight between his three kids in the back. And then are the motorcycle riders. Here, Manuel is actually a bit of an unintentional douchebag as he pressures one biker into taking a grassy shortcut. Well, at least the track is clear again...



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No douchebag content there , biker was on the wrong line for that corner . If you don't stay out wide there at speed it's impossible to make the corner , everyone misses that corner their first few laps and takes to the grass , ask me how I know I think he even backed off as he knew what was about to happen .
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Can someone better with computers than me can post a link to a Nurburgring video titled , I'm Adenauer Forst "geradeaus" compilation highlights August 2016 nordschliffe touristenfarten , to highlight how difficult that section is ?
That many people can't drive that badly ! It does catch out the first timers , I was there and witnessed the 2 bikers cut across the red car just after 8 mins or so , they had no idea how close they were to a bad accident .
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Can someone better with computers than me can post a link to a Nurburgring video titled , I'm Adenauer Forst "geradeaus" compilation highlights August 2016 nordschliffe touristenfarten , to highlight how difficult that section is ?
That many people can't drive that badly ! It does catch out the first timers , I was there and witnessed the 2 bikers cut across the red car just after 8 mins or so , they had no idea how close they were to a bad accident .
Do you mean this one?...


Actually, having checked for "the 2 bikers cut across the red car just after 8 mins or so", I think this is the one you wanted (but I guess both clips deliver the same message)...


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The second one , a few people did a sharp intake of breath in unison at the viewing point , as I said. I don't think the bikers even noticed how close they were to the car . Problem with that corner is if you take it on the correct line it looks like you have pulled over to let a numpty behind past , they then nail it and career into your rear quarter . I've twice had near misses with badly driven m3s and once with a bike over the years , these days I try to make sure there's no one behind coming up the bank on the approach .
I'm not quite sure why the bikers feel the need to do a wheelie after demonstrating they clearly have no idea on the track but I'd dare bet half of them do !
I even watched a guy drop a bike on the grass one year then proceed to pick it up , put the foot stand down so his bike was in the firing line on the grass and leave it there while he calmed himself down ! All it did was give other drivers and riders something to catch their eye , and even more people drove over the grass , thankfully he realised and moved it !
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