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PostSubject: Aston Martin racing driver in fatal accident at Nürburgring   Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:45 pm

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During the third round of the VLN Langstreckenmeisterschaft Nürburgring, a tragic accident occurred in which 43-year old Leo Löwenstein from Laudenbach (Germany) lost his life.

The fatal accident happened on lap 22 of the 52nd ADAC ACAS H&R Cup, scheduled to last four hours, at the Bergwerk section of the Nürburgring Nordschleife. With his Aston Martin, Löwenstein drove into a gap between the cars with starting number 137 and starting number 511. In the process, the car got airborne following a collision and barrel-rolled. Upon the impact into the Armco barrier, the rear of the Aston Martin was significantly damaged and the car caught fire. Safety measures were started immediately. Löwenstein, who was unable to release himself from the car, succumbed to a smoke intoxication.

The race was stopped with the red flag and wasn’t re-started. In these circumstances, the race result became an insignificant fact.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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PostSubject: Re: Aston Martin racing driver in fatal accident at Nürburgring   Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:59 am

sad news indeed, trying to think where that would be on the track
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PostSubject: Re: Aston Martin racing driver in fatal accident at Nürburgring   Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:37 am

berwerk is where niki lauda lost his ears, it's the last tight right hander before the flat out run towards the carousel.

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PostSubject: Re: Aston Martin racing driver in fatal accident at Nürburgring   Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:45 am

Ah yeah i no where you mean, just after the bridge? Adernow (sp?)
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PostSubject: Re: Aston Martin racing driver in fatal accident at Nürburgring   Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:16 am

Yep

Bergwerk, is the secong right hander after the bridge.
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