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ring°racer

ring°racer

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ring°racer
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Nürburgring
Location Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Status Standing but not operating
Operated October 31, 2013 to November 3, 2013
Statistics
Manufacturer S&S Worldwide
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product Air Launched Coaster
Riders per train 8
Hourly capacity 400
Propulsion Compressed air launch
Height123 feet
Top speed99.4 mph
Length3976.4 feet
Inversions0
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ring°racer is a launched roller coaster located at Nürburgring in Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The roller coaster was built as part of a new entertainment area at the race course. The ride was planned to be the worlds fastest roller coaster but ride operators had problems trying to get the ride to the correct speed. Unfortunately, they took to long and Formula Rossa took the record making it faster than the planned speed and never got the ride to the correct speed making it 99 mph than 135 mph. The ride was manufactured by S&S Worldwide and opened on October 31, 2013 after numerous delays. It closed on November 3 and remains standing but not operating. It is unknown if the ride will reopen.

Incident[edit | edit source]

On September 3, 2009, a series of explosions in the pneumatic launch system caused injuries to seven people and shattered windows.