GT3 cars to be restricted at the Nurburgring

Team OD Updated: December 21, 2015, 05:17 PM IST

The German motorsport association has just decided to reign in the power of the GT3 cars at the Nurburgring by 10 per cent in the interest of safety. The move comes after last year's crash which killed one spectator. The rules wil come into effect from this year's 24 hours of Nurburgring.

Nicknamed the 'Green Hell' the track is one of the most iconic and dangerous circuits in the world

During the beginning of the 2015 season, Jann Mardenborough's Nismo GT-R GT3 went airborne at the Flugplatz section and the pummelled into the fencing, killing one spectator. Following this, e speed at different sections of the racetrack was cut down to 250kmph while the organizers looked for a more permanent solution. The cap in power is a result of this.

The GT3 cars make anywhere between 500 and 600PS and have to be within 1200-1300kg. The cap in power means the maximum power of the GT3 cars will now drop to between 450-540PS. The ruling also says that all extreme/experimental compounds will be a need from the race next year.
The rules, of course, is not blanket and will only apply to the 24 hours of Nurburgring.


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