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Old 04-19-2017, 08:27 AM
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Anyone with information on why the Ring Taxi has been suspended for 2017 (or indefinitely)?
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:45 PM
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Sabine is too tied up with Top Gear.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:22 PM
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Anyone with information on why the Ring Taxi has been suspended for 2017 (or indefinitely)?
When I was there a couple of weeks ago the little ring taxi hut was closed and the BMW logo was removed from the sign. If you are planning on doing a ring taxi, I recommend using ringtaxi.de, I used them and it was amazing.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:17 PM
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Thank you for your info. I have a voucher from 2015 that I did not get to use. I now see that the BMW Ring Taxi is 'suspended' according to its webpage.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:00 AM
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Sabine is too tied up with Top Gear.
She's not been a Ring Taxi driver for a few years now ... Top Gear is not the reason.

My guess, purely speculative, is that it probably has to do with the crashes and resulting bad publicity along with a general move to cut costs and grab max profits these days.

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Old 04-20-2017, 10:54 AM
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She's not been a Ring Taxi driver for a few years now ... Top Gear is not the reason.

My guess, purely speculative, is that it probably has to do with the crashes and resulting bad publicity along with a general move to cut costs and grab max profits these days.

http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/08/04/bm...nurburgring-2/
She hasn't been involved with the BMW Ring Taxi for a few years. After she left BMW, she sold her own rides on the Ring in a Porsche (911 GT3?) for about 700 euros. She was still listed as being available early last year for rides, but no longer appears.
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Sabine is too tied up with Top Gear.
She is the only reason to watch that show now. Not sure that TG has anything to do with the ring taxi however.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:59 PM
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Sorry. I was only trying to be facetious.
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