Directly behind him. Supposed bad qualifying had the Porsche pushing hard to the front on the first lap. Ya know- stuff like four wheels off in the grass and so on. I can't come up with a reasonable explanation for it.
Found this on a regional blog:
The Acura Integra of Cliff Ira and the Porsche 944 of Shane Doles and Charles Coker had an incident at Turn 9. The car of Doles and Coker was disqualified for “Avoidable contact”.
A vid from a trackday in the pouring rain a couple of years ago.. im driving my e92 bmw and beeing careful at the end of the straight because of accidents.. the guy in the audi tried to brake at the same place he would in the dry... on his first lap out in the wet. not even a tester lap to judge the level of grip(or lack thereof)
I have had that exact feeling, but it was on a public highway on a bridge after a light snow when I was on ultra high performance summer tires. I was a dumbass in my early 20's and didn't know any better about the summer vs winter tires... only drove on "no season" tires before then.
I ended up crossing 5 lanes of road and hitting the drivers side rear corner on the concrete barrier. I had time to think about it and chose to take it on the corner rather than attempting to straiten the car out and possible wiping out the whole drivers side from front to back against the concrete if I had kept sliding.