I arrived at the Nürburgring after an eleven hour drive from Brescia, Italy. I had been on my Mille Miglia trip before, and yes there is a lot of fun stuff coming from that too, but as the dates of these two great events overlapped a little, it got quite a challenge. Lucky me most of the drive up from Italy it was raining like crazy and just dried u right before I got to the ring. Nismo was so kind to invite me over to their race camp which you might remember from two years ago.
I had a few nice ideas what to shoot and see while I was at the ring, as a complete coverage alone is obviously not really possible and was really looking forward to it, especially as the Nismo Race Camp has the perfect location to get some pretty awesome footage. Unfortunately though rain caught up with me a started pouring down on us. At some point it got so bad the racing officials stopped the race.
Just to get an idea of how it is to drive on the Ring at night check out the following video.
Anyway, this really threw me off my plan and all. After nearly a week of lots of driving, few hours of sleep and working day and night, in rain mostly, I had no chance of staying awake and do something, as there was nothing to do than sleep. The tents were under water mostly and my car full with gear, so after a few hours of turning around in my car I had to call it quits. Especially as it wasn’t clear when the race would be continued again.
Ah well. Hope next year the dates won’t collide with another big event. So here just a few impressions from that night.