The End Of Brabham's And Nissan's Heyday In Imsa GtpRoad Atlanta 1992
Posted Jul 24 2016 - 09:25 AM
This is a good testament to the increase in survivability of wrecks in newer race cars. Brabham and Robinson were lucky.
All of us who have driven Road Atlanta 71 have probably experienced a similar crash to Brabham's. Luckily none of us know what it's like to suffer a catastrophic tire failure at the low point of the back straight.
At 38:48 there is onboard video of part of Brabham's accident.
Posted Jul 24 2016 - 11:41 AM
Posted Aug 02 2016 - 07:14 PM
Edited by JacnGille, Aug 02 2016 - 07:15 PM.
Posted Aug 03 2016 - 08:15 AM
You're right about the fact that it was a 917/10, however he almost died. The fact that he had survived with just a broken leg doesn't mean he risked his life. The car was utterly destroyed and he got out of that through sheer luck
Posted Aug 19 2016 - 10:16 AM
Robinson's accident is strange. Brabham's tire failure occurs where the the tire loading would be highest, but Robinson had not reached top speed or made it to the low point of the back "straight".
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