Brake Issue Causes GT Driver To Slam Into Prototype At Detroit

A brake problem during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race on the Detroit street circuit caused a huge shunt between a GT car and a prototype

Kenny Habul was driving the No.75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 around 25 minutes into the sportscar race and was about to be lapped.

The car had suffered a wheel problem early in the race, losing time, but just as it was being lapped in a heavy braking zone it suffered a brake issue.

Struggling to slow down, Habul’s Mercedes smashed into the No.90 VisitFlorida Racing prototype driven by Renger van der Zande.

It was a heavy hit and both cars slammed into the tyre wall, causing the only yellow flag of the race. The No.75 and No.90 were out on the spot due to the damage.

So, while it looked like absolute brain fade, or a simple but bizarre mistake, there was little Habul could really do to make the corner and slow down.

At the front, it was Wayne Taylor Racing and bothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor who took victory in their No.10 Cadillac prototype – their fifth consecutive victory.