Watch A Racing Driver Turn A ‘Fast’ Nurburgring Lap In A Tractor

Update: the round is over, and it was long! The video above is available to watch in full.

We have seen many vehicles splashing through the green hell. Of course, we’re talking about the Nurburgring Nordschleife, but this video from Automotive and sport is definitely a first. They are currently driving a tractor around the long loop in what may be the slowest lap in the course’s long history.

As of this post, the tractor is 13 minutes away from the lap and is just past halfway. Indeed, this robust Claas Zerion front cab tractor has a blazing top speed of 53 km / h and it does not handle turns very well. It’s driven by racing driver Christian Menzel and we think it’s the most scenic trip he’s ever taken on the course. In other words, except for the tight turns which are apparently quite terrifying despite the slow speed.

The video at the top of the page is going as a stream, but when it’s done it should change to a full video. That’s good, because while there is a bit of interest and comedic fun here, we’d rather move on to interesting parts such as the tractor tackling the Karoussel. Either way, sit back and enjoy a very weird ride on this historic trail.

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