Fatal Accident in Nurburgring VLN Race; One Spectator Killed

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Number 23 Nissan GT-R, driven by Jann Mardenborough was involved in a horrifying accident in the VLN Endurance race on the Nurburgring circuit.

The racing car went airborne and flipped over the protective fence at the Flugplatz corner, landing on the spectators’ area, killing one person with four others injured. Driver Jann Mardenborough appears to be well with no injuries.

The race is now red-flagged and will not be restarted according to sources.

VLN released the following statement: "The opening round of the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nurburgring was marred by an accident on Saturday which injured several spectators.

"One of the spectators died, despite the immediate actions of the rescue crew in the medical centre at the circuit. The other injured spectators have been taken to hospital for ongoing medical care. The race was stopped to give emergency crew quick access to the circuit, and wasn't restarted. The accident occurred in the Flugplatz part of the circuit, with a competitor leaving the circuit for a yet unspecified reason and finishing up behind the safety fencing. The VLN and the organisers are deeply saddened by the accident, and their thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims."

A video footage of the horror accident has emerged, showing the Nissan GT-R getting airborne and passing over the fence. Due to the fatal incident involved, we strongly advise you to watch at your own discretion.

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