This is What Happens to a Miata when it Gets Too Close to a Corvette

The good thing about race-prepped cars and track circuits is that drivers can hone their skills and push their limits much, much higher than what they would ever attempt to do on a public road, in a completely legal manner and in a far more safer and controlled environment for the themselves and other motorists. 

The bad thing is that all of the above can actually make some drivers be less careful and more spontaneous, which can, of course, lead to trouble…

At the Thunderhill Raceway Park in northern California, a Corvette C5 racer roared passed a Mazda MX-5 on a long straight after a turn, but as it approached the next left hand turn, it slowed down significantly. The Mazda driver, however, did not react quickly and as he was right behind the Corvette, the car clipped its bumper on the right side and went flying into the air!

According to the crew from Corvetteonline, the reason why the C5 driver abruptly pressed hard on the brakes was because he spotted a yellow flag "displayed by a corner worker for an off-track car ahead".

Watch how it happened in the video below.



louis said... »April 17, 2013

Quick thinking for the vette owner. Mx5 driver need to pay attention more if he gonna be racing.

hiky said... »April 17, 2013

not really flying per say....

rrsquid said... »April 17, 2013

Looked like a brake-check to me. The corvette was on the preferred inside line and was slowing when it appeared to stop at the corner apex.

louis said... »April 17, 2013

At 1st yes it does seem like a break check but toward end of video you see the car that was in fact off course so the vette owner prolly did see the yellow flag go up and jabbed the break do to it. He may have jabbed it to hard though as if he quickly paniced.

docrbob said... »April 18, 2013

He's thinks he's a valet and tried to park it on the corner.

Dave Cohen said... »April 18, 2013

I understand prolly as a short form to save time, but you save no letters in brake, you have just juggled the letters, and leaving the o out of to gives a different meaning and you did put too ffs in off.

Just having fun, no insult intended. Thanx.

louis said... »April 18, 2013

Thanks for the english lesson professor. I'll admit my spelling suxxx. And yea the MX5 was drving a lil wreckless.

Dan said... »April 19, 2013

C'mon, he allmost stoped! You don't do that on a circuit!

lacutis2012 lacutis said... »April 19, 2013

corvette braked when it was not necessary...

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