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The management of the Nurburgring Nordschleife has announced its intention to remove the speed limits at the notorious circuit after a number of improvements in regard to safety are completed in 2016.

According to Capricorn Nurburgring GmbH, a total of 16 changes are planned for the circuit. Lap record attempts were banned and speed limit zones were enforced in June following a serious accident in March in which a spectator succumbed to fatal injuries during this season’s VLN Endurance Championship.

One of the main improvements that will be done to the circuit is the additional safety fences in several track sections as well as a restricted zone in the Schwedenkreuz area. Extra guardrails and FIA-approved safety fences will be installed along the Döttinger Höhe section to better protect the adjacent federal road.

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The company will also renew the track surface in the Flugplatz section over a length of about 500 metres, an improvement that will smoothen out at least five bumps according to managing director Carsten Schumacher. While fans take great pleasure in seeing cars sent flying, the bumps proved to be unsafe when a Nissan GT3 car flew into the crowd in March.

Other improvements have not been disclosed but the company aims to implement seven of the 16 planned measures from November this year until the beginning of the 2016 season.



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