• Jun 1, 2007

We've seen quite a few videos on Autoblog of exotic sports cars tackling the ring, but motorcycles don't make much news here. MCN road-tester Michael Neeves braved the 'Ring back in April in a Yamaha R1 while his brother Ben followed close behind in a Porsche 911 GT3. In the wide-open, the R1 tears the lightning-fast GT3 a new one, but the Porsche consistently caught up in the twistier sections.

The 8:48 lap time pulled in by the Neeves brothers was pretty impressive considering the major traffic on the track and the two accidents that needed to be traversed. Hit the jump to check out the two-wheeled action.

[Source: Motorcycle News]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      Nice video!

      Funny thing was I was here to comment if anyone knew of a motorbike blog, but it seems there is already a lot of demand for it!
        • 7 Years Ago
        The guy on the bike was not pushing hard at all. You can tell by the relatively moderate lean angle he's using. I don't blame the guy though; those two accidents they went by were motorcycle accidents.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does anyone know how much it costs to drive on this track?
        • 7 Years Ago
        About 15euros or US $ 20 per lap. Alternatively you can buy 10lap, 50 lap etc passes and obviously then your price per lap goes down. Check out Nuerburgring.de for more info.
      • 7 Years Ago
      > About 15euros or US $ 20 per lap

      No, prices went up this year.

      1 Lap - 19€
      4 Laps - 64€
      15 Laps - 220€
      25 Laps - 345€
      1 year - 895€
      • 7 Years Ago

      Please do give more coverage to motorcycles.Try and have at least one post a day regarding motorcycles.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Autoblog Staff

        Could you make a sister blog dedicated to motorcycle news? This motorcycle stuff is great, and I love it being posted here, but this site is really for cars and trucks.

        There's plenty of material from cruisers to crotch-rockets and MotoGP. Would definitely be more interesting (to me) than Autoblog Green.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats a fantastic video. The GT3 guy came so close the the R1 i thought he's gonna kiss his rear end! Whew....that motorcycle rider was good!! Nice video guys!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Man the ring is getting awfully crowed these days. That R1 was just toying with him.
      • 7 Years Ago
      So object with better power to weight ratio faster in straight line, object with more grip faster in corners.

      Surprise! :)

      • 7 Years Ago
      The GT3 spent a lot more time at part throttle than the R1 did, and still stayed close behind rather effortlessly. Had the car started out in front, it would have been way ahead after one lap.
      • 7 Years Ago
      About 25$ per lap.
      • 7 Years Ago
      awesome vid
      is that a 996 or a 997?
      • 7 Years Ago
      VERY cool video... of course it'd be even better without traffic and both machines being pushed closer to their limits... but interesting nonetheless
      • 7 Years Ago
      Major props to Mike for actually attacking the ring on a bike, most bikers are seemingly out there for a sunday cruise most of the time.

      But the guy driving really needs to learn what the heck heel toeing means, christ almighty. MATCH THE REV'S DUDE!
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