End of Lap
Well, it's over. Take a minute to let your heart rate come back down out of the stratosphere, shake out your hands, and loosen the tension in the seatbelt that has built up over the last thirteen miles.
Ordinarily, this would be the fastest part of the track; a long straightaway going downhill for some two and a half kilometers. But during Touristenfahrten, the straight is where the ticketing area sits, and there is a speed limit once you're past the last corner (note the 90 kph sign at right).
Up ahead, you can see some cones guiding cars back to the paddock on the right. There is also a queue on the left side of the track in the distance where a temporary ticket gate was set up to boost throughput. Jay and I did all six laps (about €120 in "tolls") back-to-back rather than going back into the paddock.