Motorsport | Flood Disaster Affecting Spa-Francorchamps & The Nürburgring
The Blanchimont Road On July 15th | © Spa Francorchamps 2016
A flood disaster has affected Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg in the last couple of days with 107 victims and 1,300 people missing: in particular, the North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate regions of Germany, the Walloon region of Belgium and the southern Dutch province of Limburg. France is set to be hit hard today (on July 17th). The German residents are claiming they have not seen this much rainfall in 100 years.
At Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium (where both the F3 series of FRECA and British F3 are supposed to race next week) the on-track action was cancelled yesterday (July 16th ) and is now unfolding behind closed doors. The track itself was not impacted but damages were made to the infrastructures close to the circuit: the Blanchimont road has partially collapsed and the Ster and the Blanchimont tunnels are obstructed.
The Nürburgring in Germany (where FRECA and British F3 is supposed to take place on August 7th) was more heavily affected by the floods: the FIA European Truck Racing Championship planned for this week has already been called off and a donation account for the flood victims has already been made up:
sebmotors.info sends here its support and condolences to all the people affected by the disaster.
Cover Picture: Flooded Street in Verviers, Belgium | ©AFP