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Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Tom, Nov 27, 2012.
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Very good news!
Cool news. !
I love this track
This is good news. It seemed to me that the ring was never in real danger, according to some articles I have read, but I guess there was a possibility that it could have ended badly.
The way I feel about the ring is the same I feel about other important places in the world. For instance the Buddhas the Afghani Taliban shelled and destroyied a few years ago. It is unlikely that I personally could ever have been able to visit the Buddhas, but knowing they were there, and that they belonged to all of us as a species was a comforting thought. Seeing them shelled was a hard thing to watch and I feel we are all poorer because of it.
The same can be said about endangered species, like the Tiger, the Rhino, the coral reefs. it is unlikely I will ever see any of them in the wild or scuba dive in the great barrier, but they are part of our heritage. They make us all richer. They make our lives richer.
The same is for some of the great racetracks in the world. The 'ring, Monza, SPA, Silverstone. They are places where a considerable slice of our history took place. To me knowing that the Nurburgring is there and that should I make it a priority I could take my car or motorcycle and drive on it, is a good feeling. It is one of those places that transcends ownership and nationalities. COTA (Circuit of the Americas) in Austin was just built and it's a wonderful track. But it has no history. We haven't done enough with it. If it went away tomorrow, I'd be disappointed but only to a degree. if the Ring disappeared I would definitely feel poorer and I think all of us, even those that have no interest in motor racing would be poorer.
well this is good news.
Thank the racing gods! I wasn't too worried but it is good to hear a confirmation. Now I just wish a TV station I receive would actually broadcast the 24 hour race...
tv.audi.de should fix that problem, they usually stream Le Mans & the 24 hours live.
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Great great great news!