Watch: Commentators in shock as ‘sketchy’ incident unfolds during yellow flags

Drivers at Oulton Park were forced to react quickly to avoid a scary collision with a car after it rolled back onto the circuit during a race.

A race around Oulton Park nearly saw a potential dangerous incident unfold after a car rolled back onto the circuit mid-race, risking the drivers speeding round the course.

Costa Toparis had pulled his number 43 Rodin Carlin car to the side of the track after an incident, parking it behind the Elite Motorsport vehicle of McKenzy Cresswell.

However, as Toparis jumped out of the stationary vehicle, it began rolling backwards onto a live circuit on lap 12 of the Oulton Park International.

The GB3 Championship event, taking place between 6th April-10th April, could’ve ended early because of the incident if it weren’t for the quick reaction from the remaining drivers in the race.

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All of the remaining cars amazingly managed to dodge past the uncontrollable car, preventing any harm coming to the drivers still on track.

“That incident is shouting a SC, glad nothing happened,” one Twitter user commented.

“Why would this not have been a safety car or even red flag for the original incident? Those cars are in direct path of traffic even off track at end of a fast straight, and Marshall’s on track?” another person asked.

The single-seater racing championship sees nine teams and 25 drivers fight it out for the prestigious title across eight rounds.

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GB3 drivers travel around the world competing at some of the most recognisable racetracks, such as Silverstone, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and Circuit Zandvoort.

After one victory and one podium place in the first round, JHR Development’s Joseph Loake leads the Drivers’ Standings, closely followed Arden VRD’s James Hedley and Rodin Carlin’s Callum Voisin.

Previous winners of the competition include Mercedes driver George Russell, when it was known as the BRDC Formula 4 Championship, and Luke Browning, currently racing in Formula 3 for Hitech Grand Prix.