NISSAN Germany and RSR Group Form Partnership
RSR just signed a partnership with NISSAN Germany. For NISSAN the partnership means they can use RSR’s expertise on driver training and can use RSR’s fleet of GT-R’s for demonstration and test drive purposes. Also the partnership will allow Nissan owners exclusive access to RSRSpa’s trackdays at Circuit de Spa in 2014.
After long-term contracts with manufacturers Lotus and Renault Sport, this is RSR’s 3rd partnership with a key manufacturer of sportscars.
Wheeling Your Way around Germany’s Nürburgring
While many visitors to Germany explore this beautiful country by a variety of transportation modes including river boats and trains, the automotive and racing enthusiast knows that there is only one mode of transportation that can deliver the thrills necessary to satisfy a lifelong dream. For hard core enthusiasts, the legendary Nürburgring requires no introduction. The dream of driving this famous racing circuit remains high on the bucket lists of driving and riding enthusiasts all over the world. With more than 1000 feet in elevation changes and 170 unique turns, it remains one of the longest and most challenging race courses of the world.
The thrills of this extensive track with its unique history and challenges set it apart as one of Germany’s top attractions. The lack of intersections and on-coming traffic make it unique from traditional roads while the absence of a blanket speed limit is a major draw for many. The original 20.8 kilometre ‘North Loop’ track built in the 1920’s takes visitors on a scenic trip around the village and the medieval castle of Nürburg. Located in the Eifel Mountains, the old track was nicknamed ‘The Green Hell’ by Jackie Stewart as it has long been considered one of the most difficult and challenging purpose-built circuits in the world. In addition to the historic loop, there is also a Grand Prix race track that was constructed in 1984.
Choose Your Experience
A number of experiences and packages are available to drivers of all backgrounds and skill levels. Ron Simons Racing offers a range of affordable experiences designed to bring high quality instruction to visitors from all over the world as they select from a wide range of cars to experience one of the world’s most demanding race circuits. From hot taxi laps where you get to experience the full limits of a car as a passenger to introductory experiences where you get to experience driving the circuit first hand, Ron Simons Racing will ensure that car enthusiasts don’t just enjoy the best that the cars have to offer but the region as well.
Here are some of the most popular options:
- Public Driving Session: Most people who come to drive the Nürburgring come to do so during public driving sessions available during evenings on most weekdays and all day on weekends. You will share the circuit with all sorts of traffic from motorcycles to buses and camper vans. Renting a racing vehicle is one of the most enjoyable ways to experience the circuit.
- Racing on the Nürburgring: If you have ever dreamed of racing the Nurburg, this is your chance to rent your own race car complete with a fully equipped pit crew. Management of entries and logistics are also provided. There are a number of racing events to suit a variety of skill levels.
- Hot Taxi Laps: Ever wanted to experience the full force of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS or a Lotus Exige 260 Cup? This is your chance to experience G-Force and extreme speeds as a passenger while your professional driver demonstrates the limits of the car. These experiences are available only on Track Days or during VLN Practice Sessions.
- Introductory Package: If this is your first time to visit the Nürburgring, this is the ideal introduction to the circuit and the beauty of the surrounding region. This tour is designed especially for car enthusiasts combining all things cars including: driving amazing race cars, visiting the Nurburgring Museum, shopping for racing souvenirs, and dining with some of the best views of unique and exotic cars. You will find yourself in a paradise for car enthusiasts.
- Autobahn Blast: A fun add-on to any Nurburgring weekend is the thrill of experiencing the famous German autobahn, the national motorway network of Germany. What makes these highways so special for car lovers is that there is absolutely no speed limit. The best way to appreciate the autobahn is to rent an incredibly fast and powerful car.
- Classic Cars & Castles: If you want to combine a little bit of sightseeing with your weekend of cars, here is the opportunity to enjoy driving classic cars while taking in some of the region’s most popular sites. You’ll visit three different castles including the famous Nürburg Castle.
These are just some of the many experiences that Ron Simons Racing offers whether you are travelling individually or as a group. If you truly want to experience the life of luxury, the VIP package will offer the dream weekend of a lifetime for any car enthusiast!
