With the famed German circuit modified after last year’s deadly crash during a race, it was driver error this time around that caused mayhem as a Renault Megane RS undertook heavy damage following a weekend crash.
Just last week we told you about the Nissan GT-R R34 that fell victim to a rather minor crash at the ‘Ring’s Nordschleife but over the weekend a considerably more serious accident took place. This one involved a Megane RS and a driver that was overly confident of his driving skills – he simply speeded onwards in an area where he should have applied the brakes and when he did it was already too late – as he smashed into the guardrail. The hot hatch then flipped and also lost one of its wheels and only came to a halt at the next left corner. By the way, it may sound like déjà vu since another white Renault Megane RS coupe managed to roll at the exact same spot about a year ago. The difference is the latter landed on the wheels at the end unlike the former which ended up pointing the remaining three towards the great blue. Coincidence or not, another Megane RS also crashed last year in September in the area.
While all three crashes were rather serious, Renault’s reputation with safety withstood the test as all drivers came out unscathed or without serious issues. And by the way, we’re eagerly awaiting the successor of the Megane RS coupe which will be morphing into a more practical five-door hatch by the end of next year.