New Ford GT Gets Obliterated in Massive Crash
Spa’s Eau Rouge is one of the most famous racing corners in the world, along with Laguna Seca’s Corkscrew and Suzuka’s 130R. But as with most of those turns, Spa is known for claiming the life of many race cars and even a handful of drivers.
The No. 66 Ford GT of Chip Ganassi and Ford Performance racing found this out during the highly-acclaimed 6 Hours of Spa this past weekend. The Ford racing machine was being piloted by German racer, Stefan Mücke, when the rear end snapped into a spin as it exited Eau Rouge and headed into Raidillon.
It hasn’t been confirmed exactly what caused for Mücke to lose control, but considering he had just left the pits after a driver change, it’s most likely due to cold tires or a simple error on the driver’s behalf as he headed into the first turn since leaving starting his shift.
Although the video shows a dramatic and scary crash, the German was able to escape with just a bruised torso and most likely ego. The crash represented a huge blow to the Ford GT racing program, as every second of endurance racing they can complete before the 24 Hours of Le Mans is crucial for their heroic attempt to win the famed race in June.
Better luck next time!