Nordschleife safety plan

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  1. Steve

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    After the big crash that killed a spectator last year, temporary speed limits were set and enforced on parts of the circuit while officials worked to develop on a long term plan.

    This looks like a very reasonable alternative to localized speed limits, re-profiling the high spots, restricting the types of cars allowed on the track, etc.

    New safety measures at Nordschleife trouble spots (motorsport.com)
     
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    Sounds good......and I bet they do a bit of "flattening" at the same time.
     
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    Yeah, I think they're trying to avoid using words like flattening or reprofiling because of the outcry when they were first suggested as possible solutions, but I'd bet the same.
     
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    I wonder what "smoothing" means. Seems like it should be obvious, unless you're suspicious (like me) that they're going to do a bit of reprofiling and don't want to admit it.

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    Nurburgring Speed Limits Have Been Removed (autoguide.com)
     
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    Did they flatten that hill some too?
     
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