AT HOME IN THE ‘GREEN HELL’.
The headquarters of the BMW Junior Team is located just a few kilometres from the most iconic racetrack in the world. Dan Harper, Max Hesse and Neil Verhagen live in a shared apartment not far from the Nürburgring-Nordschleife during their two-year training period – and with good reason. The three young drivers will contest the full season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series in different BMW race cars, as well as the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. The Nordschleife is the toughest circuit in the world.
At over 20 kilometres in length, the track requires drivers to demonstrate ability, courage and a cool head at all times. However, the spectacular layout is not the only thing that makes the Nordschleife one of the biggest challenges in GT racing. The unpredictable weather in the Eifel region is another major obstacle for the teams and drivers, and has often produced dramatic races in the past.