A terrifying crash in the closing hours of this year’s Nurburgring 24 Hours resulted in significant damage to a metal barrier, with an ambulance having rushed to the scene of the accident.
German driver Jurgen Vohringer crashed his Porsche Cayman at the Stefan Bellof-S, which is found towards the end of the 17-mile Nordschleife, with the car having ripped through a metal barrier.
Whilst no clips of the crash have surfaced, the recovery team were seen working around the destroyed Porsche.
Some photos of the car have shown significant damage to the roof and rear of the number 186 W&S Motorsport car, whilst multiple barriers also look destroyed.
Based on reports, it’s believed that the car hit the barrier on the right before bouncing across the circuit, where it made heavy contact with the barrier on the left-hand side of the track.
The car itself finally came to a halt 200 metres further down from where it struck the barrier, away from the racing line thankfully.
Photos also showed a tyre carcass on the right-hand side of the famous circuit, which saw a Code 60 introduced.
With the legendary and formidable circuit being so big, a red flag wasn’t required.
Instead, the organisers introduced a Code 60, which forces the drivers to slow down when going past the scene of the accident, whilst they can race at full speed everywhere else.
Vohringer is an experienced driver at the German venue having competed in the Nurburgring endurance series, as has team-mate Sebastien Carcone.
Vohringer and Carcone were sharing the Porsche with Axel Duffner and Max Lamesch for the race, which team boss Daniel Shellhaas labelled ahead of the event as the “toughest endurance race in the world”.
“The excitement and anticipation for the 24-hour race is very high every year,” Shellhaas said ahead of the race, as reported by the Express.co.uk.
“It’s not without reason that it’s considered the toughest endurance race in the world and the weather in the Eifel in particular always ensures that the cards are reshuffled.
“We have three strong driver crews in our Porsche Cayman GT4 and of course we want to bring them all to the finish line on Sunday afternoon and finish on the podium.”