Choose Your Car
The best part of this vacation is that the car you drive is completely up to you. Whatever your dream vehicle is, you can be assured that you will get to experience the best of it in a memorable action-packed holiday. However, the car you select should also be based on your driving experience and familiarity with race tracks. If you are inexperienced and want to drive a fast car, there are a number of training packages available to help prepare you for your dream vehicle. If you are a first time visitor, it is wise to remember that the circuit is incredibly challenging, dangerous, and difficult. Regardless of previous race track experience, this particular circuit is unlike any other. Both experienced and novice drivers often crash during the first few laps of the day. Therefore, it is generally recommended that you don’t select anything faster than 200-horsepower.
Prepare For Your Trip
The choice of when to visit the Nürburgring is entirely up to the visitor but the season generally runs from early March until late November. While it is possible to visit the track outside of these months, opening times are unpredictable due to weather variations. The track only closes during snow, fog, or an accident. The season is typically the busiest with weather at its warmest but this also means that you can expect the ring to be crowded with traffic as well. Although the beginning and end of the season tends to generate undesirable weather like rain, snow, or fog, visitors will benefit from far less crowds to share the ring with.
The sessions are sometimes cancelled due to accidents or crashes on the track. Regardless of how many cars may be waiting, it takes only one major crash to close the entire session and shut down the circuit. It is wise to allow yourself extra days to ensure that you get your chance on the circuit. Visitors should also ensure that they are adequately insured in the event of an accident. If you are travelling from a foreign country or plan to drive multiple vehicles during your holiday, you must ensure that you carry sufficient coverage as bad weather and high speed can always pose a major risk to drivers. Do extensive research before selecting an insurance coverage plan for your trip. Bear in mind that purchasing multi-car insurance may not be cheaper than buying individual policies for each of your vehicles. Websites like money.co.uk indicate that the more powerful the engine of a performance car, the more expensive it is to insure because it is likely to be driven at greater speeds that increase the risk of accidents. Travellers may face significant excess charges if they are in an accident with their rental vehicle so it is always important to be prepared to ensure a seamless dream vacation.
Whether you plan to experience the Nürburgring as a co-pilot alongside a professional driver or if you plan to take the wheel of a professional racing car yourself, a trip to the Nürburgring promises the ride of your life!
- Article by Melissa Fenton
New partnership announced between RSRNurburg and Syntix Advanced Lubricants
RSRNurburg now uses SYNTIX lubricants for their full fleet of cars from the season 2013 onwards. SYNTIX is partnering with RSR to promote the brand and to get feedback from clients using their cars in the toughest conditions on the race track.
RSRNurburg and RSRSpa, have built a reputation of excellence over the past 15 years at the Nürburgring in Germany and Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium for driver training, instruction, track car rentals and tour rallies. “We are very excited to work with this new player in the market of high performance lubricants since they have such a different approach to everything they do” says Ron Simons, CEO of RSR.
Syntix Lubricants produces and sells the highest quality oils and coolants for track and road use. With a worldwide unique web-based sales and distribution concept, products are globally available. Qualified specialists ensure the highest level of quality and reliability. “Passionate drivers want the best performance, both on the track and on the road, and the best possible protection for their engine and gearbox. The partnership with RSR will give us access to a large client base of high performance car owners who use their cars on track,” Pieter Dubois says.
All Syntix products for competition and road use are officially certified by API and ACEA, the official institutions for the automotive industry in North-America and Europe, with official approvals from Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Audi, Opel, General Motors, Subaru, Toyota, Fiat, KIA, Renault, Honda, Mazda, Ford, MAN and Subaru. Together with leading chemical specialists, Syntix has developed the MAX range of products, based on the highest quality PAOs, combined with proven additive packages. This results into pure products with the best protection and lubrication characteristics. All Syntix MAX products are officially API CN/SF certified, the highest quality grade in the automotive industry.
The PRO products are a step further ahead, with double Ester based PAOs and nano technology in the additive package to ensure the highest quality available. Esters ensure that the product molecules are exceptionally stable and therefore strong, to ensure maximum protection.
