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Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by Alta on Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:41 pm

Marcus Gronholm had a big crash in practice for X-Games Rallycross today. Was cut from the car and airlifted to the hospital.

Latest reports say he is awake and alert undergoing tests.

This is the 2nd big crash off the weekend, Toomas Heikennen had a nasty spill yesterday in practice where he suffered a broken ankle

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Re: Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:26 am

Both of them could of been easily prevented.
1) Why was there nothing in front of the steel ramp in terms of protection? If you missed that jump, it's like driving straight into the back of a semi-trailer.
2) Why was there an exposed concrete barrier within 1 metre of the racing line?
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Re: Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by Cynon on Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:31 am

Who the hell designed that?! If you miss the jump it's not going to end well, so they might as well have put lava there a la Mario Kart. Would have been about as smart of an idea. No

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Re: Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by BWard on Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:33 am

Do hope he will be ok, especially for a 2-time WRC Champion that was nasty.
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Re: Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by bartman97 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:14 am

The jump looks weird close up. It looks like it goes into a little drainage area.

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Re: Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by flyingturns89 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:20 am

I think I read that Heikennen needed surgery on something, don't remember what though. I'll try to find the article again. Meanwhile, I think I'd be more scared of the Hot Wheels double loop thing. I guess that went well actually, but it's not something I'd try twice. Shocked
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Re: Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by Dan Mackay on Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:09 pm

"the person who designed that corner should be taken into a dark room and beaten" comes to mind
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Re: Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:41 pm

Here's a video of Gronholm's crash, for those who haven't seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZOUXuHBz-I&feature=player_detailpage#t=7s

Doesn't look like much, but considering he hit the almost unprotected cement wall head-on, I can garuntee it felt much worse than it looks.
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Re: Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by flyingturns89 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:05 pm

Dan Mackay wrote:"the person who designed that corner should be taken into a dark room and beaten" comes to mind

This. They really couldn't put up a tire wall or something?
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Re: Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by crl on Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:56 pm

Andy Scott (red car) failing in the first turn of the 4th heat in RallyCross:


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Re: Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by Chives2112 on Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:14 pm

crl wrote:Andy Scott (red car) failing in the first turn of the 4th heat in RallyCross:

I love Toby Moody. Laughing

What brain fade... Fail
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Re: Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by flyingturns89 on Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:40 am

crl wrote:Andy Scott (red car) failing in the first turn of the 4th heat in RallyCross:


That was a terrible idea. No idea what the X Games officials were thinking with that corner. They have the cars line up four wide, and they all go flying in to that tiny little corner all at once. That's dumb.
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Re: Marcus Gronholm injured at X-Games.

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:08 am

flyingturns89 wrote:
crl wrote:Andy Scott (red car) failing in the first turn of the 4th heat in RallyCross:


That was a terrible idea. No idea what the X Games officials were thinking with that corner. They have the cars line up four wide, and they all go flying in to that tiny little corner all at once. That's dumb.
bcoz xgaems
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