POSSIBLE ABS FAILURE LEADS TO FLYING SEAT IBIZA AT THE NORDSCHLEIFE, NURBURGRINGDate: 2018-09-11
This Ibiza driver suffered a massive lock-up on the Nordschleife, Nurburgring, leading to painful Amrco contact.
What we have here is a Nurburgring crash that’s a little more unusual than the norm. It’s strange because as the little Seat comes into the frame, it looks as though it should make the corner but then suffers an intense amount of under-steer, apparently due to an ABS (anti-lock braking system) failure.
Regardless, the driver slams on the brakes, perhaps out of panic, and for whatever reason, the ABS doesn’t function. Maybe it was a failure, or it could have been somehow disabled, but the end result is the same, the car stops turning and goes straight on, right into the Armco barrier. Ouch.
It is quite scary to think that something as simple as a blown fuse can cause the whole ABS system to completely fall apart. Not saying that that was what caused this crash, but always make sure you're vital systems such as your brakes and ABS are working tip top before attempting to do some competitive lap times on a track, if not, you'll surely be trending on our fails section on SXdrv.
Thankfully, the occupants quickly get themselves out of harm’s way.