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“Calm under pressure with Jeroen Slaghekke”

July 9, 2012

In a weekend of astonishing feats and drives, Formula Renault 2.0 NEC racer Jeroen Slaghekke takes the biscuit with a fabulous piece of high speed creative thinking.

The 20-year-old Dutch racer was suffering from electrical issues during a race at Oschersleben in Germany, when he chanced upon a novel solution.
On a whim, the van Amersfoort driver removed the steering wheel – automatically resetting the controls, before quickly replacing the wheel. To complicate matters somewhat, Slaghekke did all of this at racing speed.

Thankfully all was well for Slaghekke, who ended the weekend with three top-six finishes. He now resides 5th in the championship standings, some 62 points adrift of points leader Jake Dennis.

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