See more about Syntix at: http://www.syntix.com/en/about-syntix
RSRNurburg driver training, car rentals & trackdays is the oldest and most established business in this field at the Nurburgring. A fleet of over 60 cars from Renault Clio Cups up to LMP2 cars and everything in between is available. Over the last 10 years RSRNurburg served well over 10.000 customers among them many out of the automotive industry as well as a selection of well-known racing drivers.
RSRNurburg has made a name for itself with 10 years of high quality driver training. Their extensive knowledge of tracks like the Nurburgring Nordschleife and Spa Francorchamps is second to none.
RSR and Frikadelli Join Forces
The Queen of the Ring together with RSR now offers high-speed experiences at both the infamous Ring and mega F1 Track, Spa Francorchamps!
RSRNurburg and RSRSpa have joined forces with Sabine Schmitz & Frikadelli Racing to increase the ever expanding service offerings for our customers. This partnership opens up new opportunities to drive these world renowned track to practically anyone from around the globe, almost every day of the week, throughout the season... Sabine is also now on hand to deliver her world renowned fastest Hot Taxi Laps at both the Ring and Spa Francorchamps.
RSRNurburg, Ron Simons Racing Nurburg, have built a reputation of excellence over the past 15 years at the famous Nűrburgring for driver training, instruction, track car rentals, corporate events and Road Tours. Sabine Schmitz has raced the world over, but her true passion belongs at the Nurburgring where without doubt, she is most recognizable figure at the Ring - it’s no wonder she carries the title, the “Queen of Ring”. Sabine now partners with RSR to take advantage of the resources of RSR for her broad customer base.
Sabine Schmitz had the following to say: “I am really thrilled to be able to work with RSR. Their huge fleet of modern cars and wide range of services makes sense for us to create a partnership. We were looking for a reliable and reputable company to help service our clients...it only takes a small glance at RSR’s testimonials to know we are in capable hands.” Additionally, “The goal is to extend the available offerings, and RSR enables us to do this. Taxi Laps at Spa are really great, throwing the car around on this Formula track is just a joy, I can push so hard!” And in closing, “I am pleased to have formed this partnership. RSR are a professional company that have built a successful business on a reputation of excellence that is known and respected worldwide. Bringing their cars, expertise, various driving & instruction services and programs into our packages will open up new opportunities for our customers from around the world. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with them”.
“We are extremely excited to partner with Sabine” said Ron Simons, director and owner of RSRNurburg and RSRSpa. “I have followed her career over the years, we have worked together in the past and now we cement this with a formal partnership to continue our combined success” Ron goes on to explain; “This partnership gives our existing customer base another range of options to choose from and now we have the quickest female racer in the world, certainly a force to be reckoned with on track!.”
About Sabine & Frikadelli Racing
In 2005 the butcher Klaus Abbelen, who had motor sport experience for some year, decided to call his own motorsport racing team into life. Abbelen runs the eponymous food company „Abbelen“, where he got is Nickname „Frikadelli“ (Meatball) from. So it was obvious to engage the involvement in motorsport with the profession, so Frikadelli Racing Team was born. As a very special recognition all cars of Frikadelli Racing driving with a picture of a big meatball on the side through the “Green Hell”!
Since the launch Sabine Schmitz is also a integral part of Frikadelli Racing. The partner and also teammate of Klaus Abbelen is not for nothing called the „Queen of the Nuerburgring“ . Sabine has fought countless battles at the Ring and no other race driver should know the Nordschleife as good as „Speedbee“. The sympathetic girl from the Eifel has already won two times the legendary 24 hour race on the ring and is a absolute multi talent. Sabine Schmitz regularly drives enthusiastic fans through the „Green Hell“ her favorite race track, is a TV presenter, takes care of her horses, flies helicopters and has her own cloth label. The power woman is always in a good mood, and even if she can´t estimate the number of laps she done on the Nordschleife, it never get´s boring for the „Queen of the Nuerburgring“!
In 2010 Frikadelli got very well prepared and did the final step from a amateur team to a professional motor sport team. At Barweiler, located directly at the Nuerburgring they built a 1800 square meter big hall which is now the headquarter for Klaus Abbelen and his team. The building has a fully equipped workshop where all kind of jobs at the race cars can be done and is so the perfect headquarter for Frikadelli Racing.
