Tank Slapper Level: Expert

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Lamborghini Super Trofeo driver Shinya Michimi put on a masterclass on catching a tank slapper during practice yesterday. You know, that uncomfortable moment where your car loses its own back end and you’re on the worst sideways see-saw ever. Enjoy this Code Lam-brown-ghini.


I believe the fellow watching this video in the background says it all: “ohhhh shit!”

Michimi loses it coming up the hill but was able to catch the back end of the car to get everything back in control for the next corner, and then got right back on it.

No walls at Virginia International Raceway were destroyed in the saving of this tank-slapper, however, we’re unsure about the status of the pants.

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Stef Schrader

Contributor, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.