Porsche 911 GT3 RS Won't Let GT3 Overtake on Nurburgring, Nearly Causes a Crash

Track days are supposed to be 100% octane and honey, but looking at such event with one's maturity glasses on reveals that a crash is always just a driving error away. And we're not talking about steering wheel mistakes that send one's car out of control.
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Instead, we're referring to drivers who aren't used to checking their surroundings at all times. Case in point with the guy behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS PDK in the video at the bottom of the page.

The footage shows us some glorious track day fun, shot from inside a 991 GT3, on the Nurburgring GP course (no, this is not the same as the Nordschleife we usually feature in the adventures we bring you), so the full 11:12 video is worthy of your attention.

However, if you happen to be in a hurry, you can skip to the 6:50 point, where you'll see the Rennsport Neunelfer driver making a double mistake.

Truth be told, the Radical in front of the Zuffenhausen machine was the disturbing factor, the GT3 RS guy's poor reactions could've easily led to an accident.

The first error was the failed attempt to overtake the Radical on the right (against the rules on most tracks, due to obvious safety reasons). As for the second no-no, this saw the Rennsport driver swerving in front of the GT3 guy, who had chosen a better line and thus was slowly, but steadily overtaking.

And while the last minute of the video might convince you that the GT3 driver ended up passing the RS on the right, you should know it was the latter who slowed down.

Decelerating strongly in an acceleration area can bring serious rear-ending issues, especially when engine braking, instead of the usual tailight-activating... pedal braking is used.

In the comments section of the Youtube video, a user claiming to be the passenger of the GT3 RS tries to explain the dangerous deceleration maneuver: "Also in the end i had to puke, that's why he slowed down,"

Oh well, at least nobody traded paint that evening (the track day took place yesterday, September 20, 2016).

P.S.: If the Porsche 911 GT3 onboard setup seen here seems familiar, it's probably because we've featured spicy track footage delivered from inside this car before.

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