If there’s one thing a rear-engined car is simply marvelous at, it’s turning into a spin machine when something goes wrong. Here’s the synchronized spinning from yesterday’s Porsche GT3 Cup race at Watkins Glen.

I can’t even make the expected “DO YOU EVEN LIFT, BRO?!” joke here. I saw a line of standing water at Watkins Glen’s Turn 1, so I knew something was about to happen there. You don’t need to lift to spin by hydroplaning.

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Poor Porsche GT3 Cup cars.

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Needless to say, more joined the pile soon as cars went many-wide into the first turn, hitting both standing water as well as the slick dry racing line of the track.

Rubber laid down on the dry line makes it a menace to cross when you’ve got water all down the track, especially in a turn.

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Several cars ended up facing the wrong direction.

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If you were able to drive in reverse, it’d be just like racing a Civic, right?

Right.


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