Racing at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring - Video Report
In line with the 2010 Gamescom being held in Cologne, Germany from August 18, Polyphony Digital has released a brand new documentary called "Racing at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring." View the full documentary, split into 3 parts, in the gallery.
The German Nürburgring Circuit is also known by many as the "Green Hell," as it is widely considered the most difficult track in the world. Every May, over 200 cars participate in the grueling "Nürburgring 24 hour race" event here, the world's largest touring car event.
Kazunori Yamauchi, creator and series producer of Gran Turismo, has only watched the event from the sidelines up until now. But he decided to take the plunge and participate in the race from the hottest seat possible: behind the wheel as a driver. As part of the World Car Awards team, Kazunori experienced the race first-hand, giving him new perspective on both racing and recreating the true driving feel in Gran Turismo.
This documentary covers the pre-races starting in fall of last year to the qualifying and final race. There are also scenes from the production of Gran Turismo 5, which was in development at the same time as preparations for the race were happening. This documentary takes viewers behind the scenes to experience the tension and reality of competing in a grueling 24-hour race, and covers the heated competition of the top teams vying for the top seat. Enjoy this rare look at one of the biggest race events in the world, the Nürburgring 24-hour race.