Nürburgring Racing Track ("The Green Hell")
Nürburgring is a 150.000-capacity motorsports complex located in the town of Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It features a Grand Prix race track built in 1984, and a much longer old "North loop" track which was built in the 1920's around the village and medieval castle of Nürburg in the Eifel mountains. The north loop is about 20.8 km long, and has more than 300 meters of elevation change, from its lowest to itshighest points. Jackie Stewart nicknamed the old track "The Green Hell".
Originally, the track featured four configurations: the 28.265 km long total distance ("Whole Course"), which in turn consisted of the 22.810 km Nordschleife ("North Loop"), and the 7.747 km Südschleife ("South Loop"). There also was a 2.281 km warm-up loop called Zielschleife ("Finish Loop") or Betonschleife ("Concrete Loop"), around the pit area.
Between 1982 and 1983 the start/finish area was demolished to create a new GP-Strecke, and this is used for all major and international racing events. However, the shortened Nordschleife is still in use for racing, testing and public access. (Grüne Hölle, VLN)
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps motor-racing circuit is the venue of the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, and of the Spa 24 Hours as well as the 1000 km Spa endurance races. It is also home to the all Volkswagen club event, 25 Hours of Spa, run by the Uniroyal Fun Cup. It is one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, mainly due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature. Spa is a favourite circuit of many racing drivers and fans.
Despite its name, the circuit is not in Spa but almost in the vicinity of the town of Francorchamps within the boundaries of the municipality of Stavelot, with a part in the boundaries of Malmedy in Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)