Nurburgring to get 2016 remodel, remove speed limits

Racers, fans and track day aficionados rejoice, the ring is back! Well in 2016 it will be. The famed “Green Hell” is set to remodel a bit, repave some areas and re-open, thankfully speed limit free by next year.

Speed limits and record attempts were famously banned earlier this year after a racing incident that resulted in the fatality of a track side spectator after a Nissan GT-R flew off track during a VLN endurance race.

16 specific safety measures will be taken after an extensive study by Nurburgring owners, CNG. Their Managing Director, Carsten Schumacher specifically mentioned FIA approved safety fences, additional guard rails and that some sections of the track, including parts of the infamous flugplatz section (German for ‘jumping place’) will be repaved.

The changes now go before the German Motorsport Association and the FIA for final approval.

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