The Nurburgring has been having financial issues for years and the issues have recently led to an abrupt twist in the story - the ‘Ring is currently for sale. The automotive testing and track day Mecca may be populated with new customers every day, but certain political issues have had a negative influence on its economic situation.
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The state has appointed a liquidator, Jens Lieser, who explained that the entire business is for sale. This means that the buyer can get the F1 Grand Prix track. the popular Nordschleife, as well as other parts, such as the museum or the defunct rollercoaster.
However, it remains to be seen whether the Nurburgring will be sold as a whole or its parts will be offered to various entities.
The change is, of course, set to have important consequences on the life at the ‘Ring and grass root motorsport can be affected. Brigdge to Gantry has published an interesting interview with Mike Frison, the man behind a movement called Save The Ring - this aims to keep the current people-friendly nature of the Nurburgring alive.
We're inviting you to check out the sheer beauty of the 'Ring in the video below.
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