Nurburgring closed to remove obscene graffiti

Clean-up required at Nurby

Clean-up required at Nurby

The legendary Nurburging Nordschleife circuit, the fabled layout alongside the modern Formula 1 circuit, had to be closed for a time on the weekend.

Austria’s APA news agency reports that graffiti artists painted a giant 15 by 4-metre all-white penis on the asphalt of the famous layout.

Circuit authorities deployed specialised cleaning vehicles to remove the graffiti, and local police confirmed that the facility had to be closed for 90 minutes.

The police estimate that the graffiti involved about 20 litres of white paint, posing a low-grip safety hazard for those lapping the Nurburgring.

A photo can be seen at: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18jwioeu99dusjpg/k-bigpic.jpg