No More Lap Record Attempts At The Nurburgring!

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If you're the kind that's looks forward to news of a production car lap record being shattered at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, you might be in for a long wait.

That's because management of the infamous ‘Ring has pressed to ban carmakers from setting lap records at the track, after a spectator was killed in a crash at the track earlier this year in March.

It was first decided by track management that speed limits would be introduced in a section of the track called Flugplatz, where the mishap occurred.

Koenigsegg was to hold a production car lap record attempt in their latest 1000 KW One:1 recently, but were not allowed to try and beat the record of 6 minutes and 48 seconds that is currently held by the Radical SR8LM.

Porsche though, has a lot to say about this record, as they feel the 918 Spyder's run of 6 minutes and 57 seconds should stand as the best recorded time - they claim that the Radical cars are not homologated for road use.

The infamous Nurburgring circuit has been used as a testing ground for several manufacturers across the world for a long time now, and it is truly sad that a major chapter in Green Hell history seems all set be closed.

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Story first published: Monday, June 22, 2015, 13:04 [IST]
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