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2 Separate Fatal accidents at racetracks.

Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:10 am

Spectator has lost their life after car went into crowd at Nurburging.



Official has lost their life at a rural South Australian speedway
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Post by Alta on Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:01 pm

Video of the Nurburgring wreck. Video is Graphic:

Very scary to see that happen. Looked similar to the Mark Webber flip at Valencia a few years ago. Sad

Thoughts go out to all involved.
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Post by BWard on Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:41 am

And now for the ultimate knee-jerk reaction. Rolling Eyes

http://www.motorsport.com/vln/news/gt3-cars-banned-from-nordschleife-after-fatal-accident/
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Post by Sparkz47 on Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:59 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:And now for the ultimate knee-jerk reaction. Rolling Eyes

http://www.motorsport.com/vln/news/gt3-cars-banned-from-nordschleife-after-fatal-accident/

Fantastic. One freak accident, and they're gone. Can't wait until every racecourse in the world is just five square miles of flat, featureless asphalt with painted lines for a track.
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Post by PYLrulz on Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:05 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:And now for the ultimate knee-jerk reaction. Rolling Eyes

http://www.motorsport.com/vln/news/gt3-cars-banned-from-nordschleife-after-fatal-accident/

Well if its until they found out why the car decided to fly like that, I'm fine with that.

A better idea though would be to ban people being in fairly unprotected areas, since if I am correct, people can move around pretty easily anywhere on the course.
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Post by Spannerhead29 (Nelson) on Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:40 am

Update on the 2nd story. The driver of the car was 13 years old, which most likely means it was in Junior Seadns (the category I started my career in). The category is usually for 14-17 year olds, but are some tracks, they allow 10-13 y.o., but with an adult passenger.
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Post by Milan655 on Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:26 am

GT3 ban in VLN is only a temporary measure
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Post by Alta on Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:44 pm

Spoiler:

Very up close shot of the wreck at Nurburgring.
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Post by PYLrulz on Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:37 am

Alta wrote:
Spoiler:

Very up close shot of the wreck at Nurburgring.

Wow. Watching that, I wouldn't argue against re-profiling that hump, especially considering it's right before a corner, not unless many car types have not had trouble with that hump, and something with the car made it do such a thing
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Post by Sparkz47 on Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:58 am

PYLrulz wrote:
Alta wrote:
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Very up close shot of the wreck at Nurburgring.

Wow.  Watching that, I wouldn't argue against re-profiling that hump, especially considering it's right before a corner, not unless many car types have not had trouble with that hump, and something with the car made it do such a thing

I don't think the hill is the problem, he just carried too much speed over it. I think the best solution would either be to flatten out that incline between the barrier and the fence (so the car isn't given leverage to "boost" over into the crowd) or move the fence closer to the barrier (the car would have been stopped by the fence had it not had a chance to bounce off the ground like it did).
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Re: 2 Separate Fatal accidents at racetracks.

Post by BWard on Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:54 am

Little bump on the Nurburgring crash. The ban imposed on the GT3 cars has been diminished, but now they're introducing speed limits for those cars at the track? Seriously?

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/118388
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Post by PYLrulz on Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:41 pm

BWardboy88 wrote:Little bump on the Nurburgring crash. The ban imposed on the GT3 cars has been diminished, but now they're introducing speed limits for those cars at the track? Seriously?

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/118388

But according to the article, it's just in the interm, so again, I am fine with that as long as they can find an acceptable solution within a reasonable amount of time
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Post by NascarFan013 on Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:15 pm

Hopefully they revoke the speed limit. Hate to see good racing ruined just because of one freak accident. At
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least the scary Daytona wreck where 4 spectators almost died didn't change a thing. Get it together Germany!!!
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Re: 2 Separate Fatal accidents at racetracks.

Post by Dexter249 on Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:19 pm

SPEED LIMITS ON A RACETRACK SERIOUSLY GERMANY  Psyduck Headache
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