They’re Racing Through a Hailstorm at the Nürburgring Right Now

Because a 24-hour endurance trial at the world's nastiest racetrack wasn't already hard enough.

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Racing at the Nürburgring ain’t easy. Germany’s most (in)famous racetrack is a gnarly thing, bending and winding through the woods, across seriously volatile terrain. Because of the circuit’s massive size and wild elevation changes, the weather can change entirely in the span of a few corners. It’s a bitch to negotiate in ideal conditions. But during a hailstorm? Almost impossible.

And, yet, that’s what a field of more than 30 cars are trying to do, right now, at the ADAC 24 Hours of Nürburgring endurance race. Per BMW North America factory driver John Edwards:

Traction, it seems, has been compromised:

Yeah, it’s a proper mess. They’re still racing at the moment, but we expect this one to be delayed soon. Check back on the livestream from Nissan (or this awesome in-car feed from the No. 6 Audi R8 LMS racecar) below: