Category Archives: Nürburgring News

Official: lap record attempts banned at the Nürburgring until further notice

It feels like there’s nothing but bad news from the Nürburgring some weeks, and maybe that’s why this email didn’t arrive until the end of the working day on Friday…

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Nürburgring Speedlimits: Making sense of the mess

The words “speedlimit” and “racetrack” should never really come together. But since the tragic incident in VLN1, they’ve become an unwelcome reality in all DMSB racing events on the Nordschleife.

We hoped that they would be a temporary fix, a band-aid over the wound caused by just one car having a freak accident. But with speedtraps and redflags on a trackday this week, it looks like now they’re here for everybody.

In the latest print issue of Sport Auto, Marcus Schurig wrote an excellent column on the issue, but also admitted that Sport Autos famous ‘superlap’ laptimes are subject to the same (arguably ridiculous) rules.

What does that mean? Who will it affect? Let’s find out…

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Mark Webber drives a Porsche 991 GT3RS at the Nurburgring Nordschleife

Yesterday’s unexpected silver arrival at the Nürburgring Nordschleife carpark for “sighting laps”, coupled with tonight’s lack of public opening, meant that we were all expecting something exciting. And I think we just got it…

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