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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:04 am    Post subject: Scary Nurburgring pileup Reply with quote

Watch the 2nd video down nooo

http://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a13528481/horrific-pileup-crash-shows-exactly-how-dangerous-the-nurburgring-can-be/
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw this video over the weekend and had previously heard of this coolant loss and crash beforehand.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow....

what
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some heated debates about failing coolant pipes on the GT3s, and it seems that 'some' US tracks won't allow cars which aren't fixed or modified.

This is the sort of thing that rather puts me off a trip to the 'ring for tourist laps. I could just about live with myself if I crashed the car, but if I came off for no fault of my own, I'd have a hard time accepting that.

Although, must be said, it's the same risk with all open-pit-lane type track events. You never know what the others are up to. A key feature of a good track day, in my view, is proper safety, with marshals and enforced driver discipline. We aren't racing, and most of us aren't running caged cars.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched this at the weekend, bloody scary!

'it's better to drive through the crash scene and park beyond it.' That will stick in my mind if ever caught up in something like this. Not something I had considered. Although I am sure matey jumping up and down helped a few cars to stop in time and potentially saved a life or two.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to feel for the guy - he parks up very sensibly, gets out and tries to warn other drivers and then someone slides straight into the back of his (parked) car!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

911tom wrote:

'it's better to drive through the crash scene and park beyond it.'


My thoughts exactly as you could say the guy with the camera exacerbated the issue and got his car written off in the process nooo
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw this video on FB too Sad

 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
911tom wrote:

'it's better to drive through the crash scene and park beyond it.'


My thoughts exactly as you could say the guy with the camera exacerbated the issue and got his car written off in the process nooo


Agreed. You can envisage the same scenario in each of the cars that added to the accident..."must do fastest lap...why is that guy waving his arms about at the side of the road....oh shizer!..." fair play for trying to help, but he would have to run a lot further back up the track to make up for that extra reaction/thinking time.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
911tom wrote:

'it's better to drive through the crash scene and park beyond it.'


My thoughts exactly as you could say the guy with the camera exacerbated the issue and got his car written off in the process nooo


Equally though - with it parked up where it was, it also effectively became a crumple zone for arriving traffic which would have taken energy out of the cars that hit it before they got to the incidents beyond it. It is possible that leaving his car there might actually have been a good thing for injured parties further down the road (though obviously a bad thing for the car). Well done to the driver for getting out, getting on the safe side of the barriers and warning approaching traffic. He might have done better still if he had taken his fluorescent vest to wave as a flag.

The thing to bear in mind with the ring is that particularly on the high speed parts you might have to walk quite a way to give people enough warning. I once got out to flag for an incident at Kesselchen and jogged roughly a quarter of a mile down the hill to warn people before entering the preceding corner so that they had time to safely react before arriving at the accident site.

But the bottom line is to consider your safety when determining how to help. Sometimes the best thing to do is go past, park on the inside, hop the barriers and run back to warn traffic. Sometimes the best thing to do is simply to go through and not be there (specifically if someone is already on scene rendering aid and other people are already warning traffic. Unless you are medically trained or there is a fire that you are equipped to help with of course). I've done both multiple times - the circumstances matter.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst I'm reminded of Takeshi's Castle where you have to 'protect your ring at all costs' I'd rather not have my car written off in the process what
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
You have to feel for the guy - he parks up very sensibly, gets out and tries to warn other drivers and then someone slides straight into the back of his (parked) car!


At least it was his car .... someone this year we know had a car failure, their friend got out, waving to drivers to warn them & sadly he was killed by another driver.

If you have to stop for whatever reason, for your safety, you should get out and over the barriers away from the immediate vicinity. As we teach, your steering follows your eyes .... the result for untrained/unaware drivers can be fatal.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The whole episode is just sickening...and most especially the BMW who ‘is
aware’ of the carnage ahead, promptly parks up on the left, and is horrifically
collected by the white TT 😔
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