The opening race of the 2016 British GT Championship saw plenty of incidents on-track, with one Aston Martin involved in a genuinely scary and spectacular crash.
Phil Dryburgh, a 56-year old driver, was behind the wheel of the Motorbase Performance Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 that went up in the air, forcing the Generation AMR Macmillan Racing Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 driven by 19-year old Matthew Graham off the track.
Graham’s car suffered minimal damage compared to what happened with Dryburgh’s V12 Vantage, which must have flipped over violently some 10 times before landing on its wheels.
The incident caused a 40-minute delay in the race, in which debris from the crashed cars had to be removed and work also had to be done on the damaged barrier. Even after the re-start, another incident followed where a red flag was required to put out a fire inside A Ginetta G55 GT3 car.
Dryburgh’s crash is quite similar to the incident in which 17-year old Pedro Piquet was involved last year when his Porsche GT3 took violently to the sky, flipping over several times.