Watched some super driving from the man Phoenix as can be seen in the clip. Me and Joe had just left the track to take a pic of the Impala when we heard the crys and felt the lull in proceedings. All very chuffed to see Phoenix stepping out unharmed.
Looks a funny one that, I can see the front wheels turning but the rest of the car ain't wanting to follow their lead.
That's a really strange incident. As said you'd got the lock on but the car didn't do anything. I reckon if you'd have not reacted and the back end had gone round more you'd have probably just driven straight up the bank and been OK-ish.
Oh well not much you can do about it now, just unlucky I guess.
Its not exactly as I remembered/guessed though my eyes were not pinned on the car at the time. Although it looks slower on a video and easier to advise post accident, from the wheel its another thing, and I doubt you'd ever want to drive up a grass bank in front of all those people, natural reaction is to steer it out. For me, judging the footage, The turn into the cones looks more sharp than it needs to be. Although I was '60drivers' slower my technique was to swoosh through the first cones, easing off then applying power out after the second cones. I still say it was just unfortunate and tiredness maybe, the root of most accident, just one wee amplified element.
Cheers for getting that up. Its a very odd looking crash but I know exactly what I've done wrong.
First of my line through the cones is too wide, so I've essentially asked the thing to kick its back end out - should have been about a foot closer to the second apex.
Secondly I didn't lift, instead I tried to turn into the slide and power it through it as I had all the other times it got lose. That time it didn't want to play ball so I slammed on the brakes, if I'd have lifted at the moment it broke loose it would have opened the diff up and flicked it around.
A messy corner and reaction that I got punished for. I was too committed and pushing too hard. I've had much worse moments and got away with them, I guess I'd got away lightly too many times, to be honest my reaction to the whole thing was so calm because I knew I'd end up messing it up like this at some point.
The mantle "Go big or go home" has cost me a couple of cars over the years buddy (strangely including a Mk2 Escort) but the fun times in between make it all worth while ;D I'm really looking forward to seeing what rises from the ashes..