I raced motorcycles for a living while in college. If you don't build engine failure into your program, you will soon b out of the racing game.
One thing that should be obvious to anyone who has raced any motor vehicle - the closer that you run an engine to 100% of its capability, the more failures you will have. When you modify an engine and race it close to 100% of its capabilities, you will have even more failures. Every engine will fail if pushed to its theoretical limit. Even engines designed specifically for racing have high failure rates.
There comments are meaningless for the average driver, even a Corvette driver.