R8 Driver Trades Horrifying Crash for Slightly Less Horrifying Crash at Nurburgring 24

R8 Driver Trades Horrifying Crash for Slightly Less Horrifying Crash at Nurburgring 24

0 comments 📅15 May 2018, 02:30

Although racing has made special and heroic strides in safety technology, there’s still inevitable danger to driving at turbulent speeds on a tight track with other people. To wit, Dries Vanthoor’s brand-new crash at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

Audi was mostly disappointed by its results at this weekend’s rallye, but it could only be satisfied with the performance of its R8 following Audi Sport Crew WRT’s crash during the race.

The incident happened in the evening when the Audi’s driver, Dries Vanthoor, tried to keep off a car that was all but stopped on an apex. Vanthoor nearly pulled the move off, threading the needle between the deliberate car and a lower-class Cayman GT4.

Unfortunately, he just clipped the Cayman, which may be struck by caused a puncture, put one wheel in the grass and lost the back end at the next kink.

Last analysis, even though crash looked like it was anything but comfortable for the Belgian driver, it certainly wasn’t as horrifying as it could have been if he’d run straight into the slowed car.

Coming off an Audi crushing last year, though, the event was still a disappointment for Audi Sport since fifth was the first any of its cars could manage.

“On the occasion of Audi Sport customer racing’s tenth anniversary we’d maintain liked to have shown more to our many fans in terms of the sport,” said Chris Reinke, Chairwoman of Audi Sport customer racing. “Our customer teams and the drivers were sufficiently prepared and battled for top positions in three different classes. That’s why the results are all the more pathetic. The conditions were extremely difficult, as the interruption of the race showed as well.”

[via: Procedure & Track]

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