It has been confirmed that management of the Nurburgring Nordschleife have officially banned lap record attempts at the famous German racetrack.
The decision to ban lap record attempts comes after speed limits were introduced across the track following an incident on March 28 which saw a spectator killed. The death followed a Nissan GT-R GT3 racer smashing through a fence and crash barrier and into a viewing area. The car was being driven by Jann Mardenborough at the time.
In correspondence with GTspirit, chief executive of Capricorn Nurburgring GmbH Carsten Schumacher said “Following the tragic accident on 28 March 2015, the German motorsport association (DMSB) introduced speed limits for races at the Nürburgring. capricorn NÜRBURGRING GmbH has decided to extend these speed limits to other activities on the Nordschleife, which is why record drives are currently not permitted on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.”
This news comes amidst Koenigsegg’s final preparations to take the One:1 megacar to the Nurburgring in an attempt to set a new lap record. With the new speed limits however, setting a new record will be impossible.
It remains unclear if the speed limits and the ban on lap records will remain in place indefinitely.