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Russian billionaire buys the Nurburgring

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The Nürburgring has a new owner, as Russian billionaire Viktor Kharitonin has swooped into the void left by a struggling Capricorn. So reports respected German business weekly the Wirtschafts Woche here.

The state of Capricorn’s finances have been a big question ever since the first day they were named owners incumbent by the German State government. Recently it was widely reported that Capricorn boss Robertino Wild was in financial dire straits, with accusations of his property and art collection being mortgaged twice over.

>> For the full story, please check out my column on Pistonheads.com >>

 

iRacing and the newest laser-scan of the Nürburgring Nordschleife

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This odd-looking Skoda is actally the key ingredient in creating an ultra-realistic Nürburgring Nordschleife for your next computer game. It was spotted entering the Nordschleife only this morning.

And on the same day American simulator specialists iRacing have announced title-sponsorship of September's Blancpain Endurance race at the Nürburgring - the Nürburgring 1000km.

Co-incidence?

>> Read the full story and see more photos after the jump >>

VIDEO: Ring-Taxi Drift Crash closes Nürburgring

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The red lights came on early this Sunday morning as a BMW Ring-Taxi power-oversteered out of Brünnchen 2 and into the fence on the right-hand-side between Brünnchenn and Eiskurve.

UPDATED WITH VIDEO!

>> See the photos and read the full story after the jump >>

Rad Am Ring 2014 - A Fat Man's Tale

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Riding around the Nürburgring Nordschleife on a bicycle might sound like a horrible torture for some of you, but the Rad Am Ring is a MASSIVE event. It's a big part of the year, and I've finally taken part in it.

>> Read the full story and see the photos and videos here >>

[VIDEO] WTCC confirmed for the Nordschleife in 2015!

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Amazing news for race fans today as the boss of WTCC, François Riberio, has confirmed that the FIA World Championshop series will indeed race on the Nordschleife in 2015 as part of a three year deal.

>> Read more and see the exciting video after the jump! >> 

Is GT6 dead? Nürburgring hits Forza 5 and it looks amazing

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 For games console fans the world over, the battle between Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport is legendary. It's Sony versus Microsoft. Japan versus USA. And for Nürburgring fans there's only ever been one winner: Sony's Gran Turismo 4 through 6.

But all that's about to change now that the Nürburgring has been added as a free download for Forza 5...

>> Check out the full video after the jump >>

Rock Am Ring 2014: The Aftermath

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There's something in the air at the Nürburgring today, and it's not the smell of racing fuel and sticky tyres...

>> Read more and see the full photoset after the jump >> 

   

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