The 24 hour race at the Nürburgring has stopped |  free press

NURBURG (AP) – Due to fog and poor visibility, the 49th edition of the famous 24-hour race at the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife has been halted.

As the race management officially announced later, the situation will be reassessed on Sunday morning at 6 am and a decision will be made on further possible measures. It will restart at 7 AM at the earliest.

Only at first the conditions were dry, so the 121 teams started racing on slick non-slick tires. But already on the first lap it started raining and he got stronger and stronger. The race was interrupted six hours later due to bad weather for safety reasons.

In some parts of the road there was a special danger due to aquaplaning, which eventually became fatal for a participant in the Porsche Cayman GTS. After several coups, Stefan Brunner from Munich complained of back pain, which is why he was first examined at the medical center at the racetrack. He was then taken to a hospital in Dawn in an ambulance.

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