Mike Rockenfeller: Surviving the big one

Mike Rockenfeller: Surviving the big one

In his own words, Audi factory driver Mike Rockenfeller tells AUTOSPORT about his horrifying Le Mans crash in June and how difficult his recovery period and DTM race return has been

Mike Rockenfeller survived one of the Le Mans 24 Hours' biggest accidents in recent memory this June, when his Audi R18 was clipped while passing a slower car on the flat-out run to Indianapolis in the middle of the night.

He was lucky to escape with no serious injuries, and just three weeks later he was back in the cockpit to race in the DTM at the Norisring.

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