No one knowingly signs up for a trip to hell, do they?
Well, I’ve done just that. And, as I scribble my signature on the bottom of the waiver form, I’m starting to get a tad nervous.
Admittedly, my journey isn’t into the fiery pits we’ve all been warned about.
But it does involve hurtling around a racetrack – nicknamed the “Green Hell” –really freakin’ fast.
I’m at the Nürburgring in western Germany, 50 kilometres south of Bonn, about to take on the infamous Nordschleife (North Loop).
Well-known to motorsport fans, the ‘Ring is hitting the headlines again, thanks to Oscar-winning director Ron Howard’s new flick.
Published in Australian Times. Copyright Lara Brunt. Photo: Glen Pearson.
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