A Snowstorm Forced a Race at the Nurburgring to Be Canceled

Winter just won't stop at the Green Hell.

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Racing season is well underway in Germany, but it seems mother nature didn't get the memo. The second VLN race of the season, which took place at the Nurburgring last weekend, had to be canceled thanks to a snowstorm that blanketed the track in white powder.

Qualifying, while cold, went off without a hitch. Fans even braved the freezing weather to see their favorite competitors set fast times around the combined Nurburgring Nordschleife and GP circuit. Though snow was forecast, organizers were confident enough that the race could still go on, going as far as to line up all of the cars on grid just as snowflakes started to fall. But, the precipitation was heavier than expected—the snow kept on falling, causing officials to delay the start and eventually cancel the race entirely.

This year hasn't been kind to the VLN series so far—the first race, which happened in March, was plagued with similar delays thanks to heavy fog. Hopefully the rest of the season won't be as stressful for the teams and fans.

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