Honda Civic Type R Nurburgring recordNürburgring lap time record runs could be set to return if rumours that the 2015 safety-related speed limits could be lifted are true.

U.S. title Road and Track has been told by a “senior auto industry source” that Nürburgring owner Capricorn Nürburgring GmbH may soon announce the speed limit restrictions in several areas of the track are no more.

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Currently, car makers cannot run flat-out laps of the Nürburgring because of speed limits in several areas of the track:

  • 200km/h: Tiergarten, Fluglatz, Schwedenkreuz, Antoniusbuche
  • 250km/h: Doettinger Hoehe straight

The speed limits were imposed after a spectator was killed when the factor Nissan GT-R of Jann Mardenborough flipped at Flugplatz in March; they remained in place for the 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hour race.

We’ve reached out to Nürburgring officials for more news; we’ll keep you updated.