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This is why the Nürburgring can be dangerous

May 18th, 2011 Posted in Lotus, Video

Lotus Exige crash

Today we bring you a rather depressing video which highlights how quickly unexpected dangers can present themselves on the Ring. Here, an otherwise competent driver is tracking his Lotus Exige. He does the right thing by moving aside to allow quicker cars go past. Then, on the descent to Adenau bridge, the driver comes across some oil on the track and from that point on becomes a passenger.

Thankfully, no injuries were suffered following the heavy impact. The same can’t be said for the poor Lotus.

As you will see at the start of the video oil had been dropped all down the track on entry into one of the heavier braking points on the track. We wonder how many other cars went off in the same spot that day?

[via motorcentral]

  1. 3 Responses to “This is why the Nürburgring can be dangerous”

  2. By Scott on May 18, 2011

    Damn they should’ve should an after pic of the car.

    what happens when you write your car off on the track?

    There isn’t any insurance is there?

  3. By Liam on May 18, 2011

    Not really. And this poor guy would have also copped a bill to replace any armco that needed replacing.

  4. By Tiaan on May 18, 2011

    Oh no!!

    Having said that, the crew out there seems to clean up crashed cars almost as quick as they happen. It’s pretty impressive. A GT3 went into the wall while we were there (about 60 sec ahead of us on the track) and the track was re-opened in about 20 min…

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