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Wed May 09, 2018 2:32 pm PostPost subject:
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Cue Renny with tether comment Laughing

How's the teeth? That was possibly the biggest concern I had with the similar (slower!) impact. Teeth clattered together, surprised they didnt chip.break. Also brusing from the harnesses.

back/neck ok?
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Wed May 09, 2018 2:33 pm PostPost subject:
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2nd part got destroyed when my camera exited the car.


Seriously Shocked
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:O

Cue Renny with tether comment Laughing

How's the teeth? That was possibly the biggest concern I had with the similar (slower!) impact. Teeth clattered together, surprised they didnt chip.break. Also brusing from the harnesses.

back/neck ok?


Mate, secure mount and also 2nd tether, albeit cable ties. Marshal handed it back to me.

My teeth were fine, Colin knocked some of his, at least I think that's what he was showing me.

Felt like I had a dead leg all up my right hand side until last night, that went, now I have pain in lower rib cage on both sides. It's all good though. Lower back is a bit sore but that's more to do with a badly adjusted new harness I was running.

HANS did it's job though, very very well.
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HummuH wrote:
2nd part got destroyed when my camera exited the car.


Seriously Shocked


Yep.
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Wed May 09, 2018 6:53 pm PostPost subject:
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Nasty accident glad your ok. How bad is the car?

Bad accident with Ron Cummings too.

Looks like the hairpin is a pretty bad for safety in reverse.
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Wed May 09, 2018 7:28 pm PostPost subject:
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i bloody hate that reverse track, effin dreading this weekend with a serious load of caterhams. Still doing it as much out of loyalty to my mates
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Nasty accident glad your ok. How bad is the car?

Bad accident with Ron Cummings too.

Looks like the hairpin is a pretty bad for safety in reverse.


Thanks man.

Car has come off surprisingly well, cage and chassis untouched. The hub/wheel and the pillar behind wheel arch took the brunt and it was glancing rather than straight. Bit of shell to be repaired, rest is bolt on parts. Nothing on front (rack, subframe, gearbox, engine) has moved.

Gives me an opportunity to make some changes so looking at it positively.

Bad one for Ron but glad to hear he's OK.

You know what, I think it's better in reverse with the new track surface. BUT, the hairpin needs attention, there's no margin for error there at all. Run off at the end of the straight is too short and there has to be something to collect you if you leave the track to the left.

This weekend will be interesting. There are some big grids and I'd be very surprised if there isn't some similar incidents to what we saw on Sunday. I hope not though.
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Wed May 09, 2018 9:19 pm PostPost subject:
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i bloody hate that reverse track, effin dreading this weekend with a serious load of caterhams. Still doing it as much out of loyalty to my mates


Caterhams dont have the best side protection.

Although i remember quite a few years ago in Normal direction - a car lost it going into the hairpin - over the gravel and kerb and onto/through a Caterham. So similar accidents can happen in normal direction too.
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Mon May 14, 2018 9:53 am PostPost subject:
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You know what, I think it's better in reverse with the new track surface. BUT, the hairpin needs attention, there's no margin for error there at all. Run off at the end of the straight is too short and there has to be something to collect you if you leave the track to the left.

This weekend will be interesting. There are some big grids and I'd be very surprised if there isn't some similar incidents to what we saw on Sunday. I hope not though.


The final FFord race was curtailed due to a car going off pretty much the same way at the hairpin, resulting in a roll. I was asked for an accident damage inspection to try and establish the cause as it looked to be a mechanical failure rather than contact. The driver was not injured.

When the car arrived in parc-ferme, hanging off the teleporter, it was pretty obvious that it would be impossible to determine what was the cause and what was as a result of the incident. All 4 corners were damaged. I left the team cutting the wishobones off with an angle grinder so they could load it into their truck to go home.
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