I recently started rewatching some old footage of motorcycle Grand Prix races from the 1970s and I couldn't help but wonder - is it thinkable that professional road racing one day returns to the Nordschleife? The arguments against it are absolutely understandable. The Nordschleife is among the most dangerous racetracks in the entire world. In most places, the barriers are just a few feet away from the racing line. In others, riders would be thrown directly into the woods. On the other hand, the same can be said for some of the tracks motorcycles are still racing on today. The two examples coming to mind are Macau and The Isle of Man. On both tracks, it's hard to recall a year without serious injury or death. However, with modern developments in terms of safety (e.g. Airfences), the question arises whether the Nordschleife could be made remotely safe for motorcycle competition (at least about as safe as the Isle of Man TT or Macau). What's your take on it? Could airfences make this track safe for competition? What kind of race should it be (MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance)? Looking forward to reading your responses!