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Old 10-03-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Nurburgring Crash: BMW Ring Taxi Hits Rented Corvette, Eight Cars Involved



The Nurburgring has shown us once again this weekend why it is called “The Green Hell” - an accident that involved eight vehicles took place on the ‘Ring yesterday, with one driver being severely injured, while a rented Corvette Z06 and a BMW M3 Ring Taxi were badly damaged, as a German Police website reports.

The accident took place on the Bergwek (“mine”) section of the track, close to the site of Niki Lauda’s 1976 German Grand Prix fiery accident, around 2:00 pm (local time), with three cars braking in order to enter a road works section. A forth vehicle, with a British driver, tried to slow down but ended up hitting one of the aforementioned cars, sliding onto the grass and subsequently back on the tarmac around fifty meters (164ft) ahead, finally crashing into the other two cars.

The accident was seen by three other drivers, who slowed down in order to keep a safe distance. The eight car, an M3 Ring Taxi hit these cars, then another vehicle and ended up on the left side of the track.

One driver sustained severe injuries and was taken to a hospital in Koblenz, while other two were investigated by medics at the ‘Ring. Seven of the eight cars involved in the accident were damaged to the point of becoming undrivable, with the property damage exceeding EUR100,000 ($130,000). The Police is currently investigating the case.

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/nu...ved-39230.html

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Old 10-03-2011, 11:11 AM   #2
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sheeeet e30 and 36.

sucky. friend is there right now and got some laps in before it got closed on them...wonder if its the same crash
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:59 AM   #3
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Accidents happen on the track, its just a part of racing/lapping.

However.

What was sabine's safety record?
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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What was sabine's safety record?
I don't think Sabine is driving the ring taxi anymore...
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:27 PM   #5
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I don't think Sabine is driving the ring taxi anymore...
...i know, some big wigs from bmw muscled her out. And now people get hurt.
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I didn't know they had M3 RingTaxis? Once they put two extra doors on it, I guess that possibility opened up.
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I didn't know they had M3 RingTaxis? Once they put two extra doors on it, I guess that possibility opened up.
BMW has always had different cars as ring taxis, not necessarily 4dr. They even had E30 M3s as Ring Taxis back in the day.
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Not the Lotus Man those are some serious repair bills. I don't understand why you would rent a Z06 and then track it >_<
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Why wouldn't you rent a Z06 and then track it?
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Not the Lotus Man those are some serious repair bills. I don't understand why you would rent a Z06 and then track it >_<
yeah, was thinking the same thing. Does it mean that the renter is not insured on the track?
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^^i think it actually would be covered, as the nordshliefe is a public road. Someone with more experience at that track can clear it up.
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That's what I was thinking (insurance wise). I know here you would get buttraped.
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