DTM drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Gary Paffet were involved in the accident at the ...
DTM drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Gary Paffet were involved in the accident at the Norisring last weekend, which began when Garry Paffet lost control of his Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe race car.
After hitting a wall, Paffet’s C63 slid towards the hairpin and collided with the Rockenfeller’s RS5, slamming directly into this Audi’s driver-side door.
While both drivers were able to exit their damaged cars, they eventually had to go to a hospital with Gary Paffet complaining about arm pain and the Rockenfeller struggling to put weight on his left foot, and as reported by Autonews.
Gary [Paffet] tried to overtake me at a last corner at the end of the previous lap, said Jamie Green, this man who was right next to Paffet’s vehicle when he lost control. We were sort of side-by-side coming onto the straight. I had a DRS open so I pulled slightly ahead.
When we got to Turn 1 I tried to defend and stay in front, I thought that was fine, I thought it was done, then just as I was about to turn in he arrived backwards obviously out of the control and Rocky was turning in. Gary was the passenger at that point.
Rockenfeller and Paffet are also neck and neck in the 2017 DTM Drivers Championship, where the former is currently in 7th place with 55 points, and Rocknfeller right behind him with 54 points.
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