Belgian Historic Rally Champion and friend of Tuthill Porsche, Glenn Janssens, thanked his lucky stars last weekend after walking away from a huge crash in his amazing Porsche 911 rally car.
Rallying the opening round of the season at Haspengouw, Glenn had just shifted into fifth gear and entered a right-hand bend when a hint of oversteer escalated into something bigger, leading to a series of barrel rolls at more than 100 mph.
The landscape surrounding the crash was ploughed fields in the open Belgian style, but the ground was frozen solid. Imagine crashing on rutted concrete and you get the idea. This video shows the damage suffered, and also shows the guys walking away: the only happy news for us from this event.
We’ve been building rally cars for over thirty years and crashes are part of the world we live in. It’s never pleasant to see a car bent and broken, but it’s always very satisfying to see a Tuthill Porsche roll cage doing its job. We’ll keep you up to date with the rebuild as it progresses.