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Big crash, Castle Combe Action Day 8/9/12

Big crash, Castle Combe Action Day 8/9/12

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Evangelion

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3,761 posts

90 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScFuHMQjxxc

This is what happens when you try to go too fast too soon - first lap, no time to warm up tyres, brakes ... or talent.

His passenger arrived full of enthusiasm for her first trackday; couldn't talk about anything else all week, couldn't sleep the night before, etc. Then when she arrived she asked us (MX-5 Owners Club, Western Region) if we were going out on track and we all said no! (We've learnt our lesson, we never do Performance Car Action Days, too many idiots on track.) So she went off in search of some bloke whose car she could charm her way into. And this was who she found.

Amazingly both she and the driver were unharmed although she did admit she felt a bit sore. Bet she's a bit more sore today!

TheEnd

15,370 posts

100 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Ah... driver tries to impress a young lady.

garyhun

20,412 posts

140 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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oops!!

wilbo83

1,025 posts

77 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Same reason I would never go on track at Trax, Japfest, Rally Day etc..

Blackpuddin

6,829 posts

117 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Going about 30mph too fast for that corner. Watch the PH Classifieds for a Cat D Fiat Coupe, light boot damage only.
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Trev450

5,230 posts

84 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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The remaining cars totally ignored the marshal's red flags as well.

Blackpuddin

6,829 posts

117 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Trev450 said:
The remaining cars totally ignored the marshal's red flags as well.
Probably couldn't see them for the red mist.

jazzybee

2,983 posts

161 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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wilbo83 said:
Same reason I would never go on track at Trax, Japfest, Rally Day etc..
Saw a very similar accident when I did a couple of laps at Japfest about 7- 10 years ago - I think it was an Evo Mitsubishi that went off. Decided to stick with Owners Club arranged track days after that.

Dave Hedgehog

8,867 posts

116 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Trev450 said:
The remaining cars totally ignored the marshal's red flags as well.
yep that's the first thing i noticed, zero observational skills, how can you not notice a car on its roof ...


those drivers soon to be seen in lane 3 with cars glued to there bumpers and lane 2 empty ...

Synchromesh

2,348 posts

78 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Quite a few cars on track by the looks of it - don't think I'd enjoy that hugely. And how the Fiat drive went in that much to fast is a mystery to me...

jagracer

8,193 posts

148 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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I can't fully remember the approach to that bend but it like like 95% of those cars were way way off the correct line to get to the apex.

JakesterUK

869 posts

111 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Dire driving by the fiat, probably too busy chatting to said passenger and didnt see the corner, but the other drivers all ignoring a car barrel rolling and a red flag truly unreal

b0rk

760 posts

58 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Well that's the biggest track day crash I've seen any idea on the entry speed? Completely missed the corner.

Camp is a difficult corner for the inexperienced slightly tightens on entry IIRC. Anyway pretty appalling driving by all there, wrong lines, overtaking under braking and all after the session has been red flagged. Mad. I hope the marshals sent those drivers home.

SirenSarah

1 posts

51 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Hi, just thought I'd put my point over as you make it sound like I am some silly little school girl on her first trip.

I took my helmet as I was informed that I would be taken out by someone, unfortunately people let me down, lost their snickers maybe.

Anyway I did not go off to 'charm my way into a guys car', sorry my days of sipping 20/20 and getting lifts home in Orion's are done.

He is a friend of my best mate, for those who have never made a mistake behind the wheel, well done you and it is slightly disrespectful to comment in the way some have.

Rant over, I am alive and thank the helmet and the lovely St Johns people for their time, and Id do it again tomorrow if I could.I got my lotto ticket last night and drive on.

jagracer

8,193 posts

148 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Glad you're OK although I don't see why you got berated for being a passenger in the car. That corner as with most of the rest of Combe is unforgiving and can easily catch people out.

micron750

845 posts

144 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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SirenSarah said:
Hi, just thought I'd put my point over as you make it sound like I am some silly little school girl on her first trip.

I took my helmet as I was informed that I would be taken out by someone, unfortunately people let me down, lost their snickers maybe.

Anyway I did not go off to 'charm my way into a guys car', sorry my days of sipping 20/20 and getting lifts home in Orion's are done.

He is a friend of my best mate, for those who have never made a mistake behind the wheel, well done you and it is slightly disrespectful to comment in the way some have.

Rant over, I am alive and thank the helmet and the lovely St Johns people for their time, and Id do it again tomorrow if I could.I got my lotto ticket last night and drive on.
I think the point is if you got out onto a track with very little if any track experience you take it easy learn the circuit especially Castle Combe as you found out doesn't take prisoners glad you're ok tho!

mybrainhurts

85,536 posts

167 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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Evangelion said:
Amazingly both she and the driver were unharmed
Why..? Quite a gentle energy dump there.

micron750

845 posts

144 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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mybrainhurts said:
Why..? Quite a gentle energy dump there.
Hardly you ever hit the wall at that speed without a cage??

jagracer

8,193 posts

148 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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micron750 said:
Hardly you ever hit the wall at that speed without a cage??
I can assure you it hurts when you have a cage.

mybrainhurts

85,536 posts

167 months

Sunday 9th September 2012
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micron750 said:
mybrainhurts said:
Why..? Quite a gentle energy dump there.
Hardly you ever hit the wall at that speed without a cage??
I have to admit I haven't, but I did a similar stunt through a dry stone wall in a Mini, and settled with the roof touching the steering wheel, without injury. Does that count?