In the season 2013 Frikadelli Racing uses a fast Porsche racing car for the VLN Long Distance Championship and the Nuerburging 24h race. Sabine Schmitz, Klaus Abbelen and Patrick Huisman go with the 911 GT3 R into the races, and trying to fight for the top first positions. In the pits taking about 15 mechanics and team members care of the car, drivers and guests.
RSRNurburg driver training, car rentals & trackdays is the oldest and most established business in this field at the Nurburgring. RSRNurburg has made a name for itself with over 15 years of operation. Their extensive knowledge of tracks like the Nurburgring Nordschleife, Nurburgring GP Circuit and Spa Francorchamps is second to none. A fleet of over 60 cars from Renault Clio Cup’s, Lotus Exige’s, Porsche GT3’s, Ferrari 458 Italia, various race cars for VLN up to LMP2 cars and everything in between is available. Over the last 15 years RSRNurburg served well over 10 000 customers among them many from the automotive industry as well as few of well-known racing drivers.
RSRSpa and Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Partnership Featured on the Lotus Forums Website
RSRSpa has been featured on the Lotus Forums Website - the official community partner for Lotus! Click here to read the full article!
New Partnership Between RSRSpa and Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
From now on you don’t need to bring your own car to be able to enjoy the best track in the world!
RSRNurburg have joined forces with Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps whereby RSRSpa will be the track’s authorized driver’s school from 2012. This partnership opens up new opportunities to drive this world renowned track to practically anyone from around the globe, almost every day of the week, throughout the season.
RSRNurburg, Ron Simons Racing Nurburg, have built a reputation of excellence over the past 15 years at the famous Nűrburgring for driver training, instruction, track car rentals, corporate events and tour rallies. Now, they are expanding their business over the border into Belgium at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps which is only just over an hour away.
Pierre Alain Thibaut (General Managing Director at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps) said: “Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is in general working on bundling products and services so to be able to open up the racetrack to the general public for more days a year and for every budget. This partnership where the circuit brings in the facilities and RSRSpa brings in the cars to drive it, is the most important in a series of improvements and extensions on and around Spa Francorchamps.” Additionally, “The goal is to extend the number of available driving sessions for the recreational and non-racing customer. This will result in the track being available for this for a few days a week throughout the season.” And in closing, “We are pleased to have RSRNurburg on board with us. RSR are a professional company that has built a successful business on a reputation of excellence that is known and respected worldwide. Bringing their cars, expertise, various driving & instruction packages and programs to Spa will open up new opportunities for customers from around the world and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with them”.
“We are very excited to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to drive at two of the very best tracks in the World” said Ron Simons, director and owner of RSRNurburg and now RSRSpa. “It is a very logical step since we have been increasing our presence at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps with our tour rallies, track instruction, car rentals and corporate events gradually over the past few years. Drawing on the knowledge & expertise that we have built up at the Ring we will be able to tailor-make new programs for Spa. The excellent facilities at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps are within easy reach, just over an hours’ drive away along some fantastic roads through the beautiful Eifel and Ardennes countryside.” Ron goes on to explain; “Not only will this expansion of our business give our existing customer base an extended range of options to choose from but what this partnership really means is that virtually anyone will be able to book a an ‘arrive & drive’ package to sample the fantastic track that is Spa Francorchamps.” There will be considerable investment in the RSRSpa presence at Spa with new facilities, staff and additions to the fleet of currently around 60 cars for the new season in 2012.
Two of the original best tracks in the world have just become a lot closer…
About Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is one of the oldest and most respected tracks in the world. Its history dates back from 1898 and therefore truly exceeds 100 years of motorsport. The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is the venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix and the Spa 24 Hours endurance race. It is celebrated as one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, mainly due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature. Corners like Eau Rouge and Blanchimont are considered the best corners in the world and so it’s no wonder Spa is considered to be THE favourite circuit of many racing drivers and fans alike.
