Now any collision between a ton-and-a-half of car and some poor bloke on a bike is going to be ugly.
But luckily for the biker, he lives to ride another day. If he feels like it…
…because from this angle I’ve got to say: damn, he really screwed that up.
Watch for yourself:
Points I would note, in no particular order:
- The Porsche Cayman GT4 is on the left side of the track, which is the correct side to overtake.
- The biker had panicked and is running wide. It’s arguable that he would have crashed whether or not the Porsche was there.
- No doubt the biker will point out that a Porsche passing on the outside is enough to put most people off their line.
- Lastly, passing in a corner is a really dodgy move. I’m not gonna say I’ve never done it, but passing a wobbly bike with inches to spare?
So with the benefit of perfect hindsight it becomes obvious that as the biker, it’s almost unnecessary to worry about who’s fault it is. Because tarmac hurts.
And as a car driver, leave plenty of room for bikers.
If you don’t physically flinch when watching this next video, you’re either a psychopath or a robot. Because this is one of the scariest videos I’ve seen in a while.
The action kicks off after the karussell (7m25s) when the camera bike follows the red cayman up the hill towards Hohe Acht, overtaking the cars on the right. Continue reading VIDEO: Luckiest biker ever survives 160kmh ‘push’ and two barrier impacts.
While I do enjoy a nice fast motorcycle lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Murtanio’s latest upload is not making me want to pull my leathers on again any time soon.
It’s a heady mix of good luck, skill, big balls and ridiculous-life-threatening optimism.
Sounds good? Just watch for yourself…
Continue reading VIDEO: “Why you shouldn’t ride the Nordschleife” (like a d**k)
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
I’d like to think that by sharing these videos, somebody, somewhere might put down their stopwatch and decide NOT to go chasing a laptime in the middle of an incredibly busy Sunday of Nürburgring Touristenfahrten. Continue reading CRASH: One biker walked away, one rode away.
It’s all fun and games until somebody hits the grass. And when this Porsche 911 hits the grass at the outside of Metzgesfeld, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was all over.
I certainly expected the Porker to hit the barrier pretty hard. Luckily for him, the ground was dry enough to allow just enough friction for the car to change direction.
Continue reading VIDEO: Bikers barely avoid spinning Porsche
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the Nürburgring Nordschleife delivers another dose of stupidity that almost beggars belief…
…yes, you’re about to watch an unknown motorcyclist defy death by u-turning in one of the fastest, most dangerous, blindest parts of the old Nordschleife in public traffic.
Continue reading Was that a penny? Motorcycle U-turns in Foxhole