Chaotic Citroen Race Sees Most Of The Field Crash On One Corner

11 cars slid off at the same corner when a downpour hit this Citroen DS3 Cup race in Denmark

Remind me later

Being out on slicks during a downpour is a nightmare scenario for a racing driver. Anything vaguely resembling grip or traction quickly disappears, as you and your rivals tiptoe back to the pits for a swift tyre change.

Unfortunately, though, not everyone competing in this recent Citroen D3 Cup Denmark race at Jyllands-Ringen made it back to base for a set of wets. In fact, the majority of the field crashed out. On the same corner.

This is just the beginning...
This is just the beginning...

The footage cuts to the turn of woe when three cars have already embedded themselves in the barrier. Shortly after, we see four more DS3s slide into the gravel simultaneously, soon followed by a further four to give us an 11-car pile-up. Bear in mind the grid of this race was made up of 16 cars.

Special mention has to go to the driver who pops his head up out of his stricken DS3 at about the 37sec mark, only to duck back down upon seeing the torrent of sliding race cars inbound.

Nope.
Nope.

Thankfully, 10 of the 11 pilots involved escaped without injury, with one sent to hospital for checks.