Karting craziness

Karting craziness

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Phil Dicky

6,645 posts

229 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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Gary C said:
Teppic said:
while Luca Corberi says he asked officials to take his licence away, and claims he will never race again.
Oh boo hoo

Good riddance
Toys well out of the pram, the knobhead

A500leroy

2,561 posts

84 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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The Wookie said:
I think the occasional stand up ruck is part and parcel of the heat of motorsport. As has been said, even on televised series there's a lot that goes on that doesn't get spotted.

I've probably had more than half a dozen since I got my license back in 2005ish. Most of them were just a bit of arguing and posturing, sometimes inflamed to insults by a few trappy entourage members on either side. I've had stand up rows with pretty heavy team members before but they don't usually escalate any further because people aren't stupid and know the consequences.

The only one I've ever had which escalated was with a notorious and particularly Bratty driver who nearly put me in the wall on a fast corner, so I reclaimed the position at the next slow corner in a 'firm' but not illegal manner (by touring car regs at the time anyway)...

He was in the bay next to us in the pitlane and immediately started gobbing off at me after the race. It was just the usual verbals between family/team members until he walked over to my old man (rather than big old me, the coward) and shoved him hard enough to bounce him off my car and near enough put him on his arse. I admit lost my rag at that point, I got him by the collar and got as far as winding up to lamp him one when my entire team pounced on me to stop me.

He actually did the same move later in the day to someone else and caused a massive accident so clearly it didn't have any influence on his decision making.

Anyway, my point is that it's one thing to have a bit of a ruck about an incident, it's another to start lobbing solid objects at passing drivers and running in full pelt to give someone a hiding after the race is over. Even with the NASCAR boys it's normally group verbals escalating into a bit of shoving or at most a few slaps, not a full on blind run and psycho assault at an unsuspecting person
Trying to work out who you mean..argue

vaud

40,642 posts

121 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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Badly written

"Karting driver Luca Corberi says he asked officials to take his licence away after attacking a world championship rival last weekend, and claims he will never race again."

"He stopped top-level competition a few years ago and was racing at Lonato for fun as a one-off entrant."

So he wasn't a world championship rival...

jeff666

1,960 posts

157 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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Teppic said:
Massa has promised there will be "consequences", while Luca Corberi says he asked officials to take his licence away, and claims he will never race again.

https://the-race.com/junior/karter-who-attacked-ri...
In the cold light of a new day,

He now realises what an absolute bellwando he has been.

DoubleD

18,156 posts

74 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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Youve got to love the Italians

MagicBoyUK

42 posts

123 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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Pericoloso said:
Why is this a police matter ?

The championship promoter or local MSA should fine and ban him .
Which part of him ripping the bumper off his kart and throwing it at a specific someone didn't look premeditated? Let the law start with attempted murder and work it's way down.

gottans

3,880 posts

111 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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Why was this Muppet allowed to race in a championship final when he wasn't competing?

As for throwing things on the track bang out of order along with the attack in the paddock. The further attack by the parent is just criminal and needs dealing properly.

I hope the FIA actually take away any FIA sponsored race from that circuit.

Roofless Toothless

3,478 posts

98 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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I once saw a guy do the same thing with a straw bale at Rye House in the 1980s.

Gary C

7,912 posts

145 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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Thing is, this type of act leads to deaths.

Just like that stock car race when Stewart hit and killed a rival how walked out onto the track.

anonymous-user

20 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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Roofless Toothless said:
I once saw a guy do the same thing with a straw bale at Rye House in the 1980s.
In the days of Castrol R.........memories cloud9

Rick101

6,301 posts

116 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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In some ways many folk miss the 'characters' of racing and complain stuff like F1 is so civilised and scripted!

Very silly actions but I di miss the fisticuffs in the F1 paddock. Vettel spitting his dummy out a year or two back was very entertaining!

patmahe

5,374 posts

170 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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Rick101 said:
In some ways many folk miss the 'characters' of racing and complain stuff like F1 is so civilised and scripted!

Very silly actions but I di miss the fisticuffs in the F1 paddock. Vettel spitting his dummy out a year or two back was very entertaining!
There's a balance, this was nuts, the guy clearly doesn't belong on a racetrack. Vettel was hot headed in a split second, both wrong but one is very wrong, there is a big difference between both events.

geeks

6,828 posts

105 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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gottans said:
Why was this Muppet allowed to race in a championship final when he wasn't competing?

As for throwing things on the track bang out of order along with the attack in the paddock. The further attack by the parent is just criminal and needs dealing properly.

I hope the FIA actually take away any FIA sponsored race from that circuit.
Because his family own the circuit I would guess!

covboy

2,406 posts

140 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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geeks said:
gottans said:
Why was this Muppet allowed to race in a championship final when he wasn't competing?

As for throwing things on the track bang out of order along with the attack in the paddock. The further attack by the parent is just criminal and needs dealing properly.

I hope the FIA actually take away any FIA sponsored race from that circuit.
Because his family own the circuit I would guess!
Plus they were seemingly involved in the paddock fracas as well

m3jappa

5,240 posts

184 months

Monday 5th October 2020
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One of the worst throws i have ever seen. What a baby.

Far Cough

1,571 posts

134 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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He has announced he has quit for life despite the investigation gathering pace

https://www.gpfans.com/en/articles/57693/brawling-...


usn90

563 posts

36 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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stinkyspanner said:
Whilst I don't know either of the drivers, a lot of the guys I race with do know Luca (the nosecone thrower). There is much more to this than meets the eye, an ongoing family fued for one thing. Make no mistake, a KZ kart is a seriously fast machine, it would make a Rotax max look silly and so if the other driver had tried to bury me at over 100mph in a premeditated move I'd want to punch him into next week too. Two wrongs don't make a right and all that, but the little guy is certainly not innocent in this rather ugly incident.
I’ve raced KZ for years, a rotax is only around a second slower round a 50 second lap mind you!

I did assume there was something more to this for it to draw the reaction it did from not only himself but his father + mechanic, Just wish the contact was caught on camera as it seems everything else was!


usn90

563 posts

36 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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m3jappa said:
One of the worst throws i have ever seen. What a baby.
In fairness those front bumpers aren’t the lightest/ easiest things to throw, let alone at karts flying passed at 100Mph, not that I’ve tried it myself mind!

Frimley111R

11,509 posts

200 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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vaud said:
"He stopped top-level competition a few years ago and was racing at Lonato for fun as a one-off entrant."

So he wasn't a world championship rival...
Jesus, he wasn't even really competing and still kicked off like that!

Tasmin200

1,072 posts

153 months

Tuesday 6th October 2020
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Is there any footage of the incident that sparked his fury? I don't condone what he did, but I'd like to see why he did it.