Two Goodyear Employees Killed in Nürburgring

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Two Goodyear Employees Killed in Nürburgring

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"Two people were killed at the Nürburgring on Wednesday in a crash that took place during Industry-Pool testing, Munich paper Merkur reports.

This story was updated at 4:18 P.M. Eastern with the name of one of the employees killed.

The two dead were Luxembourg-based Goodyear employees performing a tire test in a Porsche on the Nordschleife on Wednesday morning. One of the victims has been named as Christan Franck, a 39-year-old test driver and racer. The other has not been identified publicly. The crash occurred at Tiergarten, a series of high-speed esses that come after the fast left-hand kink at the end of the long Döttinger Hohe straight. Both were thrown out of the car.

"We are deeply saddened that two Luxembourg-based Goodyear employees died in a car accident on a test track in Germany on August 9," Goodyear GmBH said in a statement to Merkur. "We are supporting the local authorities in the investigation." A Porsche spokesperson also told the paper that "[a]t the moment we can only confirm that the vehicle involved in the accident is a model of our brand."

A Nürburgring spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

Industry Pool is a large private test session regularly held for automakers and suppliers to develop their latest products. During any given Industry Pool session, you'll see a number of prototype cars from all sorts of companies lapping the Nordschleife at the same time. Industry Pool sessions are not open to the public."
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RIP really sad
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I heard from another video on YouTube that they hit debris on the track which caused damage to a tyre/tyres causing the accident, rip to those involved
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Thrown from the car isn’t good. Wondering about restraint systems.
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