Lap records on the famous German track, the Nurburgring, have been banned by the management.
This can be the best decision ever for car buyers because vehicles developed in order to go fast on a track tend to not be so comfortable on a regular basis. According to Apex, the Nurburgring management has decided to ban all attempted lap records and this decision will be maintained even if the whole track has been rented out.
The decision has been taken after a fatal accident during a race from the VLN Endurance championship, in which a spectator was killed. The management has imposed a speed limit at the Flugplatz, where the crash has taken place, and more restrictions have been imposed on other high-speed sectors. The ban is not permanent and it will be reviewed at the end of the year but at this time, car manufacturers are not allowed to attempt lap-time runs. One of the vehicles which was supposed to attempt to break the record for the fastest production car on the Nurburgring, currently held by the Porsche 918 Spyder, was the Koenigsegg One:1. This has been a disappointing announcement for Christian von Koenigsegg as it has been the company’s 3-year plan to establish the megacar as the fastest vehicle the industry has to offer. Hopefully car manufacturers will respect this decision and not head over to another circuit and transform it into “The Green Hell reloaded”.