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Driver dies during race at Germany’s Nuerburgring

June 22, 2013

NUERBURG, Germany (AP) — Race organizers say a driver has died after losing control of his car in the German VLN Endurance Racing Championship at the Nuerburgring.

Organizers say Wolf Silvester apparently lost control of his Opel Astra OPC and was found sitting motionless in the car.

Attempts were made to resuscitate the 55-year-old Silvester on the way to the circuit’s medical center “where the chief medical officer finally had to testify the death due to an internal medical background.”

The dpa news agency reports the driver suffered a heart attack.

Silvester was a regular participant in the race, winning the 10-race endurance series title in 2006 and 2010.

VLN Chairman Rolf Krimpmann says, “We are deeply concerned and our thoughts are with his family.”

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