We drive an average of 13,000 miles per year, and accidents happen. Especially on a race track. Thankfully in many cases there is help. And there are cameras to witness the heroics.
We know that the most terrible automotive rescue video is David Purley's heroic but failed attempt to save Roger Williamson, while the funniest comes from 1995 when the medical Tatra hit Taki Inoue at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Here are the ten most amazing rescues according to Jalopnik readers:
Suggested By: Anon4872
This is what a well prepared motorcyclist looks like. Calf saved, mission accomplished.
Suggested By: TheBaron2112
Track days are safer with friends around.
Suggested By: Rosetto Viacava
Well, a steering wheel is a steering wheel...
Suggested By:My X-type is too a real Jaguar
Official proof that a V8 is the best lifesaver.
Suggested By: cesariojpn
Senna knew what those high revs meant and didn't hesitate to help. Winning races is important, but not that important.
Suggested By: teampenske3
That's why you slow down behind a bus.
Suggested By: My X-type is too a real JaguarURaphael Orlove
Wouldn't we all love to know what goes on in their heads? Dogs are just fantastic.
Suggested By: Flocons
Trapped in a BMW already halfway across a bridge's barrier. Luckily, the Navy happened to drive by with a forklift. Doesn't happen every day.
Suggested By: Brian, The Life of
It's like Senna rescue, but with much more heat. Also, it reminded me of how Shinichi Yamaji saved Tetsuya Ota at Suzuka in 1998.
Suggested By: bavarianstig
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