ah I get it now, when I was seeing the candy canes I'm thinking this ain't just a road, plus all the track rats that have decals of it on their cars. I just guessed it was a track 'cause yes I've seen the Ford and BMW videos of their cars on the 'ring as you say. It's a bit ironic that in the US we have all these speed limited roads but yes speed isn't consistently enforced (Kansas or North Dakota) and Europe is very Nanny state in many ways except for go ahead and drive 180mph if you want.Well, kinda. The 'ring is a private road in Germany with no speed limits (like other roads in Germany) which happens to close back into itself to create a circuit around a hill. For safety, it's kitted out as a proper race track. There are pro racing events there and car companies (including Ford Performance) rent it so they can do vehicle testing. The 'ring has a wide variety of corners, straights, elevation changes and so on that are challenging for drivers and the cars they're driving. When it's not hosting a racing event or an OEM, it's available to the public to bring any vehicle they want (tour buses come for laps with customers aboard) and drive the track. You get a mix of high performance vehicles and just plain ordinary cars and trucks.