Add this to the long list of bonehead moves we’ve seen lately in automobile racing.
Early on in this weekend’s Nurburgring 24-Hour race, a safety zone was in effect and all drivers were forced to drastically reduce their speed as track marshals cleared the area — much like we saw in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. However, the No. 210 Viper did not slow in time and nearly crushed the intervention car that was sitting on the track.
Reinhard Schall, who was at the wheel of the Viper at the time, locked up the brakes and veered right to avoid the stationary car. In doing so, he plowed into the back of the No. 134 MINI of Kai Jordan.
No one was injured in the crash and the intervention car was not damaged, but race officials elected to exclude the Viper from the race.