Renault Megane RS Spins in Nurburgring Grip Shift, Driver Plays It Cool

One of the traps on which the Nurburgring has built its Green Hell aura has to do with the ever-changing weather, which can always catch drivers out on the track.
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And few corners transform as much as Kallenhard once the water reaches the track. Once the skies open up, the banked right-hander turns into a bit of a skating section, even in the summer.

The most recent example of this comes from the Touristenfahrten (Tourist Drives) session that took place yesterday. This involves a spin, one that saw a Renault Megane RS playing the "round and around we go" game while lapping the Nordschleife.

Luckily, the driver didn't carry too much speed into the corner. As such, once the man noticed the rear end's uber-sideways tendencies, he decided to cut his losses - fighting the hot hatch could've easily sent the car sliding the other way, potentially leading to a guardrail encounter.

The man simply allowed the RS to go for a full spin. Once the Megane came to a halt, the driver briefly pulled the maneuvers required to bring the machine back on track, leaving the incident behind and reducing the risk of a potential crash involving another car hit by the Kallenhard skid fever.

This spin can be considered rather fortunate, especially if we compare it to the events that took place in the same twist just a few days the said Ring session.

As we showed you over the weekend, the Ring tourist drive held on Friday saw no less than three cars crashing while tackling Kallenhard in just one hour.

Of course, this corner can also be a blessing for some drivers, especially if they prefer to drift their way out of trouble. Which brings us back to a session we discussed last year, one that saw an Audi R8 sliding through the said corner.

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