RSRNurburg driver training, car rentals & trackdays is the oldest and most established business in this field at the Nurburgring. RSRNurburg has made a name for itself with 10 years of operation. Their extensive knowledge of tracks like the Nurburgring Nordschleife, Nurburgring GP Circuit and Spa Francorchamps is second to none. A fleet of over 60 cars from Renault Clio Cup’s, Lotus Exige’s, Porsche GT3’s up to LMP2 cars and everything in between is available. Over the last 10 years RSRNurburg served well over 10 000 customers among them many out of the automotive industry as well as a selection of well-known racing drivers. Operating from both circuits now allows customers to drive the best 2 tracks in the world back to back now and as such, new products and programs of activity for corporate and individual customers will be announced shortly.
New RSRNurburg Package: Ultimate VLN Racing Weekend!
RSRNurburg launches yet another popular package bringing the Nurburgring experience closer to the real rush of pure bred racing, the VLN Race Weekender Plus!
This is a full program of events and activities of just one weekend for small groups of 6 or more. If you ever wanted to experience the ‘real’ Nurburgring, then you have to be here on a racing weekend…and not just any racing weekend, a VLN Racing weekend. VLN Racing is a popular series only present at the Nurburgring. The starting grid features usually features over 200 racing cars competing for gold over the Nordschleife track and F1 GP circuit combined to stretch the course out a 28km long lap. It is a grueling race that lasts between 4 and 6hrs and this attracts the best drivers from all over World racing out of full blown big sponsored factory teams. The big boys toys comprises of serious kit including: Porsche 911 GT3 R, Mclaren MP4-12C GT3, Lamborghini Gallardo, Ford GT, Chevrolet Corvette CS5, Audi R8 LMS, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, BMW Z4 GT3 & M3, Aston Martin Vantage N24 and Audi TTRS. These and more all compete for the coveted title right down to privateers racing for pride. The challending, demanding and dangerous Nordschleife track combined with Germany’s Motorsport obsessed nation makes this one helluva weekend! The stakes are high, the action is intense, so it’s no wonder there are often up 100 000 fans watching around the track at each VLN race and 1,3billion TV viewers from around the globe each year! If this hasn’t got your racing blood pulsing through your veins, then just watch this official 2012 VLN trailer!
VLN Race Weekender Plus program gets you close, very close! Hot Taxi Laps in race cars with professional drivers amongst the field of VLN race cars which sees the around 250 cars competing for every inch of tarmac at speeds only racing drivers know! If those back home don’t believe you, no sweat, we give you a video of the battle on track! Meet the teams, drivers and celebrities at the famous Pistenklause restaurant, drive a Lotus Exige as we take you on a historical tour of the region and track while witnessing the VLN group post qualifying laps, then jump right into the action at the pits prior to the race…feel the heat, smell the rubber, touch the cars and see the drivers suit up. Watch the race live from a VIP Hospitality Lounge over the pits and mingle with the who’s who!
After all this excitement…it’s your turn to get out on track behind the wheel!.
You have to book in advance as it’s only on selected VLV Race weekends:
- 14th & 28th of April
- 23rd June
- 7th & 21st of July
- 4th & 28th of August
- 29th of September
- 27th of October
For more detailed information and pricing on this package, click here.
Partnership Between Monticello Motor Club NY & RSRNurburg
- - Relationship with RSR-Added Benefits to Members - -
Monticello, NY/Nurburg, Germany (March 2012) - Monticello Motor Club (MMC), an automotive country club located 90 miles from Manhattan, has entered into an exciting partnership with RSRNurburg, the Germany based leading provider of all-inclusive track and racing experiences with the highest quality driver instruction supported by a wide range of cars. This new relationship will increase the benefits afforded to both MMC members and customers by enhancing the robust portfolio of experiences to now include access to driving experiences on race tracks throughout Europe.
RSR will deliver customized experiences out of its two key European bases located at the renowned racks; the most challenging and intimidating track in the world: the 20km long "Green Hell", Nurburgring Nordschleife, and at what many drivers consider to be the best track on the planet; Circuit de Spa Francorchamps in Belgium. Furthermore this partnership will provide Monticello Motor Club members access to exciting programs which are slated to include Ice Racing in Finland, track experiences in France, Portugal, and events with Spain based Ascari Race Resort.
