Audi R8 Racer Wins FIA GTA World Cup Despite Massive Crash
When it comes to winning a race, most people would agree that skidding down the road on your roof after destroying your Audi R8 GT is probably a bad way to go about it.
But that’s exactly how Laurens Vanthoor secured top spot in the FIA GT World Cup race in Macau yesterday.
After losing the lead, he slotted into second place and promptly misjudged a corner, crashing into the outside barrier. The impact launched his car into the air, flipping over in the process and sending him sliding along upside down.
Miraculously, Vanthoor managed to clamber out unaided, much to the delight of everyone watching.
But where this gets really interesting is that because it was such a massive crash, the race had to be abandoned. In such circumstances, officials generally use the positions at the end of the previous lap – at which point Vanthoor was winning.
So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. If you want to win a race without actually finishing, just make sure your crash is a whopper.
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