Report: Nurburgring bans manufacturers from setting record laptimes

It seems the glory days of the Nurburgring Nordschleife are coming to a sad end since a new report from Apex just surfaced reporting that the world’s most famous and daunting racetrack in Germany is closing its doors to manufacturers.

Specifically, the report says that the Nurburgring has banned automobile manufacturers from setting record laptimes following a tragic accident in March.

Then, a Nissan GT-R GT3-spec flipped during an endurance race and crashed into the spectator area, killing one and instilling a temporary ban on GT3-spec race cars. A speed limit has also been placed at the actual track, which basically defeats its purpose.

The word was leaked by Apex, a new video series by renowned journalist, JF Musial, during his attempt to film a record lap with Koenigsegg and founder, Christian von Koenigsegg, and the One:1 hypercar.

During their booking process, the team was later informed that following the March crash, speed limits would remain in place.

Ok, so a ban on setting records may not be specified, but with speed limits, the One:1 won’t even have a chance in hell competing against times set by the Porsche 918 and Lamborghini Aventador SV.

Major sections of the Nurburgring are limited to 124 mph and 155 mph on the main straight.

There’s no word or indication as to whether or or not the limits would be lifted.

Source: Apex via Piston Heads

Chris Chin

Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech Freelance Automotive Journalist / Editor / Photographer

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