Racers DTM Mike Rockenfeller and Gary Paffett was taken to the hospital after both got into a serious accident in the second race of the DTM round at Norisring.
Paffett tried to pass Jamie green, in the end, ward Audi shifted to the left, while Paffett also decided to stay on the inside. It is not yet clear, did the riders a contract, however, the rear part of the machine Paffett became dramatically unstable, because of what he flew into the wall. After he threw the hairpin first turn where he hooked Rockenfeller, crashing into the side of his Audi.
Both drivers were able to leave their cars, then they were sent to the medical center. Mercedes said that Buffett complained of pain in the hands, and about Rockefeller it became known that it would be hard to step on the left foot. Later on Audi also confirmed that Rockenfeller was taken to the hospital.
Green said he did not expect to see Paffett in the first turn.
“Gary was trying to overtake me in last corner at the end of the previous round – said green. – On straight, we caught up and I came forward with an open DRS.
When we got to the first turn, I tried to protect the position and thought that I did, and then when I was about to turn, he lost control of the vehicle when the pin has turned rocky [Rockefeller].
Gary at the time was just a passenger in your car.
I need to revise the broadcast to understand why he lost control.”
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