A senior member of the auto industry has told Road & Track that the management company in charge of the German track is close to rolling back the speed limits on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, which were put in place after an accident.
Last month we reported that the Nordschleife's management company, Capircorn Nurburgring GmbH, was forced to impose speed limits along certain sections of the 20.81 kilometre-long circuit after a factory-backed Nissan GT-R flipped during an endurance race, flew into a spectator area and killed a member of the public.
Along with speed restrictions, manufacturers are currently banned from attempting lap records, which are often used for bragging rights.
It's understood that there's a 200km/h restriction on the Tiergarten, Flugplatz, Schwedenkreuz and Antoniusbuche, while vehicles are limited to a top speed of 250km/h along the Doettinger Hoehe straight.
The impositions were exposed when a documentary film crew and Koenigsegg began planning a lap in the Swedish company's One:1 hypercar that would, hopefully, break the 6:57 production car lap record held by the Porsche 918 Spyder.
The American magazine believes that a statement announcing the lifting of speed limits is already being drafted up. It's unknown, at this stage, whether the ban on manufacturers record lap runs will also be lifted.