The Nurburgring which is also commonly referred as the ‘Ring’ will be not be available henceforth for setting lap times. According to reports, the management has decided to ban lap records from the famous race track.
The Nurburgring is the race track which has killed many racers in the past and hence it got nicknamed as “Green Hell”. This is the same track where F1 legend Niki Lauda suffered a crash which resulted in a fire.
According to reports, the reason for the ban on lap records is the fatal accident during a race from the VLN Endurance championship, in which one spectator died. A GT-R came flying into the spectator area where the unfortunate spectator was present. Shortly after the crash the management imposed a speed limit at Flugplatz, where the crash occurred. Since then, more restrictions have been imposed at other high-speed sectors.
The track management comments that the ban will be reviewed at the end of the year, but for now manufacturers are banned from attempting lap-time runs, even if they have rented out the entire track.
It has come to light that the Koenigsegg team was reportedly just about to attempt a new fastest lap on the 21 km track with the One:1. With the ban in effect, looks like the Swedish hypercar maker will have to out their plans on hold.