Sabine Schmitz, Queen of the Nürburgring, passed away at age 51

She was one of the stars of German motorsport and an expert on the extremely difficult circuit.

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The German pilot Sabine schmitz, popularly known as The queen of the Nürburgring For his exploits on the mythical Teutonic route, he died at the age of 51 a victim of cancer.

Sabine was born in 1969 in Adenau, a town located just ten kilometers from the legendary Green Hell. At a very young age, she showed her love for speed and that led her to get into a racing car as soon as she could get her driver's license.

Sabine schmidtHis particular fascination for the very difficult Nordschleife turned her into an expert, something she took advantage of in 1996 and 1997 when she won the 24 Hours of Nurburgring over a BMW M3 what did he share with Johannes scheid. In this way she became the first woman to win this test.

He also won the VLN Endurance Championship, that is disputed in this particular scene in 1998; and in 2015 and 2016 he ran in the competitions held there by the late WTCC.

When he wasn't running the same way, he went to the German track to act as a driver for those who wanted to know the secrets of the track. According to herself He went on to complete more than 30.000 laps at the Nürburgring.


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