Spectator Killed at Nurburgring

By | March 28, 2015

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There was a horrifying turn of events at this weekend’s VLN Endurance Championship at Nürburgring, Germany, when a Nissan GT-R went airborne and plunged through a barrier into an area crowded with spectators. Driver Jann Mardenborough was not seriously hurt and can be seen in video taken immediately after the incident walking away from his car. Sadly, one spectator was killed and another four injured. They’ve reportedly been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The race was immediately stopped and will not be restarted, nor will there be any post-race ceremonies.

Jalopnik has a brief video of the crash and its aftermath, if you have the stomach for that sort of thing.

Everyone here at the Daily Derbi wishes to express our condolences to the families of the deceased and injured, as well as to Mr. Mardenborough. A sad day…

Photo credit: Alex Garcia

Jason Bennion has long thought a Mustang with an electric drivetrain would be a huge smash. He also blogs at www.jasonbennion.com. – See more at: http://dailyderbi.com/tesla-rest-us/#sthash.bpdHITyB.dpuf
Jason Bennion has long thought a Mustang with an electric drivetrain would be a huge smash. He also blogs at www.jasonbennion.com. – See more at: http://dailyderbi.com/tesla-rest-us/#sthash.bpdHITyB.dpuf
Jason Bennion has long thought a Mustang with an electric drivetrain would be a huge smash. He also blogs at www.jasonbennion.com. – See more at: http://dailyderbi.com/tesla-rest-us/#sthash.bpdHITyB.dpuf

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