Germany’s Nurburgring Nordschleife will be reopened next year for manufacturers’ bragging rights after officials announced Tuesday that the track’s speed limits — added after a crash during a race killed a spectator in March — will be lifted, PistonHeads is reporting.
Track officials also announced they would be smoothing some parts of the track to keep cars from launching into the air, including the section that launched a Nissan GT-R GT3 into a crowd in March, and keeping spectators from certain areas of the track.
The track may be open for full-speed testing in 2016.
The Porsche 918 is the current record holder for a production car around the track. Koenigsegg said they were planning a record run with their newest supercar before the speed limits were enforced at the track.
“Together with the participants, we analyzed as a consequence of the accident, the situation in detail and targeted measures developed in order to increase the active and passive safety, especially the safety of spectators along the Nordschleife,” Carsten Schumacher, who is managing director of the track, said in a statement.