30 Mar '15, 5am

Nissan GT-R Nismo crashes at Nurburgring killing spectator, GT3 cars temporarily banned from track

Tragedy struck at the VLN endurance race on the Nurburgring Nordschleife over the weekend. Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 #23, piloted by 23-year-old British racing driver Jann Mardenborough, went airborne, hit the crash barrier and flipped over the safety fence into a group of spectators. One spectator has been pronounced dead, while several have been injured. While the cause of the accident is investigated, Deutscher Motor Sport Bund (Germany’s auto racing governing body) has suspended SP7, SP8, SP8T, SP9, SP10, SP and SP-Pro-X racing vehicle classes from the track until further notice. These cover many GT3 and GT4 cars. “The opening round of the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nurburgring was marred by an accident on Saturday which injured several spectators. One of the spectators died, despite the immediate actions of the rescue crew in the medical centre at the circuit. The ...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2015/03/30/nurburgring-crash-nissan-gt...

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