Adrian Wilmott found out the hard way why it’s better to lay off the throttle every once in a while, during a race.
When you’re operating in a racing mindset, nothing matters more than overtaking your opponent, even if that means crashing a $650,000 car. There’s something about racing that trigger your instincts to take over, and that usually spells trouble, especially when competing in priceless automotive gems.
Keeping your head cool is a vital aspect during racing because a hasty move could cost you dearly. That said, the Goodwood Revival is one of the few events that pits actual racing classics against each other, allowing spectators to see them in full swing.
Sure, chances for an accident to happen are, like in any other race, relatively high, but thankfully it doesn’t happen that often – although there have been a few high-profile crashes involving rare, expensive cars.
The latest, however, was caught on camera after Adrian Wilmott, attempting to pass a Jaguar Lightweight E-Type, lost control of his DB4 GT and hit the tire barrier. The whole occurrence could’ve gone a lot worse, judging the speed he spun out, but he managed to save it somehow. The car suffered some damage, but nothing too serious by the looks of it.