Nürburgring 24 hours – the battle of gold drivers
Similar to Le Mans, the 24-hour race in Nurburgring also aims to challenge the persistence of many different models at the same time. Taking place on the famous “green hell” race in Germany, this 24-hour race has a 15.7-mile course (more than 25km) including the Nurburgring F1 race – which is commonly known under the name Nordschleife (north circle) – and a common street section. The complexity of the racetrack design and the high-speed requirements made Nurburgring a major challenge for steering control, body stability, and safety features. Besides, this is also one of the top races on the number of accidents.
The name is Nordschleife (north circle) – and a common street section. The complexity of the racetrack design and the high speed requirements made Nurburgring a major challenge for steering control, body stability and safety features. Besides, this is also one of the top races on the number of accidents.
Due to the total length of the great race, this tournament often allows more than 200 cars and 700 drivers to join (including professional and amateur people). These drivers can share cars (2-4 drivers/vehicle) and are forced to drive continuously for at least 150 minutes before being allowed to change.
The range of cars that can be played is also varied, from regular streetcars to GT3 sports cars like Porsche 911 GT3 or Schnitzer BMW M3 GTR V8, etc. The teams will include Car manufacturers go “down the road” to compete. In addition, similar to Le Mans, the long race time also means that many parallel entertainment activities are also organized for everyone to participate. Among these, the most famous is the tradition of drawing graffiti on the track – which makes every picture of “The Ring” tinged with flashy colors.
Indy 500 (IndyCar) Indianapolis 500
The race was named one of the three most prestigious motor racing in the world celebrating its 100th birthday in 2011.
The annual race is celebrated at this famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Speedway, Indiana) racetrack thanks to the average speed of extremely high-performance cars. Particularly, candidates who want to qualify must be able to complete the test race with a speed of over 354 km/hour.
Each race season, riders will have to complete a 500-mile journey with each 2.5-mile race. The current speed record belongs to Arie Luyendyk established in 1996 with more than 385 km/hour. An interesting tradition of the Indy 500 is the usual winner of the finish line and then receives a congratulatory bottle. Recently, it was the Indy 500 race that inspired the production of the Turbo animation movie.