Longtime Porsche shop Kremer Racing is perhaps best known for the Kremer K3—a modified version of the Porsche 935 race car. Now they’re bringing the iconic big flares and flat-nose look of the K3 to a modern 997-generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, and not even snow will keep them from testing it.
In response to the tragic incident this year where a GT3 car flipped and killed a spectator, the Deutscher Motor Sport Bund who governs racing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife will institute a number of changes for 2016, including a 10 percent reduction in horsepower in the SP7, SP9/GT3, SP-Pro and SP-X classes.
Per DailySportsCar, temporary measures have been put in place by the Deutsche Motor Sport Bund to allow the banned race classes to resume racing at the Nürburgring. The bans have now been lifted, but now we have a 5% reduction in power, limits on fan access, and most peculiarly, speed limits on some sections.
It's been a pretty trying time here at the well-named Green Hell. Unless you've been locked away for the past week, you've most likely heard of Jann Mardenborough's horrific crash here at the Nordschleife during the opening round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series, otherwise known as the VLN.
Several racing classes were banned from racing at Deutsche Motor Sport Bund-sanctioned events at the Nürburgring following last weekend's horrific accident. Now, per Sportscar365, that ban has been lifted for SP10 cars, but was extended to the Cup2, SP8T, E1-XP1, E1-XP2 and E1-XP classes, plus GT cars in H4.
While the Nürburgring Nordschleife is the last place I'd expect to have noise limits, there was one in place for the ill-fated VLN Race #1, where two of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus' SCG 003 cars were racing this weekend. Both cars got black flags for noise. Turn down for what?
A Nissan GT-R driven by Jann Mardenborough flipped off the track and into the spectator area at this weekend's VLN endurance race at the Nürburgring in Germany. The driver survived without serious injuries but one spectator was killed and more were injured. [UPDATED With Video].
This is why we love Sabine Schmitz. She goes out in the Frikadelli Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3 R on slicks as it's starting to drizzle, starts from the back of the grid and makes short work of passing through the entire field in two laps of the Nürburgring.