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Sabine Schmitz Honoured With Nordschleife Corner Name

T1 to be renamed Sabine-Schmitz-Kurve

The late and much lamented Sabine Schmitz, who passed away earlier this year after a long battle with cancer, is to be honoured permanently by the Nürburgring.

11 September, on the day of the 6 hour NLS race, will see the first corner on the Nordschleife renamed as Sabine-Schmitz-Kurve, the corner just a few metes away from her childhood home.

Schmitz, co-owner of the Frikadelli Racing Team with partner Klaus Abbelen, was a Nürburgring legend, twice overall winner of the 24 Hours race, long-time racer an ‘Ring-Taxi’ driver and, in more recent years, a global TV star after first appearing on, and later co-presenting, BBC’s Top Gear programme.