Glickenhaus’ SCG 003 Black-Flagged And Tragedy At Nurburgring
Jim Glickenhaus’ incredible SCG 003 supercar made its highly anticipated debut at this weekend’s VLN race at the Nurburgring, but the event didn’t go as planned for the Scuderia’s duo of Ferrari-based racers. That’s because both cars were black-flagged due to... exceeding the race noise regulations. In short, they were too loud for the ’Ring, if that makes any sense. The SCGs, which had been entered in the newly created SPX Class, were running 6th and 18th overall before the black flag forced them into the pits.
Unfortunately, that’s far from being the worst news coming from the race. The German track lived up to its “Green Hell” nickname once again when the No. 23 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 driven by Jann Mardenborough took off at the Flugplatz and crashed into a group of spectators, killing one of them and leaving many injured. The tragic accident brought an end to the race and prompted the organizers to make a temporary change of the circuit’s licence to prevent the SP7 to SPX classes from racing on the Nordschleife. This includes all GT3 and GT4 cars, as well as special projects such as the SCG 003.
Both the FIA and the German authorities are investigating Saturday’s crash, and it is not clear if the 24 Hours of Nurburgring race, scheduled to start on May 14th, will run as planned. We’ll be back with more info as soon as we have it.