Category Archives: Fails

Schwedenkreuz proves it isn’t getting any easier

You’d think that with the proliferation of the internet and the reach of social media, that maybe the accident rate at the Nürburgring would slow down a little. That maybe, because most Nordschleife accidents are more widely viewed than ever before, visitors might be a little more cautious. Or at least, a little bit more aware of the consequences they face.

This BMW 5-series rolling over the fence into the forest at Schwedenkreuz sadly proves otherwise. Continue reading Schwedenkreuz proves it isn’t getting any easier

VIDEO: Watch that horrific airborne Clio crash from directly behind

The Clio crash on Saturday was without a doubt the talk of the Nürburgring for the last couple of days. The driver, who I won’t name, was no stranger to the Nürburgring, but his crash was spectacular, garnering 100,000 views in only a couple of days.

Continue reading VIDEO: Watch that horrific airborne Clio crash from directly behind

VIDEOS: Watch this M235i driver LEGITIMATELY lose his shit

VLN1 was an incredible spectacle. Not only was the weather unusually perfect, but the action was none-stop. For the spectators, this was simply awesome.

For the drivers, it was hectic, chaotic and very hard work. While we made it through the maelstrom in our GT86 and scooped a victory in the TMG GT86 Cup (full story later), other drivers weren’t so lucky. Continue reading VIDEOS: Watch this M235i driver LEGITIMATELY lose his shit

VIDEO: Is Schwedenkreuz the most dangerous corner on the Nürburgring?

If you consult Google Maps, the fast left-hander that is Schwedenkreuz doesn’t really look like much trouble at all. A 30º left-hander with no real drama at all.

So why does the next video show just so much car carnage?

Sit down, watch this 2016 Schwedenkreuz crash compilation video, and I’ll try to explain. Continue reading VIDEO: Is Schwedenkreuz the most dangerous corner on the Nürburgring?

VIDEO: Coolant spills are scary

Having been on both ends of a coolant spill, several times, they’re one of my biggest fears on the Nürburgring. And thanks to Daniel’s onboard video, you can see for yourself how scary it is. Continue reading VIDEO: Coolant spills are scary

VIDEO: 2016 Motorcycle crash compilation from the Nürburgring

There’s something horrifically enthralling about watching crash videos. But these three minutes are sickening hypnotic… Continue reading VIDEO: 2016 Motorcycle crash compilation from the Nürburgring

VIDEO: Two car crash at SX

White Meganes seem to be the most popular car to crash at the Nürburgring the last two seasons, particularly at Schwedenkreuz. Though this time it’s not as simple as you might think…

Other front-engined, front wheel drives, like the Honda Civic Type-R, have also been known to enjoy a moment of unplanned rotation when their driver lifts and turns. Continue reading VIDEO: Two car crash at SX

CRASH: Bad overtake wrecks two BMWs in RCN race

Any racing driver will tell you, a good overtake is clean, decisive and clear.

This overtake is absolutely none of those things.

And the result is predictably heart-breaking…

Continue reading CRASH: Bad overtake wrecks two BMWs in RCN race

VIDEO: You can’t ‘win’ touristenfahrten, but you can certainly lose it…

I’ve already posted a couple of videos from last Sunday’s terroristenfahrten session, but new videos just keep arriving in the BTG inbox every day.

And this one’s worth sharing for one reason only; it’s a perfect demonstration of somebody too eager to overtake, even in a bad position. Continue reading VIDEO: You can’t ‘win’ touristenfahrten, but you can certainly lose it…

VIDEO: E46 rolls over, right in front of the marshals…

By now it’s no secret that today’s VLN-layout touristenfahrten was a little bit “busy”. And there were crashes a plenty…
Continue reading VIDEO: E46 rolls over, right in front of the marshals…