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      12-16-2008, 10:43 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Terp1 View Post
Great video! I plan on visiting when I do ED. Any pointers or tips?
-1) Forgot this one....go out and get Forza Motorsport 2 for the X-Box 360 (or GT4 for PS2) and drive the hell out of the ring to learn the track as much as you can. There are blind corners, and very little runoff to the sides of the track in most spots. You don't want to end up like the 911 GT3, E46 M3, or many of the other cars I have seen totaled on the track.
1) Go on a weekday evening...less busy usually..just make sure they are open that day
2) Unless you KNOW you will enjoy it buy a 1-lap pass to start. (some people are all hyped and get scared shitless after their first lap and never want to go on it again)
3) Pull off, let the lap sink in. If you enjoyed it, by a 4-lap pass.
4) Stay within your comfort level. Before I did the video posted above, I had probably done 25-30 laps on the Nordschleife, plus another 7 or so sessions on the Hockenheimring. That lap above was actually the scariest I had ever done as I was pushing my limits, and as a result, I almost bought the farm at one point. (With summer tires, I would have been a bit quicker though)