Nurburgring Sale Could End Badly for Auto Enthusiasts: Report

With the world-famous Nurburgring up for sale, automotive racing enthusiasts are speculating the varying scenarios that could result now that interested parties have dwindled from 50 to between 5 and 10.

Jens Lieser, the state-appointed liquidator, has confirmed that the entire thing is for sale – not just the jungle, arena, museum, or rollercoaster. It’s unknown whether bidders are interested in certain areas of the ‘Ring or the entire thing.

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Of course whoever ends up buying the Nurburgring will want to turn it profitable, which means grassroot motorsport events could be done away with altogether, since they generate little to no profit. In fact, a new owner could put all the events we know and love at the Nurburgring at risk.

There have been several “Save the Ring” campaigns in hopes that automotive enthusiasts can help retain the storied history and tradition at the Nordschleife. But at the end of the day, the fate of the Nurburgring will lie in the hands to the highest bidder.

[Source: Bridge to Gantry]