Endurance races at the Nurburgring always deliver with exciting racing and, quite often, some rather strange incidents. This year’s 24 Hours event over the weekend was no different.
During the race, the hood of a BMW M4 GT4 entered in the race by Leutheuser Racing flew open, leaving driver Rudi Adams with no way of seeing what was in front of him. Footage shows the driver making his way slowly around the circuit, presumably by looking out of the side windows.
Adams attempted to crawl his way into the pit lane but, unfortunately, he slammed head-on into a barrier. Footage then cuts to members of his pit crew who can be seen laughing at the incident.
Adams was eventually able to make his way into the pits and his team plastered on heaps of duct tape across the vehicle to hold the hood down.
The 2019 Nurburgring 24 Hours was won by the Audi R8 LMS of team Audi Team Phoenix that was driven by Pierre Kaffer, Frank Stippler, Dires Vanthoor and Frederic Vervisch.
The Porsche 911 from Manthey Racing was the favorite to win after leading uninterrupted for 14 hours. However, the car dropped to second behind Audi Team Phoenix after being hit with a five-minute time penalty for speeding under yellow flags.
Nothing a bit of duct tape can't fix 😁 pic.twitter.com/axJBPsFvSA
— ADAC TOTAL 24h-Rennen Nürburgring (@24hNBR) June 23, 2019