TCR Germany event at the Nürburgring postponed due to flooding crisis

The ADAC TCR Germany event at the Nürburgring originally scheduled for 7 – 8 August has been postponed due to the circuit being used as a centre for coordinating aid measures following the catastrophic Eifel flooding.

Catastrophic flooding has hit many parts of the Eifel mountain region earlier in July, resulting in torrential rain in the region in which the Nürburgring sits. More than 178 people in Germany have died as a result of the floods.

The Nürburgring has been acting as a centre for coordinating the rescue measures, and as such the circuit cannot be used to hold racing events again at this time.

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A new date, or alternative venue, will be investigated and communicated in due course.

“The images from the Eifel and the surrounding regions shocked us all,” said ADAC Board member Lars Soutschka.

“Our deepest sympathy and condolences go to the people affected, our respect goes to the rescue workers in the region, with whom all motorsport enthusiasts have a very special relationship.

“Since last weekend, the ADAC air rescue, the ADAC road patrol and numerous volunteers from the ADAC regional and local clubs have been on site to provide support.

“The Nürburgring and its team make a decisive contribution to aid in the region. For the ADAC GT Masters [including TCR Germany] we are now looking at possible catch-up dates together.”

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