Gear lever falls off mid race, driver's reaction is perfect
Having your knob fall off is awkward at the best of times*.
Thankfully privateer race driver Ben Rushworth saw the funny side when his Honda Integra Type-R race car suffered this somewhat embarrassing problem mid-race during an event at Silverstone Circuit. After some enthusiastic shifting, his entire gear assembly snaps off in his hand – what's more, he's diagnosing this issue whilst sliding at speed around Abbey corner!
Warning – the video below contains somewhat colourful language…
Driving around with your knob in your hand is less than ideal. Video: Ben Rushworth
Ben has become somewhat of a popular figure on social media from his honest and down-to-Earth vlogs covering his Integra and amateur racing career. If you're interesting in seeing someone driving a front-wheel-drive Honda on the very ragged edge of grip then I recommend you subscribe to his YouTube channel and follow him on Instagram below.
*I'm sorry, I had to get that out of my system.