BMW M3 GTS and Porsche GT3 RS Nurburgring 7min55 BTG
Fun lap during a trackday with my M3 GTS and a orange Porsche GT3RS.
The car is a bit wobbly at this videoclip, meanwhile we improved the
setting of the car (except brake pads still OEM). At this point it was
still out of shape. It would also be nice if there would fit more tyres
(Trofeo, Cup of slicks perhaps), but unfortunately only Pirelli and Dunlop
make tyres for this car....
Daytona High Speed Crash - Porsche GT3
A Porsche GT3 crashes at Daytona International Speedway following a rear
right tire blowout at 150+ MPH coming out of NASCAR Turn #4. Car
immediately veered out of control and crashed into inside wall with massive
damage. The Sparco racing seats, Schroth harnesses, Hans device and helmet
contributed to my walking away with minor injuries. Incident occurred at
PBOC HPDE October 2012.
Here's what happened:
Coming out of NASCAR turn #4 (the same turn that that took Dale Earnhardt's
life), I was accelerating past 150 MPH when I felt a shudder in the rear of
the car followed by an immediate strong bumping / vibration throughout the
car. While I immediately lifted from the accelerator, the blowout of my
right rear tire (Hoosier R6's) caused the car to immediately veer to the
left (just after passing one car and just prior to reaching a second car).
As the car headed towards the inside wall, it was in an out of control
spin. After making one complete spin, the car crashed into the inside wall
on the front left corner of the car and then ricocheted back against the
wall on the rear left corner of the car -- spinning around a couple more
times before coming to a stop.