[d_testimonial_cards testimonial=”It was my first trip to the Nurburgring and Scott had prepped me by saying it (going in a race car) was going to be very different from anything else I’d ever done before. He wasn’t wrong. The whole build up was fantastic, meeting the team that were supporting the car and the getting to see the underpinnings of what goes on in the garages was mind blowing. The team, although very busy, had plenty of time to answer the questions I had about the car, it’s components and set up.
I got kitted up and the team shouted to be to get my helmet on, it was quite some rush as the car comes flying into the pit lane at speeds which kill any pedestrian on the road. I fumbled around trying to get into the car, over the roll cage and in the bucket seat. A couple of seconds later the team strapped me in and away we went.
The acceleration; oh the acceleration…out of the pit lane and on to the last piece of straight before a tight right hander, I was already in awe of this machine and the driver. We hadn’t even turned at this point. All the noises, gearbox whine, race engine hanging over the rear wheels and fully strapped into a racing car is like nothing else you can experience. I thought that maybe I would become used to this feeling but then another corner came, a high speed right hander, I couldn’t believe it, no braking….no braking, bang the brakes and turn in. The car just stuck, my head didn’t, I was being thrown around like a rag doll because I wasn’t expecting the lateral G forces to be quite as intense as they were.
A few minutes later I get back into reality, jump out of the car and thank Scott for the ride of a lifetime.
Highly recommended experience for anyone interested!” author=”Joe Hirth” image=”4949″]