These trips and offers will be supported by their current corporate partner World Class Driving. WCD will continue to provide MMC members with first rate hospitality, and travel support for the RSR events offered in Europe.
Ron Simons , Jonathan Wein, Kyle Ehrmann, William O' Keefe
RSRNurburg's North and South American customers will have a exclusive access to Monticello within this partnership. Monticello members will have a point of contact at Nurburgring and Spa Francorchamps. Programs are currently under development. Expect to hear more about this before the start of the season.
RSRNurburg & RSRSpa is the premier driver instruction and race track prepped car rental service in Europe. They cater to the first time Nordschleife driver during Public sessions up to prepping professional and aspiring racers for entry into RCN, VLN and the 24 Hour race at Nurburg. Long standing relationships in the Eifel and Ardennes region mean that hotel, food, and logistics are well cared for. RSR has by far the largest fleet in the region and this ensures that cliental will have access to cars ranging from Alfa75's to GT3's, and LMP style race cars. Their bases in Belgium and Germany guarantees that cars, and technical support for Spa and the Nurburgring Nordschleife are well cared for. Educational track tours and consulting, as well as drives in the surrounding scenic countryside round out the RSR experience.
RSR new 2012 Lotus Exiges: Coming Soon!
RSR are getting the new 2012 v6 Lotus Exige S cars in mid may - make sure to book today to grab one of these 350hp monsters on a track day, public day or a road tour! Some sneak peek photos from the Frankfurst Motor Show below!
Join RSR Nurburg for two exclusive events on Nurburgring and Spa in April!
As you already may know, the swedish company Gran Turismo Events has quickly become one of the most highly regarded operators on Nurburgring and Spa-Francorchamps. Having a somewhat different approach to track events, focusing heavily on the driver and exclusivity, is probably the key to their popularity. Pair this with a social touch of all participants staying at the same hotel with all inclusive dinners and parties and it is easy to see why so many from the international crowd of super car owners are attracted:
"Gran Turismo Events is the best track organizer out there. They have a unique relaxed atmosphere, a lot of driving and the best participants. You not only get some great driving, you also meet some very nice people at their events." - Fredrik, Nissan GT-R driver
For Gran Turismo Events, the season starts in April, with both Nurburgring and Spa-Francorchamps lined up. To join any of these events, follow the link below or contact me.
2-6 April: Gran Turismo Nurburgring
With only 120 cars allowed to join you will have the most famous track in the world almost for yourself. Imagine lap after lap in almost total solitude on this magnificent track. This is the ultimate Nurburgring experience, with two days on the Nordschleife and one on the GP-track. Join us on the Nurburgring for three days of heaven in the green hell with Gran Turismo Events.
The event on Nurburgring is 3300 EUR (+ VAT in certain countries) and includes four nights in a Dorint **** hotel, welcome and closing dinners, two full days on Nurburgring Nordschleife, one day on the grand-prix track, lunches on track, instruction and a secret special event.
The price is for one car with driver + passenger. Both are allowed to drive on the track, sharing the same car.
>> Read more and register here: http://www.granturismoevents.com/gran-turismo-nurburgring-2012/
11-14 April: Gran Turismo Spa
Few tracks in the world share the same history and heritage as Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. Join us for two days on this fantastic track which many think is the best track in the world. This event is organized by Gran Turismo Events and RSR Spa.
Registration is 2400 EUR (+ VAT in certain countries) and includes two full days on Spa-Francorchamps, three nights in the four star Hotel Verviers, catered lunches on track, world class instruction, welcome and closing dinners and a fantastic start of the 2012 season.
The price is for one car with driver + passenger. Both are allowed to drive on the track, sharing the same car.
>> Join us on Spa - register here: http://www.granturismoevents.com/gran-turismo-spa-2012/register/
New: First release of trackdays for 2012
We've got the first days for 2012 for both Spa Francorchamps and Nurburgring Nordschleife.
