The Green Hell is about to get a little more hellish as the FIA has approved Capricorn Nürburgring GmbH's safety improvement plan which will pave the way for removal of speed limits.

 The Green Hell is about to get a little more hellish as the FIA has approved Capricorn Nürburgring GmbH's safety improvement plan which will pave the way for removal of speed limits.

Under the terms of the deal, Capricorn Nürburgring GmbH will install new retaining fences and additional FIA protective fencing.  The company will also establish a spectator-restricted zone and make track improvements to eliminate bumps in the road surface.

The improvements are slated to begin later this month and should be completed by early March. When the improvements are complete, the track will lift the speed limits - at least for racing.

It remains unclear if manufacturers will also be able to conduct full speed runs but a number of companies have already expressed their interest in setting a new lap record.  One of the most vocal has been Koenigsegg which wants to to set a record in the Agera R before attempting another record in the more powerful One:1.

The speed limits were imposed as a result of a fatal crash which took place on March 28th during the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring.  As you may recall, Jann Mardenborough's Nissan GT-R lost control, flipped over a fence and crashed into a crowd of spectators.  Unfortunately, one spectator was killed in the accident.

Source: Capricorn Nürburgring GmbH via Car & Driver

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