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I like how everybody keeps to the right, even on a racetrack they only pass on the left :thumbup:

I see that was the same M3 that passed them early on. Guess he just couldn't handle the power :p
 

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wow.. thats just not right at all! Unless there was some other signage or communication of the maintenance work that we are now aware of, this was a receipe for disaster from the get go. :eek:
 

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I was thinking that it might have just happened so they didn't have enough time to really take care of anything but then again the first thing they should put out are warning flags warning other drivers.
 

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Couldn't really tell because the camera car's exhaust is nice and loud, but I thought I heard a couple of those cars lock up the brakes trying to avoid each other. Seems like they could use a bit more warning. I'd hate to see someone on a bike catch a bit of debris and end up as a 1/4 mile smear because they can't be bothered to put a sign up more than 50 feet from the crash.
 

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Lolololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol

Seriously though, that Megane nearly got ploughed.
 

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Wow that is the worst track safety measures ever.
How do you figure? This is public "tourist" driving. It's NOT closed course race driving. If you think you're hot **** and want to run 10/10, you assume responsibility for your actions. It isn't some HPDE with someone holding your hand each step of the way...

I can say with 99% certainty that the construction zone was called out at the track entrance.
 

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It was a very busy weekend there - the weather was ludicrously good, especially by German October standards, and no doubt one, if not the last, of the year like this. I was there Saturday with friends to do my first Ring lap, and also take a ride in the Ring Taxi - which was a birthday gift to one of the guys in the group. Before we got our ride the track was closed for about an hour due to an incident, and then there was this big mess on Sunday. I did see that rust-colored Vette ("platinum cars.se") lurking around on SaturdayIn between, we did just fine. Little traffic on the first half of the course while I was being extra cautious, opened it up a little over the second half of it but there was a lot more traffic, most of it faster.

On an unrelated note, it was a great time and I look forward to going back - hopefully on a weekday, and to having a little more experience and confidence to open it up. The Ring Taxi ride in the M3 was astonishingly impressive. Phenomenal grip and security in the corners.
 

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Theyre pretty good usually about letting everyone know where there is construction and blockages on the track.

Huge display at the gates show this.

Also, they put signs that warn of maintenance crews working xxx meters down the track, so you normally have plenty of time to slow down.


But yea as some one above mentioned, this is an open driving day: Not an official race day.
 

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How do you figure? This is public "tourist" driving. It's NOT closed course race driving. If you think you're hot **** and want to run 10/10, you assume responsibility for your actions. It isn't some HPDE with someone holding your hand each step of the way...

I can say with 99% certainty that the construction zone was called out at the track entrance.
Let me refer to this.
http://bridgetogantry.com/2/index.p...aight&catid=55:touristenfahrten&Itemid=300088

And here are more pictures of the aftermath.



http://bridgetogantry.com/2/index.p...teria&catid=55:touristenfahrten&Itemid=300088
 

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Theyre pretty good usually about letting everyone know where there is construction and blockages on the track.

Huge display at the gates show this.

Also, they put signs that warn of maintenance crews working xxx meters down the track, so you normally have plenty of time to slow down.
They placed the construction slow sign close to the racing line, in a blind spot on one of the fastest bends on the whole track.
 
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