Alex Kersten 3 years ago 6
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Witness A Porsche 964 RSR Rally Car Smash Into A Barrier, Then Land In Water

This huge smash ripped the Porsche's wheels clean off and threw the car upside down into a body of water

This is the moment when the wheels of Harry Kleinjan's Porsche 964 RSR locked up at the worst time possible.
The 964's wheels lock up. It's clear there's no going back... The 964's wheels lock up. It's clear there's no going back...
Approaching a tight right-hander (post left-hander drift) at the Hellendoorn tarmac rally this weekend, Kleinjan and his co-driver smash into a barrier at around 60mph.
After hitting the barrier at speed, the Porsche's wheels are ripped off After hitting the barrier at speed, the Porsche's wheels are ripped off
Just before the huge smash, we see the 964's driver turn the wheels in vain - as we know (probably from experience), this guy's gonna have a bad time...
The rally car then pirouettes mid in the air and lands on its roof The rally car then pirouettes in the air and lands on its roof
And so it is that the Porsche is thrown into the air like a rag-doll. Its wheels are torn off, the first and second barriers are knocked down and the car and its passengers land upside down with an impressive splash into a body of water. Both driver and co-driver escaped without serious injury.

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  • Thats right, just stand there and watch, dont jump in and help. GRR!

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    a year ago
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  • Controller Disconnected…

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    a year ago
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  • I was only standing about 300 meters away from this when it happened so yeah i definitely remember. They scrapped the stage from the rally since this happened it was only the first time they’d used it and it’s epic but because something broke on a car the stage is too dangerous apparently.

    Interesting fact the guys got the car repaired in just a month so they actually made the next rally in the championship and are still racing this car every year.

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    a year ago
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