956 007 bellof at the Nürburgring

Gasping for breath, irregular heartbeat – arriving just before sunset for the Dunlop intensive training course at the Nürburgring, we meet the legend

3y ago

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The car is owned by a collector who had had travelled to the Nürburgring for the event and of course there is only one thing we want now: should return to the legendary track for our camera.

Dunlop had called in Hans-Joachim »Striezel« Stuck as the driver and at 8 o’clock the following morning the 956 rolls out of the pit box. The weather is typical for the Eiffel, with thick mist covering the first curves. Three bends later, the sun breaks through and at 8:30 we’re back in the box again...

The weather is typical for the Eiffel, with thick mist covering the first curves. Three bends later, the sun breaks through and at 8:30 we’re back in the box again...

Jan Baedeker

It is precisely on days like these that everything comes together on the Karma Highway: the Porsche is the centrepiece of our new book »Tracks, Nurburgring North Loop « and "Striezel" Stuck has written the introduction. With over 200 photos of the circuit and detailed information on individual sections of the track, elevation profiles, places to overtake and the right moments to apply the brakes, "Tracks, Nurburgring North Loop" is a manual and compendium all in one. Thomas Jäger, himself a successful racing driver and instructor, provides valuable tips for the decisive tenths of a second. Tracks is dedicated to all drivers wishing to solve the puzzle of the legendary North Loop to savour the ultimate thrill of the ”Green Hell“. The weather is typical for the Eiffel, with thick mist covering the first curves. Three bends later, the sun breaks through and at 8:30 we’re back in the box again..

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Comments (7)

  • Sound, please. I read this and my ears were mad jealous of my eyes. Pretty please

      3 years ago
  • Great article! But Eifel with one 'f'. The other Eiffffel is in Paris ;)

      3 years ago
  • @Owen, exactly

      3 years ago
  • the 956 has a turbocharged flat 6

      3 years ago
  • I love those old twin turbo flat 12 racing Porsches, nothing like way too much power and noise and not enough safety!!

      3 years ago
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