EVO’s Roger Green escapes burning Lotus Exige at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring

The 24 Hours of Nurburgring came and went with some pretty nerve-wracking incidents, one of which involved EVO’s Roger Green and the Lotus Exige that he was piloting. In the middle of his run, the Exige that Green was driving lost its brakes and inexplicably burst into flames, forcing him to abandon the race and jump out of his car while it was slowing down to its fiery demise.

The team has yet to reveal the cause of the mechanical problem that doomed the Exige, but we’re relieved that Green was able to get out of there before the fire reached him. Momma always said that when a fire starts, you drop everything and get the hell out of there, which, to his credit, Roger Green, did to a tee.


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  (815) posted on 05.24.2010

Another sports car ended his life (toast exinge). Another scrap will eat the space on the scrap yard.

  (765) posted on 05.20.2010

What sad ending to the car, maybe some hose leak and drop into something hot. I guess that’s how the fire starts.

  (858) posted on 05.20.2010

Good thing he escaped quicky because if not I think he will be cook inside that Lotus Exige, and aside from that! He will also be toasted, but he feel really lucky escaping that Lotus Exige.

  (367) posted on 05.19.2010

I didn’t saw him jumped of his burning lotus but what causes the fire? So sad that his exige has to end it’s life with such ending.

  (347) posted on 05.18.2010

Oh that was nasty! A great balls of fire on nurburgring. Good thing that he still manage to jump quickly.

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