Nurburgring Bites Old-School E30 BMW via 100 MPH Spin, Driver Fights Back

With the Green Hell's popularity growing exponentially over the last decade or so, one would expect the tons of tutorials and crash videos found online to serve as pre-Ring lessons for those who want to take part in the track's infamous Touristenfahrten (tourist day) events.
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Well, judging by the amount of crashes we see every week, such expectations would be hopelessly romantic and far from the truth. However, when oversteer strikes, not all drivers try to compensate for their lack of skill or 'Ring knowledge by pulling failed correction maneuvers that end up getting them in even more trouble.

Let's take the guy behind the wheel of the E30 BMW in the video below, for instance. His senior 3 Series spins in the wet at over 100 mph - this is the kind of speed that pro drifters reach when sliding through the wide corners, but the man's Bimmer didn't have a hydraulic handbrake or an extreme steering angle that would've allowed him to easily bring the car back in line.

Instead of risking to send the E30 into the guardrail by overcorrecting, the driver decided to let this one slide, literally. As a result, a spin that could've ended up totaling the BMW was treated almost as if nothing had happened - check out the driver's attitude and you'll understand.

The first video below gives us an in-car view: not only can you see the driver's inputs, but you can also listen to the E30-specific noises the car is making as it flies across the track spinning. As for the second piece of footage, this offers the dramatic outside view, giving you a decent idea on how serious this spin was.

This should serve as a lesson to many Nurburgring-aspiring drivers, while racing simulators you can easily play in your living room are also a good idea.

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