Best track in the world and a great place to enjoy one of our super cars on track. Eau Rouge / raidillon and Blanchimont are with the best corners in the world. All our Spa days include, pitbox access, full day catering and lunch on the topdeck overlooking the track. Optional there's private one on one instruction and racelogic video vbox equipment.
19th of March
12th & 13th of April
24th of May
4th and 5th of June
23th of July
28th of September
9th & 10th and 15th and 16th of October
10th & 11th of November
The challenging and Intimidating as ever is the 20km long green hell. The Nordscleife lacks any of the superb and posh pitlane and pitboxes from Spa. However with our base at 300 meters from the track it's almost as convenient. Catering at our facility and lunch vouchers for the famous Tiergarten hotel are included. Tech support at hand and of course our top notch private instruction.
23rd of March*
3th, 4th and 5th of April
18th of June
20th of August
24th of August*
28th of Sept*
* Denotes trackday is not 100% set yet - please contact us for details.
New Save the Ring Article in Dutch
Driving Spa in a Lotus Exige S
www.caradvice.com.au's Bill Barry drove Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps with us last month, check out the article at the link below.
"It doesn't get any better than this." How many times have we heard those words? Sometimes used in the literal context; more often, with a hint of sarcasm. This time around, though, it sums up things oh-so succinctly and sweetly.... Read More
RSRNurbug instructing at Spa Ferrari FXX & 599XX program
Ferrari recently had a day around the beautiful Spa-Francorchamps track in Belgium, and requested the services of none other than our own Ron Simons for instruction and tips for driving around the track! Over the two day course, Ron imparted much of his personal knowledge and experiences of the track, which was very gratefully received by the eager team and clients from Ferrari.
RSRNurburg featured on the caradvice.com.au website
RSRNurburg recently had Bill Barry, a writer from the caradvice.com.au website visit us here in Nürburg. Bill joined us on one of our Lotus Exige Tour Rallyes, and also hired one of our Renault R26.R Meganes - and has quite an adventure!
Follow the link below to read about Bill's time with us, and his experiences facing the 'Green Hell' first hand!
BritPop Royalty Visits RSR
RSRNurburg was visited this month by Neil Primrose of Travis fame on behalf of www.roadmagazine.blogspot.com and www.roadmagazine.co.uk. The drummer is in the throes of rocking the motorsport world by launching a racing career and wanted to challenge the Nürburgring Nordschleife for himself.
Neil hired one of our new RenaultSport Clio Cup 200's, and our RenaultSport Megane R26.R over two days for a blast around the 'Green Hell', as well as having driver instruction from our own Ron Simons, before competeing on the VLN Nürburgring race the following day.
Neil says "Racing is an infectious bug and has become a real passion, although in some respects it has always been. I'm not one of these celebrity music people that are in it just for the social scene. I love competing and understanding the cars."
Check out some of the photos above from his time with us!
RSRNurburg Lead F1 World Champions Red Bull Racing Around the Nurburgring
RSRNurburg's knowledge and expertise at the Nurburgring was enlisted this month by none other that Red Bull Racing. The Formula One World Champions recorded a promotional video for Infinity motor cars.
The Promotional Video uses two of our drivers acting as body doubles for the drive around the Nordschleife. The Finished video sees Mark Webber battling in the Infinity M37 against Sebastian Vettel driving the Infinity Hybrid M35h car.
See the pair racing around the Nordschleife circuit below:
RSR Featured on The MotorAuthority Website
We recently had a visit from a journalist from MotorAuthority, he has written up a pair of lovely articles about us - take some time to check out the two articles at the links below!
RSRNurburg back on track!!!! Nicola Larini & Fabrizio Giovanardi first ones to use the RSRNurburg facility in 2011.
From left to right: Nicola Larini, Ron Simons & Fabrizio Giovanardi
Larini & Giovinardi where the first guys to use an RSRNurburg car in tourist driving today after RSRNurburg won their court case against the Nurburgring earlier this week.
Mika Salo will complete the trio who will run the Glickenhaus Ferrari P4/5 in the Nurburgring 24hour race later this year.
Nicola of course won the famous '90 's DTM race against a fleet of Mercedes on home ground. Fabrizio did the play station thing so he can use a little help.
