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Nurburgring temporarily closed for graffiti defacing

Apr 8, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

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The iconic Nurburgring was temporarily closed as a result of graffiti that defaced the track.

Several pranksters defaced the track’s notorious Brunnchen corner with a depiction of a giant penis. Police estimated that 20 liters of paint were used for the creation, apparently aimed at a Danish driver who was using the track. (Fans have been able to drive around the full circuit for about 20 euros and has been a popular destination for enthusiasts.)

Paint was still wet on the track on Sunday, and it took several hours to remove it from the surface.

No one has claimed responsibility for the defacing yet.

The full Nordschleife, 14.2 miles, is one of motorsport’s most iconic circuits and last year went through financial turmoil. The shorter circuit is used as a home of the German Grand Prix for Formula 1, after the full one was taken out of commission for F1 grands prix after 1976.

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