The driver of a C6 Corvette Z06 recently went for a wild ride on the Nurburgring when he lost a wheel in traffic and crashed during one of the track’s Touristenfahrten (tourist days) events.
Luckily, the driver was okay because it could have been much worse as another driver’s dash cam caught the crazy ride on video.
The video shows a black SUV and an Opel Kaddett on the track and then the Black Corvette Z06 with a really tall rear wing comes into the picture. He doesn’t appear to do anything wrong and as he overtakes the Opal, there is a hint of tire smoke and then you see the entire Z06’s rear come up as it runs over its own rear tire.
At this point, the driver of Opel channels his inner NASCAR driver and somehow avoids the spinning Z06 which may or may not have brushed the heavily fortified guardrails on the side of the track.
The occupants in the chase car get out to check on the Z06 driver who appears unhurt physically as he climbs out of the now-smoking Corvette and sees the damage to his vehicle.
The crash happened towards the end of the Nurburgring circuit and its just another reminder to make sure your wheels are torqued down tightly before engaging in any track events.