TOP5 Crashes this weekend: Nürburgring Carnage in Video Review

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It’s the Monday after the big weekend. The DTM boys and girls took over the GP track and all the facilities, which left the old Nordschleife open to the public for two whole days. And it was carnage…

Maybe, just maybe, more people are crashing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife than ever before. But I don’t think that’s the biggest factor at play here.

A couple of years ago there were just a couple of guys videoing the main crash points, Eifeler888 and Automobilchannel I seem to remember.

Now? Well, you can’t even fart on the old northern loop without a YouTube video being dedicated to it. There were at least 20 new videos of spins, crashes and generic common-or-garden variety muppetry online this morning. Erich’s Adenauer Forst overwatch should set the tone for you, but the real gems I’ve hand-selected and posted below.

I could bemoan the video vultures for circling over the many hapless crashers, but instead I will embrace them. No people were hurt in these videos (that I know of). I’ve deliberately avoided the bad accidents on both days, and I hope the people involved make a full recovery.

#5 CBR600 Low-Side across AF

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A good effort by this ambitious biker, getting air over the kerb and even looking like he was going to ‘get away clean’… right until he grabbed a handful of throttle. And he still managed to ride away, which is a great result for any bike accident!

#4 GSX-R Low-Side at MACH0.8 across AF

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Very similar to the crash above, but this rider gets an extra BTG rating for spectacle. Why? Well, just watch…

#3 NISSAN 300ZX over ESCHBACH

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This French Nissan was looking really good, until he dived for that early apex and ran extra wide. Even those wonderful BBS wheels couldn’t arrest the ensuing slide. He got an extra point for tyre squeal too.

#2 Ford Focus over SCHWEDENKREUZ

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Karma was not on this guy’s side. After dutifully driving slow and steady on the right-hand-side of the track, this unlucky driver wanders a little bit into the grass and snap-oversteers to the inside of the track at speed. A worthy mention also goes to this Dutch Peugeot, who simply lost it at speed before clipping the barrier and getting back on (naughty). But that’s nothing compared to #1…

#1 BMW over-corrects exit of AF, then drives away

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The over-correction is a bitch. I’ve nearly done it myself, and watched good friends do it in very expensive cars… (DAZZA!). This guy would have my sympathy if it wasn’t for the completely ridiculous thing he does next…

DRIVING AWAY FROM AN ACCIDENT ISN’T JUST STUPID, IT RISKS OTHER PEOPLES LIVES…

Did I miss a video? Feel free to contact me or leave a comment below!

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