Lambo driver claims brake failure caused off-track excursion

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Brakes can fail. When you put too much heat into a set of pads and rotors they won't be able slow the car the way they could before. Perhaps you've pushed them too far, and they will actually fail on you. This is a very bad situation for any driver. It's especially bad if you're on a racetrack in a Lamborghini Huracan and you're heading for a tight left-hand corner.

At first glance, that seems to be the case in the video above. Here we have a Huracán battling on track with a Dodge Challenger Hellcat. The driver of the Huracán is unable to slow for the corner and goes off track. He's incredibly lucky to slip into an empty spot that would probably otherwise be occupied by some K Rails. If you continue to watch the video, you'll see the driver outside of the car and hear him claim that the brakes failed.

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Let's take another look, however, and see if that's the case. Based on what we can see on screen, it doesn't quite lead us to the brake failure conclusion. What we do see is a Huracán driver coming into an extremely tight left-hand turn at a rate of speed far too great to make said turn. After that there's some good heads up driving to quickly spot the line devoid of Huracán-smashing concrete and pilot the car to safety.

We're not saying it wasn't brake failure. For all we know, he was working those brakes overtime to stay ahead of the Hellcat. At this point on the track, maybe his pads and rotors were cooked and his brakes faded so he had far less stopping power than expected.

We don't think his brakes truly failed, though, because he's able to get the car stopped while running on slick grass and then slowed again for the next turn when he gets back on track. And, by the way, the much heavier Hellcat's brakes would give out far earlier than the Huracán's.

Regardless, we're happy to see that the driver and car didn't find themselves in the barrier. We're also happy that a Huracán owner is pushing his car on the track. Perhaps a trip to Esperienza is in order, though.

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