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    Cup Tyres on the ring in late October ?

    Ring experts !

    I am thinking about doing the Porsche two day Performance course at the ring. My question is: My car has the summer Cup tyres on it, am i taking a chance running the car on these at the ring so late in the year ?  


    Re: Cup Tyres on the ring in late October ?

    Hi cdixon - honest answer: only the Eifel weather gods know...Smileyeverything is possible from sunny and dry weather to a white covered Nordschleife Smiley I keep my fingers crossed that you will enjoy some nice weather but I'm afraid you have to make the tire decision on short notice. I only would use the MPSC if the forcecast predicts dry weather and not too low temps (at least 10°C) Smiley


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    Re: Cup Tyres on the ring in late October ?

    I noticed that the Nordschliefe is open for tourist days the entire first week of November (instead of the usual evenings only during the week).  Is it rare to to have decent weather this late in the year? 


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    Re: Cup Tyres on the ring in late October ?

    Grant:

    Is it rare to to have decent weather this late in the year? 

     


     

    Hi Grant, rare yes but not impossible. I recall a winter couple of years ago when I had fun on the NoS late December with my BoxsterS - with the top down Smiley On the other hand I recall a Sunday earlier this year (late April or early May) when I started at so-so weather at Döttinger Höhe and ended up in dancing flow snakes at Hohe Acht Smiley 

    And don't rely too much on the Terroristenfahrten opening times shown on the nürburgring website - nürburgring management is notorious for changing the times at very short notice or even without notice at all Smiley

    Why are you checking the NoS opening times ? Travel plans for November ? Smiley


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    Re: Cup Tyres on the ring in late October ?

    Porsche-Jeck:
    Why are you checking the NoS opening times ? Travel plans for November ? Smiley

    I'm thinking about it (I can be in Frankfurt at the rental car counter 10 hours after getting on a plane here in Denver) Smiley
     


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    Re: Cup Tyres on the ring in late October ?

    Porsche-Jeck:

    I recall a Sunday earlier this year (late April or early May) when I started at so-so weather at Döttinger Höhe and ended up in dancing flow snakes at Hohe Acht Smiley


    Yep... Dancing flow snakes, rare species but very dangerous... Smiley

    Grant, you should come over but I´d suggest to be there either earlier with potentially higher temperatures or in late November or December to catch a glimpse of the Christmas season.


    Re: Cup Tyres on the ring in late October ?

    Ferdie:
    Yep... Dancing flow snakes, rare species but very dangerous... Smiley

     

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    Nice to watch, but dangerous if you get too close with the wrong rubber.....Smiley

    @ Grant: as you mention the rental car desk at FRA, you are not intending to have some fun in the Eifel with a rental car, don't you ? Smiley Anyway, let me know if I can be of help organising your visit to the Green Hell Smiley


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    Re: Cup Tyres on the ring in late October ?

    Thanks!


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    Re: Cup Tyres on the ring in late October ?

    Grant:

    Thanks!

    You're welcome Smiley
     

     

    On a funny note: these guys obviously showed up with the wrong kind of vehicle.....Smiley


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    Re: Cup Tyres on the ring in late October ?

     I doubt i will be doing this in my own car at the moment as my car insurance does not cover it, and one days track cover for my GT3 at the ring on a private day = £1581 


     
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