Last weekend the 24 hour race at the Nürburgring took place again and I was invited by my buddy Alex Kahl and Nissan Germany to join in for a special race weekend!
Unfortunately I had some scheduling problems and couldn’t get to the ring to stay before saturday morning, but hey… better late than not at all.
Nissan had setup a wonderful race camp with personal tents for everyone, toilets, showers, the whole nine yards plus a huge tent for catering and where you could follow the race on TVs, but most impressive of all was the location of the camp. Right next to the Track! The Nürburgring GP Track to be more specific, well, actually between the Nordschleife and the GP Track.
Needless to say everything else was perfectly organized by Nissan.
Only “drawback” as actually most of the times you get to the Nürburgring for anything fun or important… the weather… rain, rain, rain and more rain… though… it cleared up later on saturday afternoon and stayed kinda dry throughout the rest of the weekend.
Nissan had two very fierce 370Z on the grid ready to rock sporting the famous Falken design.
A great Nissan GTR was also in the race, but it was run by a private team and one of the drivers was Kazunori Yamauchi, the CEO of Polyphony Digital, the makers of the Gran Turismo game series and supplier of the GTRs on board computer interface.
Well… lets get to it. Photographically it was wonderful, though I was very disappointed that the ADAC (the German AAA) was so very hardass about media vests, which get you access to the good photography spots. I offered them all the photos for free etc etc… and I was told they have very strict regulations bla bla bla just to see young girls with point and shoots wearing them or people that just didn’t even know how to use there camera. I am bitter, a bit…
I was very lucky that Nissan had organized this so well and they even took us into the pit where we could hang and shoot as much as we wanted. And for this I think I made the most of it. I really hope you enjoy!
you can and will find all the 268 photos in the Flickr Album as 268 was too much for this blogpost I think… didn’t want to over do it again as I like to get carried away sometimes as you know.
Have a great week,