Silly BMW M3 Driver Crashes on Nurburgring Trying to Avoid Slow Porsche Cayman R

E46 BMW M3 Nurburgring crash 1 photo
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As predictable as the duel between BMW and Mercedes-Benz seems, the rivalry involving the M Division and Porsche is simply fascinating.
The two velocity-savvy automakers have ended up delivering clash-of-titans moments over the years, with the most recent one being the Hockenheim Short battle between the similarly priced M4 GTS and the 911 GT3 PDK.

Then we have the... less fortunate BMW-Porsche episodes such as the one we're here to show you. The piece of footage at the bottom of the page takes us to the Nurburgring, where a BMW M3 driver has (hopefully) learned a lesson the hard way.

The E46 M3 was approaching a Porsche Cayman R at an alarming rate, with the BMW driver trying to steer around the two-seater, which caused the M3 to start sliding all over the place, eventually sending the car into the barrier on the other side of the track.

While the Porsche driver can be accused of not meeting brand standards by lapping the Nordschleife at snail place, the Bimmer driver is the one to blame here.

The two met during a Touristenfahrten (tourist days) event, which means the German public road rules apply to the Nordschleife. As such, the guy in the M3 should've taken any potential slow traffic into account.

Pay attention to the details of the E46 and you'll notice a respectable track-savvy treatment, from the wing at the back to the bucket seats and safety harness inside the BMW - while one might expect the driver to match his machine's experience, the 'Ring is not a place for such assumptions.

Alas, many drivers make similar mistakes, with such issues being a common cause of Nurburgring accidents. And this is one of those safety rules that can't be further enforced, as it's up to the drivers to stick to it.

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