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Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 Crashes at 'Ring, One Spectator Dead (w/video)

Terrible crash at the VLN series

Jason Udy
Mar 31, 2015

The No. 23 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 driven by Jann Mardenborough caught air at the Nürburgring sending the race car over the fence into the spectator section, killing one and injuring several others, sportscar365.com reports.

The crash occurred during the second hour of the opening round of the VLN series Saturday on a part of the track known as the Flugplatz, named after the German word for airfield. The Flugplatz is a twin-apex, right-hand turn following a blind crest.

Nissan GT R Nismo GT3 crash at the Nurburgring image 2 Photo 2/2   |   Nissan GT R Nismo crash at the Nurburgring

A red flag was immediately issued stopping the race so medical vehicles could get to the scene. The spectator was pronounced dead at the track's medical center and four injured spectators were taken to an area hospital. Although the racer was able to exit the vehicle on his own, he was also taken to the hospital for evaluation. Officials cancelled the remainder of the race after the crash.

“Today’s events have been a tragedy," Nissan said in a statement. "We are all deeply shocked and saddened by these events and our immediate thoughts go to the deceased, those injured and their families and friends. The team is fully co-operating with the race organizers to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation into this incident.”

Our thoughts, too, go out to the family of the deceased and those injured in the crash.

Sportscar365.com

By Jason Udy
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