Driver walks away from crash that just demolishes the car
The upcoming 2017 Ford GT is one of the most coveted new cars on the road today. With only 500 cars being produced, Ford is in the position of being selective about who can buy the car. Prospective buyers will have to complete an online application to be considered.
For those coveting the vehicle, a particularly painful moment transpired at the Spa-Francorchamps race track in Belgium.
The race was the 6 hours of Spa and the location was the famed Eau Rouge corner of the Spa-Francorchamps track. The number 66 Ford Motor Company GT, one of two vehicles fielded by Ford in partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing and driven by Stefan Mucke had a spectacular crash. Fortunately, the driver was able to walk away from the crash and was cleared by the Circuit’s medical clinic. As a precautionary measure, Stefan was taken to a nearby hospital and later cleared.
Video provided by SPEED shows the car traveling at speed when the vehicle lost rear traction. The result was a severe spin that took Mucke right into a tire wall. A podium finish this race was out of the question as the vehicle has already been taken out of contention because of turbo issues.
Despite the crash, things were not all bad for Ford. The number 67 car driven by Andy Priaulx, Marino Franchitti and Harry Tincknell, took third in class, earning the first trophy in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) for the team. This comes a week after number 67 Ford GT competing at Monterey’s Laguna Seca took home the GTLM class victory, securing the first win for the new GT.
The winner’s trophy for the 6 hours of Spa was the number 8 Audi R18. In second place, was the number 13 Rebellion R-One.