Walter Röhrl shows us the best way to get round the Nürburgring without crashing.
We wrote recently about the perils of the track known as the ‘Green Hell’ – now Nürburgring veteran and master driver Walter Röhrl has prepared a video to show everyone how it’s done.
The two-time world rally champion was asked to show off a textbook lap of the Nordschleife by FIVA, the international federation for historic cars, which aims to promote the use of classical cars.
FIVA prepared an old Porsche 911 rally car to a 1979 specification, which Röhrl enjoyed because of the lack of electronic aids.
When it comes to the Nürburgring, Röhrl says that it is a particularly special track: ‘’It’s the only perfect test track in the world. If you want to make a perfect car, you have to come here because you can find all conditions – steep descents and compressions, adverse cambers and banked corners, more than 13 miles of up and down.
‘In rally driving there is no space for mistakes and it’s the same at the Nürburgring. It shows who is a good driver – it’s dangerous, and only the best can win.’
Watch the video below.