Video: Horrific Pileup At The Nurburgring!

Whether it’s clairvoyance or common sense that got this man out of his car, he must’ve been thankful. After stumbling upon a few cars which had crashed after slipping on coolant at the end of the high-speed section called Hatzenbach, he wisely (or not so wisely) pulled off the road.

Unfortunately, the approach to this particular corner is very fast and somewhat blind. Sitting in his stationary BMW E30, the screeching of tires is first heard before a wagon careens past him and into the next barrier. Realizing the precarious position he’s in, he leaps from his Beemer, hops behind the crash barrier, and watches helplessly as an orange 991 GT3 RS spins into the back of his parked car.

Unfortunately, our man can do nothing but stare in amazement as his BMW is smashed. At least he wasn’t sitting in it.

The Porsche is just one of the fourteen involved in this nasty pileup, and there wasn’t much that could be done that day. Among the regular sound of squealing tires and crunching metal, our man signaled desperately to warn the oncomers in vain.

After one intelligent driver pulls off to the opposite side of the road to park his maroon E36, a silver TT comes collides into his car. In this multiple-pileup, there’s really nowhere to go.

NSFW: Lots of profanity in the video above. 

However, one pair in another orange GT3 RS stumble upon the scene before the early on, and had the sense to clear out of the area as quickly as possible. The driver, Nigel, watches his his mirrors and swears nervously as he sees the chaos unfold just behind him—but luckily evades the ensuing carnage. Call it the luck of the Irish.



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Tommy Parry

Tommy Parry has been racing and writing about racing cars for the past seven years. As an automotive enthusiast from a young age, he worked jobs revolving around cars throughout high school, and tried his hand on the race track on his 20th birthday. After winning his first outdoor kart race, Tommy began working as an apprentice mechanic to amateur racers in the Bay Area to sharpen his mechanical understanding. He has worked as a track day instructor and automotive writer since 2012, and continues to race karts, formula cars, sedans, and rally cars in the San Francisco region.
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