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Why This German Race Track Is The Most Dangerous In The World

Why This German Race Track Is The Most Dangerous In The World

In the small town of Nürburg, Germany sits the legendary race track they call “The Green Hell”. It’s the Nürburgring. Between its terrifying twists, blind corners and drops, the Nürburgring remains the ultimate driver’s challenge. The Nürburgring is an iconic 93-year-old, 13-mile race track, and arguably the world’s most dangerous.

The Nürburgring is actually composed of two different courses, but it’s the site’s Northern Loop or ‘Nordschleife’ that most associate with the track. As the world’s longest racetrack, the Nordschleife remains the ultimate test of skill amongst professional drivers competing in extreme races like the 24 Hours of Nurburgring endurance race.

A closer look at the track reveals three things that make it such a challenge even for the most skilled drivers: the steep elevation changes, blind corners, and the lack of runoff areas.

To better understand what driving through it is like,we caught up with someone who circles the Ring over 1,000 times every year. Misha Charoudin is a racecar driver, course instructor, and YouTuber who knows every inch of the track like the back of his hand. He’s even managed to guide a driver around it while completely blindfolded.

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