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Post by Milan655 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:32 pm

http://www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo/gp/59/news.php?kind=gp59&id=4317&lang=en
http://www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo/gp/59/news.php?lang=en&kind=gp59&id=4284

Across two days, two drivers have been killed in the Macau GP companion races.

Macau Organisers wrote:The Macau Grand Prix Committee regrets to announce that Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira, competitor no. 33, from Portugal, in the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 46th edition, has succumbed to injuries sustained in a racing accident during the qualifying session this afternoon.

No other rider was involved in the incident, which occurred at Fisherman’s Bend at 15.58. The qualifying session was immediately red flagged.
The medical services, a fast intervention vehicle, fully equipped, and an ambulance with two doctors in attendance, which were located at the side of the accident immediately went to the rider’s aid, and as a result of the doctors’ diagnosis, Mr. Carreira was immediately evacuated by ambulance to the Hospital, where he was admitted at 16.08.

Continuous CPR was performed, however he succumbed to his injuries at 16.28.

The Macau Grand Prix Committee has contacted the family and the members of the team, and the Committee expresses its sincere condolences.

The qualifying session was abandoned at 16.30.

November 15th , 2012
Macau Grand Prix Committee

Macau Organisers wrote:The Macau Grand Prix Committee regrets to announce that YAU Wing Choi, Phillip, competitor No. 31, from Hong Kong, competing in the CTM Macau Touring Car Cup, has succumbed to injuries sustained in a racing accident during the qualifying session this afternoon.

The incident occurred at Mandarin Bend at 13.11. The qualifying session was immediately red flagged.

After the incident, two fully equipped rescue cars were at the scene, followed by the extrication car. The position of the racing car required cutting in order to facilitate extrication. At 13.19, the competitor was removed from the car, and at 13:20 Mr. Yau was transported by ambulance to hospital where he was admitted at 13.24.

Continuous CPR was performed however he succumbed to his injuries at 13.51.

The Macau Grand Prix Committee has contacted the family and the members of the team. The Committee expresses its sincere condolences.

November 16th, 2012

Macau Grand Prix Committee

Let us pay respect to this terrible period of the Macau Grand Prix.
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Re: 2x "STATEMENT OF THE MACAU GRAND PRIX COMMITTEE"

Post by f1fan12 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:51 pm

With all do respect to those who have passed, but did the Macau Grand Prix Commite just copy one statment to another and just edited in appropriate information... No
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Post by Metro 6r4 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:58 pm

I've seen the crash of the Phillip Yau and it's pretty much a copy of Ashley Cooper's crash at Adelaide. RIP
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Post by BWard on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:18 pm

RIP to those passed away drivers. Sad
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Post by RealRacer4 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:44 pm

Very sad. I've driven this track on a simulator game before. It doesn't take much to realize how much of a dangerous track it can be with the high speed sections, tight corners, and the guard rails being factored in. R.I.P. to the 2 drivers involved.

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Post by Alta on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:14 pm

Very sad. 2 death in 2 days...Just plain scary.

RIP to both drivers.
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Post by f1fan12 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:59 pm

I have seen the touring car crash. Actually, I was suprised with how minor it looked. But everyone said the same thing about the Dale Earnhardt Sr. wreck.

RIP to both of them...
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Post by Jason Hamilton on Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:41 pm

Metro 6r4 wrote:I've seen the crash of the Phillip Yau and it's pretty much a copy of Ashley Cooper's crash at Adelaide. RIP

Which happened not that far away from where I was sitting.
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Post by BWard on Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:39 am

These two driver deaths just show how gruesome the Macau circuit can be. But what if they even had SAFER Barriers around the guardrails on the track?
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Post by Metro 6r4 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:41 am

Is it a concrete wall on the outside of Mandarin bend?
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Post by Milan655 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:49 am

Metro 6r4 wrote:Is it a concrete wall on the outside of Mandarin bend?

Metal guard rail, all around the circuit except in places where the wall ends, where they place a protective barrier (like in pitlanes of NASCAR) around it.
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Post by f1fan12 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:48 am

BWardboy88 wrote:These two driver deaths just show how gruesome the Macau circuit can be. But what if they even had SAFER Barriers around the guardrails on the track?

I would think tire walls would do better than SAFER Barriers
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Post by Milan655 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:56 am

f1fan12 wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:These two driver deaths just show how gruesome the Macau circuit can be. But what if they even had SAFER Barriers around the guardrails on the track?

I would think tire walls would do better than SAFER Barriers

There is a possibility to flip the car over with tyres. There are a few positioned in slower areas of the circuit however.
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Post by bartman97 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:40 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:These two driver deaths just show how gruesome the Macau circuit can be. But what if they even had SAFER Barriers around the guardrails on the track?

Yes, because you're gonna put SAFER barriers around the track for 1 week, it's not really worth it. That's why they have concrete walls at mostly every street circuit. It's hard to say what to put if you were going to be safer, but tyres wouldn't work that much better.
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Post by BWard on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:42 pm

bartman97 wrote:
BWardboy88 wrote:These two driver deaths just show how gruesome the Macau circuit can be. But what if they even had SAFER Barriers around the guardrails on the track?

Yes, because you're gonna put SAFER barriers around the track for 1 week, it's not really worth it. That's why they have concrete walls at mostly every street circuit. It's hard to say what to put if you were going to be safer, but tyres wouldn't work that much better.

Quite frankly, I think they were just freak accidents possibly.
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Post by Milan655 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:44 pm

By the end of the Grand Prix, all the barriers disappear. Much like in the Monaco Grand Prix, they are there solely there to avoid cars going into the ocean or driving into a newsagent.
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