The Nürburgring Südschleife
We all know the Nürburgring Nordschleife (North Loop), the legendary 20 plus kilometers long track in the woods of the German Eiffel. What not many people know if that the original Nürburgring track also included another challenging layout called the South Loop, or in German the Südschleife. The two layouts combined made for a stunning 28 kilometer long original version of the Green Hell.
I recently ran into the YouTube video below of two Britons driving a lap around the abandoned Südschleife that is still in tact for almost 70% of the original layout. When the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit was built in the 1980s the Südschleife was partly demolished and therefore not longer in use for racers and motorsport fans.
To give you an impression how big the balls were of the real pilots that conquered this track in the late 60s have a look at the video below taken during a Formula Vee race.
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