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The 'Ring is For Sale' (and it's scaring me)...

If you haven't heard already, the Nürburgring is for sale. The whole thing, lock, stock and karussell. Depending on your viewpoint, it's either an amazing opportunity or a woeful state of affairs that illustrates everything wrong with the government and politicians of today.

But what's scaring is imagining who is looking at this big for sale sign and thinking that it's an opportunity.

Jens Lieser, the state-appointed liquidator, has gone on record to say that the whole thing is for sale, not just the concrete jungle of arena, museum and impotent rollercoaster. A potential buyer could walk away from the table with the F1-spec Grand Prix circuit and the humongous money-maker that is the 20.8km Nordschleife. Maybe it will be sold in pieces, maybe it will be sold in one chunk. Not only is this some prime real estate, but it's practically the centre of the automotive universe.

And how many parties are interested? It began with 50, and at the last count we're down to "between 5 and 10" serious buyers. "And not a single Oligarch or Sheik amongst them,' we're assured. Wonderful(!).

" There's no way the government can hang on to something like the 'Ring. The EU are all over it. From the EU's point of view, the German government has been caught red-handed spending taxpayers' money on a private project to the benefit of only a handful of 'businessmen'. Domestically the Nürburgring is competing with other circuits like Oschersleben, Hockenheim and Lausitzring. Within the EU it's butting heads with greats like Le Mans, Silverstone and Monza. When Government-owned businesses are competing against the private industry, it all has to be above board and 100% transparent. The only thing clear about the Nürburgring in the last few years is that it's swallowed over 400 million euros of taxpayers' money. That's not fair, is it? It doesn't matter that it was wasted on a bunch of crap like the rollercoaster and the boulevard.

They are going to sell it. They're going to wipe their hands of the whole sorry mess, take a paltry cash sum (offers are in the region of only €125 million for the whole thing) and by doing that they're going to throw the whole region to the wolves of independent capitalism. All I can hope for is a fair and equal battlefield, where the local hotels and businesses like Rent4Ring get to offer their products on an equal footing to the new track owners... wish us luck! "

Source : http://bridgetogantry.com/2/index.ph...t-s-scaring-me

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There would be many people ready to buy the ring at that price, well IMO it is not 'only' about buying, but also 'maintaining' the track (which is very expensive & one of the reasons for the debt)

May be BMW-Audi-Merc should co-partner this buy. biggrin.gif

The above car companies use the ring on a regular basis hence they can afford the purchase price & the maintenance cost as well.

Also in the long run they will be able to write these cost off "Development/R&D cost" and benefit tax savings.

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Many other big companies like Volvo, VW, Chevrolet, Ford and so on use the track for equal span of testing prototypes as the German trident, so buying options are not just open to the latter, also if the German trident buys it then it would be a mess as three of them are archrivals and expecting co-operation between them is like expecting a man to be pregnant.

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this was and is the best track of the world. I have driven cars on this circuit (though on a simulation game :P ) but the corners and the turn which you have posted in the first pic is angled at the cemented area which helps making turns faster than u can really take. It also is the f1 track of the German gp

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