A friend of mine is organising this event for 2009.
Nï¿½rburgring Nordschleife Lotus-only Track Day (yes really!) - 3rd.Aug.09 (Mon)
August 2009 - exact date tbc
After having been a regular visitor to the Ring for public ‘touristenfahrten’ days since 2001 and watched it get ever busier and more dangerous, I’m finally making some headway in organising a private trackday.
As a keen Lotus owner, member of Lotus on Track since the start and current competitor in the Lotus On Track Elise Trophy, I know that if anyone can pull this off, we as a Lotus community can.
So, the question is, if I can secure a Lotus-only trackday at the Ring for sometime in August 2009 at a maximum cost of ï¿½595* (about ï¿½475 at today’s lousy exchange rates) per car for min 50 cars and hopefully less if we can attract (and are allowed) more cars up to say a maximum of 100, who’s up for it?
*By comparison, a 25 lap ticket for a public day costs ï¿½370 and you’re sharing the track with the complete spectrum of driver experience and machinery, many of whom have never been anywhere near a track before. Some may enjoy the additional ‘challenge’ of running up against everything from Ringmeisters flat-out in their GT3’s to coaches full of tourists whilst trying to avoid colliding with motorcyclists taking completely different lines and stopping distances to cars, but the accident statistics speak for themselves. I for one would gladly pay a premium to share this legendary circuit with people who’ve all had the same briefing (any briefing would be a novelty!), will treat other drivers with respect and (hopefully!) not drive like most of the muppets who seem to inhabit the place nowadays.
More details to follow once I can get an idea of numbers, although the exact dates won’t be released until sometime in November. I’m giving up work at the end of October to do something car related, so I’m happy to spend the time it’ll take to organise everything including hotel(s) and potentially crossings, plus extras like tuition and possibly even Lotus car hire.
Register your interest here…