- May 17, 2010
Video: Driver dives to escape burning Exige at N-Ring 24HR
Roger Green bails from the number 114 Lotus Exige – Click above to watch video after the jump
Looks like EVO's Roger Green won't be struggling to find an angle for his coverage of this year's 24 Hours of Nurburgring. The guy was one of three racers piloting the number 114 Lotus Exige during the race, and while it's true that there's no better seat on a race track than the one behind the wheel, Green ran into a bit of trouble on the start of his second session in the car. No one's exactly sure what happened with the engine, but the little Lotus erupted into a proper fireball as Green pulled off of the GP circuit and onto the Nordschleife.
Before too long, the brakes were shot and the writer/driver was rolling along in his own unstoppable inferno. Green steered the car toward the barrier and did his best tuck and roll to escape the flames while everything was still in motion. As near as anyone can tell, a piece of debris from the track flew up and severed the rear brake lines. From there, it didn't take much to set everything alight. Green amazingly escaped the blaze without injury. You can check the video after the jump.