Video: Massive crash at the Red Bull Ring

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  1. Steve

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    "Massive crash in the final lap of the European GT4 Series race at Red-Bull Ring, Austria !!!"

    Everyone, both drivers and marshalls in immediate vicinity, reported to have walked away unharmed.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZwRpZF8Wys"]Massive GT4 European Series crash at Red Bull Ring - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Crashton

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    What a terrible place for a marshals post. I'm glad everyone walked away. Some pretty lucky folks there for sure.
     
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    All that and they didn't cross the finish line!
     
  4. minirab

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    They don't get much worse than that.
     
  5. AAONMS

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    I'd flag from there; have from worse. There is no such thing as a non-impact zone. As morbid as if sounds, whether in driving, flagging, pit/grid, etc., you need to understand that something could happen that you aren't going to be able to walk away.
     
  6. Crashton

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    Trouble is often a place isn't thought to be bad until proven otherwise. Hope things continue to work out for you. :fingerscrossed:
     
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    So a long time ago I took my Honda Gold Wing on a track day organised by my dealer. Since the Gold Wing then had linked front/rear brakes but no ABS, really hard braking could result ion rear wheel locking because I was so accustomed to using the foot pedal heavily in daily use. After a few laps I realised that it wasn't a problem as the huge Wing wheelbase meant even as poor a rider as me could lock the rear wheel and not lose control. But it did produce a fair bit of noise and drama - the marhsalls sitting at the other side of the gravel trap at the end of the main straight initially thought I was going to have a big accident (so did I) and jumped up for action. In the paddock afterwards one of the marshalls joked that I should pay for the damage to his folding camp chair which he had ripped when jumping up!

    I was also approached by a group of semi-race Ducati riders who said it was more interesting to race the circuit with what they described as a 'mobile chicane' on it and another rmarshall approached me to say that I may have been the slowest bike on the track but I was nearly the loudest (I was playing Madness at full volume on the Wing's stereo). Oh, and none of the semi-race bikes got stopped for speeding on the way to the track, but I did on the Gold Wing and so did the owner of the dealership (in the shop van with his full race bike in the back)....
     
  8. mrntd

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    Interesting the videos that come up at the end. Usually related the the key words of this video. Most of them involve girls with "massive" boobs. Just sayin'
     
  9. Zapski

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    I think that says more about your viewing habits... Mine had more care wrecks, and a spider. :confused5:
     

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    Clearly a case of two drivers not willing to give the other one any room at all. Inside car forced the issue by drifting out to the edge and the outside car refusing to back off.....in fact the outside car's brake lights never came on even after the contact.

    Expensive lesson...
     
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    There are those times where you just mash your foot down & hope to move the bozo leaning on you out of the way. Sometimes it works & sometimes it doesn't. FWIW if the guy on the outside would have braked he'd have thrown himself off the track. He was sort of between a rock & a hard place. Two drivers making poor choices there.
     
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    While photographing Petit Lemans at Road Atlanta, I was standing behind the concrete barrier near the inside of turn 2 when a GT class car lost it accelerating out of turn 1 and was spinning toward me. You'd be amazed at how fast a middle-aged man with heavy camera gear can move if properly motivated. :eek6:

    The impact moved that barrier about three feet.

    Never turn your back on the track, and always have an escape route. :Thumbsup:

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