Driving your race car along the main straight at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife, the last thing you expect to see is an empty space where your right-hand door used to be.

So it’s no surprise this racer had to check twice to make sure he wasn’t seeing things, after a door was blown off his car while driving at the track.

According to Setra Motorsport, the BMW M3-R was travelling 280kph (around 174mph) when the door just flew off the car.

Maybe it was damaged and had been hastily put back on? Maybe it was put on loose? Who knows. But you certainly don’t see it every day.