Speed limits at the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife (North Loop) will soon be removed. According to a post on the circuit’s official website, the restrictions at all sections of the 20.8 km circuit will be lifted once the VLN Endurance Championship kicks off in April 2016.

In March last year, VLN racer Jann Mardenborough was involved in a crash that saw his Nissan GT-R flip in the air and land on a group of spectators, killing one. Concerned, circuit operators, Capricorn Nurburgring GmbH, enforced speed limits at three sections of the North Loop.

After months of repairs, the FIA and the German Motorsport Association (DMSB) assessed the circuit’s safety improvements and has recently awarded it with the mandatory racing licenses.

Additional fences and barriers were installed and a 500 metre track surface in the Flugplatz (where the accident occurred) and Quiddelbacher Hohe sections was completely renewed. A new restricted zone was also added at the Schwedenkreuz section, preventing fans from entering the high-speed area.

“We could see for ourselves that the Nordschleife now fully complies with FIA and DMSB regulations. The Nurburgring implemented the jointly agreed catalogue of measures in an exemplary fashion,” said DMSB president Hans-Joachim Stuck.