Nurburgring not lifting speed limits

A week ago, reports emerged suggesting that management of the Nurburgring Nordschleife was considering lifting its current speed limits for automaker lapping sessions. However, GTspirit has exclusively learnt that the speed limits will not by lifted this year.

In correspondence with us, head of corporate communications for Capricorn Nurburgring GmbH Uwe Baldes said “There is no change in the situation so far and the speed limit at three sections of the Nordschleife will not be lifted during the 2015 season.”

In late June, it was confirmed that due to the implementation of new speed limits at the Nurburgring, lap records had been banned at the famous German circuit. These 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.

Just prior to the speed limits being implemented, Koenigsegg was planning a lap record attempt in the potent One:1. This latest news means that for the time being, the Porsche 918 Spyder’s time won’t be toppled by any other road car.

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