Daily Brief 7 September 2013

Last updated 18:25 BST.


Channel delays: P&O Dover-Calais 30-40min delays some services this evening. P&O Hull-Rotterdam check-in closes 19:00.

Weather alerts: Amber alert storms north east Spain, south central France and south east Germany.

Weather: lots of thunder/heavy rain around, best in central/east.

Traffic: see @DE_Traffic.

See Travel/Traffic/Weather for more.


Speeding on public roads.

Speeding on public roads. We don’t advocate breaking the law, if only because you don’t have to. There are roads in Europe where it’s perfectly possible to give your car its head without attracting the attention of local (or even, increasingly, co-ordinated transcontinental) law enforcement. The obvious place is the German autobahn – less than half a day away from the UK – but for those looking for great corners there are places for that too. See Andreas Preuniger’s latest promo film for the Porsche 911 GT3, an early morning blast on the racetrack roads of the Black Forest. The best we’ve found is the SS65 (above) that shadows the A1 Bologna-Florence in Italy, home of the Futa and Raticosa Passes. Straights so short, and corners so tight, no matter what you’re driving it’s impossible to crack the limit. Have fun.


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