RSRNürburg wins court case against Nürburgring!
RSRNurburg back on the Nurburgring!
RSRNurburg won against Nurburgring Automotive GmbH!!
Today the High Court senate of judges made it very clear to the Nurburgring Automotive GmbH that their case is an abuse against the German Anti Trust laws. RSRNurburg was banned from the track for a second time effective december 2010. RSRNurburg was accused from driver training during tourist traffic on the Nordschleife. Since this is 'unsafe' according to Nurburgring Automotive GmbH, this is not allowed. Important detail is that Nurburgring Automotive offers the same product to customers since this year.
Nurburgring Automotive has a monopoly and by banning RSRNurburg from the track they are abusing this monopoly. Besides this protection from Anti Trust competition rights, RSRNurburg also holds a contract dated january 2010 which can never be terminated (since termination would be against the Anti Trust law). Due to the fact that the High Court is the last station, there is no option for an appeal for the Nurburgring.
RSRNurburg driver training, car rentals & trackdays is the oldest and most established business in this field at the Nurburgring. A fleet of over 60 cars from Renault Clio Cups up to LMP2 cars and everything in between is available. Over the last 10 years RSRNurburg served well over 10.000 customers among them many out of the automotive industry as well as a selection of well known racing drivers.
RSRNurburg has made a name for itself with 10 years of high quality driver training. Their extensive knowledge of tracks like the Nurburgring Nordschleife and Spa Francorchamps is second to none.
'justice still exists and even the Nurburgring is not above the law. Many companies are affected by the questionable dealings of the new regime. I truly hope that this is inspiration for all of them to raise their voices and take on the fight' said Ron Simons after the court case.
LOTUS AT THE RING 2010!
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This year we organised the "Lotus at the 'Ring" event for the second time. THE Lotus event at the Nürburgring; exclusive for Lotus owners. And again, we had two great days. The first day we drove the F1 GP-track. The second day our customers faced rain and fog on the notorious Nürburgring Nordschleife. We would like to thank all participants for making this great event happening for a second time! See you next year!
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Jochen has taken pictures of every participant.
RON SIMONS (CEO RSRNÜRBURG) AND BERND REUFFEL RACE IN THE 1000KM RACE AT THE NÜRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE
The 1000KM race at the Nürburgring; old-timers only. Bernd and Ron (also old-timers ;) signed up for the race and participated today, 12th of September 2010, in a rare Alfa Romeo GTA-M! After racing for just 2 hours, the gearbox broke down and that was the end of the race for these two ring veterans, but, like Ron always says: "That's racing"
Unfortunately the car's cigarette lighter socket was removed so we couldn't record a lap with the VBOX for you, but, Maurice was there to take a few pictures. (click here to see all pictures on our FaceBook page)
F1 DRIVER JARO TRULLI DRIVES THE RSR LOTUS EXIGE CUP
Lotus Formula 1 driver Jarno Trulli drove the RSR Lotus Exige CUP during a series of demonstrations for the Hockenheim F1 GP! RSR Instructor John Moffatt was there to assist him and even got some instruction from Jarno himself. Click here for all pictures on our FaceBook channel!
RON SIMONS (CEO RSRNÜRBURG) IS THE TEST DRIVER FOR ÖHLINS!
During the three day Gran Turismo Event held at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Ron Simons (CEO RSRNürburg) was the testdriver for Öhlins on the 25th of May 2010. Testing and fine tuning their new Road & Track suspension on a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X. Please enjoy this mini-documentary by Öhlins in HD (fullscreen) by clicking or via our Youtube Channel by clicking here.
RSRNÜRBURG CEO RON SIMONS DRIVES FERRARI 599XX AT THE NÜRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE
Today (30th of July) Ron drove the Ferrari 599XX on the Nürburgring Nordschleife during a 599XX ONLY trackday at the 'Ring. We just wanted to share these great pictures with you! Click here to see all the pictures (60 pictures!)
Video below: Watch Ron chasing a 599XX a couple of days earlier at the Hungaroring while driving the RSR Lotus 2-eleven! Enjoy the sound!