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Porsche 911 GT3 RS vs. Porsche 911 Nurburgring Near Crash Is a Passing Lesson

The past weekend has seen the Nurburgring being as busy as ever and, from the sea of Touristenfahrten (Tourist Days) adventures, we've selected one attention-worthy fish for you - we're referring to a Porsche-vs-Porsche near crash that could've ended badly.
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The near accident involves a 997-generation GT3 RS, so it's no wonder that this was faster than the other Zuffenhausen machine involved in the incident, namely a 991-generation Cabriolet.

We can see the Rennsport Neunelfer trying to fly past the soft top rear-engined machine. Alas, the racing lines would've "crossed" each other, so the driver of the big winged coupe had to go for a grass-eating session.

Fortunately, he managed to keep his GT3 RS in a straight line and overtook the "normal" 911 a few moments later. The accident avoidance seen here shouldn't be taken lightly, as we're talking about a Green Hell section that can easily turn racing cars into playing the painful kind of pinball games - here's an overly painful example of a rental Suzuki Swift Sport getting all sorts of crash damage while trying to fly across this part of the Nordschleife.

And since we hope every aspiring racer has something to learn from this story, we've also added a second video below. This shows pro driver Randy Pobst demonstrating the proper way to assert your dominance on the track. The Motor Trend clip sees Randy going past an M4 in a 991 GT3, so we're still in Porsche county.

However, the most important rule of overtaking has to do more with common sense than with anything else - if somebody happens to be faster than you, or simply impossible to pass at a certain time, don't let your ego take control. Otherwise, you could end up like the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup driver we showed you earlier today.

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