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Reblogged from klaus14  592 notes

motolady:

The Nürburgring- on the list of places I must ride. 

The Nurburgring is located about 43mi/70km South of Cologne, Germany and can hold up to 150,000 spectators. The older “North Loop” of the track is just under 13 miles long, and has more than 1,000 feet of difference in it’s lowest and highest elevations. 

The GP-Strecke section is 3.2 miles long with 16 turns, and the total track length is a hair over 16 miles (25.947 km) with 170 turns. Construction of the track began in September of 1925.

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itsawheelthing:

probably the best racetrack in the world …Clermont-Ferrand, 1965 French Grand Prixthe Charade circuit was constructed in ‘65 on the flanks of an extinct volcano in the Auvergne mountain regionwith its fast twists & short straights it quickly made a name for itself, pushing machine & driver to the limit of their capabilities, some calling it “le petit Nürburgring” but it was in fact faster & twistier than its counteract in the Eifel, a real driver’s circuitGrand Prix would be held in ‘65, ‘69, ‘70 & ‘72 but stones on track (causing punctures & hitting drivers in the face) & not being able to create bigger run off zones prevented the track from having a longer history in F1 racingthe 8km long track would be used up until ‘88 … 30 years of sublime racing

itsawheelthing:

probably the best racetrack in the world …

Clermont-Ferrand, 1965 French Grand Prix

the Charade circuit was constructed in ‘65 on the flanks of an extinct volcano in the Auvergne mountain region
with its fast twists & short straights it quickly made a name for itself, pushing machine & driver to the limit of their capabilities, some calling it “le petit Nürburgring” but it was in fact faster & twistier than its counteract in the Eifel, a real driver’s circuit
Grand Prix would be held in ‘65, ‘69, ‘70 & ‘72 but stones on track (causing punctures & hitting drivers in the face) & not being able to create bigger run off zones prevented the track from having a longer history in F1 racing
the 8km long track would be used up until ‘88 … 30 years of sublime racing