If you like hairy German men who sweat Jägermeister and set fire to things, I recommend heading to Brunchen corner in the middle of the night during N24.

It’s as good an illustration as any of the kind of wildly enthusiastic and loyal support that this endurance race is famous for.

Over the past weekend, 240,000 fans descended upon the Nordschleife. Attendance is on the up year after year, and for good reason.