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Nurburgring 24 conditions “the worst” of winner Yelloly’s career

Nurburgring 24 Hours winner Nick Yelloly described the inclement weather that caused the race to be red-flagged for nine hours on Saturday evening as “the worst conditions I have experienced”.

The BMW factory driver joined ROWE Racing team-mates Alexander Sims and Nicky Catsburg to score BMW’s 20th success in the event, 50 years on from its victory in the maiden 24 Hours in 1970, and its first since 2010 with a GT2-spec M3 E92 after a barren stretch in the current GT3 era.

Their #99 M6 GT3 overhauled the #3 Car Collection Audi R8 LMS as the track dried on Sunday morning, before taking the lead when the rain returned in the closing stages in what BMW Motorsport boss Jens Marquardt called a “a magnificent comeback”.

It came after the two leading Mercedes, the #4 Haupt Racing Team and #9 GetSpeed entries driven by Manuel Metzger and Raffale Marciello both

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The best and worst face masks, ranked by their level of protection

Kevin Houston uses a bandana to cover his face on April 23, 2020, in Evanston, Illinois.
Kevin Houston uses a bandana to cover his face on April 23, 2020, in Evanston, Illinois.

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The science is clear: Face masks can prevent coronavirus transmission and save lives.

A preliminary analysis of 194 countries found that places where masks weren’t recommended saw a 55% weekly increase in coronavirus deaths per capita after their first case was reported, compared to 7% in countries with cultures or guidelines supporting mask-wearing. A model from the University of Washington also predicts that the US could prevent at least 45,000 coronavirus deaths by November if 95% of the population were to wear face masks in public. 

But not all masks confer equal levels of protection.

The ideal face mask blocks large respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes — the primary method by which people pass the coronavirus to others — along with smaller airborne particles, called aerosols, produced

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