The Muscle Milk Team CytoSport Porsche Spyder RS team will be forced to sit out this weekend's Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge round of the American Le Mans Series after Greg Pickett unscathed from a massive crash in pre-event testing Thursday at Mid-Ohio
Pickett found himself a passenger aboard the Porsche RS Spyder due to a mechanical issue with the car and ended up going straight into the tire barrier at Turn 4. After hitting nose first, the Muscle Milk car flipped upside down and came to a rest atop the tire barrier. In a testament to the strength of the prototype chassis, Pickett came out of the shunt unscathed with only a few aches and pains.
"I've done this a long time and this is a huge compliment to the car's inherent safety and its structural integrity," said Pickett. "It was the biggest shunt I've ever had in 35 years and all I have is a sore back because of the impact. I speared those tires at about 120mph and then got up in the air and came back down. I'm very happy that I got out of this accident with only very little aches and pains, just a few typical ones like you would expect from this kind of shunt.
"We're going to need to put a new tub on it, so unfortunately we won't be able to be on track this weekend. But we'll be back. We love this. It's why we do it. We're just very thankful that we got through it as good as we did."
The team expects to be back in action with a new tub at the next ALMS round at Road America on two weeks.