Rasmus Lindh was running second and charging down the leader with 90 minutes left in today’s IMSA LMP3 support race at Virginia International Raceway. With his first win in sports cars in his sights, he pushed too hard and grabbed a little too much kerb through a fast left-hander. The car snapped around violently, air got trapped underneath it in the middle of a spin, and it began to tip up on two wheels, ready to blow over like a 90s Mercedes CLR. For a moment, it looked like the most disastrous possible outcome a single-car spin can have. Then, Lindh simply saved the car, made the pass for the lead, and won the race.
By the time Lindh gets all four wheels back on the ground, he’s already moving fully backwards on a straightaway. While facing the rest of the field, he keeps the car rotating to snap it back around at speed. After a quick correction, he gets back up to speed and stays ahead of the car in third. Yes, the save was so smooth that he did not actually lose a spot. There is no clip of the pass, but Lindh moved into the race lead a few laps later and held it to the end.
For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.