August 30, 2011
Ferrari 430 Ouch!
Tough day for Colombian driver Felipe "Pipe" Merjech.
Merjech was driving his 430 Challenge, possibly the only one in Colombia in the 3 Hours of Bogota.
As you can see from the first part of the video, with most cars being mid 90s hot hatches, it's basically an exercise in dodging slower traffic.
Not everything is slower than the 430 however, that pesky little yellow car in the rear view mirror in a Salamandra, a colombian built bike engined prototype. The Salamandra is quite clearly faster in the corners though the Ferrari pulls away on the straights. You can probably see where this is going... the good thing is no humans were injured and even the Ferrari looks to have pulled though incredibly well considering the impact.
Not sure how the underwear of the marshal atop the tower the 430 hits fared.
A side note, for you fans of SpeedTV Latinoamérica, that is Diego Mejia in the yellow Clio Cup getting passed at around 3:15. Diego won the Touring Class. Motorsport Journalist that are actual tracktards FTW!
(Thanks to Andres and CG for the local reporting!)