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VIDEO: Ring-Taxi Drift Crash closes Nürburgring

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This was the original report. Please read the latest analysis here."

      
The red lights came on early this Sunday morning as a BMW Ring-Taxi power-oversteered out of Brünnchen 2 and into the fence on the right-hand-side between Brünnchenn and Eiskurve.

The BMW Ring-Taxi is no stranger to these pages, thanks to some questionable driving standards and some very public crashes. Unfortunately, this is another one of those very public crashes.

Eye witnesses, of which there are MANY, describe the crash as a drift gone wrong.

Certainly that's what you can see from the damage to the car and the fence.

ring taxi crash 2

I watched the video that will be uploaded tonight to YouTube by one of the Nürburgring regulars, and at first glance it's appears to be a clear case of too much oversteer and too little correction, applied too late.

UPDATE: You can watch that video for yourself now.

ring taxi crash 3

As usual the Nürburgring safety staff responded swiftly and professionally, while the paying customers were spirited away by the second taxi. The closure lasted over one hour, the track is now open again.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Official rules of the Nürburgring do state "no drifting". It's a rule that's flaunted by many <cough>.

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#1 mmm-five 2014-08-03 13:41
I think it should be a 'no drifting, unless the track is wet' rule :-*
 
 
+1 #2 Scooby Si 2014-08-04 11:04
Looking at the pre crash photos the front seat passenger was holding a camera up - would be interesting to see that footage......
 
   

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