With the weather beginning to clear up and the mercury heading north, a little spot in the back of our brains is starting to well up in anticipation of the coming track season. We're already beginning to plan our asphalt assault over the summer months, but no matter the venue or the training, we doubt that any other track day will compare to what's being offered at the Nurburgring over the next few months.
Between the end of April and the middle of September, three events are taking place at the world-famous German circuit that gives everyone from novices to experts the chance to lap the 'Ring, and live to tell the tale.
The 'Motorsport Akademie Nurburgring' is the track day to end all track days and includes a two-hour 'guided' tour of the course, following a number of 'Ring veterans as they show you the lines, increase your confidence and finally let you loose for a four hour-long lapping session. Traffic is at a minimum and if you attend a class the day before, you can receive your German National A racing license. How cool would that be to carry in your wallet?
The courses will be held April 26 and 27, July 26 and 27 and September 13 and 14, and include lodging, in-class breakdowns, breakfast and dinner, plus the six-hours of hot lapping action – all for the bargain basement price of £595 ($1,180 US). Now, if we can just figure out a way to get some cheap airfare...