Porsche Cayman GT4 Nearly Hits Megane RS, a Nurburgring Crash Avoidance Lesson

While many people indulge in the strong bond they have with their couch on Sundays, plenty of car aficionados prefer to spend their weekends enjoying the lesser comfort of their racing seats. And we're here to bring you the latest such Sunday adventure, one that comes from the Nurburgring.
Porsche Cayman GT4 Nearly Hits Megane RS on Nurburgring 5 photos
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Yesterday's Touristenfahrten (Tourist Days) session was extremely crowded and the expected crashes didn't fail to show up. Alas, accidents that take place during a track day event generally lead to... more crashes. However, we're bringing you an example of how such a snowball crashball effect situation can be avoided.

The action you'll find in the piece of footage at the bottom of the page was recorded in the Wippermann section of the Ring, where a few cars hit each other yesterday.

The camera car, a Ring Wolf's SEAT Leon Cupra, allows us to see a Porsche Cayman GT4 playing with a group of hot hatches - in case you're wondering how the compacts kept up with the 911-engined Cayman, the story in the link explains it all.

As the group approaches the crash site, a Megane RS in front of the GT4 slams on the brakes to avoid jumping the impact bandwagon. And this is where the trouble starts: with the GT4 and the Renault being part of a close formation, as it often happens during track days, the Porsche nearly rear-ends the hot hatch.

Fortunately, though, the serious deceleration abilities of the GT4 manage to prevent an impact. However, the lesson here has to do with focus.

As you're flying on the track, make constant (and blitz) focus changes, so that you can also be aware of what awaits around the corner. In this case, it was a yellow flag that fortunately didn't see the situation getting worse.

Whether you're more than a novice or you're setting wheel on the track for the first time, the Green Hell can't wait to trash your car, so make sure you're prepared to prevent that from happening.

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