Last week I participated in first Aston Martin BIG 5 event for this year, the track day at the Nürburgring GP Strecke. (have you seen my pit lane photos of the day?). Now here is a video I shot from the dash of my V12 Vantage while doing a lap of the GP Strecke, chasing the instructor’s Vanquish Volante:
Quick reminder for all Aston owners in Europe: On May 15, this year’s official Aston Martin BIG 5 events will kick-off with the track day at the Nürburgring GP Strecke. Interested? Then book your place here. The GP Strecke is a very nice track (check the pic for me and my red V12 Vantage at last year’s event), so I highly recommend joining.
Here’s a video of the Centenary Parade Lap on the Nordschleife last Sunday, prior to the 24 hours race, with 107 Aston Martins! (This video was shot from my blue V12 Roadster, with my red V12 Vantage right behind us)
Last week, on Tuesday, I participated in the Aston Martin on Track day on the Nürburgring GP Strecke. Since I was driving on the track most of the day, the only photos I was able to make (and included in my report of the day) were rather static pit-lane photos. Luckily, Aston Martin had several professional photographers document the entire day and I have just received a large batch of nearly 300 photos. I am going through them now, making a selection for an upcoming “Astons on the track” post. But for now, here’s some photos of my Fire Red V12 Vantage on the track (these were easy to spot as it was the only red Aston present 🙂 ):
Only a few days to go… This weekend, from Sunday 17:00 to Monday 17:00, the 24 hours race of the Nürburgring will be held, on the infamous Nordschleife track. Aston Martin Racing will compete in the 24 hours race with 3 cars: The Bilstein-liveried V12 Vantage GT3 (shown above). Another V12 Vantage in close-to-production specification. The first hydrogen-powered race-car, a Rapide S. Next to that, 4 other Aston Martins, non-factory teams, will enter the race.
It finally happened, my first track day in an Aston Martin! Last Tuesday, this year’s series of Aston Martin Big 5 events was kicked off with the track day at the Nürburgring. A last minute sign up (monday morning!) and suddenly I found myself driving my V12 Vantage on the GP Strecke, together with 30 other Aston Martins.