Dumbreck escapes huge crash

Scotland's Peter Dumbreck has walked away from a 120mph head-on crash at Zandvoort's final corner which destroyed his Opel Vectra

Dumbreck escapes huge crash

Dumbreck was running 11th when his car speared straight on at the Arie Luyendijk Bocht, and suffered the biggest accident the DTM has seen since it was resurrected in 2000. His car somersaulted three times before coming to rest at the side of the circuit, stopping the race.

Although his car shed all its wheels and body parts, the safety cell remained intact and he was able to walk away from the wrecked car after a few moments to compose himself. He had gone into the gravel at the same corner a lap earlier, and made a pitstop.

After a visit to the medical centre, Dumbreck was given a clean bill of health and was back in the paddock after the race had finished. He was unclear as to what caused the crash: "That corner is flat-out on old tyres, nevermind new ones which I was using. I got massive understeer, I don't know why, and once the car was on the dirt, I knew I was going in hard.

"I'm all right. It was a bit of an impact, but there is no damage to me, I'm just feeling a bit stiff. After the first roll I became covered in dirt, so I figured that the roof had gone, but I felt no pain during the crash."

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